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Persian is written in the Perso-Arabic alphabet and, like Arabic and Hebrew, is written without vowels. This makes it hard for a learner to decipher the exact pronunciation of any Persian word without referring to an audio source or a dictionary that includes diacritics.

Are there any online Persian dictionaries (either paid or free) that include diacritics (especially conjugated verbs)?

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I couldn't find any with diacritics, but these dictionaries all indicate pronunciation of each word by romanization:

Wiktionary is the only one with pronunciation of conjugated verbs.

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In addition to ba's answer, vajehyab.com and dictionary.abadis.ir, which are not dictionaries by themselves, but provide you access to دهخدا, معین and عمید which are major contemporary Persian-Persian dictionaries. and دهخدا and معین do in fact show the diacritics, though not in a usual way.

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i.e. they only shows the letters that do have a diacritic (in this case, letters د and م, and their diacritics. which in this case means the whole word is: دُشمَن

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I don't know whether after 2 years and 5 months it's still in any avail to give an answer or not but:

https://www.persianlearner.com/pages/English-Persian-dictionary.php

This dictionary does have audio pronunciation and (persian) phonetic pronunciation with decent examples modified in both Standard and Colloquial Farsi/Persian.

And this website:

https://forvo.com/

This is not a dictionary but a dictionary of pronunciation, you can search your persian/Farsi word and hear its pronunciation.

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  • +1 for Forvo, an amazing compilation of audio recordings of words in many languages. In my experience, if I don't find a word on Forvo, it's probably because I spelled it wrong. Occasionally you'll get an unclear or confusing recording, but in that case you can request another.
    – LarsH
    Commented Dec 19, 2023 at 15:12

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