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How to Say Most Common Words in Farsi

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How to Say Most Common Words in Farsi

Postby Shahram » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:41 pm

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

Meeting People

Hi: Salam سلام
Good morning!: Sobh Be kheyr! صبح بخیر
Good evening! Asr be kheyr! عصر بخیر
Good night! Shab be kheyr! شب بخیر
Welcome! (to greet someone) Khosh Amadid! خوش آمدید
How are you? haleh shoma Shoma chetor hast? حال شما چطور هست
Thank you (very much)! (kheily)Mamnoon ممنون
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Khahesh mikonam خواهش میکنم
See you later! Ba’adan mibinamet بعدأ میبینمت
Good bye! Khoda Hafez بدرود
What's your name? Esme shoma chist? اسم شما چیست ؟
My name is ... Esme man... hast. اسم من ...
Nice to meet you! Az molaghat e sham khosh vaghtam از ملاقات شما خوش وقتم
Where are you from? Shoma ahleh koja hastid? شما اهل کجا هستید
I'm from (the U.S/ Iran): Man az (America/ Iran) hastam من از (آمریکا / ایران) هستم
How old are you?: Chand salet hast? چند سالت هست؟
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Man (bist/si) sal daram من (بیست/سی) سال دارم

Basic Conversation

Good luck!: Mo’afagh bashed موفق باشید
Congratulations!: Tabrik migoyam تبریک می گویم
Bless you (when sneezing): A’afiat bashad عافیت باشد
Sorry (for a mistake): Bebakhshid ببخشید
No Problem!: Moshkeli nist مشکلی نیست
I need to practice my Persian: Man bayad farsi ro bishtar tamrin konam

من باید فارسی رو بیشتر تمرین کنم

What? Where?: Chi? Koja? چی؟ کجا؟
I love you!: Doset daram! دوست دارم

Asking for Help

Can You Say It Again?: Mishe tekrar konid? میشه تکرار کنید ؟
I Don't Understand!: Motavajjeh nemisham متوجه نمیشوم
I Don't Know!: Nemidanam نمیدانم
What time is it?: Sa’at chand ast? ساعت چند است؟
What's That Called In Persian?: Be Farsi chi misheh? به فارسی چی میشه؟
What Does "moshkeli" Mean In English?: “moshkeli” be engilisi chi misheh? به انگلیسی چی میشه؟ “moshkeli”
I'm lost: Man gom shodam من گم شدم
Can I help you?: Mitoonam ke komaketoon konam? میتونم که کمکتون کنم؟
Can you help me?: Shoma mitooni ke komakam konid? شما میتونید کمکم کنید؟
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)?: Dashtshooi/darookhaneh kojast? (دستشویی/داروخانه) کجاست؟
How much is this?: Gheymatesh chand ast? قیمتش چند است ؟
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something): Bebakhshid ببخشید
Excuse me! ( to pass by): Bebakhshid ببخشید
Do you speak (English/ Persian)?: Aya shoma (Engilisi/Farsi) harf mizanid?

آیا شما (انگلیسی/فارسی) حرف میزنید ؟

I feel sick: Man mariz hastam من مریض هستم
I need a doctor: Man be doktor ehtiaj daram من به دکتر احتیاج دارم
Emergency!: Khatar! ! خطر
Help me!: Komakam kon! !کمکم کن

Colors

Black: seeyāh or meshki سیاه یا مشکی
Blue: ābee آبی
Brown: ghah-ve-yee قهوه ای
Gray: khākestaree خاکسری
Green: sabz سبز
Orange: nārenjee نارنجی
Purple: arghavanee or banafsh ارغوونی
Red: ghermez قرمز
White: sefeed سفيد
Yellow: zarrd زرد

Numbers

0: sefr صفر
1: yek يک
2: do دو
3: se سه
4: chahaar چهار
5: panj پنج
6: sheesh شيش
7: haft هفت
8: hasht هشت
9: noh نه
10: dah ده
11: yāz-dah یازده
12: davāz-dah دوازه
13: seez-dah سیزده
14: chāhar-dah چهار ده
15: poonz-dah پانزده
16: shoonz-dah شانزده
17: heev-dah هفده
18: heezh-dah هجده
19: nooz-dah نوزده



20: beest بیست
30: see سی
40: chehel چهل
50: panjāh پنجاه
60: shast شصت
70: haftād هفتاد
80: hashtād هشتاد
90: navad نود
100: sād صد
1,000: hezār هزار
10,000: dah-hezār ده هزار
100,000: sad hezār صد هزار
1,000,000: yek melyoon یک میلیون
Plus: be'alaave بعلاوه
Minus: menhā منها
More (than): beeshtaR az بيشتر از
Less (than): kamtaR az کمتر از
Approximately: taqReeban تقريباً
First aval اول
Second: doovom دوم
Third: sevom سوم

Time

Sunday: yek shanbe یکشنبه
Monday: doshanbe دوشنبه
Tuesday seh shanbe سه شنبه
Wednesday: chehāreshenebeh چهارشنبه
Thursday: panj-shanbeh پنج شنبه
Friday: jom'e جمعه
Saturday: shanbe شنبه
Yesterday: deeRooz ديروز
Today: emRooz امروز
Tomorrow: faRdā فردا
Day: Rooz روز
Night: shab شب



Week: hafteh هفته
Month: maah ماه
Year: saal سال
Second: sāneeye ثانيه
Minute: daqeeqe دقيقه
Hour: sā'at ساعت
Morning: sobh صبح
Evening: 'asR عصر
Noon: zohR ظهر
Afternoon: ba'ad az zohR بعد از ظهر
Midnight: nisfey shab نصفه شب
Now: hālā حالا
Later: ba'dan بعداً

Edit Tips

The Dari which has major differences is, ironically, spoken by communities in Iran. The Dari spoken in Afghanistan can be understood perfectly by Persian speaking people i.e. Iranians. The difference is comparable with the difference between RP English ('Queen's English') and Scouse (Merseyside English.) The same, incidentally, applies to the difference between Persian and the Tajik language, spoken in Tajikestan and parts of Uzbekistan. Dari is simply another name for Persian. The word comes from dar meaning door (the English word 'door' has the same root as 'dar', both languages being of Indo-European origin.) What it refers to is the doors of the (royal) court, thus in essence meaning court language, just as 'Queen's English' was used in Britain.
Dari is a version of Persian spoken by Afghans, but there are major differences between the two languages.
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.
Visit Google Translate and 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.

Edit 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), Türkce (instead of Turkish) or Francais (instead of French). The word Farsi in English gained prominence since the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Ref: http://www.wikihow.com/Say-Most-Common-Words-in-Farsi
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