- Paperback: 498 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (20 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1543224210
- ISBN-13: 978-1543224214
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.8 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 839 g
- Customer Reviews: 29 customer ratings
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Learn Farsi in 100 Days: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning Farsi Fast Paperback – 20 February 2017
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About the Author
Reza Nazari is a Persian author and teacher. He has published more than 50 Persian learning books including:
- Learn Farsi in 100 Days: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning Farsi Fast
- Learn To Speak Persian Fast series,
- Farsi Grammar in Use series,
- Persia Club Dictionary Farsi - English,
- Essential Farsi Idioms,
- Easy Persian Phrasebook
- Farsi Verbs Dictionary
- Read and Write Persian Language in 7 Days
- 200 Absolutely Essential Persian Verbs
- Persian for Travel: English - Persian Travel Phrases
- Top 1,500 Persian Words
- Farsi Reading: Improve your reading skill and discover the art, culture and history of Iran
- and many more ...
Reza is also a professional Farsi teacher. Over the past eight years, his online Persian lessons have helped thousands of Persian learners and students around the world improve their language skills effectively.
To participate in online Persian classes or ask questions about learning Persian, you can contact Reza via email at:
or his Skype ID: rezanazari1
Find Reza's professional profile at:
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This book is confusing. Not recommended at all. This boo Is so hyped everywhere. I bought both book and workbook but it’s useless. I would appreciate if someone can tell me a good book on Farsi grammar.
Une méthode sans d'enregistrements audio ne sert strictement à rien. J'ai donc contacté l'auteur, Reza Nazari, par mail.
Il m'a confirmé qu'il n'existe pas d'enregistrements audio, mais qu'il va publier le mois prochain (donc en juillet 2017?) des enregistrements vidéo.
Il n'a pas précisé si ces enregistrements seront payants ou non.
Je ne peux donc rien dire pour le moment sur la qualité de cette méthode, si elle permet effectivement de maîtriser le Farsi courant en 100 jours. Elle est très différente dans son approche de la célèbre méthode Assimil.
Je vous tiendrai ici au courant des évolutions.
As soon as I reviewed the first few days of the book, I just realized that this book is exceptionally well-written and is completely different from other regular Farsi learning books. The book is categorized in 100 days (you can guess from its title!) and in each day, there are several different sections. Each day covers different lessons such as grammar focus, sentence structure, pronunciation, word of the day, idiom of the day, reading, key words, and so on. Each day features relevant examples, common phrases, charts, tables, and vocabulary listings. The path to learning the Farsi language starts with a pronunciation guide and the first three chapters cover Farsi Alphabet (consists of 32 letters). Then, the student gradually and step-by-step learns how to read and write in Farsi. Everything in this book is presented in a logical order!
The student has the opportunity to learn at their own pace, repeat the pronunciation and take notes. The good thing is that it comes with a workbook that covers the same lessons.
The book provides the readers a simple, straightforward way on how to get to speak fluent Farsi. More importantly, it’s focused and not way too long to cost the readers too much time.
The book's main promise was that it would provide its readers with a method that would help them to speak Farsi in a short period of time. After having read this piece, I can say without a doubt that the book went way beyond its initial promise to deliver so much more.
This is a remarkably clever, intelligent, and engaging guide for Farsi learners. This book, catering to the Farsi language fluency, is such a great book that there is no need to even scratch your head over the others!
This is the book every Farsi learner needs to read!
My main gripe is about the vocabulary. For each lesson, there is a massive amount of vocabulary, which often doesn't coincide with the subject of the lesson, which gives the book an absolutely chaotic feel. Also, only a fraction of said vocabulary is actually used in the lesson at hand, sometimes showing up several lessons later, sometimes never. There are also very few exercises that encourage use of said vocabulary--the workbook adds some exercises, but once again, very little. Some vocabulary isn't even included in the glossary, as well.
There are no audio resources with the book, and that would have been a really nice touch. The grammar explanations are also lacking, especially when we are introduced to complex sentences early on (using another verb with "can" or "want" means using the subjunctive). There are loads of irregular verbs in Farsi, and they deserve a lot more attention than is given, especially early in the book. Visually the book is barebones--no photos or anything of the sorts, which isn't a problem for me, but might turn some off.
Probably the best part about this book is that they have chosen to include the phonetic markers from the Arabic alphabet to show where the short vowels are. This is an absolutely enormous help to students, because it shows you exactly how to pronounce the words. I have seen no other textbook do this, and the best I had to settle for were the clumsy Latin transliteration which never lets the student get used to using solely the Persian-Arabic script. Sadly, this disappears after several lessons.
Another thing that I really like is that most of the book is in Farsi, which exposes the student to more Farsi. If you are familiar with the communicative approach (where a language is taught in its own language with minimal tranlsation), you will recognize this as a real plus.
On the plus side, there is a plethora of additional materials, both online and in print from the author and publisher which supplements the lessons. The suggested Skype lessons and one-on-one Farsi practice that are offered are highly recommended, because they will give the student necessary practice and productive language skills.
Being a former language teacher, I know how to supplement tragic textbooks, which is exactly what you will have to do with this book. It's great for those who have some basic background in Farsi to get back into the swing of it (as well as in teaching), but I can't really recommend it for anyone who wants to start learning Farsi from scratch.