Farsi Phrases English Greeting Hi! Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening! Welcome!(to greet someone) Hello my frien...
Farsi Phrases English
Salam va ashnai
Baad az zohr bekheir
Welcome! (to greet someone)
Hello my friend!
Salam dooet e man
Ho are yo" (friendly)
Hal e shoma chetoor ast
Ho are yo" (#olite)
%&m fine' thank yo!
an khoobam 'mersi
And yo" (friendly)
And yo" (#olite)
+ot so good
+a kheili khoob
,ong time no see
Kheili vaghte ke too ra nadidam
% missed yo
-elam barat tang shoodeh
hank yo (very mch)!
.o&re elcome! (for /thank yo/)
Ba kamale meil
$ome in! (or0 enter!)
ake yorself at home!
%n1a khaneh shomast
Have a nice day!
Estelahate rayej baraye khodahafezi
2ooze khoobi dashteh bashid
Good night and seet dreams!
Shab bekheir va khabhaye shirin
See yo later!
Baadan shoma ra bebinam
See yo soon!
Bezoodi shoma ra bebinam
See yo tomorro!
3arda shoma ra bebinam
Have a good tri#!
osaferate khoobi dashteh bashid
% have to go
an bayad beravam
% ill be right back!
Holidays and Wishes
araye kasi !hizi arezoo kardan
Ha##y ne year!
Sale noo mobarak
Sale noo mobarak
4ide shoma mobarak
4n1oy! (or0 bon a##etit)
Bless yo (hen sneezing)
Ba behtarin arezooha
$heers! (or0 to yor health)
Acce#t my best ishes
Behtarin arezoohayemara be#azir
How to "ntrod#!e $o#rself
%hetoorkhoodra %hetoorkhoodra moarefi konid
What&s yor name"
4sme shoma chist
y name is (5ohn -oe)
4sme man 666ast
+ice to meet yo!
Azdidane shoma khoshhalam
Where are yo from"
Ko1ai hastid(ahle kodam keshvarhastid)
%&m from (the 76S8 %ran)
an ahle 9(6s6a8iran) hastam
%&m (American8 %ranian)
an amrikai8#arsi hastam
Where do yo live"
Ko1a zendegi mikonid
% live in (the 76S8 %ran)
an dar(6s6a) zendegi mikonam
-o yo like it here"
Aya an1a ra doost darid"
%ran is a beatifl contry
%ran keshvarezibai ast
What do yo do for a living"
Shogle shoma chist"
%&m a (teacher8 stdent8 engineer)
Shogle man (moalem'danesh1oo'mohandes)ast
-o yo s#eak (4nglish8 :ersian)"
Aya englisi #arsi sohbat mikonid
5st a little
3aghat yek kam
% like :ersian
an zabane #arsi ra doostdaram
%&m trying to learn :ersian
an saay mikonam #arsi yadbegiram
%t&s a hard langage
;abane sakhti ast
%t&s an easy langage
An zabane asani ast
cse me! (before asking someone)
an gom shodeham
$an yo hel# me"
Aya mitavanid be man komak konid"
$an % hel# yo"
Aya mitavanam be shoma komak konam"
%&m not from here
an ahle in1a nistam
Ho can % get to (this #lace' this city)"
$he tor mi tavanambe(in mahal'in shahr )beresam"
Baad az zohr bekheir
Be cha# be#ichid
Be rast be#ichid
$an yo sho me"
Aya mitavanid be man neshan dahid
% can sho yo!
itavanam neshan daham!
$ome ith me!
