Colors in Persian

Learning colors in Farsi can be very useful for shopping clothes or souvenirs or for talking about your favorites. In Persian, the name of colors are usually simple and easy. So you won’t have difficulty to learn at least the most frequent ones. In this section you’ll find the main colors at the beginning, then you can learn more shades of colors, the ones that have cultural significance for Iranians, and some words to describe patterns and motives. You do not have to learn all these details unless you are interested in buying carpets, table cloth or traditional attire. But before checking colors in Persian, you’d better finish reading this short note to learn some interesting facts about word formation in Farsi, particularly about colors, how to use adjectives to make a noun phrase and significant colors in Iranian culture and Persian Poetry.

colors 1 - Colors in Farsi

In Persian, many colors get their names from nature. One of the most frequent suffixes to make an adjective is “-i”. Then, guessing the meaning of a color shouldn’t be difficult if you know the meaning of a noun, not always though. Here are some examples:

– noqre(h) → silver  :  noqre(h)i → silver color

– qahve(h) → coffee : qahve(h)i = brown

– surat → face : surati (the color of face)

As far as we know, for all languages, there is just one universal rule with no exception, which says all linguistic rules have exceptions. The exception for colors in Farsi is “sabz”, green, while “sabzi” means herbs.

Finally, some colors are more significant in Iranian culture and Persian speaking countries. One of them is the famous “Persian Blue”. For Persian speakers, this color is what is called “âbi” and then to describe other shades of blue, we add explanation, for instance, “âbi-ye âsemâni” is sky blue. Another important color in architecture is turquoise color, most probably because there are many turquoise mines in this neighborhood. In poetry, colors play important roles especially the colors of flowers, trees, sky, stars and night. Recently, using colors in elections and for distinguishing political parties is becoming a trend but it is not very common yet.

Now with all these explanations, you are more motivated to learn colors. Let’s start with the easiest ones:

English
Pronunciation
فارسی

تصویر

صدا

what color?
če rangi?
چه رَنگی؟
01 what color - Colors in Farsi
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dark
tire(h)
تیره
02 dark colors - Colors in Farsi
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light
rošan
رُوشَن
03 light colors - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/03-روشن.mp3"]
blue
âbi
آبی
04 blue - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/04-آبی.mp3"]
yellow
zard
زَرد
07 yellow - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/07-زرد.mp3"]
red
qermez
قِرمِز
08 red - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/08-قرمز.mp3"]
green
sabz
سَبز
06 green - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/06-سبز.mp3"]
orange
nârenji
نارِنجی
09 orange - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/09-نارنجی.mp3"]
violet
banafš
بَنَفش
12 purple - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/12-بنفش.mp3"]
white
sefid
سِفید
10 white - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/10-سفید.mp3"]
black
siyâh
سیاه
11 black - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/11-سیاه.mp3"]
gray
xâkestari
خاکستَری
14 gray - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/14-خاکستری.mp3"]
pink
surati
صورَتی
05 pink - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/05-صورتی.mp3"]
brown
qahve(h)i
قَهوه ای
13 brown - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/13-قهوه-ای.mp3"]
cream
kerem
کِرِم
15 cream - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/15-کرم.mp3"]
dark blue
abi-je tire(h)
آبیِ تیره
16 dark blue - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/16-آبی-تیره.mp3"]
light blue
abi-je rošan
آبیِ رُوشَن
17 light blue - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/17-آبی-روشن.mp3"]
turquoise
firuze(h)i
فیروزه ای
20 turquoise - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/20-فیروزه-ای.mp3"]
green-blue
sabz-âbi
سَبز-آبی
21 green blue - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/21-سبزآبی.mp3"]
azure
nili
نیلی
22 azure - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/22-نیلی.mp3"]
light cyan
âbi-ye âsemâni
آبیِ آسِمانی
23 light cyan - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/23-آبی-آسمانی.mp3"]
silver
noqre(h)i
نُقره ای
18 silver - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/18-نقره-ای.mp3"]
golden
talâyi
طَلایی
19 gold - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/19-طلایی.mp3"]
magenta
sorxâbi
سرخابی
24 magenta - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/24-سرخابی.mp3"]
ruby color
yâquti
یاقوتی
25 ruby color - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/25-یاقوتی.mp3"]
purple
arqavâni
اَرغَوانی
26 purple - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/26-ارغوانی.mp3"]
crimson
zereški
زِرِشکی
27 crimson - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/27-زرشکی.mp3"]
peach color
golbehi
گُلبِهی
28 peach color - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/28-گلبهی.mp3"]
motif
tarh/ naqše(h)
طَرح/ نَقشه
29 pattern - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/29-طرح-نقشه.mp3"]
colorful
rangârang
رَنگارَنگ
30 colorful - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/30-رنگارنگ.mp3"]
colorful
golgoli
گُلگُلی
31 flowery - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/31-گلگلی.mp3"]
polka dot
xâlxâli
خالخالی
32 polka dot - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/32-خالخالی.mp3"]
stripe
râh râh
راه راه
33 stripe - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/33-راه-راه.mp3"]
checkered
čâhârxune(h)
چهارخونه
34 checkered - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/34-چارخونه.mp3"]
paisley design
botte(h) jeqqe(h)
بُتّه جِقّه
35 paisley design - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/35-بته-جغه.mp3"]
plain
sâde(h)
ساده
36 plain - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/36-ساده.mp3"]
monochrome
tak rang
تَک رَنگ
33 stripe 1 - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/37-تک-رنگ.mp3"]
shiny
barrâq
بَرّاق
38 shiny - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/38-براق.mp3"]
vivid
deraxšân
دِرَخشان
39 vivid - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/39-درخشان.mp3"]
flashy
por zarq-o barq
پُر زَرق و بَرق
40 flashy - Colors in Farsi
[sc_embed_player fileurl="https://farsimonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/40-پرزرق-و-برق.mp3"]

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