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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

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کیفیت

By /محمدعلی - Jan 03 2019
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بسیار عالی هم از حیث محتوا هم از حیث شکل

Great podcast

By Anafanaian - Oct 05 2018
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Beautifully executed and produced. It is fun to learn with Laila and Matt!

iTunes Ratings

279 Ratings
Average Ratings
264
10
1
1
3

کیفیت

By /محمدعلی - Jan 03 2019
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بسیار عالی هم از حیث محتوا هم از حیث شکل

Great podcast

By Anafanaian - Oct 05 2018
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Beautifully executed and produced. It is fun to learn with Laila and Matt!

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Lesson 65: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 1

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In this lesson, we learn Rumi's poem Rooz ō shab. In this poem, the words rooz, day and shab, night, are repeated like a mantra. Even though Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, his poems remain extremely relevant and relatable today. So, don't be intimidated by the unfamiliar sounding language. Over the next few weeks, we will dissect the words and phrases used in this poem until it sounds like ordinary language to you. This poem is so beautiful, it might make you fall out of your chair.

May 31 2018

25mins

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Interview with Fared Shafinury

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Jan 18 2017

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Lesson 3: How to Introduce Where You are From, and Introducing the Different forms of You

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In the Persian language, there are two different ways of saying 'you'- a formal version (shomā), and an informal version (tō). In this lesson, we learn both forms, and learn when it's appropriate to use them. For instance, when you're talking to a close friend or a family member close to your age, you would use the informal you, tō. When speaking with someone older than you, or someone you should show respect for, you use the formal version, shomā.

Jan 21 2011

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

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In this Persian (Farsi) lesson, we review all past lesson materials. You'll have a chance to test out your comprehension of the vocabulary learned, and see if you're able to use the words and phrases in the correct context.

We also learn the words needed to answer simple questions in the Persian language- essential when having any casual conversation! These words are:

Feb 07 2011

18mins

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Lesson 50: More about Daily Routines

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

Aug 27 2014

12mins

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Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

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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.

Jul 25 2017

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Lesson 5: How to Talk About Your Family, and Introduce Their Names

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In this Persian (Farsi) lesson, we learn the words for members of your immediate family, and learn how to introduce your family members to other people. We finish off the lesson by learning how to introduce the names of your family members to others.

We begin by learning the vocabulary words for several key members of the family in Persian. As you know, family is very important in the Persian culture, so these vocabulary words wll be more useful to you than you could imagine. The words learned in this part of the lesson include:

Mar 25 2011

18mins

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Lesson 33: A Dialogue between Leyla and Her Mother

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Lesson 33 features a dialogue in Persian (Farsi) between Leyla and her mother.  This lesson won't have a particular focus in terms of tenses. Rather, it will have general conversational vocabulary and skills that we need to learn.

May 08 2013

21mins

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Lesson 59: Persian Food

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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!

Jun 08 2017

14mins

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Lesson 23: The Simple Past Tense

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Lesson 23 goes over the simple past tense, including how to talk about what you did over the last weekend.

Apr 03 2012

18mins

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Lesson 31: A Dialogue between Matt and Leyla

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Lesson 31 features a dialogue in Persian (Farsi) between Matt and Leyla. This lesson begins a very special unit of Chai and Conversation! We're going to take all the vocabulary, phrases, and grammar rules we've learned in the first three units, and combine them in short and simple dialogues.

Feb 12 2013

25mins

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Lesson 30: Review of Unit 3

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Lesson 30 is a review of all that we learned in Unit 3!

Nov 17 2012

20mins

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Lesson 42: The Simple Subjunctive

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This lesson teaches the simple subjunctive, which will allow you to take definite sentences like 'I am going to the movies tonight' to less definite ones like 'I could go to the movies tonight'.

Feb 14 2014

16mins

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Lesson 53: Respect in the Persian Culture

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Respect is a big deal in Persian culture- respect for your family, respect for elders, among other things. We've learned about tārof- but this type of etiquette is just one aspect of showing respect for others. In this lesson, we learn other ways respect is demonstrated in the Persian culture.

Mar 23 2016

11mins

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Lesson 62: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 2

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In this lesson, we continue the study of Sohrab Sepehri's dar golestāné by learning more about the words and phrases in the middle section of our selection.

As promised, here is an image of the beautiful red poppy flowers in the Zagros mountains in Iran:

Apr 12 2018

14mins

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Lesson 54: Common Persian Sayings and Expressions

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In this lesson, we learn common Persian sayings that often don't make sense in English. Expressions, idioms- these are what make a language unique! We also learn some common Persian insults.

Apr 20 2016

11mins

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Lesson 48: How To Discuss Travel

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In this lesson, we learn the Persian words for different types of transportation, including airplanes, cars, bicycles, and motorcyles.

