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Persian Numbers 1 through 10

Leyla Shams
June 24, 2015

One of the easiest and most useful things to learn in any language is how to count from one to ten. With that in mind, we’d like to challenge you to learn these numbers in Persian by the end of today.

To begin with, listen to this helpful clip from Lesson 6:

In this clip, I teach Matt the numbers set to one of my favorite tunes by Kayhan Kalhor. We go over the numbers several times, so you can listen and learn along with Matt.

Next, here's the complete list written in phonetic English.

  1. yek
  2. chāhār
  3. panj
  4. sheesh
  5. haft
  6. hasht
  7. noh
  8. dah

Finally, we here at Chai and Conversation like to make things as enjoyable as possible for you. So here are the numbers along with visual aides of your most favorite baby animals (why not learn the names of baby animals too while you're at it...).

 

1. yek peeshee

yek

2. dō joojé

do

3. sé khargoosh

se

4. chāhār pāndā

chahar

5. panj ba'aré

panj

6. sheesh khargoosh

sheesh

7. haft ordak

haft

8. hasht joghd

hasht

9. noh panguan

noh

10. dah lākposht

dah