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1-3 minutes to learn new vocabulary
Select a language, lesson, and topic of study. Get introduced to new vocabulary and any relevant grammar tips.
2
3-5 minutes to review
Quick comprehension checks! You might be asked to match the photo with the word, sort the sentence, or match the cards together.
3
3-5 minutes to test your listening skills
Listen to the conversation between two native speakers. Next, fill in the blanks of their conversation accordingly.
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Frequently asked questions about Learn Persian

Is Learning Persian Useful?

Persian, also known as Farsi, is a magnificent language to learn, and you’ll soon realize that it comes with many advantages.

 

Here are some ways learning Persian is useful:  

 

  • One of the most-spoken languages in the Middle East: Farsi has 70 million native speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Globally, around 110 million total speakers use Farsi as their mother tongue. This means Farsi is a fast-growing language that you should start learning now!
  • Meet friends from countries that speak Farsi: The best way to learn Farsi is with friends! Even better, you’ll be able to pick up the language much easier and develop correct pronunciation immediately.
  • Become an ambassador or diplomat: If you want to serve the people or become an ambassador or diplomat, you’ll need to speak multiple languages. So, start learning Farsi now so you can represent Farsi-speaking countries!
Should I Learn Persian Or Arabic?

Between Arabic and Persian, language enthusiasts prefer learning Farsi first since it is more straightforward with fewer grammar rules and dialects.

 

For more information, check out some of the similarities and differences between Arabic and Persian below:

 

  • Persian (Farsi) is ranked as a category III language by the FSI, while Arabic is ranked as a category IV language.
  • Arabic is the official language in 22 countries, while Persian is spoken in 7 countries.
  • Arabic comes from the Afro-Asiatic language family (Semitic languages), while Persian is from Indo-European languages.
  • Arabic dialects and varieties are incomprehensible, while Persian dialects are mutually intelligible.

 

Ultimately, the choice of learning a new language is yours. Whether you want to learn Arabic or Persian, you can do so with the Ling app. With over 200 lessons per language, you can learn how to read, write, listen, and speak Persian or Arabic in no time!

Is Persian Difficult To Learn?

Knowing that you want to learn Persian is only the beginning, next you need to determine what your short and long-term goals are.

 

If your goal is to become fluent in the next three months, then you’ll need to create a plan with that specific goal in mind. But, if you don’t mind taking one or more years to learn Persian, then your study plan will be completely different.

 

Explore more about the Persian language with the facts below:

 

  • Origin: Iranian languages are divided into three periods (Old, Middle, and Modern), and Persian came from the Modern West Iranian languages.
  • Gender: The Persian language doesn’t contain any grammatical gender.
  • Vocabulary: Modern Persian borrows words from Arabic, Turkish, and even some Slavic languages.
  • Sentence Structure:  The Persian language follows the subject-object-verb (SOV) word order, and many sentences have subjects that appear after the end of the verb.
  • Dialects/Varieties: Persian has three standard varieties known as Iranian Persian (Farsi), Eastern Persian (Dari), and Tajik Persian (Tajiki).
  • Alphabet: Iranian Persian has six to eight vowels and twenty-three consonants for a total of 32 letters.

 

Although Persian might sound complicated, the good news is that you can learn all this information and more by using the Ling app! Learn Farsi with bite-sized, interactive lessons so fun that it won’t even feel like you’re learning!

How Long Will It Take To Learn Persian?

According to the Foreign Services Institute, the average learner will reach proficiency in Persian after 1100 hours. So, if you study for one hour per day, it will take you around three years!

However, if your goal is to learn basic Persian conversation skills instead of becoming fluent, that will significantly reduce the amount of study time.

Don’t forget that how easy it is to learn Persian depends on what kind of learning materials you use. Don’t underestimate the power of online Farsi classes or language learning apps to help you learn the language!

With the Ling app, you can learn everything from basic vocabulary and sentences to grammar tips and even talk with an AI chatbot to practice your conversation skills and get feedback on your pronunciation!