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LESSON NOTES

Survival Phrases #2
How to Say "You're Welcome" in
Persian

CONTENTS
2 Persian
2 English
2 Romanization
3 Vocabulary
3 Sample Sentences
3 Grammar
4 Cultural Insight

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PERSIAN

‫ ﺧﻮش آﻣﺪﻳﺪ‬.1

‫ ﺧﻮاﻫﺶ ﻣﯽﮐﻨﻢ‬.2

‫ ﻗﺎﺑﻞ ﻧﺪارد‬.3

‫ ﻗﺎﺑﻠﯽ ﻧﺪاره‬.4

‫ ﻫﻴﭻ ﻗﺎﺑﻠﯽ ﻧﺪارد‬.5

‫ ﻫﻴﭻ ﻗﺎﺑﻠﯽ ﻧﺪاره‬.6

ENGLISH

1. You're welcome.

2. Don't mention it.

3. It's nothing. (more formal)

4. It's nothing. (casual)

5. It's nothing at all. (more formal)

6. It's nothing at all. (casual)

ROMANIZATION

1. Khosh aamadid.

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2. Khaahesh mikonam.

3. Ghaabel nadaarad.

4. Ghaabeli nadaareh.

5. Hich ghaabeli nadaarad.

6. Hich ghaabeli nadaareh.

VOCABULARY

Persian Romanizat ion English Class

‫ﺧﻮش‬ khosh well adjective

‫آﻣﺪﻳﺪ‬ aamadid come verb

‫ﺧﻮاﻫﺶ ﻣﯽ ﮐﻨﻢ‬ khaahesh mikonam please adverb

‫ﻗﺎﺑﻞ ﻧﺪارد‬ ghaabel nadaarad not at all verb

‫ﻫﻴﭻ‬ hich nothing noun

SAMPLE SENTENCES

.‫اﻳﻨﺠﺎ ﺧﻮش ﻣﯽ ﮔﺬره‬ ‫ﺗﺎ ﺣﺎﻻ اﻳﻨﺠﺎ آﻣﺪﻳﺪ؟‬


"Here, all is well." "Had you come here before?"

.‫ﺧﻮاﻫﺶ ﻣﯽ ﮐﻨﻢ ﺑﺎ ﻣﺎ ﺑﻴﺎﺋﻴﺪ‬ .‫اﻳﻦ ﺑﺮای ﺷﻤﺎ اﺻﻼ ﻗﺎﺑﻞ ﻧﺪارد‬


"Please come with us." "For you, not at all."

.‫ﻣﻦ ﺑﻪ او ﻫﻴﭻ ﻧﮕﻔﺘﻢ‬


"I told him nothing."

GRAMMAR
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In Persian, "You're welcome" is:

Khosh aamadid.

Literally this means "You are welcomed."

The word Khosh means "well; good."

Amadid means "you have come."

It means "good that you have come" or "you are welcome."

You can also respond to someone who has thanked you by using Khahesh mikonam. This
means "please," but here has the nuance of "Don't mention it." Literally, it means "I request
you not to mention it."

Khahesh mikonam.

The first word, Khahesh, means "request."

The second word, mikonam, means "I do request."

You might sometimes hear Ghaabel nadaarad, which means "It's nothing."

Ghaabel nadaarad.

This phrase starts with the word ghaabel, which means "value."

Next we have nadaarad, meaning "does not have."

Ghaabeli nadaareh is the casual form of the phrase Ghaalbel nadaarad.

You can emphasize ghaabeli nadaareh by adding Hich, which means literally "nothing."

Remember:

Khosh aamadid means "You're welcome."

Khaahesh mikonam means "No problem."

Ghabel nadaarad means "It's nothing" or "Not at all." in a more formal way

The more casual form of that is Ghaabeli nadaareh.

Of the expressions we have seen, please keep in mind that you can use Khaahesh mikonam
and Khosh aamadid in any situation, formal or informal, while Ghabel nadaarad tends to be
used on more informal occasions. And an even more casual form is Ghaabeli nadaareh.

CULTURAL INSIGHT

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Quick tip 1

The phrase Khosh Amadid has one more use, actually. When you enter cities in Iran, you will
notice a sign which reads Khosh Amadid be..., meaning "Welcome to ...." This is a welcome
sign seen in roads, airports and bus terminals.

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