Want To Learn Persian?
Persian, also referred to as Farsi, Dari and Tajik, is native to the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and further afield in the Central Asia region. This encapsulates many amazing locations, being a region steeped in history and culture. With knowledge of Persian, you will be able to access the region with a different perspective and experience things you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. That is why it is worth learning Persian.
Persian is spoken by over 110 million people. It is an official language in some form in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Each have adapted Persian in their own way while still maintaining mutual intelligibility. Due to its wide spread, it is possible to write Persian in either the Persian alphabet (derived from the Arabic script), the Latin alphabet and Cyrillic.
One thing that makes Persian interesting is that, despite having an SOV word order, it is common for the pronouns to be dropped for the sentence, meaning that the subject may not be obvious until the end of the sentence. This is because the language uses prefixes and suffixes, which can especially be seen with verbs. It does not use grammatical genders and there are only two cases - nominative and accusative.
Persian is such a fascinating language. Its wide spread and long history have made it what it is today. There is such a diverse range of cultures, cuisines and more to be enjoyed during a visit to the Persian-speaking world. There are also speakers of the language around the world, helping you communicate with more people wherever you are. If you have ever wanted to discover the region, you should learn Persian.