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    When you go to a shop, after your buying, sometimes the salesperson gives you something as their free gift to persuade you to come back there again. We call it 'eshantiun.' For example if you buy a laptop the salesperson gives you a free flash driver or something else.
    What would you call 'eshantiun' in English?

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    Default Re: eshantioun

    Have you looked the word up in a Persian-English dictionary to see what it gives as the English translation?
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    Default Re: eshantioun

    You could say that they threw in a flash drive.

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    Default Re: eshantioun

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    When you go to a shop, after your buying, sometimes the salesperson gives you something as their free gift to persuade you to come back there again. We call it 'eshantiun.' For example if you buy a laptop the salesperson gives you a free flash driver or something else.
    What would you call 'eshantiun' in English?
    It looks like the French word "echantillon" which is a "free sample".
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 22-Mar-2013 at 12:01.

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    Default Re: eshantioun

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It looks like the French word "echantillon" which is a "free sample".
    Exactly, but it's not always among their products, so can I call it a sample? Sometimes they give you a free toy or something interesting or anything just for fun.
    Can I still call them sample?

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    Default Re: eshantioun

    You could use freebie.

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    Default Re: eshantioun

    Freebie or free gift.
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