1. Hello

1. Hello

 سَلام

 بابَک:   سَلام. اِسمِ مَن بابَکه. اِسمِ تو چیه؟

مَریَم:    سَلام. اِسمِ مَن مَریَمه.

salām

bābak:      salām. esm-e man bābake. esm-e to chiye?

maryam:  salām. esm-e man maryame.

Hello

Babak:       Hello. My name's Babak. What's your name?

Maryam:   Hello. My name's Maryam.

English Transliteration Persian Listen
Hello salām سلام
Name esm اِسم
You (singular / informal) to تو
You (plural / formal) shomā شُما
What che چه
What (spoken form) chi چی
Lady / Mrs / Miss / Ms khānom خانُم
Teacher mo'allem مُعَلِم
Me / I man مَن
Lady / Mrs / Miss / Ms (spoken form) khānum خانوم
What is? chist? چیست؟
What’s? (spoken form) chiye? چیه؟
I am hastam هستم
Is ast اَست
Is (spoken form) e (sometimes /st/ or /s/) ـه

In this dialogue, Mrs Rostami is introducing herself to Saman. Many of the words in this dialogue are the same as the first dialogue of this lesson. Can you hear the words that mean 'Mrs', 'teacher', and the more formal way of saying 'you'?

Here's the dialogue:

Persian:

 خانمِ رُستَمی:   سَلام. مَن رُستَمی هَستَم. اِسمِ شُما چیه؟

سامان:         سلام خانوم مُعَلّم. اِسم مَن سامانه.

 

Transliteration:

khānom-e rostami:  salām. man rostami hastam. esm-e shomā chiye?

sāmān:                    salām khānum mo’allem. esm-e man sāmāne.

 

Translation:

Mrs Rostami:  Hello. I am Rostami (My name is Rostami). What's your name?

Saman:            Hello (Miss) teacher. My name's Saman.

Most Persian words take the same form whether they are written or spoken, but not all. Below, a table shows you those words and phrases from this lesson that vary depending on whether they are spoken or written. Beneath the table is this lesson's main dialogue given in its written form (although this written form would rarely ever be used in spoken conversation).

English

Written Form

Spoken Form

What is

chist?

چیست؟

chiye?

چیه؟

Is

ast

است

e   

ـه

My name is Maryam

esm-e   man maryam ast

اسم من مریم است

esm-e   man maryame

اسم من مریمه

Lady / Mrs / Miss

khānom

خانُم

khānum

خانوم

What

che

چه

chi

چی

 

بابَک:  سَلام. اِسمِ مَن بابَک اَست. اِسمِ تو چیست؟

مَریَم:   سَلام. اِسمِ مَن مَریَم اَست.

Bābak:      salām. esm-e man bābak ast. esm-e to chist?

Maryam:  salām. esm-e man maryam ast.

 

Re-arrange these words to make meaningful sentences.
1.
  • هستم
  • مریم
  • من
2.
  • بابکه
  • من
  • اسم
3.
  • چیه
  • شما
  • اسم
4.
  • چیه
  • تو
  • اسم
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Complete the phrases below using the correct option from the drop-down menu.
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Listen to the audio (on the left) and select the phrase you have heard
من مریم هستم.
اسم من مریمه.
من مریمم.
اسم شما چیست؟
اسم تو چیه؟
اسم شما چیه؟
اسم من سامان است.
اسم من سامانه.
من سامان هستم.
سَلام مَریَم.
سلام خانوم مُعلّم.
سامان سَلام.
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Match the Persian word with its English translation
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  • سَلام
  • Hello
  • اِسم
  • Name
  • مَن
  • Me / I
  • تو
  • You (informal)
  • چی
  • What (Spoken)
  • شُما
  • You (polite)
Join the spoken Persian phrases (on the left) to their written forms (on the right)
اسم تو چیه؟
من مریمم.
اسم شما چیه؟
اسم من بابکه.
اسم تو چیست؟
من مریم هستم.
اسم شما چیست؟
اسم من بابک است.
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