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    What is the language of Iran?

    • The official language of Iran is Persian which is the language taught in schools and used in official communications. Although the official language of Iran is Persian, a number of other dialects and languages including Arabic and Azeri and Kurdish are spoken in different parts of the country.  
    • Due to the historical relations between Iran and France, a great number of French words have become part of the Persian language most notably merci, the French word for thank you. Many words from the Arabic language have also found their way into Persian and become an inseparable part of the language.
    • In turn, the Persian language has lent almost 800 words to the English language including father, mother, daughter, brother, magic, name, saffron, candy, spinach, pistachio, star and paradise.

    Here are some useful Persian phrases to remember before your trip.

     

    English  

    Persian

    Welcome

    Khosh amadid

    Hello

    Salam

    How are you?


    Fine thanks, and you?

    Hale shoma chetor ast?
     


    Merci  khubam mamnun, shoma chetorid?

    What's your name?



    My name is ...

    Esm e shoma chist?
     

    Esm-e man ... ast
     

    Where are you from?

    I'm from ...

    Shoma ahleh koja hastid?
     

    Man az ... hastam

    Pleased to meet you


    Az molaghat-e shomâ khosh vaghtam

    khosh-bakh-tam

    Good morning

    Sobh be-kheir

    Good night

    Shab be-kheir

    Goodbye

    Khoda hafez

    Good luck

    Mo'afagh bashed

    Bon appétit

    Nosh-e jan

    I don't understand

    I don't speak/understand Persian 

    Nemifahmam

    Farsi balad nistam/ Farsi nemi-fah-mam

    I don't know

    Nemidanam

    Excuse me

    Bebakhshid

    How much is this?

    Gheymatesh chande?
     

    Can I have a discount?

     Takh-fif mi-dahid?

    Sorry

    Bebakhshid

    Thank you

    Merci

    Mamnoon

    moteshakeram

    No thank you

    Nemikha-ham merci

    Na merci

    You're welcome

    Khahesh mikonam

    Zendeh Basheen

    Please

    Lotfan

    Khahesh mikonam

    Where's the toilet?

    Dashtshuee kojast?

    Help!

    Stop!

    Komak!
    Vay-sa

    I lost my bag.

    I lost my wallet.

    Sakam ra gom kardam

    Kifam ra gom kardam

    Taxi

    Tak-si

    Can you get me a taxi please?

    Tak-si mi-girid baraye man lotfan?

    Please go to this address

    Lotfan be een ad-res beravid

    I will get off here

    Hamin-ja Lotfan

    Hamin-ja piyade mishavam

    Where is the ….?

     …. Kojast?

    Restaurant

    Res-to-ran

    Hospital

    Bimarestan

    Pharmacy

    Daroo-khaneh

    Hotel

     Hotel

    Park

    Park

    Coffee

    Starbucks 

    Ghah-ve

    Coffee shop

    Tea

    Teahouse

    Chai

    Chai-khaneh

    Come here

    Bia enja

    Go / Go away

    Boro

    Hurry / quick /run

    Bodo

    A little

    Yek kam

    A lot

    Ziyad

    Big

    Bozorg

    Small

    Koochak

    Mr.

    Ms./Mrs./ Miss.

    Agha

    Khanoom

    I

    Man

    You (singular)

    You (plural)

    To (informal)/ Shoma (formal)

     Shoma

    He/ She

     Oo

    We

     Ma

    They

    ee-shan

    1

    yek

    2

    doe

    3

    se

    4

    chahar

    5

    panj

    6

    shesh

    7

    haft

    8

    hasht

    9

    noh

    10

    dah

     

     

     

    About Us

    The word Persia gives the image of a magical and mysterious land of far away and long ago, of ancient monuments and beautiful works of art – carpets, tiles, fine ceramics and miniatures. It also reminds us of legendary and tragic love stories and epic poems about great wars. And Persia is indeed a world ancient and contemporary, a bridge between heaven and earth. We want to show you around. Discover things to do on your next trip to Iran and plan a trip of your lifetime. Yes, it is that easy! This website gives you the tools to plan your trip to Iran: detailed information on destinations; inspiring ideas on what to see and do in each city; where to stay; where to eat; travel guides and let’s say everything you need so you can dream up a trip to Iran.

    Patrimonito

    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.