Learn Farsi in 100 Days: Day 3: Let’s Read in Farsi: Part 1

Learn Farsi in 100 Days course

Welcome to Day 3 of our “Learning Farsi in 100 Days” training course! In this session, we will continue our exploration of the Farsi alphabet by introducing you to the remaining letters. By mastering these letters, you will be well on your way to reading and writing in Farsi with confidence. Today, we will focus on the letters: “ع“, “ط“, and “ح“.

the Letter “ح“ (He) in Learn Farsi Day 3, Part 1

ح – حـ” /he/ is the eighth letter of the Persian alphabet. It sounds /he/ like “h” in “his”. “ح” has two forms, short and full.

Practice writing and pronouncing ”ح” with these words:

Initial Letter:                                    حاجَت                    /hâjat/                     need
Medial Letter:                                  صحبت                  /sohat/                    conversation
Final Joined Letter:                           صُبح                     /sobh/                    morning

The Letter “ط“ (Te)

ط” called “tâ” is the nineteenth letter of the Persian alphabet. It only has one form and joins to the preceding and following letters in Persian words. “ط” sounds /te/ like “t” in “tablet”. The letter ”ط” (Te) is similar to the English “t” but with a more emphatic articulation.

Familiarize yourself with ”ط” by practicing these words:

Initial Letter:                                   طَناب                    /tanâb/                    rope
Medial Letter:                                 مطلع                   /motaleh/                 informed
Final Joined Letter:                         رابط                     /râbet/                     connector
Final Disjoined Letter:                    حَیاط                    /hayât/                      yard

Discovering The Letter “ع“ (Ayn)

عـ – ع” called “eyn”, is the twenty-first letter of the Persian alphabet. It has short and full forms. “ع” sounds a slight pause between two letters. For example in “تَعظیم” sounds “ta’zim”. The letter “ع“ (Ayn) is a distinctive sound in Farsi, pronounced from the back of the throat.

Practice the pronunciation and writing of “ع“ with these examples:

Initial Letter:                                   عَرَب                      /arab/                      arab
Medial Letter:                                 ساعَت                   /sâ’at/                      hour
Final Joined Letter:                         شمع                    /sham/                     candle
Final Disjoined Letter:                    اطلاع                     /et-laa/                   notification

Summary and Practice Tips : “Learn Farsi in 100 Days“ – Day 3, Part 1

Now that you’ve learned these additional letters, it’s crucial to integrate them into your daily practice. Here are some tips to help you:

Daily Practice: Dedicate at least 10-15 minutes each day to writing and pronouncing these letters.
Use Flashcards: Create flashcards for each letter to reinforce your memory.
Engage with Farsi Content: Watch Farsi videos, listen to Farsi music, or read simple texts to see these letters in context.

For a more in-depth explanation and pronunciation guide, be sure to watch our YouTube video for Day 3, Part 1. Our video provides visual aids and additional tips to help you master these letters.

Optimize Your Learning

To maximize your learning experience:

Consistent Practice: Regular practice helps reinforce what you’ve learned.
Interactive Learning: Engage with interactive resources like flashcards and language apps.
Immerse Yourself: Surround yourself with the language through media and conversation.

Keep up the great work! You’re making excellent progress on your journey to learn Farsi. Join us in the next part of Day 3 for more exciting lessons. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.