Hello - Salam
How are you doing? - Chitouri?
What is your name? - Esmet Chee-ay? (more formally) Es Met Chimah(n) Chee-ay?
Thank you - Mote-shy Keram
You are Welcome - (K)ha-hesh Mikonam
Please - Lote-fahn
Excuse me - Ba-bah shiht
Goodbye - (K)hoda hafez
NiceDay - (K)Ruze (K)hosch
Iran is one of the world's oldest countries. Its history dates back almost 5,000 years and includes the days of the great Persian Empire. In Biblical times, Persian Kings ruled vast territories. Handmade Persian silk and wool rugs are world famous.
Location: In the Middle East region of southwestern Asia
Offical Language: Persian also called Farsi.
Geography: Snow-capped mountains, green valleys, and barren deserts.
Population: 66,429,284 (Estimated 2010)
Foods: Abguhst (a-thick meat and bean soup); dolmeh vegetables(stuffed with meat and rice); and kebab (lamb roasted on a skewer); Popular beverage: fruit syrups mixed with water, sweetened tea, and a yogurt drink called dough.
(Primary Sources) World Book Encylopedia/CIA World Factbook.