Dari Persian, Comprehensive

Dari Persian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Dari Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743571548
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Dari, also called "Dari Persian" or "Eastern Persian," is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. Dari is one of 3 major Persian dialects. There are many dialects of Dari. Pimsleur's Dari teaches the official form, "Kabuli Dari."

This Comprehensive course includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Dari, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Dari, also called "Dari Persian" or "Eastern Persian," is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. Dari is one of 3 major Persian dialects. There are many dialects of Dari. Pimsleur's Dari teaches the official form, "Kabuli Dari."

This Comprehensive course includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Dari, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurDari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (15)
  • It works (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/work (10)
    • Self-improvement (9)
    • Travel (8)
    • Fun (6)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
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      • Military personnel (9), Government employee (4)

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    4.0

    Outstanding Product!

    By Tim

    from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

    About Me Military personnel

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Military

    Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    It's a great course. I wish it was longer. I'm able to speak at an intermediate level right now but with more lessons I'm sure I can become fluent.

     
    5.0

    dari

    By deployed

    from overseas

    About Me Military personnel

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      excellent product, i plan on purchasing another course, pimsleur format is awesome i am speaking with locals right now and i am not even done with the first lesson

       
      4.0

      A lot to learn for a beginner

      By Ghezal

      from Finland

      About Me A Bonus In Social Life, Occasional Need At Work

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Written Chapters

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The audio material is clear and digestable: not too much new vocabulary in each chapter, which is great. I've been listening to these chapters while walking, on the bus and biking (unfortunaly often disturbed by the noices of traffic) and sometimes in bed to fall asleep. I'm happy with the product (17 chapters of level I by now), though it seems rather concentrated in the needs of expats in Afghanistan, which I'm not and will not be. The recordings are clear and the voices on tape pleasant. It's really useful for me that this material can be used where ever, with nothing other than my ears occupied. However, I'd really appreciate a booklet with all the chapters in writing to help memorize the vocabulary and to check things after listening a new chapter. And I really mean material in old fashioned paper, since for me it's important that this material doesn't require using computer or mobile phone, since I use those enough already at work and free time.

       
      5.0

      Effective Language Program

      By Dari J

      from Tampa

      About Me Military personnel

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I listen to the half-hour long program modules every morning during my commute to work. I follow the user guide instructions and have found these instructions to be the key to effectively progress through the lessons.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great source

        By farhadikia

        from ft hood, tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • Time commitment

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        this is a great tool.i recommended for everybody who want to learn basic dari

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