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QUESTION: Hi Saeed,

I do hope that things are all going well for you and yours.

Please, do you have the following words in Persian?
تنگاتنگ، تنگ‌برتنگ
tangātang, tangbartang

If so, what do they mean? Could you give a couple of example sentences, please?

Best wishes, and many thanks,

Simon

ANSWER: Hi Simon,
How are you? I also whish all the best for you.

تنگاتنگ means in as close distance as possible. close, closely set, thick, tightly packed

سعید و سایمون رقباتی تنگاتنگ دارند
سعید و سایمون ارتباطی تنگاتنگ دارند
سعید و سایمون با همدیگر به طور تنگاتنگ همکاری می کنند

It often comes as an adjective with رقابت (competition).

I have not seen تنگ‌برتنگ. It seems it is not used in Persian.

Best
Saeed

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QUESTION: Hi again

Thank you so much Saeed - so can we say that تنگاتنگ is the same as تنگ تنگ (pronounced 'tang-e tang'? (I say this on the basis of تنهای تنها, which seems to mean 'utterly alone' i.e. an intensification of تنها.

If I'm right, which is stronger, تنگاتنگ or تنگ تنگ (tang-e tang)?

Best

Simon

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Hi Simon,
We have not such a word. So you better don't use it. Use it as تنگانگ.
There is no تنگ تنگ>
but you can use merly one تنگ in colloquial.
example: وسایل را تنگ هم چیدن  vasayel ra tange ham chidan
tang here means نزدیک close.

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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