Farsi is the Persian language, spoken in many middle eastern countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. As an Indo-European language, it is grammatically similar to many European languages such as English, Russian, Hindi, South Asian and Latin languages. Farsi is one of the most widely spoken languages on the web. If you have a have a friend who speaks Farsi, learning to greet him with "How are you?" will certainly impress him.

How to Say "How Are You?"

Practice pronunciation of the Persian alphabet so that you will know how to say certain letters, phrases and words. Use resources online to help you. The website omniglot.com has a variety of phrases and audio recordings of pronunciations to help. Practice the alphabet several times to prepare yourself to say the phrase.

To say "How are you?" in Farsi, say "hale shoma chetor ast." Other ways to say "How are you?" include "halet chetore" and "haletun chetore."

Practice saying "How are you?" by using an audio resource. You can use easypersian.com to hear audio files of the phrase "haletun chetore." Repeat the phrase several times until you master it.

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Based in Portland, Dwight Benignus has written since 2007 for the economics blog Raincheckonomics. His essay, "Voice of the Future," has been published by Elder & Leemaur Publishers. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts and Technology and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in renewable energy engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology.