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Salām be hamegi! Man Anita hastam. Hi everybody! I’m Anita
Welcome to PersianPod101.com’s “Persian in 3 minutes.” The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Persian.
In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Persian. In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to use good manners as you thank people. Let’s get started!
There are several ways to thank someone. The formal way is
Kheili mamnoon.
[slowly] Kheili mamnoon.
Mamnoon means “thank you.” And Kheili means “a lot.” So Kheili mamnoon is like saying “Thank you very much.”
Kheili mamnoon.
Now for the informal version: You could remove Kheili and just say "Mamnoon," but let me tell you something surprising: in Persian, we usually say merci, which is the French word for "thank you."
[slowly] Merci.
We don’t have time to discuss the origins of why we say merci in Persian, but it's an informal and relaxed way to say "Thanks!"
How should you respond when someone says “thank you”? There are basically two different ways to say “you’re welcome!”
The first is:
Khāhesh mikonam.
[slowly] Khāhesh mikonam.
Khāhesh mikonam literally means “please.” That's what it means in regular usage, but when used in this way it is the equivalent of saying “you're welcome.”
The other way to say “you’re welcome” is the expression...
qābeli nadāre.
[slowly] qābeli nadāre.
Literally, this phrase means "This worth is nothing." or "It was nothing," but it has become a common and polite way to respond to someone thanking you.
So when someone says merci to you, you can simply reply with:
Khāhesh mikonam or qābeli nadāre.
Now it’s time for Anita's Advice.
If Merci seems too casual, don’t worry too much about it! In Persian, Merci can be used with just about anyone, anywhere, and at any time!
Do you know what Khodāhāfez means? In our next Persian in 3 minutes lesson you’ll learn this and other greetings in Persian!


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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Who would you like to thank in Persian?

Tuesday at 06:59 PM
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Salaam Ana Rossa,

Thank you for your kind comment!

Please feel free to ask if any question arises.



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Ana Rossa
Friday at 07:36 AM
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Merci, Persian Pod. Negaresh-e khoob.Aliye! Khodaahafez.

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Hi رادو بالانسکو

Thank you for your message.

We're glad you're enjoying to study the language!

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رادو بالانسکو
Monday at 06:05 AM
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.متشکرم! زبان فارسی خیلی را دوست دارم

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Wednesday at 03:27 PM
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سلام محمد جان

مرسی از کامنت قشنگت. خوشحالیم که از درس های ما خوشت آمده است

با آرزوی توفیق روز افزون


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Saturday at 09:50 PM
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خیلی ممنون درس شما را دوست دارم لطف شما است

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Hello derek

Thanks for your interest in learning our lessons :wink::smile:

Q: so the end of qabele nadare, is gramatically -ast? but prounounced E

A: No, gramatically nadare comes from nadarad in which in daily conversation d has been changed to e.



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Monday at 07:59 PM
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Salaam, kheili mamnoonam, dars doost daram, Ok, so the end of qabele nadare, is gramatically -ast? but prounounced E

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for posting!

@zain al abidin, thank you!:smile:

@Jenny, thank you, your feedback is very precious! :innocent:


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Monday at 11:12 AM
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I am an advanced Persian learner, but going back and watching these videos is really fantastic. They are well done and appeal to busy people with busy brains, not able to spend more than 3 minutes. And yet in 3 minutes, you learn a lot and can remember it. Well Done.