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!

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

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.


Lesson 51: Introducing 'Ta'arof'

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.

Numbers 1 through 10

One of the easiest and most useful things to learn in any language is how to count from one to ten. With that in mind, we’d like to challenge you to learn these numbers in Persian by the end of today.

Ways to Celebrate this week for Nowruz!

As you know, we are right now in the middle of the 13-day celebration known as nowruz- the celebration began the moment the earth crossed the vernal equinox, and continues through Wednesday April 1st- we’ll bring you more information about the significance of this day early next week, but for now, here are a few things you should be doing this week to celebrate:

Happy Nowruz 1394! Phrases to Use Today with Friends and Family

As you know if you’re around Iranians, today marks the beginning of the Nowruz holiday- the most important holiday in Iranian tradition. The holiday begins as soon as the earth passes the vernal equinox. Here’s the vocabulary to use with your friends and family to wish them a happy holiday.

Mehmoonee- Persian Wedding Receptions

In parts 1 and 2 of our wedding series, we set the stage for Persian weddings, and talked about the aghd, the ceremony portion of the wedding. In this last part of the series, we’ll go over the final part of a Persian wedding- the mehmoonee, or reception.

Lesson 50: More about Daily Routines

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


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