Lesson 4- How to Say Where You Live, and Answer Questions

In this lesson, we learn to say where we live and if it's different than where we are originally from. In addition, we learn how to answer simple questions using yes, yeah, and no.

The bonus materials from this lesson can be found on the Lesson 4 page.

So I Married An Iranian- Lesson 2- How to Greet People, Say Goodbye, and Introduce Yourself

In this lesson, we follow Lesson 2 of Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation- to get the bonus materials for this lesson, visit the lesson page. There, you'll find the transcript of the lesson, the lesson guide, the words presented as individual 'snippets' so you can listen to them over and over again, and an enhanced podcast where you can watch a video of the lesson with the words flashing on the screen.

 

What is sizdah bedar?

Are you ready to spend the entire day outside?

Sizdah bedar (literally meaning the thirteenth outside) marks the official end of the nowruz holiday, and launches you into a successful start of the coming year. 

As in many other cultures, the number 13 is unlucky in the Iranian tradition. Spending it indoors is seen as bad luck, so on this day, Iranian families pack a picnic and spend the entire day outdoors. In the west, this holiday falls on Monday, April 2nd this year (2018). 

Things to do on Monday:

So I Married An Iranian- Lesson 1- How to Greet People and Ask How They're Doing

In this video, we go through Lesson 1 of Chai and Conversation with Leyla and Chris. Chris has been married to Leyla for over three years now, but has not dived into the Chai and Conversation program just yet. Because the in-laws (and Leyla) are growing a bit impatient with his lack of knowledge of the Persian language, he is going through the program in video format with Leyla.

Fire Jumping is Tonight!

Are you ready to jump over some fire tonight? Norooz (Persian new year) is only a week away! So tonight is the chahar shanbe sooree celebration, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the spring equinox.

Our Brand New Website, and Favorite Chai Features!

As those of you who have been with us for a while may have noticed, we have a brand new website! We have been working quietly behind the scenes on this for over two years now, so you can imagine how excited we are to finally reveal all that work to you. And the response has been overwhelmingly positive! Thank you for all your kind notes and words of encouragement- please keep them coming!

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.