Farsi (Persian) on Duolingo
I want to write this post for all Farsi enthusiasts here on Duolingo. Some of you may know that there is a competition over new language in the incubator. Please all of you who want farsi to be on Duolingo vote here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3915832 NOTE you have to post a comment in order for your vote to be valid, upvoting other comments does not count.
I think that Farsi really deserves to be here. We have romnce languages, germanic languages, slavic languages and even such distant languages like hungarian. From what i've heard it's not too difficult language and the script is also quite easy to learn (I myself managed to learn it with these videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbI4k83A8oA=PLB3B1C27BECA10B22 )
Farsi is an Indo-european language from the group of Iranian languages spoken mainly in Iran. It's dialects are also spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It has about 110 milion speakers worldwide. It is a very soft language, some people say that it sounds like reading a poem.
These days people usually think about Iran as about something evil. However it has a long history since the Persian empire and their culture is very rich. They have a long history of literature and poetry (for example a poet Rumi). Their movies are also very beautiful and touching (watch for example this short movie called 'The Frozen Rose').
In conclusion I think that Farsi deserves more attention. I've wanted to learn it a long time but I didn't find any good source - I think that Duolingo is my only hope.
If you want to hear some more of Farsi maybe watch this American teen polyglot Tim Doner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYVP_E7GUNA
Here is my favorite poem by Rumi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoITmyhdQhc
Thank you all for reading! I hope that more people will be interested in Farsi now.
PLEASE Don't forget to vote!
EDIT: This is an unofficial poll as feanarosurion said so it's not like that the language that wins will make it to the incubator. But I think that it might increase the chance.
Wow I loved this, great post, ill definetely check out the short film, my Name is Hrak and I am Armani. My parents are from tehran and i have like 100 words of persian under my belt. Like aslan alanan masalan farzan, akhlagh, pedar, madar, dast, dastam, am, va, man, shoma, siasat, maraz, nemidoonam, midoonam, nisti, hasti, cardam, balkeh, piaz, gojeh, ghormeh sabzi etc etc random words I would love to learn farsi through Duo Lingo, ill comment through your link let me know what else i can do heres my email email@example.com
I too wish to learn Farsi! Mostly because I want to tell the Persian lady down the block that, "Her eyes sparkle like the surface of the ocean, and I would gladly submit to their depths." I just assumed Duolingo would have course- sigh. Though my personal motivations may be suspect, there is a genuine need in these times of misunderstanding to have as many Persian speakers as possible in order to bridge gaps, ease tension and work every and any communication line . For me, the language is very pleasing to the ear. Eventually I would like to be able to write songs in Farsi. * Duo, please hear our call for Persian to be included in your lexicon. متشکرم
Hello Koosha. I am Nathalie. Absolutely eager to help launching our beautiful, Sugar Farsi, targeting especially a wider range of audience for the Persian poetry and music. I am a translator for more than twenty years of professional experience. Will be more than happy to help.
I'm half Persian and half English, I'm lucky enough to be fluent in both. I love Farsi and Persian culture. I actually only found this thread today. I was frustrated and searching for info on an update on duolingo incubators. I applied, I think, around a month ago to contribute and help create Farsi for English speakers. Hope they get back to me soon.
I want to give it a try. I had a look, and you begin with dumping the whole alphabet on the beginners without any context. Why are all Persian courses like this? You could teach some basic words and sentences first and only introduce 2-3 letters at a time. It's easier to remember how to wrote "Hello mom" than a whole set of completely unfamiliar and unrelatable squiggles. Have a look and Russian or Hebrew on Duo, how they do it better, in my opinion.
I suspect one of the biggest reasons Farsi has not been pursued might be the script and figuring out the technical aspects of that. However, since Arabic has now been added to the incubator (yay!) I imagine they've resolved that issue. I wonder how many people have volunteered to contribute? Is it enough? And is the demand high enough to get their attention? Even with volunteers helping, I'm sure lunching and sustaining each new language is pretty resource intensive.
When I observe the valuable efforts of Duolingo to present teaching of some rare languages, I assume the reason to be something out of natural process. Maybe political! Perhaps too many here has the same assumption. (Duolingo!) If you would like to be judged in a different manner just take an action coz nothing has been left to justify the lack of Persian language on the platform.
This is exactly how I feel about this long latency. I love Duolingo. not just because of the great language learning platform it is, but also because it helps me a lot organizing my daily routines and shaping my timetable. It is such a sad thing to see it being politically directed.
