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Farsi Alphabet

This page contains a table including the following: Farsi alphabet, also called Persian letters which help you pronounce the words in a given language, you will also learn about the different consonants and vowels. Make sure to check our Learn Farsi page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

English Farsi Pronunciation Farsi Script Various Forms
A as in apple hamzeh ء On the top of some vowels
A as in apple alef ا ‍ا
Long “a” alef-e maddī آ‍آ
B as in Brazilian be بب‍ ‍ب‍ ‍ب
P as in Persian pe پپ‍ ‍پ‍ ‍پ
T as in Turkish te تت‍ ‍ت‍ ‍ت
Th as in think the ثث‍ ‍ث‍ ‍ث
J as in Japanese jīm جج‍ ‍ج‍ ‍ج
Che as in Chinese che چچ‍ ‍چ‍ ‍چ
Sharp h as in Hassan he حح‍ ‍ح‍ ‍ح
Kh as in the Scottish loch, Spanish Jota khe خخ‍ ‍خ‍ ‍خ
D as in Danish dāl دد
Th as in They Th as in They Th as in Theyذ
R as in Russian re رر
Z as in Zulu ze زز
Je as in pleasure je or zhe ژژ
S as in Spanish sīn سس‍ ‍س‍ ‍س
Sh as in Shadow shīn شش‍ ‍ش‍ ‍ش
S as in supper sād صص‍ ‍ص‍ ‍ص
D as in Danish dād ضض‍ ‍ض‍ ‍ض
T as in Tagalog طط‍ ‍ط‍ ‍ط
Th as in That thā ظظ‍ ‍ظ‍ ‍ظ
The closest is as a soundless “a” or ‘ ‘ayn عع‍ ‍ع‍ ‍ع
gh as the french “r” in merci ghayn غغ‍ ‍غ‍ ‍غ
F as in Farsi fe فف‍ ‍ف‍ ‍ف
Sharp Qu (Qum) qāf قق‍ ‍ق‍ ‍ق
K as in Kurdish kāf كك‍ ‍ك‍ ‍ك
Same thing just a different way. kāf کک‍ ‍ک‍ ‍ک
G as in Golf gāf گگ‍ ‍گ‍ ‍گ
L as in Language lām لل‍ ‍ل‍ ‍ل
M as in Mandarin mīm مم‍ ‍م‍ ‍م
N as in Norwegian nūn نن‍ ‍ن‍ ‍ن
W as in Wolof vāv وو
H as in Hebrew hā-ye havvaz هه‍ ‍ه‍ ‍ه
Y as in Yiddish yā-ye mo‘jam يي‍ ‍ي‍ ‍ي
Y as in Yiddish, sometimes as “a” yā-ye fārsī یی‍ ‍ی‍ ‍ی

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Farsi Persian alphabet, consonants and vowels. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation.

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