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How to Speak, Read and Write Persian (Farsi)

by Hooshang Amuzegar
Hooshang Amuzegar, Farideh Amuzegar
ISBN: Book and 4 Audio CDs
Format: Softcover
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Publication Date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 288

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HOW TO SPEAK, READ & WRITE PERSIAN (FARSI) is a practical, quick and convenient method to learning the language of ninety million people. Whether one is planning to visit Iran, Afghanistan or Tajikestan, has friends who speak the language or is interested in the Persian language’s rich literature, this book will help you. The course is divided into twenty simple, clear and concise lessons, which include all aspects of the spoken and written language. Grammar, pronunciation, spelling and helpful phrases are covered.

How to Speak, Read & Write Persian can be used effectively as a self-teacher or as a textbook. An answer key is included in the back for those learning independently.


  • 2,600 word Persian-English dictionary.
  • 4 audio CDs for pronunciation read by native speakers.
  • No prior knowledge of Persian is necessary.


"The grammar is explained in a very logical and consistent manner and is accompanied by a wealth of clear examples. The exercises fit very well the progression of the grammar and provide a smooth path towards mastery of the structures of Persian. The dialogues contain some very useful, simple language set in realistic contexts and I particularly liked the excellent glossary at the end of the book."

—John Moore Director of Diplomatic Language Centre of the British Foreign Office


HOOSHANG AMUZEGAR has successfully taught Persian to English speakers in Iran for over thirty years and to British diplomats in London for ten years. He is the author of several other books, including an English translation of The Little Black Fish and a forthcoming Dictionary of Common Persian Verbs also published by Ibex Publishers.


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