Persian Grammar: Lesson two (subject pronouns)

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Subject pronouns are words that replace nouns and indicate who or what is doing the action in a sentence. For example, in English, we use words like I, you, he, she, it, we, and they as subject pronouns. In this lesson, you will learn how to use subject pronouns in Persian.

Persian is a language that has a special feature called PRODROP. This means that you can drop the subject pronoun from a sentence and still understand who or what is the subject. For example, in Persian, you can say “خوبم” (khubam), which means “I am well”, without using the word “من” (man), which means “I”. How is this possible? The answer is in the endings.

Endings are suffixes that attach to verbs and show the person, number, tense, and mood of the verb. For example, in Persian, the ending “-am” shows that the verb is in the first person singular present indicative mood. This means that the subject is “I” and the verb is in the present tense. By using endings, you can express the subject without using a pronoun.

However, sometimes you may want to emphasize the subject or avoid confusion. In that case, you can use the subject pronoun before the verb. For example, in Persian, you can say “من خوبم” (man khubam), which also means “I am well”, but with more emphasis on “I”. You can also use subject pronouns to contrast different subjects. For example, in Persian, you can say “من خوبم، اما تو بدی” (man khubam, ama to badi), which means “I am well, but you are bad”.

In this lesson, you will learn the subject pronouns in Persian and how to use them with verbs. You will also learn how to use endings to show the subject without using pronouns. This will help you communicate more efficiently and naturally in Persian. 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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