Persian Phrases

Persian Phrases

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Persian Phrases

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English Persian Phrases
GreetingSalam va ashnai
Hi!Salam
Good morning!Sobh bekheir
Good afternoon!Baad az zohr bekheir
Good evening!Asr bekheir
Welcome! (to greet someone)Khosh amadid
Hello my friend!Salam dooet e man
How are you? (friendly)Hal e shoma chetoor ast
How are you? (polite)Chetoori
I'm fine, thank you!Man khoobam ,mersi
And you? (friendly)Tu chetoori
And you? (polite)Va shoma
GoodKhoob
Not so goodNa kheili khoob
Long time no seeKheili vaghte ke too ra nadidam
I missed youDelam barat tang shoodeh
What's new?Cheh khabar
Nothing newHich khabar
Thank you (very much)!Mersi,mamnoon,(kheili mamnoon)
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Khahesh mikonam
My pleasureBa kamale meil
Come in! (or: enter!)Bia too!
Make yourself at home!Inja khaneh shomast
Farewell ExpressionsEstelahate rayej baraye khodahafezi
Have a nice day!Rooze khoobi dashteh bashid
Good night!Shab bekheir
Good night and sweet dreams!Shab bekheir va khabhaye shirin
See you later!Baadan shoma ra bebinam
See you soon!Bezoodi shoma ra bebinam
See you tomorrow!Farda shoma ra bebinam
Good bye!Khodahafez
Have a good trip!Mosaferate khoobi dashteh bashid
I have to goMan bayad beravam
I will be right back!Barmigardam
Holidays and WishesBaraye kasi chizi arezoo kardan
Good luck!Moafagh bashid
Happy birthday!Tavaloodat mobarak
Happy new year!Sale noo mobarak
Merry Christmas!Krismass mobarak
Happy EidSale noo mobarak
Happy NowroozEide shoma mobarak
Congratulations!Tabrikat
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Nooshejan
Bless you (when sneezing)Afiat bashad
Best wishes!Ba behtarin arezooha
Cheers! (or: to your health)Be salamati
Accept my best wishesBehtarin arezoohayemara bepazir
How to Introduce YourselfChetoorkhoodra moarefi konid
What's your name?Esme shoma chist
My name is (John Doe)Esme man ...ast
Nice to meet you!Azdidane shoma khoshhalam
Where are you from?Kojai hastid(ahle kodam keshvarhastid)
I'm from (the U.S/ Iran)Man ahle …(u.s.a/iran) hastam
I'm (American/ Iranian)Man amrikai/parsi hastam
Where do you live?Koja zendegi mikonid
I live in (the U.S/ Iran)Man dar(u.s.a) zendegi mikonam
Do you like it here?Aya anja ra doost darid?
Iran is a beautiful countryIran keshvarezibai ast
What do you do for a living?Shogle shoma chist?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Shogle man (moalem,daneshjoo,mohandes)ast
Do you speak (English/ Persian)?Aya englisi parsi sohbat mikonid
Just a littleFaghat yek kam
I like PersianMan zabane parsi ra doostdaram
I'm trying to learn PersianMan saay mikonam parsi yadbegiram
It's a hard languageZabane sakhti ast
It's an easy languageAn zabane asani ast
Oh! That's good!Ah!khoob ast
Can I practice with you?Aya mi tavanam ba shoma tamrin konam
I will try my best to learnMan say mikonam ke yad begiram
How old are you?Shoma chand sal darid?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldMan (bist o yek saleh,si o doo saleh)hastam
It was nice talking to you!Sohabat bashoma jalebbood(azsohbat ba shoma khoshhal shodam)
It was nice meeting you!Az didane shoma khoshhal shodam
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Aghaye ...,khanome...,dooshizeh
This is my wifeIn hamsar e (zan e )man ast
This is my husbandIn shohare man ast
Say hi to Thomas for meAz tarfe man betomas salam beresanid
Romance and Love PhrasesEshg
Are you free tomorrow evening?Aya farda asr vaght darid
I would like to invite you to dinnerMan mayelam shoma ra be sham davat konam
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Shoma khoshgel (ziba) hastid !baraye zan
You have a beautiful nameShoma esme zibai darid
Can you tell me more about you?Mishavad bishtar az khodetan begooid
Are you married?Aya ezdevaj kardehid?