I am agree with you to some extent, i'm guessing the demand are high enough to build a course, i am Persian native speaker and have applied to contribute the course, havn't heard them yet. it has been almost one year though, As i have saw so far, couple of ppl were voulnteer to build up Persian course but sounds like Duo has its own criteria to pick up a language.!
I'd love to be able to learn Persian over duolingo. I have an Iranian father who unfortunately ever only spoke to me in Swedish (my mother tongue) so would love to learn it. I also think duolingo is such an easy way to learn compared to other types of language training courses.
I am waiting in great anticipation for Farsi to be added! It is difficult finding other options for learning the language online, and I have no access to language courses in my country. My boyfriend is Persian, and I would love to understand his language and to be able to talk to his family. Hoping for Farsi to be added to the incubator soon (and to me it would be acceptable even if it was in roman letters for english speakers).
I would LOVE to be able to read Farsi not only for the beautiful poetry - as witnessed with Rumi, for example - but to understand another language close to my heart (Punjabi) better.
Considering that it was the main language of administration and culture until the 1840s in Punjab, there is a wealth of Farsi literature by Punjabi writers and poets, such as Bhai Nand Lal. Let's not forget, the word "Punjab" itself derives from two Farsi words, namely "Panj" (five) and "Ab" (water). Hence its translation: "the land of five rivers (waters)".
To be able to access this wealth and culture via this language is a goal I definitely hope to attain one day! Hopefully, Duolingo will aid me in this goal (nudge nudge).
I believe this is a stellar language. I always wanted to learn more about Persia and when I heard about Farsi, tbh, I didn't know it was Persian so I was just kinda like, dismissing it. But then I found out it's the Persian Language basically and I got super excited and now I really want to learn it someday, so hopefully Duolingo does approve this sometime!
hello ag-reid. it's so encouraging to read comments from people like you. you're right. it's an easy language. it's so generous. because having learned only a small amount of it, you'll have the capability to understand some of the most beautiful poetry in the world. just after 3 or 4 months.
Like you, I'm waiting for Duo's response. But I don't know why they don't answer to volunteers of certain languages.
I hope we see Farsi course here so soon. ;)
I would absolutely love Persian for Duolingo. I am a native English speaker who has been learning Persian for about a year, but interactive resources like Duolingo are fairly limited when it comes to learning Persian. I studied English, Latin, and Ancient Greek in college, but Persian poetry has no equal. It baffles me that this thread is three years old and Duolingo still has no Persian beta. A few years ago Rumi was the bestselling poet in the United States. Rumi, Sa'adi, Hafez - their invincible humor and unconditional love for humanity is important to leaving a better world behind for our children. Please support Persian for Duolingo.
I learned Persian many years ago but I would like to see the language being added here on Duolingo so I can recommend it to friends who have been asking me for learning materials. It would also help me review what I learned before as I am not actively learning at the moment.
Also it's been two years since the first proposal, it's time to get things moving at last!
Can't believe it's been over a year since I last commented on here that I'd volunteered to be a contributor and have nothing from duolingo since. If arabic is in the works then surely farsi could be in the works at the same time!? I don't know if it is down to the alphabet, but then we have korean and japanese on here. Or we could at least start a skeleton of a course with phonetics and the latin alphabet? :( There's clearly a lot of people eager for this course and a lot of people still eager to help. I love farsi, such a beautiful language and want more people to speak it.
It's unfortunately a bit more complicated than that. Having the volunteers is only one part of the equation. (I'm sure the script was an issue before, too.) The majority of Duolingo's users are learning English, Spanish, and French, and any new language has to justify taking some of those resources. I'm personally dying for a Farsi course, but there may not be as much demand for it as we think. It's a delicate balance of resources and demand. They do make some exceptions for languages that would be beneficial (e.g., publicity) and they do have a few endangered languages that they are trying to help save. If you know people who genuinely want to learn, I'd encourage them vote on the "official" thread. The more people do, the greater the likelihood it could become a reality.
hi again, I'm confused why this is the official Persian thread. First, it seems to be promoting a contest and saying vote there, second there is a thread suggesting persian already having 180 votes. Could a moderator merge these two threads maybe? see here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/3552734
I have been requesting Farsi , I have emailed Duolingo hoping they will add it but I get no response. My husband is Persian and I have tried to learn to speak and write Farsi with his help and on my own but I know if it was on Duolingo it would be great ! So please add Farsi it is such a beautiful language I absolutely love it ! As well as the culture.
