Article for Objects in Persian

In English a definite article (the) comes immediately before a known object:
I am reading the book.
In Persian, the definite article is:
/rā/ را

It (almost) always follows the object and comes immediately after that.

The simple structure of a sentence in English is as below:
SUBJECT + VERB + the (article) + OBJECT

This structure in Persian is slightly different:

SUBJECT + OBJECT + rā (article) + VERB

English: I read the the book.
Persian: /man ketāb rā xāndam/
من کتاب را خواندم.

English: I broke the window.
Persian: /man panjare rā šekastam/
من پنجره را شکستم.

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