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Salam be hamegi, Sāre hastam! Hi everybody! I’m Sareh.
Welcome to PersianPod101.com’s “Persian in 3 minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Persian.
In the last lesson, we learned some words you use when apologizing in Persian, including Bebakhshid and lotfan. In this lesson we are going to learn numbers in Persian.
Yes, numbers! A'dād! From one to ten. And you are going to learn them in only three minutes, "se daghighe"!
Are you ready? Let’s start!
[slowly] Yek.
[slowly] Do.
[slowly] Se.
[slowly] Chāhār.
[slowly] Panj.
[slowly] Shesh.
[slowly] Haft.
[slowly] Hasht.
[slowly] Noh.
[slowly] Dah.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
1. Yek
2. Do
3. Se
4. Chāhār
5. Panj
6. Shesh
7. Haft
8. Hasht
9. Noh
10. Dah
Great job!
What is before Yek? Do you know?
It's: Sefr.
[slowly] Sefr.
You don’t have any more excuses! You can give your friends your cell phone number in Persian!
Let’s try together.
We’ll use the phrase Shomāreye man... ast , which means “my number is... :” We put the numbers in the empty area, before saying ast.
[slowly] Shomāreye man... ast.
Shomāreye man...
Yek, Do, Se, Chāhār, Panj, Shesh, Haft, Hasht, Noh, Dah
Can you read it by yourself?
337 1224968
Now it’s time for Sareh’s Insights.
You need to be careful that in Persian, unlike English, while telling someone a phone number or a number for something, we don't normally number each one by one; it is Ok but not so common.
For example, when they call your number at the nank, if the number is more than 1, like 12, they would not say "yek, Do" But the whole number: "Davazdah" and so on.
When it comes to Phone numbers, we usually try to put the numbers in small groups of 10s or 100s. That’s because it makes them shorter and easier to remember in Persian.
We are not going to learn this for now, but for you to get a better idea, here is an example:
In here, this number
337 1224968
Would probably be read as :
"Three hundred thirty seven, One hundred twenty two, Forty nine, Sixty eight."
Sisado sio haft, Sado bisto do, Chehelo Noh, Shasto hasht.
In the next lesson we are going to learn the numbers from ten to one hundred in Persian. Your task now is to practice the numbers we studied in this lesson, from Yek to Dah!!
Tā diidar e ba'di!