You can go to italki website and find a native Persian speaker to learn Farsi. My account address is: https://www.italki.com/user/3256748 and you can contact me for scheduling a time. I have a busy scheduling and I can learn one person for now for free.
Hope you can learn this beautiful amazing language soon, and also hope Duolingo add it very soon.
Farsi on Duolingo would be amazing! There are so few online sources for learning the language. Farsi really is a beautiful language, and I think that Duolingo should put an effort into implementing more non-European languages. Thank you so much for the link to the script videos, I am a native speaker of both Farsi and English, but cannot write in Farsi; I have been trying to learn how to write in Farsi, the videos will be very helpful.
3 years running and 170 comments counting and STILL no sight of Persian. What gives? Why is Duolingo ignoring us? Numerous courses with lack luster support has been added, but Persian, the language that has been requested for so long and with great enthusiasm, is still left in the dust.
A myriad of enthusiastic and competent people have offered their helping hands to realize this course. When will the table turn on Duolingos part?
I think there are enough people with knowledge and drive to create a course without necessarily been fluent. I personally dont understand why they can't put the courses together. If it is for fear of mistakes there are plenty of them make by those who call themselves "fluent".
I've ran into somebody who speaks Farsi has her first language, and generally speaks English as a second language. Learning other languages is a freaking hard thing to do... and I feel it would only be the polite and courteous thing to make an effort to learn her first language.
I prolly will never speak Farsi as well as she speaks English... but, I dunno--it make things feel a little bit better or something?
Thank you for bringing that up... There is absolutely no convincing reason for this kind of ignorance. Now that Duolingo has made the Arabic alphabet available there is no hardship across the way. Persian is surely easier than Hibrew... More useful than "High Valyrian" and "Esperanto", and more widely spoken than Many courses available right now. I am pretty sure that there are a lot of people applied and are waiting for the incubator! Duo... Give and answer!!!
as a native bilingual speaker(Persian and my ethnic's tongue), I applied just a few days ago, again, for second time, after a long wait of about 6 or 7 months for my first volunteering.
I just did what you requested. may that we see one day. I yearn for helping my people become literate in English. that is my humble quest to serve mankind, be if it is but a small part.
I can dare say Persian poetry is the best. I personally love sa'adi.
yeah that would be great to have Persian on Duolingo! Persian is quite easy especially if you are familiar with the Arabic script. Persian poets are really awesome .You know, if you learn a little of Persian to understand some of the poems it would be much easier to go all the way and you'd be really motivated. Here's one of the most famous poems of Sa'adi:
بنی آدم اعضای یکدیگرند/ که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند Human beings are members of a whole In creation of one essence and soul
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار/دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی/نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی
If you've no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain
Thanks for the post :)
It's true that it's very hard to find a website or a ressource for learning فارسی...until now, there is only the app called Tandem who really helps me a lot to learn it...I can speak, read and write a little bit in فارسی....I find it really easy too except the pronunciation of maybe 4-5 letters...I also think that the farsi grammar is the easiest grammar that I've seen in my life!
خیلی ممنون for the post! I really hope that Duolingo will add it very soon
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I have been learning Farsi for the past few years, and I would love to use the duolingo format to practice and learn more. I am still at a beginner level, and I think duolingo would help me progress. One challenge I have found with learning is that in order to read/learn a new word, I have to hear it first because farsi is written without vowels. I truly believe demand for Farsi is going to keep increasing as Iran continues to be in the news. I also want to learn Farsi so that I can read the original scriptures of my religion, which is the Baha'i Faith. The Baha'i Faith began in Iran in 1844, and it is now the 2nd most widespread religion in the world after Christianity (which the most widespread). There are large communities of Persians including many Baha'is in America and Canada, and that is how I started learning originally. As a French, Spanish, and English speaker, I have found the grammar very easy to learn (it is an Indo-European language). I love it, and I truly hope Duolingo will listen to all of us who love Farsi, Iran, Iranian culture, and Iranian food!
It's good to see Persian is gradually getting the attention it deserves. Thanks for the thread. I can help build the course but somehow Duolingo's policy is to create an English course for any other language before the reverse can happen. Maybe some will power can change that?
