Far·​si ˈfär-sē How to pronounce Farsi (audio)

Examples of Farsi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Girls, as well as male guest workers from Central Asia—often recruited based on familiarity with Farsi spoken in Iran—also may have their passports confiscated on arrival to discourage quitting. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2023 Anatoly was also studying Farsi—an interest perhaps born of his desire to check the Ayatollah Khomeini Telegram channel for the celebratory news that the Israeli Embassy had been bombed. Oleh Sentsov, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2023 In German, French, Italian and fake Farsi with subtitles. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 12 June 2023 Set during the Holocaust, this inescapably oddball portrait of a transit camp supervisor who’s led to believe he’s being taught Farsi from a Persian prisoner who’s actually Belgian Jewish, relies heavily on a pair of strong performances that help to distract from lingering plot improbabilities. Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2023 Election materials will be available in English, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese, with bilingual poll workers providing assistance in additional languages including Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Somali and the Persian tongues Farsi and Dari, Paes said. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2023 Borrero then was ejected by referee Chris Penso after taking down Mohamed Farsi and will be suspended for next Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2023 Sung sections will be in Farsi and spoken sections in English, in a translation by Iranian American author Zara Houshmand. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 4 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Persian fārsī, from Fārs Persia

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Farsi was in 1878

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“Farsi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Farsi. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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