A Guide to Persian - Persian key phrases

Persian key phrases

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  • English/Transliteration
  • Hello - [Sâlam]
  • Goodbye - [Khodâ hâfez]
  • Please - [Lotfan]
  • Thank you - [Mersi]
  • You're welcome - [Khâhesh Mikonam]
    خواهش میکنم
  • Yes - [Baleh]
  • No - [Nakheyr]
  • How are you? - [Hâl-e shomâ chetawr ast?]
    حال شما چطور است؟
  • I'm fine, thank you - [Man Khobam, mersi]
    مرسی, من خوبم
  • I'm not well - [Hâlam khob nist]
    حالم خوب نیست
  • Do you speak English? - [Shomâ in-gele-sey sohbat mekoneyed]
    شما انگلیسی صحبت می کنید
  • Pleased to meet you - [Az molaghat-e shomâ khosh vaghtam]
    از ملاقات شما خوشوقتم
  • I need help, please - [Bebaksheed man komak lâzem dâram]
    ببخشید! من کمک لازم دارم
  • I'm sorry - [Motta-seff-am]
  • My name is ... - [Esme man hast]
    اسم من هست
  • I don't understand - [Nemifahmam]
    نمی فهمم
  • See you later - [Ba’d mibinamet]
    بعد میبینمت
  • Hi - [Salâm]
  • Bye! - [Khoda hâfez]
  • Great! - [â-lly]
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