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Note: - I often receive e-mails telling me that the sayings do not use proper written grammar.  All of these sayings are colloquial (slang) expressions.  I present these more of a way to help people get used to the Persian characters and to learn some interesting slang expressions. 

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Descriptions for Today's Persian Word for Quiz #31 - Quiz #16

Other Phrases:
Quiz #15 - #1

Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #31
 

 

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shodeh
shodeh

sangine
sangine

shoma
shoma

sayeh
sayeh



Explanation Sayeh shoma sangine shoudeh - literally means - "Your shadow became heavy" - This is a colloquial expression meaning "You have become too good for us."  

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Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #30
 

 

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ast
ast

sholugh
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man
man.gif

sar-e
sar.gif



Explanation Sar-e man sholugh ast - literally means - "My head is crowded" - This is a colloquial expression meaning "I am busy"  

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Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #29
 

 

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ast
ast

khonaki
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dochtar-e
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kheili
kheili



Explanation Kheili dochtar-e khonaki ast - literally means - "She is a very icy girl" - This is a colloquial expression meaning "She is a girl with a very awkward sense of humor"  (Of course, this saying can also be used with boys (replacing dochtar-e pesar-e.)

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Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #28
 

 

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nariz

zakhmesh

ruye

namak



Explanation Namak ruye zkhmesh nariz - literally means - "Don't pour salt on his/her wound," - This is a colloquial expression meaning "Don't make him/her suffer more."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #27
 

 

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khandid

pedaresh

reesh-e

beh



Explanation Beh reesh-e pedaresh khandid - literally means - "He or she laughed at his father's beard," - This is a colloquial expression meaning "He or she was being foolish."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #26
 

 

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gozashteh

dastesh

ruye

dast
dast



Explanation Dast ruye dastesh gozashteh - literally means - "He or she puts his hand on his or her hand," - This is a colloquial expression meaning "He or she does nothing."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #25
 

 

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karmikard
karmikard

man
man

dast
dast

zir
zir



Explanation Zir dast-e man karmikard - literally means - "He or she was working under my hand," - This is a colloquial expression for "He or she was working under my supervision."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #24
 

 

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mandam
mandam

dahan
dahan

beh
beh

dast
dast



Explanation Dast beh dahan mandam- literally means - "I stayed hand in mouth," - This is a colloquial expression for "I was left speechless"
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #23
 

 

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bardar
bardar

sar kachalam
sare kachalam

az
az

dast
dast



Explanation Dast az sare kachalam bardar- literally means - "Take your hand off my bald head," - This is a colloquial expression for "Leave me be."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #22
 

 

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nagozar
nagozar

saram
saram

beh
beh

sar
sar



Explanation Sar beh saram nagozar - literally means - "Don't put head to my head." This is a colloquial expression for "Don't cause me trouble." or "Don't butt heads with me."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #21
 

 

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bikhoram
bikhoram

toe
toe

jigar
jigar




Explanation Jigar-e toe bikhoram - literally means - "I will eat your liver" This is a colloquial expression for a very romantic way of saying "I love you."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #20
 

 

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avord
avord

dar
dar

mu
mu

zabunam
zabunam



Explanation Zabunam mu dar avord - literally means - "Hair grew on my tongue" This is a colloquial expression meaning "I've said it too many times."
Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #19
 

 

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mobarak

shoma

aidee



Explanation Aidee shoma mobarak  - literally means - "Congratulations on your festival" This means "Happy Persian New Year!"

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Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #18
 

 

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bad

piruz

noruzetan



Explanation Noruzetan piruz bad  - literally means - "Your New Years (newday) will be victorious."   This means "Have a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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Today's Persian Word - For Quiz #17
 

 

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darya

beh

zadam

ra

delam
delam



Explanation Delam ra zadam beh darya  - literally means - "I hit my heart to the sea." This is a colloquial expression meaning "I put everything into it."

Note: - "ra" after a word indicates that the preceding word is a subject.


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