USEFUL FARSI PHRASES FOR AMERICANS TRAVELING TO THE MIDDLE EAST
AKBAR KHALI-KILI HAFTIR LOTFAN.
Thank you for showing me your marvelous gun.
FEKR GABUL CARDAN DAVAT PAEH GUSH DIVAR.
I am delighted to accept your kind invitation to lie down on the floor
with my arms above my head and my legs apart.
SHOMAEH FEKR TOMOMEH QEH GOFTEH BANDE.
I agree with everything you have ever said or thought in your life.
AUTO ARRAREGH DAVATEMAN MANO SEPAHEH-HAST.
It is exceptionally kind of you to allow me to travel in the trunk of
FASHAL-EH TUPEHMAN NA DEGAT MANO GOFTAM CHEESHAYEH MOHEMA RAJEBEH
If you will do me the kindness of not harming my genital appendages I
will gladly reciprocate by betraying my country in public.
KHREL, JAPEHEH MANEH VA JAYEH AMRIKAHEY.
I will tell you the names and addresses of many American spies
traveling as reporters.
BALLI, BALLI, BALLI !
Whatever you say !
MAMNOUNAN GHORBAN IN DAFAYEH MEEMUNAM.
It is with greatest pleasure that I sign this confession of capital
TIKEH NUNEH BA OB KHRELEH BEZORG VA KHRUBE BOYAST INO.
The water-soaked bread crumbs are delicious, thank you. I must have
ETEHFOR'AN, DEHRATEE, OTEGAH SHOMA MIKRASTAM KHE DO HAFTAEH BA BODANEH SHEEREL
Truly, I would rather be a hostage to your greatly esteemed self than
spend a fortnight upon the person of Cheryl Tiegs.
MATERNIER GHERMEZ AHLIEH, GHORBAN.
The red blindfold would be lovely, excellency.