Are you interested in Persian language?
i just signed in Duolingo Incubator for teaching Persian language to English speakers . i want to know if people are interested in Persian or not.
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Persian an ancient language? (I'm sorry if I offended someone. I don't know.)
people use Persian and Farsi ....they mean the same ...Persian---->Parsi----->Farsi
No. It has an old form, free of Arab influences, and a new form, with many Arabic words in it. I know this because I am Iranian. The language is spoken in Iran, with variants in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Hope this info helps.
YAYYYY!!! I actually know of a couple of other people that have applied. Maybe a Persian for English speakers course (or English for Persian speakers) will be in our near future! :D :D :D
I definitely would be interested...I think it is a beautiful sounding language.
You should definitely also apply for an English course for Persian speakers, because that might happen first. There's a bunch of people trying to get Persian on this site. I think one of the most prominent ones is MaeeSafaee. Try contacting her.
I would LOVE this! I'd definitely complete this course all the way through. I've just been using German and Turkish to keep me held over while I await Russian.
Yes, absolutely! I am really really really looking forward to the day it is added here.
Yes! It's at the top of my list! If I can dream, I'd love to see a Persian for French speakers course, but Persian from English would be great, too.
Yeah we would love it! Duolingo has matured, and we need to start representing the Middle East!
Yes! I would love to learn Persian! Best of luck with your application and have a lingot!
I am interested, though I'm not a native English speaker. I learned Persian with a teacher for a while - couple of years ago - and it would be a shame to forget whatever I learned. It would be really nice to have at least some basic Persian here. I guess there must be other people too...
Have some basic Farsi on Memrise! :)
معمولاٌ اول کٌرس انگلیسی برای یه زبان دیگه میسازن و بعد میشه کٌرس فارسی درست بشه مسله کٌرس عربی.
Awesome, thank you so much! I'd love to learn Persian! Hope to see it here soon! :D
I would love this language to be on Duolingo and would be immensely grateful if you made this course. I would be more than willing to help out as a native English speaker in developing your course (though I may be limited on time here and there). Go for it! Let me know what happens! Have ten lingots; if you start working on this course, you may need a streak freeze here and there!
Yes! A large portion of the program I'm in at my university speaks Farsi. I've learned just a couple of phrases, but a Duolingo course would be fantastic.
That's great! But have you applied for the English course for Persian speakers as well?
Wow! Thanks for this helpful and wise information!
"Most of Iranians know basic English..."
نفرماييد آقا، من در برابر مسخره كردن ِ انگليسي ِ جماعت ايراني كه از جانب شما انجام شد كاري نكردم....! :)
Of course, I want it. Persian sounds so cool.
My grandfather from my mother side was very well versed in Persian. It's odd because in those time there was no internet or TV ( there was TV but It had only 1-2 channels, TV programs used to come on designated hours of Day and in late they used to sing national song and say Good Night. :P ) . Nor they needed a foreign language for job or resources so abundantly available like nowadays.
YES!! I would love to learn as many languages as possible and Persian is one I want to learn!
We have tried this SEVERAL times with no luck. Duolingo did not even respond to our queries. After several tries I have concluded that Duolingo does not like to accept Persian language for some reason (Political? Commercial? Sanctions?).
It is interesting that languages with less than a few million speakers (or even thousand) get a chance but Persian with around 100 million does not.
Just search the forum and you'll find how many of us tried to get Persian->English or English->Persian into incubator.
I really doubt that's the case. Duolingo does not want political arguments on the site, but I believe that after some other courses in the incubator are released, there WILL be space for a English<Persian course.
Turkish team for example has started their third or forth project Turkish-> , ->Turkish. How is that they can for example get that many entries into the incubator but we cannot get one after 1 year of requesting?
Isn't that strange at least?
There are lots of languages with fewer challenges than Persian who've been asking for a year and still aren't in the incubator. I doubt it's a deliberate omission.
I'm sure Persian will be added eventually. I imagine that Duolingo are trying to work out the kinks with the Arabic script. It's only recently that Hebrew works properly on the forums, and the Arabic > English course is still in beta (and the English > Arabic course isn't in the incubator yet).
Turkish, on the other hand, uses the Latin alphabet with a few diacritics. You aren't comparing like with like here.
Also remember that fluency in both languages is just the bare minimum for contributors. Having a lot of potential contributors is not the same as finding the right people with the right experience and enough time to create the course. Some languages also have contributors that are on staff with Duolingo, or have been planned since before the incubator, so they have more of a leg in the door than others.
Assuming that not having Persian is some kind of political statement is a stretch. I also don't think that accusing Duolingo of that is going to help convince them you're a suitable candidate to create a course for them, you know.
While I really, really, really would like the course to become a reality, there are some challenges. I believe it uses a non-Latin script (correct me if I'm clueless...) and Duolingo would have to do a lot of additional work to make a different script work This is why it is taking so long for Eastern languages to be taught on Duolingo. Ukrainian and Russian use similar enough scripts it isn't a big deal. Be patient! The course will be added sooner or later!
Persian is so similar to Arabic( just the letters)....If you are correct that would be no big deal for Luis (Duolingo) to make it happen
I would very much like to learn Persian and look forward to it being developed in the incubator. Just out of curiosity, is there any mutual intelligibility between Persian, Dari, Pashto, and Tajik? How about between Persian and Kurdish?
i Don't know much about these (Dari Pashto and Tajik ) but i know that Dari and pashto are spoken in Afghanistan and it's so similar to Farsi
I am! And I know many people who applied to contribute, so I really hope it will be added soon :)
Yes! I've actually tried studying it but I gave up due to the lack of any decent resources to learn it.
I also want to make this language available on Duolingo. However, there are two sounds that English speakers have a hard time pronouncing. Overall, I vote YES!
It was a great literary language in sub continent once upon a time. If it would be again then it would be great.
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Hi everybody. Has there been any news on this front? I am quite eager to learn Persian but don't know if it will be a possibility in the near or medium term.
Is it too late to learn Persian from scratch when you're already in your 40s?