If you are studying the history of Iran, Afghanistan, or Tajikistan, you might find it useful to learn a few useful Persian phrases.
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If you have friends who speak Farsi, or perhaps you are travelling to the area for various reasons, you can equip yourself with some useful Persian phrases like the ones below.
Useful Persian Phrases
- Hi! – Salam!
- Good morning! – Sobh bekheir!
- Good afternoon! – Baad az zohr bekheir!
- Good evening! – Asr bekheir!
- Welcome! (to greet someone) – Khosh amadid!
- How are you? – Hal e shoma chetoor ast!
- I’m fine, thank you! – Man khoobam, mersi!
- Thank you! – Mersi!
- You’re welcome! – Khahesh mikonam!
- Have a nice day! – Rooze khoobi dashteh bashid!
- Good night! – Shab bekheir!
- See you later! – Baadan shoma ra bebinam!
- Good bye! – Khodahafez!
- Good luck! – Moafagh bashid!
- Happy birthday! – Tavaloodat mobarak!
- Happy new year! – Sale noo mobarak!
- Merry Christmas! – Krismass mobarak!’
- Happy Eid! – Sale noo mobarak!
- Happy Nowrooz! – Eide shoma mobarak!
- Congratulations! – Tabrikat!
- Enjoy / Bon appetit! – Nooshejan!
- My name is ___. – Esme man ___ ast.
- Nice to meet you! – Azdidane shoma khoshhalam.
- Do you speak (English/ Persian)? – Aya (englisi/ parsi) sohbat mikonid
- Just a little. – Faghat yek kam.
- Can I have your phone number? – Aya mitavanam shomareh telephone shoma ra dashteh
- Can I have your email? – Aya mitavanam e-maile shoma ra dashte basham
- I love you. – Man asheghe shoma hastam.
- You’re very special! – Shoma kheili makhsoos hastid.
- You’re very kind! – Shoma kheili mehraban hastid.
- I’m very happy. – Man kheili khoshhalam.
- Sorry! – Bebakhshid!
- No problem! – Mohem nist!
- Can you repeat please?- Aya mitavanid tekrar konid?
- Can you speak slowly? – Aya mitavanid yavash sohbat konid?
- Can you write it down? – Ayamitavanid an ra benevisid?
- Did you understand what I said? – Aya motevajeh shodid?
- I don’t understand! – Motevajeh nemishavam!
- I don’t know! – Nemidanam!
- Help / Stop / Fire / Thief / Accident – Komak / Stop / Atash / Dozd / Tasadof
- Watch out! – Moazeb bash!
- Call the police! – Police raseda konid!
- Call a doctor! – Doktor ra seda konid!
- Call the ambulance! – Ambulance ra seda konid
- Are you okay? – Haletan khoob ast?
- It’s urgent! – In fori(urgence)ast
- Calm down! – Aram shoo!
Trasport / Getting Around
- Excuse me! – Bebakgshid!
- I’m lost. Man gom shodeham.
- Can you help me? – Aya mitavanid be man komak konid?
- How can I get to ___? Che tor mi tavanambe ___ beresam?
- Come with me! – Ba man bia!
- How long does it take to get there? – Cheghadr tool mikeshad ta be anja beresam?
- hospital – bimârestân
- library – ketâbxâne
- drug store – dâruxâne
- street – xiyâbân
- bus – autobus
- subway – metro
- airport – roroodgah
- bus station – istgahe autobus
- train station – istgahe gatar
- taxi – tksi
- near – nazdik
- far – dour
Food and Dining
- Do you accept credit cards? – Aya carte credit ghaboul mikonid?
- How much will it cost? – Hazineh an cheghadr ast?
- A table for (one/two) please! – Yek miz baraye (yek/do) nafar!
- Is this seat taken? – Aya in sandali ra gereftehand?
- I’m vegetarian. – Man giahkhar hastam.
- I don’t eat pork. – Man khook nemikhoram.
- I don’t drink alcohol. – Man alkol neminousham.
- Waiter / waitress – Garson/khanom garson
- Can we have the check please? – Aya mitavanim menu ra bebinim?
- It is very delicious! – In besiar khoshmazeh ast!
- How much is this? – In cheh gheimat ast?
- I’m just looking. – Faghat mikhaham negah konam.
- I don’t have change. – Man poole khoord nadaram.
- This is too expensive. – In besiar geran ast.
- Expensive – Geran
- Cheap – Arzan
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