Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.

This book presents twenty grammar units, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Persian. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.

Key features include:

  • Clear, accessible format
  • Many useful language examples
  • Jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • Abundant exercises with full answer key
  • A glossary of Persian-English terms
  • Subject index

Rigorous yet engaging, Basic Persian is suitable for both class use and independent study, making it an ideal grammar reference and practiceresource for beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.

chapter 1|16 pages

The alphabet

chapter 4|18 pages

Pronouns Present tense: to be and to have

chapter 9|10 pages


chapter 11|7 pages

Future tense

chapter 12|10 pages

Simple past tense Past progressive tense

chapter 13|9 pages

Past participle Perfect tenses

chapter 14|16 pages

Subjunctive (Present or simple subjunctive)

chapter 15|8 pages

Perfect (or past) subjunctive

chapter 16|11 pages

Conditionals and wishes

chapter 17|10 pages

From prepositions to conjunctions

chapter 18|12 pages

Tense in complex sentences: time clauses

chapter 19|9 pages

Relative clauses

chapter 20|10 pages