Persian / English Dictionary

Search and Hear the Persian Dictionary

Chai and Conversation Members can search the dictionary by English or by Persian (Farsi), and hear each of the words spoken by our host, Leyla!

Try Membership Free for 30 Days

Or, learn more about becoming a Chai and Conversation member.

Persian (phonetic) English Script Appears In
beest ō sé 23 بیست و سِه More Numbers, and the Months, Days and Seasons
beest ō sheesh 26 بیست و شیش More Numbers, and the Months, Days and Seasons
beest ō yek 21 بیست و یِک More Numbers, and the Months, Days and Seasons
beetāb restless بی‌تاب dar golestané: Sohrab Sepehri's dar golestané Part 4
beeyā come بیا deevané shō: Rumi's deevané shō Part 3
befarmā please/help yourself (formal) بِفَرما How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted
befarmā besheen please sit (informal) بِفَرما بِشین How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted
befarmā besheen please, go ahead, sit (informal) بِفَرما بِشین More Present Continuous and Imperatives(!)
befarmā bokhor! Please eat! (informal) بِفَرما بُخور Review of Unit 3
befarmā khoonam please come to my house (informal) بِفَرما خونَم (خونِه‌اَم) How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted
befarmā shām Please come to/help yourself to dinner. (informal) بِفَرما شام How to Talk More About Food and Specific Persian Meals
befarmā too Please come in بِفَرما تو How to Talk More About Food and Specific Persian Meals
befarmāyeen please/ help yourself (informal) بِفَرمایین How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted
befarmāyeen please help yourself بِفَرمایین How to Host or Be Hosted (especially when it involves chai)
befarmāyeen besheeneen please sit (formal) بِفَرمایین بِشینین How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted, Navigating 'Tārof' in Different Social Situations, The Etiquette of Being Hosted
befarmāyeen besheeneen please, go ahead, sit (formal) بِفَرمایین بِشینین More Present Continuous and Imperatives(!)
befarmāyeen bokhoreen! Please eat! (formal) بِفَرمایین بُخورین Review of Unit 3
befarmāyeen khoonam please come to my house (formal) بِفَرمایین خونَم (خونِه‌اَم) How to Talk to People in a Formal Manner, and More on Hosting and Being Hosted
befarmāyeen manzel please come in بفرمایین منزل The Etiquette of Being Hosted
befarmāyeen manzelé mā please come to our place بفرمایین منزل ما The Etiquette of Being Hosted