https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeraed

Course request: Persian

Apparently annoying the Duolingo staff and asking repeatedly for new language courses does work (see: Swedish, Danish), so here is my request: Add Persian - English! (Please?)

Why? - about 60Mio native speakers. - acc. to Wikipedia it's used in about 9 countries - it is part of the branch of the Indo-European languages and therefore it's easier to learn in terms of grammar than Arabic or other Middle Eastern or Asian languages - there are a couple of other languages that are either dialects of Persian or related in some other way (Dari, Kurdish etc.), which means learning Persian would be a good start for anybody who eventually wants to learn one of those other languages

June 4, 2014

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/le-lapin-noir

Persian is on my short list of most wanted languages. ^_^

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paradisebritish

really? where are you from? :)

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/le-lapin-noir

California (near LA). There are a lot of Persian speakers around here.

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paradisebritish

hmmm ,,, i know ,,, :)

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ailatanami

Yes mine too! Would be nice to be able to finally communicate freely with my loved ones

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

I agree! Persian is beautiful and very useful!

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasminedesi16

A Persian course would be so cool! Persian is such a sweet and pretty language.

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jsprwstr

I think Persian is a very beautiful language!

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiserableMe

If Persian is added I would learn it, a lot of linguists say it's their favorite language and it is supposed to be the most beautiful language in the world!! not to mention the 1000's of years of great history and culture behind it.

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

Very true. Not nearly enough credit is given to Persia's place in world history.

June 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SkepticalMetal

Farsi would be a phenomenal language to learn. I endorse this post!

June 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paradisebritish

yes! I'm a girl that speaks Persian! And love to learn English but i can't !!

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Intifadanow

it seems you know english

June 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paradisebritish

yes! i have skill about learning languages! but i need practice more ...

June 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoxannaUSA

Course request: Persian

Please add Persian to your courses! I would use it every day. It is seriously the most beautiful language I have ever heard. Because of its beauty it has spawned the largest branch of the Indo-European language family. That's over 2/3rds of all Indo-European languages!!! Every surrounding country always picked it as the language of trade or diplomacy so it spread like wild fire. It is the Italian/ French of the middle east.

So by adding Farsi you can expand your user base 3 fold. That's a lot of bang for your buck and expansion for your business.

Persian sounds like spoken song. It has a lot of sh, oo, ahh, French J sounds which is what Romance language speakers love about French. It also has a lot of ch, a, o, and slightly trilled "r" sounds which is what Romance language speakers love about Italian and Spanish. All this without having nasal sounds. It's also a very rhyme-y language. Plus it has incredible musical flow.

It is a gender neutral language with a gender neutral he/she pronoun and no "the" articles are necessary. You say " Lets go to park," instead of "Let's go to the park." This may make it easier to program. Plus you can teach it in Pinglish (Persian using English letters) if that would make it easier of for you, if not their Person-Arabic script is fine too. All I care about is being able to speak it.

October 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frankk1m

I'll chime in for support as a fan and student of the Persian language and culture.

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ncerutti

Yes PLEASE add Farsi SOON! You should already have it.

December 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mechaboy

i am a Persian native speaker and i know English. i can help if you want. thanks all the friend for their tender opinions about Persian !

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XDesertroseX

بله!

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevalierduTemps

Persian would be great!

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omskatomsk

yes! I am learning Persian (Only 10 yrs old, GCSE next year) and I think Duolingo would help LOADS!

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