And a little about Likes and dislikes in Farsi. One of the most common conversation topics in a Farsi language class is “likes and dislikes”. Moreover, when you want to get acquainted with a Persian speaker in a friendly environment, one of the easiest conversation openers is asking about people’s favorite movies or books. For these reasons, you need to be able to ask some questions or understand what people are asking you. Then, you need to learn how to express your feelings and interests.
If you are at A1 level, most probably you only know one simple structure to talk about what you like or you do not like:
– man …. dust dâram = I like …..
– man …. dust nadâram = I don’t like …..
To ask what people like, you can use two different but simple questions. Let’s ask about a favorite book, ketâb:
– če(h) jur ketâb-i dust dâri? = what type of book do you like?
– ketâb-e mored-e ‘alâqat či-ye(h)? = What is your favorite book?
Moreover, it is good to mention that Persian-speakers rarely say that they hate something unless it provokes their anger or hatred. They usually prefer to use the following expressions:
– man az …. bad-am miyâd = “… comes bad to me”, gives me bad feelings.
– man az …. xoš-am nemiyâd = “….. does not come good to me”, does not give me good feelings.
One More Tip
Do not forget that these are the easiest structures in Farsi, and yet they may lead you to construct grammatically wrong sentences. First of all, If you want to tell your friends that you like to go to the park, you need to learn the Persian subjunctive to say “to go”. Secondly, you need to use object markers in sentences with finite objects such as “I like this book”. Finally, to use “xošam miyâd” you should know that we declinate the noun, xošam, instead of conjugating the verb, miyâd. Thus, you need to learn noun declination in Persian, too. What we can suggest to you is checking our grammar tips for learning more about Persian sentence structure.
There are many ways to express your likes and dislikes in Persian. So, we recommend you go through this page. The page is designed in a way that you can start with learning nouns and adjectives to talk about your hobbies, favorite author, color, movies, fruits, and so on. To complete your vocabulary, you can refer to different pages of Persian expression’s part especially reference. Then, you can continue by learning the relevant verbs. In this part, all the verbs are in the first person singular and present tense. You can learn how to conjugate the verbs and how to say the past tense by referring to our grammar lessons. Finally, you can go through the phrases and sentences. After memorizing them, the most interesting part will start, personalizing the phrases and using them. When you reach this level, please let us know about your likes and dislikes by leaving comments in Farsi.
 If your purpose is learning Dari, you need to remember that in Afghanistan, people usually say “xoš dâram” instead of “dust dâram” and “xoš nadâram” as “dust nadâram”.