Hello Italki community!
I would like to know if anyone of you have had any experience learning Persian (farsi) ?
I am a native arabic speaker or some sort of because I'm raised in an arabic home in Denmark, but I still speak arabic fluently.
Persian has been really hard to learn. The grammar is quite easy but I simply can't get myself to learn new words.
It's not like when I was learning Spanish, where the words were easy to remember?
Any experiences? Do you know anything that could help me? :)
I find this surprising since Arabic loanwords constitute some 40% of the Persian lexicon in current use, and you must be already familiar with the "shape" of the words if you can read Arabic. The "Persian" words will become a lot easier to remember if you learn some basics of their morphology.