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QUESTION: Hi Saeed,

This is from a personal email on a sensitive matter so I think it would be indiscrete to quote a lot of it but do you have an idiom like the following?

ما می گوييم گيريم حرف شما درست و

I.e. ‘Let’s assume that you are right and…’

Perhaps you could give some examples? What is this word گيريم?

Best wishes, and many thanks,

Simon

ANSWER: Hi Simon,
It is simple.

ما می گوييم گيريم حرف شما درست و : We say lets assume you are right and

Important part is: گيريم حرف شما درست = lets assume you are right

گیریم: let's assume, take it

گیریم is short form of of فرض می گیریم or فرض می کنیم (we assume [that])

It is not an idiom. It is a two part verb (فرض کردن , to assume)

Need moee help?

Best
Saeed

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QUESTION: Hi again Saeed,

Just a quick check on this point: re گيريم حرف شما درست wouldn't it be better to have another verb i.e. است - so perhaps گيريم حرف شما درسته would be better?

Best

Simon

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You are right.
است has been omitted. You can either wriote درسته، درست است، درست
All are correct
درست است is formal. The rest are informal.
Best
Saeed

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I can answer to questions about Persian (Farsi) as second language as well as history of persian art and culture.

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I am an English - Persian translator with more than 8 years of experience and about 30 translated books including around 8000 pages. I have been interested in History of world art (painting and architecture), history, mythology, etc. As a poet I also have considerable experience in Persian poetry.

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B.A. of political sciences. M.A. of political sciences.

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