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Mansoor

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Persian --------- pronunciation ------ English
من -------------- man ---------------- I
تو -------------- Tu --------------- You (single)
او -------------- ou --------------- He or She
ما ------------------ Ma ------------------ We
شما ------------------ Shoma ------------------ You (plural)
آنها ------------------ An ha ---------------------- They
انسان ---------------- Ensan ------------------- human
خوب ----------------- Khoob ----------------- good
دوست ------------------- doost ----------------- friend
کتاب ----------------- Ketab ---------------------- book
ژبان -------------------- Za ban --------- (It has two meanings) Tongue - Language
مردم ------------------- Mardom -------------------- people
ملت ------------------ Mel lat -------------------- Nation
سفر ------------------- Safar --------------------- Traveling
تشکر ------------------- Tashak' kor ------------------ Thank you
غذا ----------------- Gha za ------------------- food
رستوران --------------------- restouran----------------- restaurant
آب -------------------------- Ab ----------------- Water
نان -------------------- Nan ----------------- bread
گردش ----------------------- Gar desh ---------------- walking- journey
شادی ---------------------- Sha dy --------------- happiness
شاد ---------------------- Shad ----------------- happy
عالی ------------------------ A lii ------------ excellent- nice
اتویوس ------------------- Auto-boos --------------- Auto-bus bus
شکر --------------------- She kar --------------------- sugar
چای --------------------- Cha iee ----------------------- tea
کیک --------------------- cake --------------------- cake
بستنی ------------------------- Bas ta ny --------------- Ice cream
باغ ----------------------- Bagh ---------------- garden
عطر -------------------------- Atr --------------- perfume
بلبل --------------------- Bol bol --------------------- songbird
گل ----------------------- Gol ----------------- flower
لبخند ----------------- Lab khand ------------------------ smile
خدا ----------------------- Khoda ------------------ God
مهربانی ------------------- Meh ra ba ny ------------------ kindness
دانا ------------------------- Da na ------------ knowledgeable
خوشبختی ---------------- Khosh bakh ti ------------------------- fortune
آفتاب -------------------- Af tab -------------------- sunlight
 
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Thanks for posting this, @Mansoor . Your vocabulary selection reminded me of the abundance of words Farsi and the Arabic language share. Oh, and I have moved your post to our "Other Languages" section:
 

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محبت.........Mohab' bat .......... affection

عشق ................Esh-gh................ Love

آسمان .............. Ase- man ........... sky

سبزه ................. Sab-zeh .............. grass- short green plants

دین ................ Diin ................... religion

گلستان................. Golestan................. rosary (garden or desert of flowers)

خیابان ............. Khiaban ................... street

فلکه .............. Falakeh ............... square (round structure between a few streets)

بازار ............... Bazar .............. bazaar ( usually this word is attached to the old and main places of public business- these days it also used instead of business or market occasionally, for example, bazaar of carpet, bazaar of gold, bazaar of pistachio and so on)

خورشید ................. Khorshid ................. sun

ماه ........................ Maah ..................... moon

دریا ..................... Dar-ya ............... sea

اقیانوس ................. Oghya-noos ...... ocean

آقا ..................... Agha ................... sir- senior- Mr.

فردا ............ Farda .............. tomorrow

امروز .............. Em- rooz ............... today

روز ........ rooz ............ day

شب ........... Shab .............. night

دنیا ............... don-ya ........ world

قنادی........... ghanna- dy .......... confectionery

بقالی .......... Baghali .......... grocery shop (these days is called Supery!)

موزه ............ Moozeh ............. museum

پارک شهر .......... parkeh - shahr ......... city park

ایستگاه ............ eist-gah ........ station

قطار ............ ghatar............... train
 

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I studied Farsi at elementary school, ages ago and just for one year. I recall "bicycle" دوچرخه and "Are you well?", something like حال شما خوب

And I can still count to ten. :LOL:

I will always remember Farsi as a wonderfully melodious language.
 

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Mr. thomas, I'm glad the Persian language is interesting for you, it actually is a rich language and as you pointed, the old Farsi poems are totally melodious and rhythmic with deep meaning and wisdom. Sadly, when Farsi poems are translated into other languages they lose their wonderful order and rhythms.


I am going to create a thread in the Jerf and translate some of the poems of Hafiz, Saadi, and Molavy; three famous old theosophic poets of Iran. Their poems bring a type of mystical relaxation that is not describable, but as I told you when those poems are translated to English their nice rhythm and melody lose.


There are also many professional old Iranian poets rather than Hafiz, Saadi, and Molavy that their poems have other themes. I will translate some of their poems, as well. I recommend you and other educated characters to learn Farsi just for reading those excellent poems. Apart from any nationality feeling I say, Iran has great literature and those poems can affect the life of readers deeply.


My birthplace is Shiraz city; where Hafiz and Saadi were (I hope you can travel to Shiraz and enjoy journeying in this old and green city with a type of mystical state, though the new civilization and buildings have affected the original state ). I actually am a classic poet as well. I think I received a spiritual heritage from those great poets LOL


However, I think, it is a deprivation being away from those old Iranian poems with high literature. that is why I recommend you to learn the Farsi language to be able to read and study the old Persian poems that are the literature treasures, exactly. Every week, month and year many tourists travel to Shiraz and visit Hafiz and Saadi.


Well, at present the only way you become familiar with the poems relatively is that I translate some of the poems while a part of beauties of them ( wonderful rhythm and melody) will lose.

This is a line of Hafiz's poem (750 years ago) :


seat down beside my tomb with wine and music
so that I come back to life dancing from the dust with your sweet-smell



hafiz_fbtw.jpg
 
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