Persian Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Persian to English and any other language or from English and any language into Persian are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Persian translations?

  • Persian is the first language of about 60 million people (nearly 1% of the world’s population), which makes it the 29th most spoken language in terms of native speakers.
  • Fārsī holds official status in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. It is spoken in some regions of Uzbekistan, Russia, Iraq, and Azerbaijan. Overall, it is used by approximately 110 million people.

POZENA’s professional Persian translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Persian
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Persian translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Arabic to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project

Persian – basic information

  • Persian is one of the Indo-Iranian languages, a branch of the Indo-European languages. Its history is subdivided into three periods: Old Persian (6th-4th centuries BC), written in the cuneiform script, Middle Persian (3rd century BC-8th century AD), marked by the birth of the Pahlavi writing system, and New Persian (9th century-present day). In the last period, Fārsī adopted a modified Arabic script and borrowed Arabic words.
  • Persian displays large dialectal variation. Its literary standard gave rise to three major dialects: Western Persian (spoken primarily in Iran), Dari (the variety of language spoken in Afghanistan, which is regarded by some researchers as a distinct language), and Central Asian Persian (also called Tajik and written in the Cyrillic script). All of these varieties are mutually intelligible. There are also a wide range of languages/dialects which are in varying degrees close to the standard variety of Persian.
  • Fārsī and other languages of Iran are regulated by the Academy of Persian Language and Literature.

Specialist industry translations from and into Persian

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations


Basic words and phrases – English-Persian mini dictionary

  • yes - بله (bale)

  • no - نه (na)

  • please - لطفا (loftan)

  • thank you - ممنون (mamnun)/ مرسی (mersi)

  • sorry - متأسف‌ام (motaøsef-am)

  • good morning - صبح به خیر (sobh be kheyr)

  • good evening - عصر به خیر (asr be kheyr)

  • goodbye - خدا حافظ (khodâ hâfez)/ خدا نگه‌دار (khodâ negahdâr)

  • good night - شب به خیر (shab be kheyr)/ شب خوش (shab khosh)

  • hi - سلام (salâm)

  • How are you? - حال‌ات چه طور است؟ (Hâl-at che towr ast?)

  • good - خوب‌ام (khubam)

  • My name is… - … هستم (…hastam)

  • I don't understand - نمی‌فهمم (Nemifahmam)

  • I'm from the UK - من از انگلستان هستم


Interesting facts

  • Persian is sometimes called the second language of Islam (after Arabic).
  • Besides Arabic loanwords, Persian is rich in French borrowings (French was the second language in Iran for many years), e.g. مرسی (mersi) (Eng. thank you), دوش (doush) (Eng. shower) or شوفر (shoufer) (Eng. chauffer).
  • Fārsī has also contributed some words to many of the world’s languages. Sample Persian loanwords in English are bazaar, shah or spinach.
  • The standard word order in Persian is subject-object-verb (SOV). As a result, the verb typically occurs at the end of a sentence.