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INTRODUCTION
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Iran is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you a simple phrase that is bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Iran. I can’t stress this enough: A little bit of language can go a long way!
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In Persian, “Thank you” is
Tashakkor Mikonam
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Ta - Sha - KKor Mi – Kon - am.
Once more:
Tashakkor Mikonam. تشکر می‌کنم
The first word, Tashakkor, means “thanks.”
(slow) Ta - Sha - KKor
Tashakkor تشکر
After this comes Mikonam, meaning “ I do thank you.”
(slow) Mi – ko - nam
Mikonam می‌کنم
All together, that’s
(slow) Ta - Sha - KKor Mi – Kon - am.
Tashakkor Mikonam. تشکر می‌کنم
You can emphasize Tashakkor Mikonam by adding Kheili, which means literally “a lot” or “so much.”
(slow) Kheili خیلی‌ ‌
Kheili خیلی‌
That makes Kheili Tashakkor Mikonam, which would be equivalent to “Thank you so much,” a politer expression than just Tashakkor Mikonam. تشکر می‌کنم
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Khe-ili Ta-sha-kkor Mi-ko-nam. خیلی‌ تشکر می‌کنم
Once more:
Kheili Tashakkor Mikonam. خیلی‌ 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. Another way to thank someone is Moteshakkeram, which is simply another form of the verb Tashakkor.
So “Thanks” in Persian is
Moteshakkeram.
(slow) Moteshakkeram متشکرم
Moteshakkeram متشکرم
And “Many thanks” is
Kheili Moteshakkeram. خیلی‌ متشکرم
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Khei-li Mo-te-sha-kke-ram.
Once more:
Kheili Moteshakkeram. خیلی‌ متشکرم
The word, Kheili meaning “a lot”, is used to make the phrase more polite.
This is followed by Moteshakeram, which means something like “thanks.”
(slow) Mo-te-sha-kke-ram
Moteshakkeram متشکرم
All together, it’s
(slow) Khe-li Mo-te-sha-kke-ram.
Kheili Moteshakkeram. متشکرم

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Monday at 4:47 pm
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Hi Magda,

Thank you for posting your answer. You’re right. These are the most common phrases and expressions we use.

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Magda
Friday at 10:36 am
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1. Sepas (original Persian)
2. Merci (from French)
3. Mamnon (from Arab)

Those are the three ‘thank you’s that I know are used by Persians more or less commonly.

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I am not familiar with other foreign languages offered on the internet but your course is - as far as I can judge after my first lesson - really well prepared.
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There is just one thing that seems to be a common problem throughout the Persian courses on the internet: the words in Farsi are simply to small to read them. For a beginner like me it is hard to distinguish between the letters anyway, and the problem grows if they are just the size of the English text. I have already zoomed the view on my computer to 200% but this obviously enlarges the whole page, not only the Persian words.
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Lisa W
Monday at 5:55 am
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Great lesson plan!
تشکر می کنم

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Hi Wendy,

Thank you for studying with us.
I am glad to hear that you found our lesson easy and fun. I hope you like the rest of our series.😉❤️️

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😄 easy and enjoyed,

Monday at 3:07 pm
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Hello Marti,

Thank you for posting and learning Persian with us. It means “thank you very much”. Kheili is added to emphasis.

Please let us know you if you had any more questions.

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Marti
Friday at 4:58 am
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What about “kheli mamnoon”?