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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website www.chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website www.chaiandconversation.com for more information.
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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website www.chaiandconversation.com for more information.

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English


Episodes

Lesson 66: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 2

6/13/2018
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In the first part of our detailed study of Rumi's poem Rooz ō shab, we cover the first two lines, which are: dar havāyat bee gharāram rooz ō shab sar ze pāyat bar nadāram rooz ō shab We go over the vocabulary and phrases in this segment of the poem, and also learn some concepts that are related to the words we are learning. We also learn about the Sufi concept, dar havāyat, of the intimacy of breath.

Duration:00:15:55

Lesson 65: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 1

5/31/2018
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In this lesson, we learn Rumi's poem Rooz ō shab. In this poem, the words rooz, day and shab, night, are repeated like a mantra. Even though Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, his poems remain extremely relevant and relatable today. So, don't be intimidated by the unfamiliar sounding language. Over the next few weeks, we will dissect the words and phrases used in this poem until it sounds like ordinary language to you. This poem is so beautiful, it might make you fall out of your chair.

Duration:00:25:27

Lesson 64: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 4

5/15/2018
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In this final part of our Sohrab Sepehri dar golestāné series we cover the rest of the vocabulary covered in the poem. After this lesson, you will be able to understand the entirety of the selection of the poem we heard.

Duration:00:15:20

Lesson 62: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 2

4/12/2018
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In this lesson, we continue the study of Sohrab Sepehri's dar golestāné by learning more about the words and phrases in the middle section of our selection. As promised, here is an image of the beautiful red poppy flowers in the Zagros mountains in Iran:

Duration:00:14:15

Lesson 61: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné

3/29/2018
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In this lesson, we introduce Sohrab Sepehri, and read his iconic poem dar golestāné. In this lesson, we are joined by friend of the show Fared Shafinury. You may recognize Fared as the composer and performer of our theme song. For this initial conversation about the poem, we listen to Fared recite the portion of the poem we'll be discussing, and talk generally about the overall meaning and feeling behind the words. In the next couple lessons, we will be reviewing the vocabulary and phrases...

Duration:00:17:27

Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

7/25/2017
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In the last lesson of this series, we talk about the importance of poetry in Persian culture, and talk about why we're learning this magical language in the first place.

Duration:00:10:22

Lesson 59: Persian Food

6/8/2017
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In this lesson, we learn the langauge associated with one of the most important parts of Persian culture- food. We learn vocabulary for different Persian dishes, how to consume Persian food, and how to talk about it afterwards. This lesson might make you hungry, somake sure to have at least a little something to eat before listening to it!

Duration:00:14:08

Lesson 58: Babies

5/10/2017
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In this lesson, we learn all the language associated with pregnancy, babies and small children.

Duration:00:11:28

Lesson 57: Proposals, Marriages and Weddings

4/24/2017
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In this lesson, we learn all the vocabulary associated with getting married in Persian! Includes the process of proposing, getting married, and language associated with the wedding ceremony.

Duration:00:10:55

Lesson 56: The Etiquette for Talking on the Phone

4/10/2017
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Lesson 56 covers language needed for talking on the phone, including etiquette used in greetings and saying goodbye on the phone.

Duration:00:09:18

Lesson 55: The Etiquette of Being Hosted

5/3/2016
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If you’re around Iranians often, chances are you’ll be invited to their homes. Iranians love hosting, and it’s common to invite someone over as soon as you meet them. So, let’s learn some of the language and etiquette that goes along with being hosted.

Duration:00:12:26

Lesson 54: Common Persian Sayings and Expressions

4/20/2016
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In this lesson, we learn common Persian sayings that often don't make sense in English. Expressions, idioms- these are what make a language unique! We also learn some common Persian insults.

Duration:00:11:08

Lesson 53: Respect in the Persian Culture

3/23/2016
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Respect is a big deal in Persian culture- respect for your family, respect for elders, among other things. We've learned about tārof- but this type of etiquette is just one aspect of showing respect for others. In this lesson, we learn other ways respect is demonstrated in the Persian culture.

Duration:00:11:33

Lesson 52: Navigating 'Tā'arof' in Different Social Situations

3/9/2016
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In this lesson, we continue our discussion of the Persian concept of 'tārof'- we learn different situation in which 'tārof' comes into play, and how to successfully navigate through these situations. These situations include being paid a compliment, making a financial transaction at a store, interacting with guests and hosts, and much more.

Duration:00:15:30

Lesson 51: Introducing 'Ta'arof'

2/24/2016
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In this lesson, we talk about one of the most important concepts when it comes to learning about Persian culture- the concept of tārof. Tārof is basically the code of etiquette Iranians use in all social situations, and it's quite culturally pervasive. While western culture also has rules of engaging with others, Persians take it to a whole new level.

Duration:00:14:01

Lesson 50: More about Daily Routines

8/27/2014
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In this lesson, we learn more about how to talk about daily routines, especially routines associated with waking up and going to bed.

Duration:00:12:53