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.


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


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


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

And this website:


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

  • +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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