Farsi Negation

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Farsi Negation

Learning the Farsi Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Farsi language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Farsi.

Farsi negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

Verbs are negated with the particle «na». This particle, being a word of its own, should be written separately but under the current custom of writing, it is written attached to the verb:

  • raftam — I went → naraftam (na raftam) — I did not go
  • kâr kardam — I worked → kâr nakardam  — I did not work
  • budan yâ nabudan — to be or not to be

Negative conjugation of «raftan» (to go) in indicative past simple




naraftam (I did not go)

naraftim (we did not go)


narafti (you did not go)

naraftid (you did not go)


naraft (he/she/it did not go)

naraftand (they did not go)


Negative conjugation of «kâr kardan» (to work) in indicative past simple




kâr nakardam (I did not work)

kâr nakardim (we did not work)


kâr nakardi (you did not work)

kâr nakardid (you did not work)


kâr nakard (he/she/it did not work)

kâr nakardand (they did not work)

English NegationFarsi Negation
Negationnefey - نفی
he is not hereāo āyenejā neyeset - او اینجا نیست
that is not my bookāyen ketāb men neyeset - این کتاب من نیست
do not enterweāred neshoyed - وارد نشوید

Notice the structure of the Negation in Farsi.

List of Negation in Farsi

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Farsi placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Farsi vocabulary.

English NegationFarsi Negation
I don't speakmen ḥeref nemey zenem - من حرف نمی زنم
I don't writenemey noyesem - نمی نویسم
I don't driverānenedekey nemey kenem - رانندگی نمی کنم
I don't lovemen doset nedārem - من دوست ندارم
I don't givemen nemey dehem - من نمی دهم
I don't smilemen lebekhened nemey zenem - من لبخند نمی زنم
I don't takemen nemey keyerem - من نمی گیرم
he doesn't speakāo ṣeḥebet nemey kened - او صحبت نمی کند
he doesn't writeāo nemey noyesed - او نمی نویسد
he doesn't driveāo rānenedekey nemey kened - او رانندگی نمی کند
he doesn't loveāo doset nedāred - او دوست ندارد
he doesn't giveāo nemey dehed - او نمی دهد
he doesn't smileāo lebekhened nemey zened - او لبخند نمی زند
he doesn't takeāo nemey keyered - او نمی گیرد
we don't speakmā ṣeḥebet nemey keneyem - ما صحبت نمی کنیم
we don't writemā nemey noyeseyem - ما نمی نویسیم
we don't drivemā rānenedekey nemey keneyem - ما رانندگی نمی کنیم
we don't lovemā doset nedāreyem - ما دوست نداریم
we don't givemā nemey deheyem - ما نمی دهیم
we don't smilemā nemey khenedeyem - ما نمی خندیم
we don't takemā nemey keyereyem - ما نمی گیریم

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