Ba man bia(friendly form)'ba man biaid(#olite form)
Ho long does it take to get there"
$heghadr tool mikeshad ta be an1a beresam"
-onton (city center)
Historic center (old city)
%t&s near here
An nazdike in1ast
%t&s far from here
An door az in1ast
%s it ithin alking distance"
Aya #iadeh mitavan be an1a resid"
%&m looking for r6 Smith
an be donbale aghaye esmith migardam
#lanation to hy that is6 %f yo think other factors shold be inclded too' #lease comment at the bottom6 0. 1o!ab#lary0 -id yo kno that a native s#eaker of most langages of the orld
only ses abot 2333 to 4333 ords" What&s more' a native s#eaker ses only abot 233 to 433 ords on a daily basis' hich are re#eated over and over again6 hat
means' if yo memorize arond [email protected]
@@ ords' yo ill be able to say rite and nderstand more than CD of the general conversations6 %f yo memorize ?? ords #er day' in ? months yo old have memorized [email protected]
@@ ord6 5. Grammar0 his #oerfl tool allos yo to mani#late the vocablary yo
already memorized6 With it' yo can strctre the vocablary to make #ro#er sentences' bt it can also hel# yo mlti#ly the nmber of ords yo already kno6 With a co#le hndreds of ords and a dozen grammar rles yo can form thosands of sentences sim#ly by changing the order or adding #refi>es and sffi>es6 2. 'ang#age reso#r!es0 he more adeEate tools yo have available to yo' the faster
and better yo learn6 3or e>am#le' if yo listen to adio lessons' #ractice yor s#eaking and riting by chatting ith native s#eakers every day is better than sim#ly
learning from a book6 .o need to diversify yor methods of learning6 2eading' listening' riting' all can hel# yo #ractice and remember more6 6. (otivation0 %t is the energy that drives the hole #rocess' ithot it' yo ill feel
like simming against the crrent' and yo ill give # eventally6 otivation can hel# yo set goals and achieve them6 %f yo say % shold memorize [email protected]
ords a day for the ne>t ? months' then' all yo need is motivation' becase it&s not an im#ossible goal' it&s only a matter of #assion for learning6 %n short' yo needs lots of vocablary' a good nmber of grammar rles' adeEate langage resorces and motivation6 .o can im#rovise ith the rest de#ending on the langage yo&re learning6 ,he Easiest 'ang#age to 'earn
According to the 76S6 State -e#artment ho gro#s langages for the di#lomatic service' the /easiest/ langages for 4nglish s#eakers' are the ones sally reEiring @@ hors of classork for minimal #roficiency6 %n this case theyre the 'atin and Germani! langages gro#6 Hoever' German itself reEires more time' [email protected]
be e>act' becase of its com#le> grammar6 English is also considered easy becase it has no cases' no gender' no ord
agreement' and argably has a sim#le grammar6 he langage is everyhere and can be heard' absorbed and sed anyhere6 %t has short ords' and verbs change only in the third #erson6 +ative s#eakers are very forgiving of mistakes as so many #eo#le s#eak it as a second langage6 his makes 4nglish one of the easiest foreign langage to learn6 "talian is easy to learn as ell since it has no cases' ith easy clear #ronnciation' its
vocablary is derived from ,atinI therefore the vocablary has congrencies throghot the %ndo=4ro#ean ,atin inflenced orld6 Spanish is one of the easiest foreign langages to learn6 ch of its vocablary is
similar to 4nglish' and ritten S#anish is almost com#letely #honetic6 %t is closely similar to %talian' and therefore is also easy becase its grammar and #ronnciation are relatively easy' also biEitos' everyhere6
Fren!h is not difficlt to acEire since most of its ords are also in the 4nglish
vocablary6 he availability to se and stdy 3rench also make it seem an easy langage to learn6 Esperanto is also easy6 %t is ritten #honetically' as in S#anish6 %t is a constrcted or
invented langage and therefore has an advantage over natral langages hen it comes to ease of learning6 ist in english' like0 som' att' man666 bt some grammar #arts is really easy to6 ?6 And the hardest of them all' the melody' and thats very im#ortant becase it can mean different things' like0 tmtLn= the santa clas' and tMmtLn= the garden (the accent marks ment high toneNO' lo tone NP6 Bt if yo can master the sedish then yo are good666 :osted by Gordon Spiegel on e' 5anary FQ' [email protected] [email protected][email protected]
Q : % am mainly stdying Sedish right no' and % have to say that it&s a very sim#le langage6 ce#tions and irreglarities that yo 1st have to memorize6 :re#ositions are es#ecially arbitrary' and the s#elling is com#le>6
:osted by *avid W on 3ri' 5anary ' [email protected]
J0C0F : 4asiest shold be +oregian and Sedish6 As ith the *ikings 4nglish got lots of Scandinavian ords and are also Germanic langages like 4nglish sharing the same core ords6 ist in many other langages like German or 3rench ths making it more likely that yo have heard them before and kno ho to say them6 he only #roblem cold be the to tones' bt there are only a fe ords made different by tones that at the same time are easily ke#t a#art by their conte>t like bRnder and bRnner6 here are also lots of books' movies' corses' channels and more to hel# yo learn them6 :osted by Pa#l on Wed' +ovember [email protected]
