Tips on reading Persian words

In this page, you'll be presented with some handy tips on guessing the pronunciation of Persian words. Persian writing system is technically called "abjad". Abjad is a writing system that only has letters for consonants. Vowels are denoted either with diacritics or with a certain combination of consonants. Here are the letters of Persian abjad. Regarding the Latin letters used for showing Persian sounds, see this page on Persian letters and pronunciation:

ا-خkh صsکk
بbدd ضzگg
پpذz طtلl
تtرr ظzمm
ثsزz عøنn
جjژzh غghوv
چchسs فfهh
حhشsh قghیy

Vowels in Persian language

Persian has seven vowel sounds: â a e i o ow u.

shown withsounds as
âhot
aant
eegg
ieagle
oforty
owU.S. English show
urule

Characteristics of Persian abjad

Hints

Examples

WordTranscriptionClues found using hintsPronunciation
ایرانayranirânirân
ویزاvyzavizâvizâ
بانکbankbânkbânk
پارکینگparkyngpârkingpârking
تیمtymtimtim
فوتبالfvtbalfutbâlfutbâl
آمریکاییamrykayyâmrikâyiâmrikâyi
واکسvaksvâksvâks
مادرmadrmâdrmâdar
برادرbradrbrâdrbarâdar
خاکیkhakykhâkikhâki
بازارbazarbâzârbâzâr
گیتارgytargitârgitâr
ماهوارهmahvarhmâhvâremâhvâre
رادیوradyvrâdyurâdiyo
تلویزیونtlvyzyvntlvizyuntelevizyun
اینترنتayntrntintrntinternet
رستورانrstvranrsturânresturân