May 24, 2019

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See in Persian!

Below is the popular children's book 'Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See' translated to the Persian (Farsi) language, complete with some original drawings of the animals! You can download a copy of the pages here to either print out or view on your device. We've included the phonetic English spelling of the Persian words so that you can read it even if you can't read in Persian! Please note that the translation is not direct from the English- it's been altered so that it will rhyme, which is important when reading this story to children. Please enjoy!
March 19, 2019

How to Celebrate chāhar shanbé sooree

Are you ready to jump over some fire tonight?
December 20, 2018

Shabé yaldā - Persian Winter Solstice Celebration

(photo above by Persianmama.com)
June 29, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

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.
June 07, 2018

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.
June 05, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

Lesson 7 Part 2- How to Talk About Whether or Not You Like Your Job

In this lesson, we continue our conversation about jobs. We learn to talk about where we work, including words for places like an office, a restaurant and a hospital, and also to discuss whether or not we like our jobs.
May 21, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

Lesson 7 Part 1- How to Talk About Your Job

In this lesson, we learn how to talk about the work you do, and the words for different popular professions.
May 17, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

Lesson 6- How to Talk More About Your Family, and How to Count to Ten

In this lesson, we learn how to talk a bit more about your family, including talking about how many of each member of the family you have. In addition, we learn to count from one to ten. You can find the bonus materials for Lesson 6 here.
April 30, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

Lesson 5- How to Talk About Your Family, and How to Introduce them

In this lesson, we learn vocabulary words for different members of our family, and we learn how to introduce them.
April 19, 2018 • So I Married an Iranian

How We Celebrate Birthdays in the Persian culture (tavalod!)

In this lesson, we learn all about the Persian tradition of celebrating birthdays. We also learn the lyrics to the Persian birthday song. However, we don't sing it. To hear it sung, check out this version sung by one of the best Iranian singers, Hayedeh.