I'm singleMan mojarad hastam
I'm marriedMan moteahel hastam
Can I have your phone number?Aya mitavanam shomareh telephone shoma ra dashteh basham?
Can I have your email?Aya mitavanam e-maile shoma ra dashte basham
Do you have any pictures of you?Aya axi az khodatdari?
Do you have children?Aya farzanddarid?
Would you like to go for a walk?Doost darid ba ham ghadam bezanim?
I like youShoma ra doost daram(polite form)tu ra doost daram
I love youMan asheghe shoma hastam
You're very special!Shoma kheili makhsoos hastid
You're very kind!Shoma kheili mehraban hastid
I'm very happyMan kheili khoshhalam
Would you marry me?Aya meil darid ke ba man ezdevaj konid
I'm just kiddingShookhi mikonam
I'm seriousJedi migooyam
My heart speaks the language of loveGhalbam ba zabane eshgh sohbat mikonad
Solving a MisunderstandingHale yek soetafahom
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Bebakhshid
Sorry (for a mistake)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
What's that called in Persian?Be persian che mishavad
What does that word mean in English?An kalameh be englisi che mishavad?
How do you say "thanks" in Persian?Thank you 'be persian che mishavad
What is this?In chist?
My Persian is badPersian man bad ast
Don't worry!Negaran nabash
I agree with youMan ba shoma movafegham
Is that right?Aya an dorost ast?
Is that wrong?Ayaan eshtabah ast?
What should I say?Che bayad begoyam?
I just need to practiceMan faghat niaz be tamrin daram
Your Persian is goodPersian e shoma khoob ast
I have an accentMan lahjeh daram(manzoor in ast ke shoma nemitavanid begooid ke man irani hastam
You don't have an accentShoma lahje nadarid(manzoor:lahjeh shoma shabihe mast)
Asking for DirectionsDar khaste komak va rah porsidan
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Bebakgshid
I'm lostMan gom shodeham
Can you help me?Aya mitavanid be man komak konid?
Can I help you?Aya mitavanam be shoma komak konam?
I'm not from hereMan ahle inja nistam
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Che tor mi tavanambe(in mahal,in shahr )beresam?
Go straightMostaghim beravid
ThenBaad az zohr bekheir
Turn leftBe chap bepichid
Turn rightBe rast bepichid
Can you show me?Aya mitavanid be man neshan dahid
I can show you!Mitavanam neshan daham!
Come with me!Ba man bia(friendly form),ba man biaid(polite form)
How long does it take to get there?Cheghadr tool mikeshad ta be anja beresam?
Downtown (city center)Markaze shahr
Historic center (old city)Markaze tarikhi
It's near hereAn nazdike injast
It's far from hereAn door az injast
Is it within walking distance?Aya piadeh mitavan be anja resid?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithMan be donbale aghaye esmith migardam
One moment please!Yek lahzeh lotfan
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Lotfan khat ra negah darid
He is not hereOo inja nist
AirportRoroodgah
Bus stationIstgahe autobus
Train stationIstgahe gatar
TaxiTksi
NearNazdik
FarDour
Emergency Survival PhrasesUrgence va ebarate lazem baraye ebgha
Help!Komak
Stop!Stop!
Fire!Atash!
Thief!Dozd!
Run!Bedo!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)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?
I feel sickMan mariz hastam
I need a doctorMan be doktor niaz daram
AccidentTasadof
Food poisoningMasmoumiate ghazi
Where is the closest pharmacy?Nazdiktarin daroukhaneh kojast
It hurts hereInja dard mikonad
It's urgent!In fori(urgence)ast
Calm down!Aram shoo
You will be okay!Tu khoub khahi shod
Can you help me?Aya mitavani be man komak koni?
