This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Farsi. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Farsi“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearروشنroshan
darkتاریکtarik
colorcolorرنگrang
coloredcoloredرنگی شدهrangi shodeh
whitewhiteسفیدsefid
blackblackسیاهseyah
yellowyellowزردzard
orangeorangeنارنجیnaranji
redredقرمزghermez
pinkpinkصورتیsoorati
violetvioletبنفشbanafsh
blueblueآبیaabi
greengreenسبزsabz
brownbrownقهوه ایghahveyi
greygreyخاکستریkhakestari

Appearance & attributes

EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
newنوno
oldقدیمیghadimi
smallکوچکkuchak
large / bigبزرگbozorg
youngجوانjavan
kind / pleasantمهربان / خوشایندmehraban / khoshayand
unkind / unpleasantنامهربان / ناخوشایندnamehrban / nakhoshayand
patientبیمارbimar
tall (when talking about people)بلندboland
middle sized (when talking about people)متوسطmotavest
small (when talking about people)کوچکkuchak
fatچاقchagh
thin / slimباریک / لاغرbarik / laghar
nice / prettyخوب / قشنگkhub / ghashang
beautifulزیباziba
uglyزشتzesht
ill / sickمریض / بیمارmariz / bimar
healthyسالمsalem
happy / cheerfulشاد / خوشحالshad / khosh hal
sadناراحتnarahat
sportyشیکshik
ambitionedجاه طلبjah talab
intelligentباهوشbahush
creativeخلاقkhalagh
activeفعالfa all
sentimentalاحساساتیehsasati
rationalمنطقیmanteghi
emotionalاحساساتیehsasati
naturalطبیعیtabiei
romanticعاشقانهasheghane
nice / amiableخوب / مهربانkhob / mehraban
spontaneousخود بخودkhod bekhod
energeticپر انرژیpor enerjy
stressed (out)تحت فشارthat e feshar
relaxedآرامaram
frustratedنا امیدna omid
talentedبا استعدادba estedad

Questions & phrases

EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?او چه شکلی هست؟ou che shekli hast?
What does she look like?او چه شکلی هست؟ou che shekli hast?
What is he like?او چه دوست دارد؟ou che doost darad?
What is she like?او چه دوست دارد؟ou che doost darad?
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