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How To Say ‘Thank you’ in Persian

How to Say Thank You in Persian

In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power - use these ones sincerely and often!

Table of Contents

  1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Persian
  2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
  3. Infographic & Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You
  4. Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
  5. How PersianPod101 Can Help You

So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Persian? You can learn easily! Below, PersianPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Persian speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.

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1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Persian

1- Thank you.

متشکرم.
motshakeram.

The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!

2- That’s very kind of you.

واقعا لطف دارید.
vaaghe’an lotf daarid.

This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.

3- Thanks for your kind words!

از جملات محبت آمیزتان ممنونم!
Az jomalaat-e mohab-bat aamizetaan mamnoonam.

Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!

4- Thank you for coming today.

ممنون که امروز آمدین.
mamnoon keh emrooz aamadin.

This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Persian speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Persian guests!

5- Thank you for your consideration

ممنون از توجه شما.
mamnoon az tavaj-joh-e shomaa.

This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.

6- Thanks a lot!

خیلی ممنون!
kheily mamnoon.

This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Persian. Use this in an informal setting with your Persian friends or teachers.

7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.

پیدا کردن معلمانی مثل شما آسان نیست.
peydaa kardan-e mo-al-lemaani mesl-e shomaa aasaan nist.

Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your PersianPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!

8- Thank you for spending time with us.

ممنون از اینکه با ما وقت گذراندید.
mamnoon az inkeh baa maa vaght gozaraandid.

Any host at a gathering with Persian speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Persian language teacher for her time.

9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.

ممنون از اینکه صبور بودید و کمک کردید بهتر بشم.
mamnoon az inkeh saboor boodid va komak kardid behtar besham.

This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Persian teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Iran, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee - gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!

10- You’re the best teacher ever!

شما بهترین معلم هستید.
shomaa behtarin moal-lem hastid.

This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!

11- Thank you for the gift.

ممنون برای هدیه.
mamnoon baraay-e hedyeh.

This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.

12- I have learned so much thanks to you.

به لطف شما من چیزهای زیادی یاد گرفته ام.
beh lotf-e shomaa man chizhaay-e ziyaadi yaad gerfteh am.

What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.

2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes

Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Iran is no different.

1- تشکر می‌کنم. Tashakkor Mikonam
In Persian, “Thank you” is تشکر می‌کنم Tashakkor Mikonam. The first word, Tashakkor تشکر ,means “thanks.” After this comes Mikonam می‌کنم , meaning “I do thank you.”

2- خیلی‌ تشکر می‌کنم. Kheili Tashakkor Mikonam
You can emphasize Tashakkor Mikonam by adding Kheili خیلی ‌, which means literally “a lot” or “so much.” That makes Kheili Tashakkor Mikonam خیلی‌ تشکر می‌کنم, which would be equivalent to “Thank you so much,” a politer expression than just Tashakkor Mikonam. تشکر می‌کنم. There are other ways to express one’s gratitude in Persian, but they are all variations of Kheili Tashakkor Mikonam خیلی‌ تشکر می‌کنم. There will be occasions when you will really want to show your appreciation and politeness. On these occasions, you should use the expression Tashakkor Mikonam.

3- متشکرم. Moteshakkeram
Another way to thank someone is Moteshakkeram, which is simply another form of the verb Tashakkor. So “Thanks” in Persian is Moteshakkeram متشکرم and “Many thanks” is Kheili Moteshakkeram. خیلی‌ متشکرم. The word Kheili, meaning “a lot,” is used to make the phrase more polite. This is followed by Moteshakkeram, which means something like “thanks.”

Cultural Insights

Quick tip 1
By far, Moteshakkeram is the most common way to say “Thanks.” Use the more polite version Tashakor Mikonam sparingly, in very special situations, like when you have been helped a lot by somebody. Remember: when in doubt, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; Moteshakkeram can be used with just about anyone, anywhere, and anytime. You say Moteshakkeram when the waiter brings your food or drinks, when the clerk in the hotel takes your luggage to your room, and when somebody welcomes or congratulates you. No matter what the person’s profession or age, Moteshakkeram will always be an appropriate response.

Quick tip 2
If you are around friends, you might hear an alternative to Tashakor Mikonam: Ghorbanat. This is similar to something like “Cheers” or “Love you,” it’s mostly used among young people and is very informal. If you know the people well enough, feel free to throw one of these in—your knowledge of informal Persian will surely be appreciated.

On the run to Iran? Wait! You can’t go without some basic language phrases under your belt! Especially if you’re heading to meet your prospective employer! Either in person or online, knowing how to say ‘Thank you’ in the Persian language will only improve their impression of you! PersianPod101 saves you time with this short lesson that nevertheless packs a punch. Learn to say ‘Thank you’ in Persian in no time!

3. Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You

5 Ways to Say Thank You in Persian

Perhaps you think it’s unimportant that you don’t know what ‘Thank you’ is in Persian, or that it’s too difficult a language to learn. Yet, as a traveler or visitor, you will be surprised at how far you can go using a little bit of Persian in Iran!

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At PersianPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Persian that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Iran, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Persian’ again…!

4. ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages

For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language - it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.

5. Why would PersianPod101 be the perfect choice to learn Persian?

However, you need not stop at ‘Thank you’ in Persian - why not learn to speak the language?! You have absolutely nothing to lose. Research has shown that learning a new language increases intelligence and combats brain-aging. Also, the ability to communicate with native speakers in their own language is an instant way to make friends and win respect! Or imagine you know how to write ‘Thank you’ to that special Persian friend after a date…he/she will be so impressed!

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