Can I help you?Aya mitavanam be shoma komak konam?
Hotel Restaurant Travel PhrasesEbarat e marbout be safar va hotel va restaurant
I have a reservation (for a room)Man yek(otagh) reserve kardeham
Do you have rooms available?Aya otaghe amadeh darid,
With shower / With bathroomBa doush/ba hamam
I would like a non-smoking roomMayelam yek otaghe gheir sigari begiram
What is the charge per night?Kerayeh otagh shabi cheghadr ast
I'm here on business /on vacationMan baraye kar inja hastam/man baraye tatilat inja hastam
DirtyKasif
CleanTamiz
Do you accept credit cards?Aya carte credit ghaboul mikonid
I'd like to rent a carMayelam yek machin ejareh konam
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 vegetarianMan giahkhar hastam
I don't eat porkMan khook nemikhoram
I don't drink alcoholMan alkol neminousham
What's the name of this dish?Esme in gaza chist?
Waiter / waitress!Garson/khanom garson
Can we have the check please?Aya mitavanim menu ra bebinim?
It is very delicious!In besiar khoshmazeh ast
I don't like itMan in ra doost nadaram
Shopping ExpressionsEbaratemarbout be kharid
How much is this?In cheh gheimat ast
I'm just lookingFaghat mikhaham negah konam
I don't have changeMan poole khoord nadaram
This is too expensiveIn besiar geran ast
ExpensiveGeran
CheapArzan
Daily ExpressionsEbarate moorede estefadeh
What time is it?Saat cheghadr ast?
It's 3 o'clockSa,at 3ast
Give me this!In ra be man bedahid
Are you sure?Aya motmaen hasti?hastid(polite)?
Take this! (when giving something)In ra begirid
It's freezing (weather)Havayakh zadeh
It's cold (weather)Hava sard ast
It's hot (weather)Hava garm ast
Do you like it?Aya an ra doust dari?
I really like it!Man vagha,an an ra doust daram!
I'm hungryMan gorosneh hastam
I'm thirstyMan teshneham
He is funnyOu khandehdarast
In The MorningSobhvaght
In the eveningVaghte asr
At NightVaghte shab
Hurry up!Ajale kon
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)In bimani ast!
My God! (to show amazement)Khodaye man
What's wrong with you?Shoma ra cheh mishavad?
Are you crazy?Aya divaneh hasti,
Get lost! (or: go away!)Gom shoo!
Leave me alone!Man ra tanhabegzar!
I'm not interested!Man alaghemand nistam!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnJohn e aziz
My trip was very niceMosaferate man besiarkhoob bood
The culture and people were very interestingFarhang va mardom besiar jaleb boud
I had a good time with youMan vaghte khoobi ba shoma dashtam
I would love to visit your country againDoust daram keshvaretan ra doobareh bebinam
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeFaramoosh nakon keh bazi vaghtha beh man nameh bedahi
Short Expressions and wordsEbarat va estelahate kootah
GoodKhoob
BadBad
So-so (or: not bad not good)Na khoob,na bad
BigBozorg
SmallKouchak
TodayEmrouz
NowHala
TomorrowFarda
YesterdayDirooz
YesBaleh
NoNa khoob,na bad
FastTond,sari
SlowYavash
HotGarm
ColdSard
ThisIn besiar geran ast
ThatAn door az injast
HereInja dard mikonad
ThereAnja
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Man (bist o yek saleh,si o doo saleh)hastam
YouTou
HimOu khandehdarast
HerOu khandehdarast
UsMan (bist o yek saleh,si o doo saleh)hastam
ThemAnha
Really?Vaghean
Look!Negah kon!
What?Cheh?
Where?Koja?
Who?Ki?
How?Chetor?
When?Key?cheh vaght?
Why?Chera?
ZeroSefr
OneYek
TwoDoo
ThreeSeh
FourChahar
FivePanj
SixShesh
SevenHaft
EightHasht
NineNoh
TenDah

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