Learn the Language

 

While it is mandatory for students in Iran to learn English as their second language, in the United States, Farsi -- Iran's official language -- is not commonly heard of. Provided below are some common words and phrases that can be used while chatting with an Iranian classroom. Please click on the "play" button to listen to the pronunciation of each word/phrase. If you would like to learn more about the history behind the Persian language, please take a look at this source.

 

Hello: Salam

 

Goodbye: Khoh-duh-fehz

 

How are you? : Chetoree?

        I am good. : Maan khoob-aam.  

 

Thank you: Merci

 

What time is it there? : Oon-jah saw-at chandeh?

What is your name? : Es-met chee-yeh?

This is fun! : Een baa-haa-leh!

Let's talk again! : Haat-maan doh-ba-reh harf bez-an-eem

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