- Which past tenses are essential for learners?
This collection will have a comprehensive overview of Persian tenses. It covers all of the tenses that exist in the language. You do not need to learn all of them. The essential past tenses are:
|Persian Tense||Equivalent English Tense|
|Past simple||Past simple|
|Past progressive||Past continuous|
|Past narrative||Present perfect|
|Past precedent||Past perfect|
Advanced learners need to know about these tenses as well:
- Past narrative imperfect
- Past precedent imperfect
- Past precedent narrative
- Past precedent narrative imperfect
Each imperfect tense has a progressive counterpart.