Welcome to Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation, the only free online resource made exclusively for those wanting to learn conversational Persian! We provide free 15-20 minute podcast lessons, as well as affordable premium learning materials to help make learning easier. So pour yourself a cup of tea, and learn the Persian language with us! Get started with Lesson 1, including free Bonus Materials!

How Uber is Going Iranian

How Uber Is Going Iranian

(coauthored by Mahshad Vakili Hall)

Unless you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, you'll have heard the news already -- Uber’s former problematic CEO was replaced by an Iranian named Dara Khosrowshahi. This guy is the real deal: born in Iran, fled the Iranian revolution at age eight as a refugee, and raised right outside New York City with his brother. He’s passionate, driven, calm -- and a true embodiment of the American dream.

Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

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.

Learn Persian tābestoon Word of the Day - Review of Week 3

Another tābestoon week, another set of words! This week, we got a little help with our words from musician Fared Shafinury. In addition to being an incredible Iranian-American musician, he also wrote and performed our theme music!

Learn Persian tābestoon Word of the Day - Review of Week 1

Welcome to our new Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation tābestoon (summer) Word of the Day series! In this series of short videos, we're going to learn one vocabulary day each day of the week in the summer. On Fridays, we'll provide a summary of the words we've learned in a video and here on the website blog. Please leave any words you'd like to learn in the comments- here at Chai and Conversation, we LOVE summer, and are excited to share these words with you!

Lesson 59: Persian Food

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!

Lesson 58: Babies

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

Lesson 57: Proposals, Marriages and Weddings

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.

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