lesson10

Grammar

“What is it?” and “Where is it?”

 

“چیست” is a question word that means “what is it?”

 

“چیست” is the brief format of “چه است” and “چی است”

 


 

 

persian

Pronunciation

English

این چیست؟

 

/in chist?/ What is it?

آن چیست؟

 

/ân chist?/ What is that?

اِسمِ شُما چیست؟

 

/esme shomâ chist?/ What is your name?

 

 

“کُجاست” is the brief format of “ کُجا است” that means “where is it?”


 

 

persian

Pronunciation

English

 کِتابِ شُما کُجاست؟

 

/ketâbe shomâ kojâst?/ Where is your book?

 خانِه ی آنها کُجاست؟

 

/khâneye ânhâ kojâst?/ Where is their home?

 مِدادِ مَن کُجاست؟

 

/medâde man kojâst?/ Where is my pencil?

 

 

Sometimes “کجاست” changes to “کو” in speech.

 

persian

Pronunciation

English

 کِتابِ شُما کو؟

 

/ketâbe shomâ ku?/ Where is your book?

خانِه ی آنها کو؟

 

/khâneye ânhâ ku?/ Where is their home?

 مِدادِ مَن کو؟

 

/medâde man ku?/ Where is my pencil?

 

 

Exercise: change “کجاست”  into  “کو”

1.خانه­ ی سارا کجاست؟

2. کتابِ علی کجاست؟

3. کتابِ علی کجاست؟

4. کتابِ علی کجاست؟

5. کتابِ علی کجاست؟

6. مدادِ تو کجاست؟

7. کیفِ شما کجاست؟

8. خودکارِ او کجاست؟


answer


 

 

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