Demonstrative adjectives

Simple forms

A demonstrative adjective modifies a noun. In Persian, demonstrative adjectives come before nouns and like other adjectives, they have only one form; they agree neither in gender nor in number with the noun they modify. In Persian, we don't say «these books» but «this books». The plural form (i.e. books) itself indicates that we are pointing to more than one entity.

ProximalDistal
in (this, these)ân (that, those)

Examples

Compound forms

The basic demonstratives are combined with certain words and make compound demonstratives. As for demonstrative adjectives:

wordproximaldistal
ham (same)hamin — this/these/the samehamân — that/those/the same
chon (like)chonin — like this/these; such ... as this/thesechonân — like that/those; such ... as that/those

Examples