How to use the indefinite article in Persian

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Persian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Persian lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Persian indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. The English indefinite article 'a' is 'yêk' in Persian.


yēk miz
a table
yēk gol
a flower
yēk pesar
a son
yēk kalame
a word
yēk bače
a child
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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.

Dar ānjo besiari az gorbehā hastand.
There are many cats.
Dar ānjo besiari az qānēhā hastand.
There are many houses.
Dar ānjo besiari az saghā hastand.
There are many dogs.
Dar ānjo besiari az parandahā hastand.
There are many birds.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Persian

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. To learn to use the indefinite article in Persian, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns ketab, sandali and dar (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are kitāb'i, sandali'i and dar'i (a book, a chair, a door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Persian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Persian nouns ketab, sandali and dar, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Persian).

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