About the poetry I cannot agree with you more. I think my views on Persian poetry is heavily biased (!) but a little google and Wiki can help anybody realize what a vast realm it is. "Rumi" for ethics and priceless instructive stories, "Ferdowsi" for gloroius epics, "Hafez" for passion and love, "Nezami" for romantic love stories, "Sa'di" for guidance of life, "Attar" for mysticism, ..... For any taste there's a masterpiece at its utmost beauty.
To my knowledge, Duolingo does not choose their languages based on politics but, rather, demand. There is also a limit to the number they can currently host due to the associated technology costs. Korean is available. Arabic is in the incubator. Russian has been available for a long time. I don't think politics has anything to do with their selection. I believe the Japanese course helped solve a lot of the technical difficulties of bringing (idr the correct term but) non-romanized languages to their platform. So, I think it's now an issue of demand and funding, tbh Once Arabic launches, I personally feel it will be easier to get Farsi. But that's just my opinion. I have no inside knowledge.
Dear friend... I'm a native Persian speaker and I can tell you that it's not an easy language to learn... Also making a course for it is a really big challenge... I hope it will be added some day, but as you can see, there is no course for Persian speakers yet, so it won't release soon... Besides, I see that people are more interested in Finnish and it might be the next goal...
You can just call the course "Persian" though. "Farsi" is the term in Persian for the language. It would be like calling the French course "Français" or the Spanish course "Español." The two words have the same origin: "Parsa" the core city-state and domain of the ethnic Persians in Pars province, today called Fars.
This feels almost like a conspiracy. We have ❤❤❤❤ like Valyrian, Klingon, Sindarin already available. And from reading many postings I see at least a dozen people have offered to join a Persian incubator -- and yet there is no option (4 years after most of these threads began).
So a real language with about 100 million speakers (adding Dari & variants) and a diaspora across Europe & America has no listing. While tiny European languages have lots of listings. And fantasy languages with no real content have listings.... Shady.
Transcription is supported for Persian on the app Live Transcribe by Google:
It is also available on Gboard. (Keyboard by Google)
Also, Forvo can help with the pronunciation of the words.
Considering the obvious neglect from Duolingo to add Persian language, apparently,this team is attempting to humiliate this great language( seemingly due to political issues)and this is absurd. If Duolingo is a professional service, it would ignore political issues which go on with I.R.I. and pay more attention to this popular and valuable language.
It is really shameful, and for many members of the Duolingo community frustrating as well, that while we are soon going to welcome the third decade of the twenty-first century, there is still no option to get familiar with the rudiments of Farsi, one of the sweetest languages of the world. The sooner Duo takes steps to rectify the anomaly, the better for its credibility.
Hello... I am so happy to read this. today I noticed that Duolingo added the arabic course to its collection and that made me so happy. Farsi and Arabic share the same alphabet and I am trying to get the job as the ambassador to contribute a Farsi course in Duolingo. I hope you support me to get enough encouragement to share with duolingo.
I am learning Persian and would really like to see it on Duolingo. Arabic is available so the script is not an issue, and I cannot fathom why a famously beautiful language with more native speakers than German and a rich literary history has still not been added after consistent calls to do so for 5 years, while Klingon and High Valyrian are available.
Hi there. It's been a long time, 3 years actually. Have you still not figured out what the purpose of Lyndas comment was? If you have, please let me know. I have been trying to decipher that comment for weeks now, with little to no result.
I eagerly await for your response.
So obviously you don't know that it's an unofficial poll, and "winning" said poll won't make any difference to whether or not it makes it into the incubator, especially now that you've skewed it by directing Farsi enthusiasts in particular to the thread. New languages will be added with time and patience.
I suggest that instead of creating forums and discussions, people confident enough about their English and Persian knowledge go to this link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply and on the first step choose English and Persian (you should select the option "Enter Another" and type Persian. Be aware that you should type "Persian" and not "Farsi") then fill the other spaces and answer the asked questions and you're all set.
Who "usually think about Iran as about something evil"? (Well apart from one or two governments - nuff said.) Iran has a very long and ancient history, an empire, and an advanced civilisation when we Europeans were still living in the stone age (okay perhaps a bit exaggerated). The poll clearly shows a lot of demand here:)
hello everyone. It brings tears to my eyes when I see so many people interested in Persian which is my native language. Finding out you know so much about Iranian literature and culture, knowing even about Hafez, Sa'di and Molavi (Roumi),.. just makes me proud of you. You're adorable. I appreciate it to the real meaning of the word and promise to help in as many ways as I can. Mojgan <3
Why hasn't Farsi been added yet? The forum is full of native farsi speakers willing to contribute and years has gone by, but still not a single response from the Duolingo Team! People have tried to apply multiple times, but it all seems like the Duoling Team is just ignoring all these applications. We want farsi, so please add this course!
