Persian Grammar: Lesson four (To be verb in present tense)

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One of the most common ways to express yourself in Persian, as well as in many other languages, is to use the ‘to be’ verb. This verb can function as either a main or an auxiliary verb in a sentence. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate and use this verb in the present tense. You will also discover how to replace to-be verbs with ‘clitics’, which are shorter and more informal forms of the verb.

What are Clitics

Clitics are words or parts of words that depend on another word for their meaning and pronunciation. They are usually unstressed and attached to a host word, either before it (proclitic) or after it (enclitic). For example, in the sentence “I’m going to the park”, the word “I’m” is a contraction of “I am”, where “am” is a clitic that is attached to the word “I”. Clitics can have different grammatical functions, such as pronouns, determiners, or adpositions.

How to start with Persian Grammar

To make the most of these videos, please follow these instructions:

  • Watch all the videos in order, as they build on each other.
  • Pay attention to the examples and explanations, and try to repeat them aloud.
  • Make your own examples using the grammar points and vocabulary you learned.
  • Practice using the language with other learners or native speakers.

By following these steps, you will be able to improve your Persian skills and enjoy learning this fascinating language. Let’s get started!

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