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

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.

May 18, 2015

89 Comments


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

Every language should have a place here on Duolingo.

May 18, 2015

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

I have been waiting forever! I really hope it happens!

May 18, 2015

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

I am very much interested in learning Persian! Thanks for applying to teach it!

May 18, 2015

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

Extremely interested! Please do this.

May 18, 2015

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

Very very interested. Would love to see it become a reality!

May 18, 2015

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

Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Persian an ancient language? (I'm sorry if I offended someone. I don't know.)

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr224

It's the main language of Iran, Tajikijstan, and most of Afghanistan.

May 18, 2015

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

people use Persian and Farsi ....they mean the same ...Persian---->Parsi----->Farsi

May 18, 2015

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

Ok.

May 18, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

Yes!!! Persian is one of my favorite languages to study!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

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

May 18, 2015

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

I definitely would be interested...I think it is a beautiful sounding language.

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr224

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.

May 18, 2015

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

yes you are right

May 19, 2015

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

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.

May 18, 2015

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

Yes, absolutely! I am really really really looking forward to the day it is added here.

May 18, 2015

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

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.

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delta1212

Farsi is definitely on my list of languages I liked to learn.

May 18, 2015

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

I'd love to try it. Lots of literature, old and new, as well as film, and of course is very relevant to geopolitics.

May 18, 2015

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

Definitely!! How awesome.

May 18, 2015

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

Yeah we would love it! Duolingo has matured, and we need to start representing the Middle East!

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orde90

I am also interested!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dierubio20

Go for it!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Italian.Ice

Yes! I would love to learn Persian! Best of luck with your application and have a lingot!

May 18, 2015

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

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...

May 18, 2015

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

Have some basic Farsi on Memrise! :)

http://www.memrise.com/course/385800/basic-farsi-6/

May 19, 2015

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

yes I've already found the link, thank you! خیلی ممنون

May 19, 2015

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

You're most welcome! :)

May 19, 2015

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

I am!

May 18, 2015

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

I'd like that!!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

معمولاٌ اول کٌرس انگلیسی برای یه زبان دیگه میسازن و بعد میشه کٌرس فارسی درست بشه مسله کٌرس عربی.

May 18, 2015

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

Aw! it's the first time I read a comment of you in Farsi! :)

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

Haha yeah! I finally figured out how to type in Farsi!

May 19, 2015

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

من نمی دونم دولینگو روال کاریش چطوریه

May 19, 2015

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

Yes, absolutely!

May 18, 2015

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

Awesome, thank you so much! I'd love to learn Persian! Hope to see it here soon! :D

May 18, 2015

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

Definitely! So much excellent poetry is written in Persian.

May 19, 2015

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

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!

May 19, 2015

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

Thank you

May 19, 2015

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

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.

May 19, 2015

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

That's great! But have you applied for the English course for Persian speakers as well?

May 18, 2015

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

hi...no i didn't...i think most of Iranians know basic english

May 19, 2015

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

Wow! Thanks for this helpful and wise information!

"Most of Iranians know basic English..."

May 19, 2015

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

الان یعنی مسخره کردی؟

May 19, 2015

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

نفرماييد آقا، من در برابر مسخره كردن ِ انگليسي ِ جماعت ايراني كه از جانب شما انجام شد كاري نكردم....! :)

May 19, 2015

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

والا

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/espi731

بیشتر آبروداری بود تا مسخره کردن.

May 19, 2015

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

I'm up for the challenge.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erven.R

I would be more interested if Maede will be a contributor/mod! :D

May 18, 2015

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

ha ha! thank you Erven! :)

May 19, 2015

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

That sounds amazing!!! Yes please!

May 19, 2015

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

Many people are interested :) like me :)

May 19, 2015

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

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.

May 19, 2015

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

that's cool

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/griffijo95

YES!! I would love to learn as many languages as possible and Persian is one I want to learn!

May 19, 2015

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

i think the same

May 19, 2015

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

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.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

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.

May 19, 2015

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

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?

May 21, 2015

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

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.

May 21, 2015

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

That's not Fair at All

May 19, 2015

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

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!

May 19, 2015

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

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

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delta1212

Arabic is also not currently a course option, though.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tintin_73

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?

May 19, 2015

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

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

May 19, 2015

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

Yes!

May 19, 2015

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

I'm not really, but I hope its added soon for the people who want it!

May 18, 2015

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

Woh,sounds gear to me.

May 19, 2015

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

It sounds gear to me too.

May 19, 2015

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

I am! And I know many people who applied to contribute, so I really hope it will be added soon :)

May 18, 2015

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

Yes! I've actually tried studying it but I gave up due to the lack of any decent resources to learn it.

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IdanK.
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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!

May 27, 2015

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

It would be GREAT if it happens :)

May 31, 2015

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

It was a great literary language in sub continent once upon a time. If it would be again then it would be great.

May 31, 2015

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

Highly interested! It would be great to have Persian on Duolingo.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/learnpersian.us

Hello to all interested people to Persian language. We are a Persian language learning startup team who are trying to gather some free stuff for people who are interested in learning this language. We try to improve our contents for better and would like to know about any new ideas or comments on the way we are doing our job. Therefore, it would be highly appreciated if you could visit our website at https://learnpersian.us and let us know about your ideas and suggestions.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yuness4

Is Duolingo boycotted Persian?

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30260982

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/str8586

I dont think so. But it takes (to) long :(

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxKlbl1

It's scandalous that is no Persian here yet! I'm waiting impatiently!

April 1, 2019

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

+1. (and waiting for YEARS)

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tintin_73

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.

February 19, 2016

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

Is it too late to learn Persian from scratch when you're already in your 40s?

February 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonella.yael

Yes, very much!

June 7, 2018

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

YES PLEASE! I'd LOVE there to be a Farsi course on Duolingo <3 <3

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Negster66

Yes please! I am open to assisting as well if need be.

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marki193605

Yes we are :)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanHarper19

I am very interested. Currently I am using other sources to learn.

June 4, 2019
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