How to use the definite article in Persian

How to use the definite article in Persian

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Persian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Persian lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Persian definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Persian definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Persian. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples

kitāb
the book
asb
the horse
pēdar
the father
māhi
the fish
pesar
the son
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About Persian

Persian is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Bahrain by over 100 million people. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Persian would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Persian

Learn to get by in Persian with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Persian, introduce yourself in Persian and even hold a conversation in Persian after you have met someone.

In sag hast.
This is a dog.
In miz hast.
This is a table.
In gorbe hast.
This is a cat.
In kitāb hast.
This is a book.
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Step 4 : The definite article in Persian

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns ketab, sandali and dar (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are kitāb, sandali and dar (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Persian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Persian nouns ketab, sandali and dar, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Persian).

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