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Persian (Farsi) Language Quiz

Persian Language Quiz - This website is a compilation of short word quizzes, each dedicated to a typical persian term or expression. Note from the author I often receive e-mails telling me that the sayings do not use proper written grammar.  All of these sayings are colloquial (slang) expressions.  I present these more of a way to help people get used to the Persian characters and to learn some interesting slang expressions. I am in no way attempting to present a formal class in Persian grammar.  For more resources for learning Persian on the Internet see the Persian Language Learning Site at For books on learning Persian, see the Arizona Persian bookstore in the Arizona Persian Book List.    ... read more

Persian Language

Facebook Page Persian Language - This facebook page is a contribution for learning the Persian language. Persian (local names: Persian: فارسی IPA: [fɒːrˈsi] (Farsi) or Persian: پارسی [pɒːrˈsi] (Parsi); see Nomenclature), is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan and has official-language status in these three countries. The Persian language has been a medium for literary and scientific contributions to the Islamic world as well as the Western. It has had an influence on certain neighbouring languages, particularly the Turkic languages of Central Asia, Caucasus, and Anatolia as well as Urdu, Hindi, and other Indian languages. It has had a lesser influence on Arabic and other languages of Mesopotamia. ... read more

Chinese language

Facebook Page Chinese Language - This facebook page is a contribution for learning the Chinese language.  Chinese is classified as a macrolanguage with 13 sub-languages. The traditionally-recognized seven main groups are: Mandarin (850 mln), Wu (90 mln), Cantonese (70 mln), Min (70 mln), Xiang (35 mln), Hakka (35 mln) and Gan (20 mln). ... read more

Learn Arabic (Transparent Language)

Facebook Page Arabic - This facebook page is a contribution by Transparent Language Arabic.    The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Egypt to Morocco and throughout the Arabian peninsula. It is the native language of over 195 million people. Plus, at least another 35 million speak Arabic as a second language.   Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language throughout the Arab world, and its written form is relatively consistent across national boundaries. MSA is used in official documents, in educational settings, and for communication between Arabs of different nationalities. However, the spoken forms of Arabic vary widely, and each Arab country has its own dialect. Dialects are spoken in most informal settings, such as at home, with friends, or while shopping. Of all the spoken dialects, Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood, due primarily to Egypt's role as the major producer of movies and TV programs in the Arab world. ... read more