Farsi (also known as Persian) is an Indo-Iranian language spoken in the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and in minorities in a few other countries. Farsi is spoken by around 100 million people across the world, It is the most widely spoken language of all Indo-Iranian languages
Iranians are known for helping out and cheering when it comes to somebody trying to speak their language. They will also go the extra mile to help and teach you how to pronounce words.
With our list of 22 common Farsi words and phrases, you can start off strong and communicate easily with locals.
Farsi – Transliteration – English
خوش آمدید – Khosh amadid – Welcome
درود / سلام – Salâm / Dorood – Hello
صبح بخیر – Sobh bekheyr – Good morning
عصر بخیر – Asr bekheyr – Good evening
شب بخیر – Shab bekheyr – Goodnight
حال شما چطوره؟ – Haleh shoma chetoreh? – How are you?
خوبم – Khoobam – I’m doing well
ممنون خیلی – (kheily) Mamnoon – Thank you (very much)
اسم شما چیه؟ – Esme shoma chieh? – What is your name?
اسم من ____ هست – Esm-e man ____ ast. – My name is ____
شما اهل کجاید؟ – Shoma ahle koja hastid? – Where are you from?
من اهل (…) – Man ahl e (…) – I’m from ( … )
خيلي وقته که ازت خبري نيست – Kheili vaghte ke azat khabari nist – Long time no see
از ملاقات شما خوش وقتم – Az molaghat-e shomâ khosh vaghtam – Pleased to meet you
موفق باشيد – Movafagh bashed – Good luck!
!روز خوبي داشته باشيد – Ruze xubi dâšte bâšid! – Have a nice day
!ببخشيد – Bebakhshid – Excuse me
متاسفم – Moteassefam – Sorry
لطفا – Lotfan – Please
ممنونم / مرسي / متشكرم – Moteshakkeram / Mersi / Mamnūnam – Thank you
بله – Baleh – Yes
نخیر – Nakheyr – No
Learn more Farsi words and phrases with our online Farsi course.