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 welcome
قابلی ندارد
ghabeli nadarad
you’re very welcome
خیلی خوش آمدید
kheyli khosh amadid
thank you
thank you very much
خیلی متشکرم
kheyli motashakeram
Excuse me!


EnglishPersian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
I understand.
I don’t understand.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
یعنی چی؟
yani chi?
I don’t know.
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 میکنم
baleh , man engelisi sohbat mi konam
No, I don’t speak English.
نه انگلیسی صحبت نمیکنم
nah 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 وقتم
az didar e shoma khosh vaghtam
How are you?
Good, thank you!
خوبم متشکرم
khubam motashakeram
I’m well, thanks!
خوبم تشکر
khubam tashakor
Not bad, thanks!
بد نیستم، تشکر
bad nistam, tashakor
very bad
خیلی بد
kheyli bad
What’s your name?
اسم شما چیه؟
esm e shoma chiye?
My name is [...].
اسم من […] هست
esm man […] hast
What’s your first name?
اسم کوچک شما چیه؟
esm e kuchak e shoma chiye?
My first name is [...]
اسم کوچک من […] هست
esm 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 کنم
man dar […] zendegi mikonam
I’m from England
من از انگلیس هستم
man az engelis hastam
I’m English
من انگلیسی هستم
man engelisi hastam

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