The demand for a farsi course is currently so high, you clearly should known that by now, just by reading the forum and all the responses from the people makes it quit clear. We want this course!
Seems Duo team has problems with Persia (Iran), Persian and Iranian people. It's been so long that people have requested to add Persian to this site but the moderators seem to be having problems with this language, I think! Lots of less spoken languages are already being taught on this site but our loved, interesting, beautiful language with its old history is not added! Seems the reality of politics is also affecting this forum and making them refuse to add Persian!! Btw I'm really being disappointed from the team!
I really hope they do something soon, because it's starting to become rather frustrating to see all these languages on the way, but still not a single mention of Farsi!
The Duolingo slogan is "Free language education for the world". Well if you really want to stand by that slogan then why not add Farsi when there is currently NO free Farsi education for English speakers on the internet, NONE!
And I also don't see how this could be a matter of political agenda at all when the language of Iran dates back hundreds and hundreds of years and has virtually nothing to do with the current political regime of Iran. It's like "people should stop learning German because the political status of Germany has been bad before", which obviously is a terrible argument to be made.
Please Duolingo, listen to the people and make this happen!
Hi! I'm not sure how languages are selected, but I don't believe courses are politically motivated at all. My understanding is that, in general, the more votes the language gets, the more likely it is to be considered. So, I would suggest voting here, as you have, and encouraging others to fo the same!
I am a volunteer event host and have zero insight on the process, but I also think it's more likely to be added once Arabic launches, as they will have figured out the best way to handle the script by then. :)
Meanwhile, some users created a pretty good Duo-style course on Memrise: https://www.memrise.com/course/385800/basic-farsi/ (I recommend setting the 3rd skill on ignore. Maybe it would be a good idea to do the same with the 2nd and 4rth ones after you finish them as well)
The textbook series "The Persian of Iran Today" is also available for free on the web, and the authors have some extra learning resources designed to complement the books on their website as well: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/persian_teaching_resources/
This site also has some nice resources and grammar explanations: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/persian_online_resources/
Easy Persian was designed as a free Persian course: http://www.easypersian.com/
Here is a pretty good online dictionary of Modern Persian: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/hayyim/
And a pretty good omline dictionary of Classical Persian: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/steingass/
A few extra dictionaries: http://www.farsidic.com/en/Lang/EnFa http://www.vajehyab.com/ http://www.persianacademy.ir/fa/word/ https://www.lexilogos.com/english/persian_dictionary.htm http://www.farsidictionary.net/ https://en.glosbe.com/fa/en/ https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page https://fa.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D9%87%D9%94_%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%84%DB%8C http://www.farsilookup.com/p2p/?lang=en http://www.dictionary-farsi.com/ https://www.aryanpour.com/
If you don't know how a word is pronounced, you can look for it in Forvo: https://forvo.com/
Ganjoor is a web collection (with an accompanying android app) of Classical Persian literature: https://ganjoor.net/
Some of the books were uploaded with accompanying audio. It is probably not recommended for the beginner, but it is wonderful for advanced learners.
Another good site for studying Persian poetry: http://www.farsinet.com/poetry/
Evil ? LOL so "ARABIC" is ok to have on this site regardless of the ramifications that come with such an aggressive and harsh sounding language AND the religion that comes along with it BUT BUT Farsi is not an option? After RECOGNIZING the subtlety of the language, how soft, smooth, and common it is not only in the middle east but in the US as well?? That makes ZERO SENSE. Sounds a little off to me. VOTE FOR FARSI
Take it easy. No need to dismiss a language and culture because you find its phonology displeasing to the ear. The stuff you said about religion is especially unnecessary as this is a website for language learning not politics or any other topic not directly involving languages. They will add Farsi eventually.
I feel your eagerness for the inclusion of Farsi, but there is no need to disrespect Islam or the Arabic language just because it's going to be implemented first. Neither Arabic nor Farsi are "evil". Maybe diplomatic dilemmas or an assumed lack of interest in English speaking countries were taken into account by Duo staff, but I don't think these were their major reasons for not taking the project yet, and maybe they were not even in their mind at all. Staff members already stated they had problems implementing the Arabic script, so, if anything, the inclusion of Arabic is going to make the implementation of Farsi easier in the future.
