Obogrew wrote:Would it not be easier to start from Tadzhik? Does it help to master Persian?
Marah wrote:Obogrew wrote:
While we're at it, what about Dari? How much could I expect to understand?
ancient forest wrote:catherinemaheu wrote:
I could be wrong, but I thought that there was generally not a huge difference between the Persian dialects spoken in Iran (Farsi) and in Afghanistan (Dari). There is a much bigger difference between Persian and the other languages spoken in those areas such as Kurdish, Pashto, etc.
Yes, Tajik and Dari are very similar to Persian. I have met people who speak Dari and Tajik and have had no problems talking with them. But there are other dialects which are very different.
However, now that I think about it, someone who wants to learn Persian to read literature, or to find his way around in Persian speaking countries does not actually care about those dialects, so I guess that's something I should've taken into account when I was writing the first post from the point of view of a typical learner.