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Persian (phonetic) English Script Appears In
(tō) āshpazee kardee you (informal) cooked (تو) آشپَزی کَردی Compound Verbs
tō az teksās hastee? Are you from Texas? (informal) تو اَز تِکزاس هَستی؟ How to Say Where You Live, and Answer Simple Questions
(tō) bāyad beree You have to go (تو) بایَد بِری Talking about Wants and Possibilities
(tō) bāzi kardee you (informal) played (تو) بازی کَردی Compound Verbs
tō bedonyā oomadee you (informal) were born تو به‌دنیا Babies
(tō) beeshtar chāi meekhāi? Would you like more tea? (informal) (تو) بیشتَر چای می‌خوای؟ How to Host or Be Hosted (especially when it involves chai)
(tō) beeyāree you bring (informal) (تو) بیاری The Simple Subjunctive
(tō) boodee You were (تو) بودی The Simple Past Tense
(tō) chāi meekhāi? Do you want tea? (informal) (تو) چای می‌خوای؟ How to Host or Be Hosted (especially when it involves chai)
(tō) chāi meekhoree? Will you drink some tea? (informal) (تو) چای می‌خوری؟ How to Host or Be Hosted (especially when it involves chai)
(to) chand sāl dāree? How old are you? (informal) (تو) چَند سال داری؟ The verb ‘To Have’
(tō) chee mayl meekonee? What would you like? (informal) (تو) چی مِیل می‌کُنی؟ How to Host or Be Hosted (especially when it involves chai)
(tō) ché kāré hastee? What do you do? (informal) (تو) چِه‌کارِه هَستی؟ How to Talk About Your Job and Where You Work
tō chetor? What about you? (informal) تو چِطور؟ How to Talk About Your Job and Where You Work
(tō) dāree You have (informal) (تو) داری The verb ‘To Have’
(tō) dāree meekhoree You are eating (informal) (تو) داری می‌خوری Review of Unit 3
(tō) dāree sohbat meekonee You are speaking (inf.) (تو) داری صُحبَت می‌کُنی Review of Unit 3
(tō) dāshté bāshee you have (تو) داشتِه باشى Subjunctive To Have and To Be
(tō) deevooné hastee You are crazy (informal) (تو) دیوونِه هَستی The verb ‘To Be’
(tō) deltang boodee You were heavy-hearted (تو) دِلتَنگ بودی The Simple Past Tense