Saturday, September 18, 2021

Language & Phrasebook in Iran

AsiaIranLanguage & Phrasebook in Iran

Persian (called farsi in Persian) is Iran’s national and official language. It is an Indo-European language. Although Persian is written using a modified Arabic script, the two languages are unrelated; nevertheless, Persian has a significant number of Arabic loanwords (with varying meanings), many of which are part of basic Persian vocabulary.

Many young Iranians in large cities, and almost likely those working at foreign travel agencies and high-end hotels, will be able to converse in English, but learning basic Persian phrases will come in handy for tourists, especially in rural regions.