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@ FF0C?0 : $reole (Haiti&s /langage/) is easy becase it is a #atois or slang hich by natre old mean it as a very basic form of commnication6%f yo have the time to learn $reole do yorself a favor and learn 3rench instead 'it ill hel# yo interact ith a lot more #eo#le in the long rn=nless the only #eo#le yo ill be dealing ith are Haitians from the loer classes since $reole is all some of them can nderstand6 :osted by (oni!a on 3ri' Se#tember J' [email protected]
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: Haitian is a very easy langage to learn becase it is ritten the same ay it&s read' and also has sim#le grammar and short vocablary6 :osted by (osamba on @[email protected]
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#lanation hy they made it to this list6 %f yo think other langages shold be inclded too' #lease comment at the bottom6 0. %hinese0 any factors make $hinese very difficlt to learn6 3or e>am#le the
characters (Hanzi) sed in the riting system seem to be archaic and obscre6 4very ord is a different symbol and it&s not #honetic so it gives yo no cles as to ho it is #rononced6 he tone system also is a #ain becase andarin has for tones6 tremely fast method of encry#ted commnication6 he code as never broken by the 5a#anese' ho ere mystified by the sonds they interce#ted6 +ava1o as not chosen as a code langage only becase it is very hard bt also becase there as no #blished grammar or dictionary of the langage and becase native s#eakers ere readily available6 +early everything that a langage mst do is done differently by +ava1o than by 4nglish6 3or e>am#le in 4nglish' e only mark one #erson on the verb==third #erson singlar' #resent tense (% read ==V he reads) ith a sffi>6 +ava1o marks all of the #ersons ith a #refi> on the verb6 ce#tions in grammar rles' also' many ords mean several different things6 =. as>#e is also # on to# based on a stdy made by the British 3oreign es and infi>es' so ne ords are freEently formed by adding a common tag onto the end or the beginning or in the middle of a sim#ler ord6 BasEe is synthetic' rather than analytic6 %n other ords' BasEe ses case endings to denote relationshi#s beteen ords6 BasEe doesn&t 1st change the end of the verb' it changes the beginning too6 %n addition to the %ndo=4ro#ean langages moods' BasEe also has a fe more moods (e>6 the #otential) and' finally' BasEe has a com#le> system of denoting sb1ect' direct ob1ect and indirect ob1ect = all of hich are crammed into the verb itself6 ?. Polish0 his langage has seven cases and :olish grammar has more e>ce#tion than
rles6 German for e>am#le has for cases all of hich are logical6 :olish cases hoever seem to need more time and effort to learn the logical #attern (if any) or rlesI yo might have to learn the entire langage6 :olish has seven cases and :olish grammar has more e>ce#tion than rles6 German for e>am#le has for cases all hich are logical' :olish cases seem to have no #attern or rlesI yo have to learn the entire langage6 3rthermore :olish #eo#le rarely hear foreigners s#eak their langage' so ith no accent or regional variation' #ronnciation mst be e>act or they ill have no idea hat yo are talking abot6 03. "!elandi! is a very hard langage to learn becase of its archaic vocablary and
com#le> grammar6 %celandic ke#t all the old non declension and verb con1gations6 any %celandic #honemes don&t have e>act 4nglish eEivalents6 he only ay yo can learn them is by listening to recordings or to native s#eakers6 Bt here is something yo shold kno6 he more different a langage is from yor on (in terms of characters' grammar 666) ' the harder it might seem to yo to learn it6 ) % think korean then shold sa# #laces ith 1a#nese66 korean reading and riting is easy' bt orally s#eaking and nderstanding can be hard' hile 1a#anese is 1st the o##osite! I: :osted by 'ine on 3ri' 3ebrary ' [email protected]
0??0CF : When considering hich foreign langage old be easier or more difficlt for yorself' yo mst also remember that langage is not only #ronnciation bt the hole #attern of thinking and formling thoghts6 herefore for e>am#le a #erson from 4stern 4ro#e may find more difficlt to learn assian or african langages' hereas it ill be easier ith arabic family666% myself old #t +e#ali # tehre as Hannah said666and :olish = do not get #t off6 % am sre if yo ill try and get it rong everybody ill nderstand6 here are many different accents in :olish and once yo learn ho to read' yo are one third ay there! 0) :osted by (aya on Sat' 5anary JJ' [email protected] [email protected]
?0J : % think that ,ithanian langage is also one of the hardest to learn' es#ecially for native 4nglish s#eakers6 3irst of all' s#elling and #ronnciation is diffclt6 4ven thogh the langage is mostly #honemic' it takes a really long time to #rononce its ords correctly' it has many silent letters' also many rles and even more e>ce#tions to s#elling6 ,ithanian has a #itch accent and free' mobile stress in ords6 he grammar is difficlt as ell6 Word order is free in the sentence' and the same idea can be e>#ressed in many different ays6 +ons' ad1ectives' and #ronons have seven cases6 ,ithanian declension system is one of the most com#licated systems among modern %ndo=4ro#ean and modern 4ro#ean langages6 he verb has tenses' ? con1gations' ? moods' active and #assive voice and the gernd6 he langage retains
