12Sentences.com is inspired by Tim Ferriss' grammar 'deconstruction' method from ‘The 4 Hour Chef' - his book on accelerated learning.


Tim's method includes having a native speaker translate sentences like 'I give John the apple' - to help decode the building blocks of a language.

Some kind language speakers have added their translations and recordings to this project. To suggest which languages to add next - vote in the poll.


Tim's method includes having a native speaker translate sentences like 'I give John the apple' - to help decode the building blocks of a language.

Some kind language speakers have added their translations and recordings to this project. To suggest which languages to add next - vote in the poll.

Tim Ferriss' 12 Sentences to deconstruct 🇮🇷 Persian grammar

Translations and audio by Shahrzad, a native Persian speaker and teacher from Tehran, Iran. She offers video lessons on her italki page.

1. The apple is red. .سیب قرمزه
2. It is John’s apple. .سیب جانه
3. I give John the apple. .من سیبو به جان میدم
4. We give him the apple. .ما سیبو به اون میدیم

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5. He gives it to John. .او اونو به جان میده
6. She gives it to him. .او اونو به جان میده
7. Is the apple red? سیب قرمزه؟
8. The apples are red. .سیب ها قرمزن
9. I must give it to him. .باید اونو بهش بدم
10. I want to give it to her. .میخوام اونو بهش بدم
11. I'm going to know tomorrow. .فردا می فهمم
12. I can't eat the apple. .نمی تونم سیبو بخورم
I have eaten the apple. .سیبو خورده ام

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