The translation of this word found in English-Farsi dictionaries seem to have a confusing effect on locals of Iran since they hear it for the first time in their lives. lotfan I don't want to pay - Man nemikham pul bedam In the North West of Iran (Tabriz area, until Qazvin), Turkish will work equally well.
Though some people (especially couchsurfers or young Tehranians) know about it, call it "autostop" or English "hitchhiking". ) otherwise you can also use the magic word salavaati which works quite good. Watch out when somebody says a ride is for free: it might in fact not be.
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A very easy way to hitch a lift and make cheater run away is clarify since the beginning that you are not going to pay anything asking before entering the car "bee doona pool? ) asking for confirm several times in case the driver doesn't seem nice "mutmaeen? some people would do some favours for soldiers and asking them for salavaat which is kind of good pray instead of money.) as soon as you say this word, everyone understand what exactly you mean. If you reply with "na" (no), he will quote the real price. Maybe the answer is another instance of tarof, but you can probably stop playing the game at this point.
Waiting for a ride can be a frustrating experience sometimes, but it is generally relatively easy to hitchhike here.
Frustration comes when there is a driver stopping for you every few minutes and suggesting taking you to a bus terminal, and sometimes you may find it hard to explain that you travel at low budget and that you actually want to hitchhike.
(and nobody expect you to really pray.) I found just "majani" / "majane" simple enough and efficient. While you could ignore this, it can cause offense, as it is an integral part of Iranian culture, whether you like it or not. Iran has borders to Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It's farsi and means that something is for free or without payment. " but people would if at all answer only after I ask the fourth or fifth time. By sea to United Arab Emirates and Oman (and maybe others of the gulf states). Even in the hottest desert on earth (you feel dying after 10 minutes) the first car stopped. Some days I my average hitch-hiking speed topped 100 km/h!