FARSI OR PERSIAN LANGUAGE

Farsi/Persian Alphabet
Farsi is written from right to left; Both words & numbers.
Its alphabet consists of 32 letters which some of them have a similar sound. Short vowels are not written in Farsi. Each alphabet letter has two forms : Capital & Small.
Letters are attached together to form words. Contrary to English, words end in capital letters.
Below, you find the Farsi / Persian alphabet.


BASIC WORDS & PHRASES    
 EnglishFarsi  EnglishFarsi
 Yes

ba'le

  I man
 Nona  You (singular, familiar) to
 Thank youmot'sha'keram   /  merci  You (singular, formal) shoma
 Thank you very muchkhei'li mot-sha'keram  He / She ou
 Pleaselotfan  It oon
 Excuse mebebakh'shid  We ma
 Hellosalam  You (plural) shoma
 Good byekhoda'hafez  They ishan
 See yoube'omide'didar    
 Good morningsobh be'kheir  What is Your name? esme shoma chist?
 Good dayrooz be'kheir  My name is ... . esme man ... ast.
 Good eveningasr be'kheir  Nice to meet you. khosh'vagh'tam.
 Good nightshab be'kheir  How are you? hal'e shoma che'tor'e?
     Good khoob
 I don't understandman ne'mi'fahmam  Bad bad
  I don't know Farsi man farsi balad nis'tam    
 I know Englishman ingilisi mi'doo'nam  Wife zan / khanoom
  Do you speak English? Shoma ingilisi mi-doo'nid?  Husband shohar
 Frenchfaransavi  spouse hamsar
  Spanish espanioli  son / boy pesar
 Germanalmani  daughter / girl dokhtar
  Japanese japoni  mother madar
 Turkishturki  father pedar
     friend doost
 Why?chera?  sister khahar
  What?chi?  brother baradar
 Where?koja?  Mr. / Man agha
  When?kay?  Mrs. / Ms. / Lady khanoom
 How?chetor?    
       
 NUMBERS     
 EnglishFarsi    EnglishFarsiEnglishFarsi
 Zero (0)sefr      one hundred (100)sad
 One (1)yek    Twenty (20)bisttwo hundreds (200)devist
 Two (2)dow    Thirty (30)seethree hundrads (300)si-sad
 Three (3)se    Forty (40)chehelfour hundreds (400)chahar-sad
 Four (4)chahar    Fifty (50)panjahfive hundreds (500)pan-sad
 Five (5)panj    Sixty (60)shastsix hundreds (600)shish-sad
 Six (6)shesh    Seventy (70)haftadseven hundreds (700)haft-sad
 Seven (7)haft    Eighty (80)hashtadeight hundreds (800)hasht-sad

 

Eight (8)hasht    Ninety (90)navadnine hundreds (900)noh-sad
 Nine (9)noh        
       Thousand (1000)hezarMillion (1,000,000)Milion
 


Other Farsi numbers can be made using the above numbers in the same way that English numbers are made.

For example :
.
62  : Sixty Two: .shast ow dow.
.
253 : Two Hundreds Fifty Three : ..devist ow panjah owse.
.
4,127 : Four Thousand &Hundred Twenty Seven : .chahar hezar ow sad ow bist owhaft.
.
56,825 : Fifty SixThousand & Eight Hundred twenty five : .panjah owshesh hezar ow hashtsad owbist ow panj.
.
455,917 : Four Hundred Fifty Five Thousands & Nine Hundred Seventeen : .chahar-sad ow panjah owpanj hezar ow noh-sad owhef-dah.
(ow = and)
 

 

SHOPPING

   DINNING 
 EnglishFarsi  EnglishFarsi
 How much does it cost?gheimat-e in chand ast?  Breakfastsob'han'e
 What is this?in chist?  Lunchna'har
 I buy it.man in ra mikharam  Dinnersham
 I would like to buy ... .man mikham ... ra bekharam  Vegeteriansabzikhar
 Do you have ...?Aya shoma ... darid?  Please bring the billlotfan hesab ra biavarid
 Do you accept credit cards?Aya shoma credit card ghabool mikonid?    
 Openbaz  Restaurantresturan
 Closed basteh  Breadnan
 Postcardcart'postal  Beveragenooshidani
 Stampstambr  Coffeeghah've
 A littleyek kam  Teachai
 A lotzi'yad  Juiceabmiv'e
 Allham'e  Waterab
     Saltnamak
 Shopforooshgah  Pepperfelfel
 Shopping centermarkaz-e kharid  Meatgoosht
 Discounttakhfif  Fishmahi
 Souvenirsoghat  Poultrymorgh
 Handicraftsanay'e dasti  Vegetablesabzi
 Nutskhoshkbar  Fruitmiv-e
 Pistachiopest-e  Potato / French friessib'zamini
 Dateskhorma  Saladsalad
 Carpetfarsh  Dessertdeser
     Ice crambastani
     Soft drinkNooshab'e
     Water PipeGhalyoon
       
 TRAVEL   ACCOMMODATION 
 EnglishFarsi  EnglishFarsi
 Where is ...?... kojast?  Hotelhotel
 How much is the fare?bilit chand ast?  Hostelmosafer-khan-e
 Ticketbilit  Roomotagh
 One ticket to ..., please.yek bilit be ..., lotfan.  Reservationreservasion
 Where are you going?koja miravid?  Are there any vacancies for tonight?aya baray-e emshab ja darid?
 Where do you live?koja zendegi mikonid  No vacanciesJa nadariam.
 flightparvaz  Single roomotagh-e tek-takht-e
 Trainghatar  Double roomotagh-e dow-takht-e
 Busotooboos  Extra bedtakht-e ezaf-e
 Subway/ Undergroundmetro  I want to stay for ... nights.man mikhaham ... shab bemanam.
 Airportforoodgah  Bedtakht
 Train stationistgah-e ghatar  Bathhammam
 Bus Stopistgah-e otooboos  Showerdoush
 Bus Station / TerminalTerminal  Toilettowalet
 Subway/Underground Stationistgah-e metro  Floortabagh-e
 Departurekhorooj  Lift / Elevatorasansor
 Arrivalvorrod  Locationmo'ghe'iat
 Car Rentalmashin-e keray-e    
 Parkingparking  Tourist Informationet'tela'at'e turisti
 taxitaxi  Passportpassport
       
 DIRECTIONS   TIMES 
 Leftchap  What day is today?emrooz che roozi ast?
 Rightrast  What time is it?saat chan ast?
 Straightmostaghim  10:17dah va hefdah daghi'ghe
 Upbala  1:30yek va see daghi'ghe
 Downpa'in  Secondsani'ye
 Fardoor  Minutedaghi'ghe
 Near / Closenazdik  Hoursa'at
 Longtoolani / deraz  Dayrooz
 Shortkootah  Weekhaft'e
 Mapnagh'sh-e  Monthmah
 Northshomal  Yearsal
 Southjonoob  Todayemrooz
 Eastshargh  Yesterdaydirooz
 Westgharb  Tomorrowfarda
     Tonightemshab
     Saturdayshan'be
     Sundayyek'shan'be
     Mondaydow'shan'be
     Tuesdayse'shan'be
     Wednesdaychar'shan'be
     Thursdaypanj'shan'be
     Fridayjom-e
     nightshab