Past Tense

Persian Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Persian. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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 past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, 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 past 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.

Past Tense in Persian

Past Persian Audio
I saw youمن تو را دیدم
I wrote with a penبا یک خودکار می‌نوشتم
You loved applesتو سیب دوست داشتی
You gave moneyتو پول دادی
You played tennisتو تنیس بازی کردی
He read (past tense) a bookاو کتابی را خواند
He understood meاو من را درک می‌کرد
She had a catاو گربه‌ای داشت
She knew my friendاو دوست من را می‌شناخت
We wanted to learnما می‌خواستیم یاد بگیریم
We thought Spanish is easyما فکر می‌کردیم اسپانیولی آسان است
You (plural) worked hereشما اینجا کار می‌کردید
You (plural) spoke Frenchشما فرانسه صحبت می‌کردید
They drove a carآن‌ها ماشینی را می‌راندند
They smiledآن‌ها لبخند می‌زدند


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List of Colors in Persian

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Persian

Colors Persian Audio
Brownقهوه ای
Colorsرنگ ها
Dark colorرنگ تیره
Light colorرنگ روشن


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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

English Persian Audio
Black is his favorite colorسياه رنگ دلخواه او است
I have black hairموهای من سیاه است
Red is not his favorite colorقرمز رنگ دلخواه او نيست
She drives a yellow carاو یک اتومبیل زرد رنگ را ميراند
The sky is blueآسمان آبی است
Your cat is whiteگربه شما سفيد است
I enjoyed myself very muchبه من خیلی خوش گذشت
I agree with youبا شما موافقم
Are you sure?مطمئن هستی؟
Be careful!مراقب باش
Cheers!به سلامتی
Would you like to go for a walk?دوست داری قدم بزنیم؟

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Persian about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Persian Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Persian homepage.

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Linguistic Persian Vocabulary
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