Ahmad Adlouni
Learning Farsi (Persian)

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? :)

Feb 1, 2016 8:06 PM
Comments · 1

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.

March 4, 2016
Ahmad Adlouni
Language Skills
Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Modern Standard), Aramaic, Danish, English, French, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
Arabic (Modern Standard), French, Russian, Spanish