Welcome to the first episode of the Persian Learning Alphabet Series. In this video, you will learn to write two vowels and three consonants of the Persian Alphabet: “â, a, b, m, and n.” These are among the most frequent Persian letters, so you can start writing some simple Farsi words by learning them. But before jumping into practice, reading the following notes can be helpful.
- In the introductory video, we mentioned that Farsi is written from right to left. If you are not used to this writing system, you may find adapting to it challenging. So, if possible, buy a notebook designed for Persian or Arabic script. If not, start from the back of your notebook to get used to the right-to-left system.
- For most Farsi learners pronouncing “â” and distinguishing it from “a” and sometimes “o” is problematic. Remember that “a” is a short back vowel, “â” is a long front vowel, while “o” is a short front vowel, pronounced with rounder lips. The following pattern shows the Persian vowels’ place of articulation.
 Note that the pattern is based on IPA symbols, which we simplified to make learning the Persian alphabet easier for you. To learn more about Farsimonde’s transcription protocol, refer to https://farsimonde.com/farsi-phonetics/.