How to say thanks in Persian-Farsi Posted by fatemeh on Nov 27, 2017 in Vocabulary
If you can only learn one thing in a foreign language, it should be how to say thanks.
These are some ways that Persians or Iranian people say “thank you” in Farsi.
- متشکرم /moteshakeram/ I am thankful.
- مرسی /merci/ Thanks
- سپاس /sepaas/ Thanks
- ممنون /mamnoon/ Thanks
There are a few other ways that are fun to learn too, as they are more colloquial and idiomatic!
- دست شما درد نکنه /daste shoma dard nakoneh/ (literally: May your hands are not in pain!) or “Thanks to your hands for doing this for me!”
In response to these, one could say:
- خواهش می کنم /khaahesh mikonam/ You’re welcome!
- قابلی نداره /ghaabeli nadaareh/ Don’t mention it!
In the case of the hands idiom, you would respond with:
- سر شما درد نکنه /sare shoma dard nakoneh/ (literally: May your head is not in pain!) or You’re welcome!
So, سپاس for reading my post and I hope you use some of these thankful expressions in your daily conversations in Persian-Farsi!