11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great for travellers AND other people learning Farsi,
By A Customer
This review is from: Farsi (Persian) (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) (Paperback)
This book must surely count as essential for all people travelling to Iran who don't speak Farsi.
But also, it can be a good supplementary text for those learning Farsi outside of Iran (as I was). This is because that for a price-tag of under five pounds (or less second-hand), you can get a little book crammed full of useful and interesting phrases complete with transliteration.
When you consider that other books about Farsi may set you back between twenty and forty pounds, this book is a bargain. And if you are learning Farsi- or starting to learn it- you will realise that many similar books are reprints of dated texts or lacking transliteration for beginners, or have some other flaw. The main flaw I can find is that the Farsi text is printed a bit too small in my opinion.
Whilst not a textbook, this book is definitely a useful resource for modern and relevant phrases in Farsi.