How to Celebrate chāhar shanbé sooree

Are you ready to jump over some fire tonight?

Norooz (Persian new years) is tomorrow! So tonight is the chahar shanbe sooree celebration, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the spring equinox.

Things to do tonight:

1) Make a giant fire in a safe location (it actually doesn't have to be giant, just big enough that you can jump over it).


2) Think about all the past year's resentments, regrets, unfinished business

Lesson 8- How to Talk about Likes and Dislikes

In this lesson, we learn to talk about our likes and dislikes. We introduce the concept of the 'direct object marker'. Also, we learn to talk about things we don't like. Likes and dislikes can include things, and can also include activities.

Find the bonus materials for Lesson 8 here.

Azizam and Joonam- What do they Mean?

Although we’ve published a list of terms of endearment to call your Persian lover here on the Chai and Conversation blog before, and devoted an entire lesson to essential words and phrases for love and friendship, two terms of endearment are especially worthy of more lengthy discussion- aziz-am and joon-am.

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.