Boost your vocabulary: Professions in Persian

Beyond Greetings:

While mastering basic greetings is crucial, knowing how to talk about professions in Persian unlocks a whole new level of communication. It equips you to navigate workplace interactions with confidence, but also fuels those seemingly mundane “water cooler talks.” Whether it’s discussing career aspirations with a new friend, navigating a service encounter with a shop owner, or simply connecting with locals about their daily lives, understanding professions empowers you to engage in meaningful conversations, smoothing over awkward silences and fostering deeper connections. So, go beyond greetings and delve into the world of Persian professions – it’s your key to unlocking richer interactions and a more immersive language learning journey!

60+ Job Titles in Persian:

#PersianTransliterationEnglish Translation
1کشاورزKeshāvarzFarmer
2هنرمندHonarmandArtist
3نویسندهNevisandeWriter
4موسیقیدانMusighidānMusician
5بازیگرBāzigarActor/Actress
6خوانندهKhānandeSinger
7رقّاصRaqqāsDancer
8مدیرModirManager
9حسابدارHesābdārAccountant
10بازاریابBāzāryābMarketer
11فروشندهForushandeSalesperson
12کارآفرینKārāfarinEntrepreneur
13کارشناسKārshenāsExpert
14مشاورMoshāverConsultant
15معمارMe’mārArchitect
16برقکارBarghkārElectrician
17لوله کشLulé-keshPlumber
18نجّارNajjārCarpenter
19طرّاحTarrāhDesigner
20زمین شناسZamin-shenāsGeologist
21معلّمMo’allemTeacher
22استاد دانشگاهOstād-e dāneshgāhProfessor
23مهندسMohandesEngineer
24آشپزĀshpazChef
25برنامه نویسBarnāme-nevisProgrammer
26گرافیستGerāfistGraphic Designer
27توسعه دهنده وبTose’e-dahandeye webWeb Developer
28مترجمMotarjemTranslator
29مترجم همزمانMotarjem-e hamzamānSimultaneous Interpreter
30وکیلVakilLawyer
31قاضیQāziJudge
32پلیسPolisPolice Officer
33آتش نشانĀtashneshānFirefighter
34روزنامه نگارRuznāme-negārJournalist
35عکّاسAkkāsPhotographer
36پزشک، دکترPezeshk, DoktorDoctor
37پرستارParastārNurse
38دندانپزشکDandān-pezeshkDentist
39داروسازDāru-sāzPharmacist
40منشیMonshiSecretary
41کارمندKārmandEmployee
42کتابدارKetabdārLibrarian
43آرایشگرĀrāyeshgarHairdresser
44خیّاطKhayyātTailor
45پرستار بچّهParastār-e bachcheBabysitter
46رفتگرRoftegarStreet Sweeper
47فضانوردFazānvardAstronaut
48باستان شناسBāstān-shenāsArchaeologist
49زیست شناسZist-shenāsBiologist
50شیمی دانShimi-dānChemist
51فیزیک دانFizik-dānPhysicist
52روان شناسRavān-shenāsPsychologist
53جامعه شناسJāme’e-shenāsSociologist
54مورّخMovarrekhHistorian
55مددکار اجتماعیMadadkār-e ejtemā’iSocial Worker
56ورزشکارVarzeshkārAthlete
57مربّیMorabbiCoach
58داورDāvarReferee
59رانندهRānandeDriver
60خلبانKhalabānPilot
61مکانیکMekānikMechanic
62راهنمای تورRāhnamā-ye turTour Guide

Work Talk in Persian: Useful Phrases:

What is your job?Shoghl-e shoma chiye? شغل شما چیه؟
I am a … .(Replace … with your profession)Man … Hastam.من … هستم.
Where do you work? / Where is your work place?Koja kār mikonid?کجا کار می کنید؟
I work at … . (Replace … with your workplace)Man dar … kār mikonam.من در … کار می کنم.
What are your responsibilities?Che Mas’ooliyat-hā-yi darid?چه مسئولیت هایی دارید؟
How long have you been working here?Che moddat-e ke inja kār mikonid?چه مدته که اینجا کار می کنید؟
I need to speak to your manager.Bayad bā modir-e shoma sohbat konam.باید با مدیر شما صحبت کنم.
Can I take a leave of absence?Mitunam morakhkhasi begiram?می تونم مرخّصی بگیرم؟
I want a promotion.Tarfi’ mikhām.ترفیع می خوام.
Are you satisfied with your job?Az kāretun rāzi hastid?از کارتون راضی هستید؟
Yes, I like this job very much.Bale, in kār ro keyli dust daram.بله، این کار رو خیلی دوست دارم.
No, I am looking for a new job.Na, man donbāle ye kāre jadidam.نه، من دنبال یه کار جدیدم.
Can you help me find a job?Mitunid be man dar peydā kardane kār komak konid?می تونید به من در پیدا کردن کار کمک کنید؟

By incorporating these job names and work phrases into your vocabulary, you’ll be well on your way to engaging in natural and meaningful conversations about professions and careers in Persian. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to try and have fun with it!

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