a rich system of #artici#les' F? altogether ( hile 4nglish has only J)6 Ad1ectives have C degrees of com#arison6 here are many more com#licated featres that make ,ithanian hard to learn' not only for the foreign s#eakers bt also for the natives6 :osted by &enata on on' +ovember J' [email protected]
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: % really dis#te the fact that a langage can be the &hardest& to learn6 %sn&t it all relative" -oes it not de#end on yor mother tonge" .es' langages like 5a#anese might be difficlt for an 4nglish s#eaker6 Here it says one of the reasons for the difficlty is the riting systems' #articlarly the se of kan1i= tre' an 4nglish s#eaker might strggle ith it6 Bt old it be sch a strggle for say' a $hinese stdent ho has already got knoledge of these letters8symbols throgh their native tonge" %t also says :olish is difficlt de to a case system (#ersonally as a stdent of a cased langage' % disagree ith cases being /difficlt/= % adore them!)6 Hoever' a s#eaker of another cased langage old again' not find it as difficlt6 And also' old :olish not be easier for a s#eaker of another Slavic langage sch as $zech to learn than even 4nglish (hich' nsr#risingly on this site' scored to# in the &easiest& langages to learn)6 4stonian= a 3inn old find this easier to learn than #erha#s an %ndo=4ro#ean langage6 -o % need to contine" y #oint= here is no sch thing as the hardest langage! :osted by Gabriella on Wed' +ovember J' [email protected]
@ 0J0? : % have to agree that BasEe is difficlt' bt also becase it has ergative hich changes the hole ay e bild sentences6 All the $acasian langages native to the $acass (not im#osed from otside) are also as difficlt as 3innish' Hngarian and 4stonian by having many cases in several of them' #ls s#ecial consonants' some can have si> ord classes (as #refi>) for verbs and on to# of that both s#lit ergativity (hich is even harder than in BasEe) and one meets so many ne ords that are not related to other langages6 he %nit (#reviosly 4skimo) langages like many native langages from the Americas can have also s#ecial sonds' different featres ith lots of sffi>es that are ne like their ords that are sally nrelated to any other langage and difficlt to #rononce as in +ava1o and again ergativity6 he langages from other ethnic gro#s that have lived on their on for thosands of years can be hard for otsiders to learn like aboriginal Astralian and +eginean langages' Andaman islands' Brshaski (in :akistan) or even the Khoisan langages from Africa ith their clicks6 .o can try on yor on any of these langages % listed here % be #re#ared to face real challenges! Any %ndo=4ro#ean langage (like S#anish'
3rench or 2ssian) is really easy hen com#ared to any of these e>otic langages that sally lack good learning books' nes#a#ers' $-&s radio or * channels to hear or read them6 :osted by Pa#l on Wed' +ovember [email protected]
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? : % think +e#ali is also one of the hardst langages becase there are many e>e#tions and voels to learn6 .o can rite one symbol at least [email protected]
ays!!! So % really think that shold be # there6 :osted by Hannah on Wed' +ovember ?' [email protected]
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@0Q : What abot $zech and 7klrainian " hey also have seven cases6 %f yo think :olish is difficlt' try to learn Sinhalese ! :osted by 9erzy on Sn' Se#tember FJ' [email protected]
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@F : % think *#t!h shold also be in the hardest [email protected]
since e have nmeros e>ce#tions6 Also is it hard to form verbs correctly as e ork ith =d' =t or =dt6 -tch is a very difficlt langage :osted by Hanne on Wed' Agst JC' [email protected]
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? A 9apanese #eo#le are e>#ected to learn a bit more than [email protected]
@@ kan1is (the 1oyo kan1is)
before leaving high school' and many forget the least sed ones6 [email protected]
@@ kan1is is the level of knoledgeable 5a#anese #eo#le6 @@@ is the best level of the 5a#anese kan1is test and is only for kan1is e>#erts ho like reading medieval 5a#anese or something6 4ven $hinese #eo#le do not need to read [email protected]
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@@ kan1is! :osted by '#ke on Sat' Agst JF' [email protected]
@ FJ0Q0FQ A here are a fe remaining Bolivians flent in @allawaya ' a mysterios langage linked to the #ractice of healing rites6 %t is #assed don cltrally from adlts to teen healers6 %f yo are not a lingist' yo #robably haven&t heard of it6 %f yo are anything bt a chosen healer' yo ill never get to se it' or even need it6 :osted by &eg on 3ri' Agst [email protected]
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@ ?0?F0F? : %f taken literally' the hardest langages for otsiders to learn old be those that are crrently nknon by otsiders' for e>am#le' Sentinelese6 Sentinelese is com#letely nattested' and no Sentinelese have had significant contact ith otsiders for several centries' so it cannot be learned anyhere bt on +orth Sentinel %sland6 Hoever' it is illegal for anyone to visit the island' and fishermen accidentally visiting have been killed by the Sentinelese6
% recommended the list above hoever6 :osted by ;athan on @[email protected]
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