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
 Yesba’le  Iman
 Nona  You (singular, familiar)to
 Thank youmot’sha’keram   /  merci  You (singular, formal)shoma
 Thank you very muchkhei’li mot-sha’keram  He / Sheou
 Pleaselotfan  Itoon
 Excuse mebebakh’shid  Wema
 Hellosalam  You (plural)shoma
 Good byekhoda’hafez  Theyishan
 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?
     Goodkhoob
 I don’t understandman ne’mi’fahmam  Badbad
 I don’t know Farsiman farsi balad nis’tam    
 I know Englishman ingilisi mi’doo’nam  Wifezan / khanoom
 Do you speak English?Shoma ingilisi mi-doo’nid?  Husbandshohar
 Frenchfaransavi  spousehamsar
 Spanishespanioli  son / boypesar
 Germanalmani  daughter / girldokhtar
 Japanesejaponi  mothermadar
 Turkishturki  fatherpedar
     frienddoost
 Why?chera?  sisterkhahar
 What?chi?  brotherbaradar
 Where?koja?  Mr. / Managha
 When?kay?  Mrs. / Ms. / Ladykhanoom
 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
 Closedbasteh  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
  
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