Now let’s learn some basic Persian conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Farsi.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Persian (Farsi)“.

Basic Farsi words & phrases: conversations

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Basic conversation

EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
please / you’re welcomeلطفا
قابلی ندارد
ghabeli nadarad
you’re very welcomeخیلی خوش آمدیدkheyli khosh amadid
thank youمتشکرمmotashakeram
thank you very muchخیلی متشکرمkheyli motashakeram
Excuse me!ببخشید!bebakhshid!


EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
I understand.میفهممmifahmam
I don’t understandنمیفهممnemifahmam
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?الوalo
What does that mean?یعنی چی؟yani chi?
I don’t know.نمیدانمnemidanam
I don’t speak Polish.لهستانی صحبت نمی کنم.lahestani sohbat nemikonam
I speak a little Polish.یک کم لهستانی صحبت میکنم.yek kam lahestani sohbat mikonam
Do you speak english? (informal)انگلیسی بلد هستی؟engelisi balad hasti?
Do you speak english? (formal)انگلیسی بلد هستید؟engelisi balad hastid?
Yes, I do speak english.بله، انگلیسی صحبت میکنمbaleh , man engelisi sohbat mi konam
No, I don’t speak english.نه انگلیسی صحبت نمیکنمnah man engelisi sohbat nemikonam

Making acquaintances

EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
Please talk more slowly!لطفا آهسته تر صحبت کنید!lotfan ahsteh tar sohbat konid
Nice to meet you!از دیدار شما خوش وقتمaz didar e shoma khosh vaghtam
How are you?چطوری؟chetori?
Good, thank youخوبم متشکرمkhubam motashakeram
I’m well, thanks!خوبم تشکرkhubam tashakor
Not bad, thanks!بد نیستم، تشکرbad nistam, tashakor
very badخیلی بدkheyli bad
What’s your name?اسم شما چیه؟esm e shoma chiye?
My name is [...].اسم من […] هستesm man […] hast
What’s your first name?اسم کوچک شما چیه؟esm e kuchak e shoma chiye?
My first name is [...]اسم کوچک من […] هستesm e kuchak e man […] hast
How old are you?چند سالته؟chand salete?
I’m [...] years old.من […] سالمه.man […] salame
What are your hobbies?سرگرمی شما چیست؟sargarmiye shoma chist
What do you like doing?چه کار دوست دارید بکنید؟che kar dust darid bokonid?
What are you doing (at the moment)?چه کار می کنید (در حال حاضر) ؟che kar mikonid?
Where do you live?کجا زندگی می کنید؟koja zendegi mikonid?
I live in [...]من در […] زندگی می کنمman dar […] zendegi mikonam
I’m from Englandمن از انگلیس هستمman az engelis hastam
I’m Englishمن انگلیسی هستمman engelisi hastam
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