If you are planning to visit Iran, you will be interacting with a lot of amazing people. Here is a closer look at Iranian people which should help you know what to expect in your interactions with them.


What language do people from Iran speak?

Firstly, Iranian people by nature are very warm, friendly, respectful and formal. Secondly, Most people mainly speak Persian (Farsi) and it helps to learn a few basic words and phrases in Farsi to get by. In case you are lost, seeking directions or making purchases at stores will help you get your message across. Young people and shopkeepers in big cities and tourist centers do speak a smattering of English. But, those instances are few and far between.


However, remember that Iran is an Islamic republic and life in the nation is governed by the Muslim religion and its rules. So, this applies to interact with people as well.If you have ever traveled in, or around Iran, then you have experienced or heard about the people. Countless travelers talk about their hospitality and their generous, genuine nature. But are the Iranians as nice as people say? you spend 10 days here and this will form your own opinion. everywhere has friendly people, but wait till you go to Iran!


Get to know Iranian locals and experience the famous hospitality

Tourists Ideas

Here you see the ideas of tourists about Iranians:

Are Iranians as nice as people say? Canadian traveler and friend: “From the moment we entered Iran, a few things were clear. The Iranians are very curious about foreigners. Almost immediately after crossing the border from Turkmenistan, local people greeted us warmly. For example, we saw Iranians on the street yelling: Welcome to Iran! In short, they have three main questions that they want to ask visitors right away, and they usually go in this order:

  1.  Where are you from?
  2. What is your religion?
  3. What do you think about Iran?

If the conversation carries on, Iranians will be genuinely interested in your family, your education, your beliefs and your stance on Iranian politics, customs and ceremonies. Certainly, people who approach you on the street in Iran are very rarely hoping for business and almost always sincerely interested in you and your perspective on their country. You just stand on the street with a perplexed look on your face. A local family will invite you into their home for sure.”


Danish Traveler: “While I would not rely on this completely, it is probably true in Iran. The minute you pull out a map, someone is there to help you. Often, if you look thirsty, someone will invite you in for tea. Then, It only takes about 3 minutes of honest conversation before your new Iranian friend will offer up their home, their table, and their life in hopes of making you feel welcome. That is to say, granting hospitality to foreigners is deeply in Iranian culture. Moreover, people feel very embarrassed about how they are portrayed in the media.”


So, do you believe the news that says that Iranians are all terrorists and extremists?