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Welcome to PersianPod101.com’s “Persian in 3 minutes.” The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Persian.
Salām, man Anita-am. Az didanet khoshbakhtam. Hi, I'm Anita. Nice to meet you.
In this series, we’re going to learn basic Persian expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes 3 minutes!
In this lesson, you will learn how to introduce yourself in Persian. There are only two sentences you need to learn, but first, it is important to clarify that in Persian there is a difference between formal and informal language.
First let’s see how Persian people introduce themselves in an *informal* situation.
Salām, man Anita-am. Az didanet khoshbakhtam. “Hi, I’m Anita. Nice to meet you.”
[slowly] Salām, man Anita-am. Az didanet khoshbakhtam.
Start by saying:
Salām which means "Hi".
Then, say man -- I --, your name, and then -am, which means “to be” or “am."
Salām, man Anita-am.
Persian word order is different than English. Word for word, this literally means: “Hi, I - Anita- am.”
Finally, say Az didanet khoshbakhtam. This means “Nice to meet you.”
Salām, man Anita-am. Az didanet khoshbakhtam.
Now let’s look at the same sentence in formal speech:
Salām, man Anita hastam. Az didan-e shomā khoshbakhtam. “Hello, I’m Anita. Nice to meet you.”
[slowly] Salām, Man Anita hastam. Az didan-e shomā khoshbakhtam.
So, what has changed from the informal introduction?
Let’s take a closer look.
The informal Man Anita-am has turned into Man Anita hastam. In both cases, Man stands for "I" or “me.” Hastam means “am”, and it's added to the end of the formal introduction, instead of just -am.
-am is actually just the short version of hastam, which is the "to be" verb conjugated for the first person.
Finally, pay attention to how “Nice to meet you” changes - we went from Az didanet khoshbakhtam to Az didan-e shomā khoshbakhtam. Here, didanet and didan-e shomā are different. Didanet is used when speaking informally to only one person. It is formed by adding -et meaning “your…” to the end of didan meaning “Seeing" or "meeting”.
In the formal version, instead of -et, we add -e shomā. Shomā is the formal word for “you” and can be used whether you’re speaking to one person or a group of people.
Once again:
the informal way to introduce yourself in Persian is Salām, man Anita-am. Az didanet khoshbakhtam.
The formal way to introduce yourself is
Salām, man Anita hastam. Az didan-e shomā khoshbakhtam.
Now it’s time for Anita's Advice.
When you introduce yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in Persian culture, and if you are not sure whether to use Az didanet khoshbakhtam or Az didan-e shomā khoshbakhtam, you can simply say Khoshbakhtam.
However, if you use the full, correct sentence with Persian people, they’re definitely going to be impressed!
Do you know how to say “thank you” in Persian? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. Khodāfez!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please try introducing yourself in Persian!

Wednesday at 1:09 pm
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Hello, Wilma,

.من مهرنازم
man mehrnazaam
I’m Mehrnaz
من هم از ملاقات با شما خوشوقتم. ❤️️
man ham az molaaghat baa shomaa khoshvaghtam
Nice to meet you too!

Hope to see you soon here again,
Mehrnaz
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Wibi
Tuesday at 4:41 am
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Salaam, man Wilma hastam.
Az didane shoma khoshbahktam.

Wednesday at 10:12 am
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You’re very welcome, Matin.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions-

Jae
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Tuesday at 10:12 pm
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Hello,

Thanks a lot for your Support Lena & Mehrnaz

Good luck

Tuesday at 10:10 am
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Hello Matin Lasemi,

Thank you for your feedback.
Please check the following lessons:
https://www.persianpod101.com/2014/04/29/pronunciation-2-basic-vowels-and-diphthongs-in-persian/
https://www.persianpod101.com/2014/04/15/pronunciation-1-pronouncing-consonants-in-persian/

Plus the PDF documents belonging to them.
We hope those help.

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Thank you.
Please stay tuned!
Cheers,
Lena
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Monday at 7:18 pm
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Dear Jali,

Thanks for posting. I just wanted to draw your attention that of course it’s a common mistake in Iran but the correct way of greeting a person for the first time is “as didan-e shomaa khoshVAGHTAM”.

Rooz-e khoobi daashteh baashi,

Mehrnaz
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Monday at 7:08 pm
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متین لاسمی عزیز
ممنون از کامنتت. خوشحالم که با ما در حال یادگیری عبری هستی.
ما زبان آموزانی در نقاط مختلف دنیا داریم که علاقه اشون موجب دلگرمی ماست. این موسسه سی و دو زبان رو آموزش میده.
نکته هایی رو که اشاره کردی با همکارانم در تیم فارسی در میون میگزارم.

با آرزوی موفقیت
مهرناز
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jali
Sunday at 11:35 am
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Az didane shoma khoshbahktam

jali
Sunday at 11:32 am
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Sobh bekheir
Salam, man jali hastam
Az didane shone khoshbahktam
Mersi

Thursday at 8:28 pm
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دوباره سلام

ببخشید یه سوال دیگه دارم! در سایت آموزش عبری اوایل فایل های پی دی اف درست دانلود و اجرا میشدن اما بعدش اجرا نشدن. اینجا فایل ها درست اجرا میشن و مشکلی نیست. آیا به خاطر استفاده از فیلترشکن برای اون سایته؟! این مشکل رو به اونا هم گفتم اما حل نشد

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