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					How to Say Most Common Words in Farsi
Want to learn Persian (locally known as Farsi, Dari or Tajik), the
national language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan? Here's a primer to
get you started.

<Steps
1Learn these common phrases and words. If you need help with the
pronunciation, see Tips.<

Meeting People
Hi: Salam
Good morning!: Sobh Be Kheyr!
Good evening!Asr be kheyr! ??? ????
Welcome! (to greet someone)Khosh Amadid! ??? ?????
How are you?Shoma chetor hastin? ??? ???? ?????
Thank you (very much)!Mamnoon ?????
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Khahesh Mikonam ????? ?????
See you later!Ba¡¯adan mibinamet ???? ???????
Good bye!Khoda Hafez ?????
What's your name?Esm e shoma chist? ??? ??? ???? ?
My name is ...Esm e man? ??? ?? ...
Nice to meet you!Az molaghat e sham khosh vaghtam ?? ?????? ??? ??? ????
Where are you from?Shoma ahleh koja hastid ??? ??? ??? ?????
I'm from (the U.S/ Iran): Man az (America/ Iran) hastam ?? ?? (?????? /
?????) ????
How old are you?: Chand salet hast? ??? ???? ????
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old.Man (bist/ Si) sal daram ?? (????/??)
??? ????

Basic Conversation
Good luck!: Mo¡¯afagh bashed ???? ?????
Congratulations!: Tabrik migoyam ????? ?? ????
Bless you (when sneezing): A¡¯afiat bashad ????? ????
Sorry (for a mistake): Bebakhshid ??????
No Problem!: Moshkeli nist ????? ????
I need to practice my Persian: Man bayad farsi ro bishtar tamrin konam
?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ????? ???
What? Where?: Chi? Koja? ??? ????
I love you!: Doset daram! ???? ????

Asking for Help
Can You Say It Again?: Mishe tekrar konid? ???? ????? ???? ?
I Don't Understand!: Motavajjeh nemisham ????? ??????
I Don't Know!: Nemidanam ???????
What time is it?: Sa¡¯at chand ast? ???? ??? ????
What's That Called In Persian?: Be Farsi chi misheh ?? ????? ?? ?????
What Does "moshkeli" Mean In English?: ¡°moshkeli¡± be engilisi chi
misheh? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ¡°moshkeli¡±
I'm lost: Man gom shodam ?? ?? ???
Can I help you?: Mitoonam ke komaketoon konam ?????? ?? ?????? ????
Can you help me?: Shoam mitooni ke komakam konid ??? ??????? ???? ?????
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)?: (dashtshooi/darookhaneh) kojast?
(???????/????????) ??????
How much is this?: Gheymatesh chand ast? ????? ??? ??? ?
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something): Bebakhshid ??????
Excuse me! ( to pass by): Bebakhshid ??????
Do you speak (English/ Persian)?: Aya shoma (Engilisi/Farsi) harf mizanid
??? ??? (???????/?????) ??? ?????? ?
I feel sick: Man ehsas e nakhoshi mikonam ?? ????? ?????? ?????
I need a doctor: Man be doktor ehtiaj daram ?? ?? ???? ?????? ????
Emergency!: e'laamey KhataR! !????? ???
Help me!: komakam kon! !???? ??

Colors
Black: seey¨¡h ????
Blue: ¨¡bee ???
Brown: ghah-veyee ???? ??
Gray: Kh¨¡kestaree ??????
Green: sabz ???
Orange: n¨¡renjee ??????
Purple: arghavanee ???????
Red: ghermez ????
White: sefeed ????
Yellow: zarrd ???

Numbers
0: sefR ???
1: yek ??
2: do ??
3: se ??
4: chahaar ????
5: panj ???
6: sheesh ???
7: haft ???
8: hasht ???
9: no ??
10: dah ??
11: y¨¡z-dah ?????
12: dav¨¡z-dah ?????
13: seez-dah ?????
14: ch¨¡har-dah ???? ??
15: poonz-dah ??????
16: shoonz-dah ??????
17: heev-dah ????
18: heezh-dah ????
19: nooz-dah ?????

20: beest ????
30: see ??
40: chehel ???
50: panj¨¡h ?????
60: shast ???
70: haft¨¡d ?????
80: hasht¨¡d ?????
90: navad ???
100: s¨¡d ??
1,000: hez¨¡r ????
10,000: dah-hez¨¡r ?? ????
100,000: sad hez¨¡r ?? ????
1,000,000: yek melyoon ?? ??????
Plus: be'alaave ??????
Minus: menh¨¡ ????
More (than): beeshtaR az ????? ??
Less (than): kamtaR az ???? ??
Approximately: taqReeban ???????
Firstaval ???
Second: doovom ???
Third: sevom ???



Time
Sunday: yek shanbe ??????
Monday: doshanbe ??????
Tuesdayseh shanbe ?? ????
Wednesday: cheh¨¡reshenebeh ????????
Thursday: panj-shanbeh ??? ????
Friday: jom'e ????
Saturday: shanbe ????
Yesterday: deeRooz ?????
Today: emRooz ?????
Tomorrow: faRd¨¡ ????
Day: Rooz ???
Night: shab ??

Week: haftey ????
Month: maah ???
Year: saal ???
Second: s¨¡neeye ?????
Minute: daqeeqe ?????
Hour: s¨¡'at ????
Morning: sobh ???
Evening: 'asR ???
Noon: zohR ???
Afternoon: ba'ad az zohR ??? ?? ???
Midnight: nisfey shab ???? ??
Now: h¨¡l¨¡ ????
Later: ba'dan ?????<



Tips
Persian speakers love to hear a different accent, so go ahead and don't
be shy. No one is going to laugh at you.
Persian (called Farsi in Persian) speakers use a lot of English terms for
modern devices, like TV, radio, computer, modem and cable. The
pronunciation is a bit different though.
VisitGoogle Translateand set the language you wish to translate into to
Persian. Type in the English version of the word you need help
pronouncing. Once it's popped up in Persian, click the megaphone on the
right side of the screen. You'll be able to hear how the word is
pronounced.
Dari is a version of Persian spoken by Afghans, but there are major
differences between the two languages.

<Warnings
Just like in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," watch out for people translating
wrong on purpose. If suspicious, double check with another person before
embarrassing yourself somewhere else.
Educated people know it's wrong calling Persian in Farsi in English (or
in German, French, etc.). Imagine saying I speak Deutsch (instead of
German), T¨¹rkce (instead of Turkish) or Francais (instead of French).
The word Farsi in English gained prominence since the Islamic Revolution
in Iran.

Related wikiHows
How to Learn Key Phrases in Persian
How to Say "Where Is the Bathroom" in Several Different Languages

Sources   and Citations
Persian   Phrases and Common Sentences
Persian   Adjectives
Persian   Survival Terms
Persian   Numbers
Persian   Vocabulary

				
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