Present Tense

Persian Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Persian. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Persian Classes.


The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Persian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Persian

Present Persian Audio
I see youتو را می‌بینم
I write with a penبا یک خودکار می‌نویسم
You love applesتو سیب دوست داری
You give moneyتو پول می‌دهی
You play tennisتو تنیس بازی می‌کنی
He reads a bookاو کتابی می‌خواند
He understands meاو من را می‌فهمد
She has a catاو گربه‌ای دارد
She knows my friendاو دوست من را می‌شناسد
We want to learnما می‌خواهیم یاد بگیریم
We think Spanish is easyما فکر می‌کنم اسپانیولی آسان است
You (plural) work hereشما این‌جا کار می‌کنید
You (plural) speak Frenchشما فرانسه صحبت می‌کنید
They drive a carآن‌ها ماشینی را می‌رانند
They smileآن‌ها لبخند می‌زنند


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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Persian

Heart attackحمله قلبی
Help meبه من کمک کنید
Stomach acheدل درد


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Daily Conversation in Persian

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Persian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Persian

Are you okay?حال شما خوب است؟
Call a doctor!با دکتر تماس بگیرید
Call the ambulance!آمبولانس را خبر کنید
Call the police!به پلیس تلفن بزنید
Calm down!آرام باشید
I feel sickحالم خوب نیست
It hurts hereاینجا درد می‌کند
It's urgent!اضطراری است
Where is the closest pharmacy?نزدیک ترین داروخانه کجا است؟
You look beautiful! (to a woman)خیلی خوشگلی
You have a beautiful nameاسم زیبایی داری
This is my wifeاين خانم همسر من است
This is my husbandاین شوهر من است

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Persian about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Persian Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Persian homepage.

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