In this page, you will be presented with some handy tips on guessing the pronunciation of Persian words. Persian writing system is a consonant alphabet. It has only letters for consonants. Vowels are marked with diacritics or a certain combination of consonants. Here are the letters of Persian alphabet:

ا
-
ر
r
ف
f
ب
b
ز
z
ق
gh
پ
p
ژ
zh
ک
k
ت
t
س
s
گ
g
ث
s
ش
sh
ل
l
ج
j
ص
s
م
m
چ
ch
ض
z
ن
n
ح
h
ط
t
و
v
خ
kh
ظ
z
ه
h
د
d
ع
ø
ی
y
ذ
z
غ
gh

Characteristics of Persian Alphabet

Hints for Guessing Pronunciation

Examples

Word Transcription Clues Pronunciation
ایران ayran irân irân
ویزا vyza vizâ vizâ
بانک bank bânk bânk
پارکینگ parkyng pârking pârking
تیم tym tim tim
فوتبال fvtbal futbâl futbâl
آمریکایی amrykayy âmrikâyi âmrikâyi
واکس vaks vâks vâks
مادر madr mâdr mâdar
برادر bradr brâdr barâdar
خاکی khaky khâki khâki
بازار bazar bâzâr bâzâr
گیتار gytar gitâr gitâr
ماهواره mahvarh mâhvâre mâhvâre
رادیو radyv râdyu râdiyo
تلویزیون tlvyzyvn tlvizyun televizyun
اینترنت ayntrnt intrnt internet
رستوران rstvran rsturân resturân