Yes, I would love to see Farsi on Duolingo! I love the Duolingo and believe it would be a great to see Farsi on here, especially as there are many of us like me who are Persian but don't know the language fluently. There are also not many resources out there to learn Farsi from.
It's sad to see that fake, made up languages such as High Valyrian and Klingon are getting the Duolingo treatment, but a valid language with millions of speakers worldwide like Farsi is ignored. Please make it happen!
I posted the same subject on Duo long ago, and saw some other similar post relevant to this thread.. I myself applied for the course as Persian native speaker yet haven't heard form Duo, it has been almost one year though. but it definitely would be the frosting on the cake if they add Persia. if they did, count me in.
It seems ridiculous but why are nonsens-languages like klingonian but not farsi? I´d like to learn some of the language to speak to teammates and friends with persian roots. But it seems that after more or less 4 years there is no will to introduce this language. Very disappointing.
There are a few reasons, really. (And believe me, I want Farsi added as much as anyone.)
The two constructed languages Duolingo offers, Klingon and High Valerian, were added primarily for publicity purposes. More media coverage = more users, investors, advertisers, and Plus subscribers, which allow Duolingo to continue operating as a free service and also justify pulling people from other projects. (Keep in mind that this is a pretty small company.)
Also, these languages also do not have the same "depth" as a language like Farsi, and are, therefore, a bit easier to implement, in general.
Farsi has the additional challenge of being a R-L language, which was probably not very compatible with how Duolingo was initially designed (they had trouble with Japanese at first, too). Now that Arabic is coming, that is apparently solved, but neither of the constructed languages had an issue like that (although Klingon did have some undecided issues with the apostrophe).
Even with volunteers helping, there are costs involved in developing and implementing any language that they add. As a volunteer, I don't know these figures specifically.
The best way to get it added is to vote and have others vote, to show that there is interest.
I'm with you! Waiting is hard. Per https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194, we are currently on the official thread. They are monitoring both votes and comments. I would assume that upvotes have more weight, but I truly don't know. If you know of a community who is very interested, I would suggest spreading the word, as I'm afraid I agree with antonmo that 60 in four years does not bode well for interest. :(
In my opinion there would be far more users as for example native american languages.
Most (potential) users never get into this voting-polls and so it is easy to promote less frequented languages instead of much spoken ones.
However I will try to activte some friends to promote farsi.
I would love it if you guys would add Persian to duolingo's collection of languages. It is such a beautiful and unappreciated language. I am currently learning French which could help with Persian ( there is a longish history to that ) thx so much for voting I am NOT over exaggerating when I say that this may change my life. Thank you in advance
Hi, I am a native Farsi (persian) speaker. Well I confirm the fluid flexibility of Farsi, which makes it much harder to teach as a boldly structured language. However, the language is so covering that Farsi speakers usually face no trouble in learning other languages. I have worked personally to define some structural formulation to teach Farsi in other languages and I will be very happy to share my language.
It is 2019 now, and I see Duolingo has 2 fictional ( and let me repeat FICTIONAL languages) that I and I bet many other don't care about. Like I study a language to communicate with others why to study a fictional one. Plus Duolingo has languages that are spoken natively by a really small small groups and when it comes to faresi /persian some sayes it is not popular or it will be baned from Iran.. First of all no country will ban its language but instead it will incourage this ( all the US /Iran issues are not related to us as humans studying a language). So let me recap: High valyrian and klingon : fictional Navajo :Southwestern United States native speakers: 169,359(2011) Hawaiian: native speakers 24000 (2009).......... Farsi/persian: 70 million; (110 million total speakers) ( Wikipedia) So why not persian?
I have been trying to find a decent platform to learn farsi, this seems very good for my brother learning Polish and myself improving German. My Boyfriend is Persian and it is all his family speak, would be great if it were on here!! I am actually very surprised that it is missing :(
I think the best alternative apps available to learn Persian are mango languages and rosetta Stone which both are great but not free.
(but your local library may offer you free access to Mango Languages.)
I recommend glossika too.
However, duolingo is really a great language learning platform. so waiting for the course. ❤️
There should no doubt be Farsi as well as Urdu. To be fair to duolingo, they have only just added Arabic and that is a much more widely spoken language! I don't think it's political. I do think that more people should be exposed to languages using Arabic script. Given its sheer geographical range, it would be immensely useful to have sufficient practice of it. In terms of difficulty, the Arabic script falls between Russian and the Asian scripts.