Persian Self-Taught (in Roman Characters) with English Phonetic Pronunciation

Shaykh HASAN ( - )

“This volume is primarily intended to supply a working and practical knowledge of the Persian language, for the benefit of those who have not the time or the inclination to master the grammar, and yet require to use the spoken tongue for purposes of business or pleasure. With this object in view it supplies many vocabularies of words carefully selected to suit the needs of those holding communication with Persia and the Persians, classified according to subject, and a large number of colloquial phrases and sentences of a practical character, similarly classified… This work thus forms a useful and valuable handbook of Persian for tourists and travellers, commercial men, naval and military officers, students and others. We may add that the Persian language is very sweet, and compared with other languages it is easy to master. It has a complete literature of its own. It is not spoken in Persia alone, but in Afghanistan and many parts of India, and is the official language of some of the courts of that country. It is also used in Turkish Arabia (Baghdad), and by educated people in Russian Turkestan.” (Summary from the Preface, by Shaykh Hasan)

Genre(s): Language learning

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 01 01 - The Alphabet and Pronunciation: The Alphabet, The Persi-Arabic Characters, Remarks on the Alphabet, The Romanized Characters, with Phonetic Pronunciation, Preliminary Notes Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 02 02 - [Vocabularies]: (1) The World and its Elements; (2) Land and Water; (3) Minerals and Metals; (4) Animals, Birds and Fishes; (4) Insects and Reptiles; (5) Flowers, Fruits, Trees and Vegetables Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 03 03 - [Vocabularies]: (6) Colours; (7) Times and Seasons; (8) Town and Country; (9) Mankind; Relations; (10) The Human Body Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 04 04 - [Vocabularies]: (11) Health; (12) Food, Drink and Smoking; (12) Cooking and Eating Utensils; (13) Dress and Dressing; (14) Washing List; (15) House and Furniture Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 05 05 - [Vocabularies]: (16) Professions, Trades, etc.; (17) Travelling by Land; (18) Travelling by Sea; (19) Commercial and Trading Terms; (20) Correspondence; (21) Post-office, Telegraph and Telephone Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 06 06 - [Vocabularies]: (22) Cardinal Numbers; (23) Ordinal Numbers; (24) Collective and Fractional Numbers Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 07 07 - [Vocabularies]: (25) Adjectives Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 08 08 - [Vocabularies]: (26) Verbs Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 09 09 - [Vocabularies]: (27) Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, etc. Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 10 10 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (1) The Noun Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 11 11 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (2) The Izāfat (denotes possession); (3) Adjectives Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 12 12 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (4) Personal Pronouns; (5) Possessive Pronouns; (6) Relative Pronouns; (7) Interrogative Pronouns Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 13 13 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (8) The Verb Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 14 14 - [Outline of Persian Grammar]: (9) Prepositions; (10) Conjunctions, Adverbs Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 15 15 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (1) Useful and Necessary Idiomatic Expressions Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 16 16 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (2) Expressions of Emotion, etc. Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 17 17 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (3) Enquiries Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 18 18 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (4) The Railway Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 19 19 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (5) The Steamboat Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 20 20 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (6) Arrival Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 21 21 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (7) The Hotel Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 22 22 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (8) Meals Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 23 23 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (9) Health Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 24 24 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (10) The Time Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 25 25 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (11) Correspondance, Post, Telegrams, etc. Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 26 26 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (12) Notices Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 27 27 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (13) In Town Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 28 28 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (14) Shopping Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 29 29 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (15) Commercial and Trading Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 30 30 - [Conversational Phrases and Sentences]: (16) Money-Changing Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 31 31 - The Lord’s Prayer in Romanized Persian, with literal translation Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 32 32 - Money: Persian Coins, Equivalent Values—English, American and Persian, Weights and Measures, Postal Charges Nicholas James Bridgewater
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