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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Persian Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking How Much Something Costs. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs in Persian.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'How much is this?' in Persian.
Mehrnaz: [Normal] این چنده؟(in chandeh?)
Eric: First is a word meaning 'this'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] این [Slow] این (in)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'how much'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] چند [Slow] چند(chand)
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] ه [Slow] ه(eh)
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How much is this?'
Mehrnaz: [Slow] این چنده؟ [Normal] این چنده؟
Eric: Here's the formal way to ask, 'What is the price of this?'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] قیمت این چقدره؟ (gheymat-e in cheghadr-e?)
Eric: First is a word meaning 'price'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] قیمت [Slow] قیمت (gheymat)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] این [Slow] این(in)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'how much'
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] ه [Slow] ه(eh)
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'What is the price of this?'
Mehrnaz: [Slow] قیمت این چقدره؟ [Normal] قیمت این چقدره؟
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] اکی، بر میدارمش.(okey, bar midaaramesh.)
Eric: First is a word meaning 'OK'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] اکی [Slow] اکی(okey)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'll take '
Mehrnaz: [Normal] بر میدارم [Slow] بر میدارم(barmidaaram)
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'it'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] ش [Slow] ش(esh)
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'OK, I'll take it.'
Mehrnaz: [Slow] اکی، بر میدارمش. [Normal] اکی، بر میدارمش.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] نه، ممنون. خیلی گرونه.(na, mamnoon. kheily gerooneh.)
Eric: First is a word meaning 'no'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] نه [Slow] نه(na)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'thanks'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] ممنون [Slow] ممنون(mamnoon)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'too '
Mehrnaz: [Normal] خیلی [Slow] خیلی(kheili)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'expensive'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] گرون [Slow] گرون(geroon)
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Mehrnaz: [Normal] ه [Slow] ه(eh)
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Mehrnaz: [Slow] نه، ممنون. خیلی گرونه. [Normal] نه، ممنون. خیلی گرونه.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Mehrnaz: When negotiating prices, we usually don't directly say that something is too expensive. Most Iranians just don't give up asking for a better price! In Iran, in most shops you can bargain and ask for a discount. I hope you can master your Persian to be able to do so!

### Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!