May 29 2014

11mins

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Lesson 39: A Dialogue About What We Should Do Tonight

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In this lesson, we’re going to listen to two people deciding what they’re going to do one evening. They go through a variety of options, including going to the cinema, getting Chinese food, and making food at home. Listen to find out what they ultimately decide.

Jan 06 2014

16mins

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Lesson 19: How to Talk About Love and Friendship

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In this Persian/Farsi lesson, we learn how to talk about love and friendship. We learn common terms of endearment, how to compliment a loved one, and how to talk about your marital status.

We also learn how to say 'I love you' in Farsi, which might be a bit more complicated than you would think. There's not a direct translation of 'I love you.' Rather, you could say 'I am in love with you' (man āsheghetam), or 'I like you' (doostet dāram) which often gets used in the place of 'I love you'.

Dec 08 2011

16mins

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

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In this Persian (Farsi) language lesson, we expand on introducing family members to others, and we also learn how to count to ten in Persian! Also, we introduce a special guest at the end of the program.

If you need a quick reference, the vocabulary for counting from one to ten in Persian is:

Apr 08 2011

15mins

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Lesson 76: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 3

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In this lesson, we go over the following lines of the poem:

chon āghebaté kāré jahān neestee hast
چون عاقِبَتِ کارِ جَهان نیستی اَست

Feb 11 2019

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Lesson 75: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 2

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In this second part of the Persian language/Farsi lesson on Khayām's Khosh Bash we go over the following section of the poem, along with all the vocabulary and phrases associated with the words learned:

Feb 04 2019

11mins

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Lesson 74: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 1

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In this lesson, we introduce one of the greats of Persian Sufi poetry, Omar Khayyam. Khayyam was a 12th century poet and a true renaissance man- in addition to being one of the most well known Iranian poets, he was also a famed mathematician and astronomer. This shouldn't be surprising, however, as these disciplines greatly informed one another.

Dec 10 2018

15mins

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Lesson 73: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 5

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In this last part of our series on Forough Farrokhzad, we learn the final part of the selection of the poem we've been learning.

Nov 06 2018

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Lesson 72: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 4

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In this fourth part of the Persian language/Farsi lesson on Forough Farrokhzad's Fathé Bāgh, or Conquestion of the Garden, we go over the following section of the poem, along with all the vocabulary and phrases associated with the words learned:
و صمیمیت تن هامان، در طراری

و درخشیدن عریانیمان

مثل فلس ماهی‌ها در آب

Oct 27 2018

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Lesson 71: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 3

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In this third installment of Forough Farrokhzad's Conquest of the Garden, we go over the following section of poetry:
سخن از پیوند سست دو نام

و همآغوشی در اوراق کهنهٔ یک دفتر نیست

سخن از گیسوی خوشبخت منست

با شقایق‌های سوختهٔ بوسهٔ تو

Oct 09 2018

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Lesson 70: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 2

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This lesson covers a section of the poem Conquest of the Garden, or Fathé Bāgh, by Forough Farrokhzad. This portion of the poem is:

همه میترسند

همه میترسند، اما من و تو

به چراغ و آب و آینه پیوستیم

و نترسیدیم

Sep 20 2018

12mins

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Lesson 69: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathe Bagh, Part 1

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This lesson is an introduction to one of Iran's most lauded modern poets, Forough Farrokhzad. An extremely influential voice in a time of great change in Iran, she wrote about the nature of being an artist and an independent woman in a society that often did not make these pursuits easy. Here we learn more details about this extraordinary woman's life, and analyze one of my favorite poems of hers, Conquest of the Garden (fathé bāgh) with dear friend and musician Fared Shafinury.

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Aug 27 2018

35mins

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Lesson 68: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 4

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Jul 10 2018

9mins

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Lesson 67: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 3

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Jun 27 2018

12mins

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Lesson 66: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 2

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In the first part of our detailed study of Rumi's poem Rooz ō shab, we cover the first two lines, which are:

dar havāyat bee gharāram rooz ō shab

sar ze pāyat bar nadāram rooz ō shab

We go over the vocabulary and phrases in this segment of the poem, and also learn some concepts that are related to the words we are learning. We also learn about the Sufi concept, dar havāyat, of the intimacy of breath.

Jun 13 2018

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Lesson 65: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 1

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In this lesson, we learn Rumi's poem Rooz ō shab. In this poem, the words rooz, day and shab, night, are repeated like a mantra. Even though Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, his poems remain extremely relevant and relatable today. So, don't be intimidated by the unfamiliar sounding language. Over the next few weeks, we will dissect the words and phrases used in this poem until it sounds like ordinary language to you. This poem is so beautiful, it might make you fall out of your chair.

May 31 2018

25mins

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Lesson 64: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 4

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In this final part of our Sohrab Sepehri dar golestāné series we cover the rest of the vocabulary covered in the poem. After this lesson, you will be able to understand the entirety of the selection of the poem we heard.

May 15 2018

15mins

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Lesson 63: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 3

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Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.

Apr 25 2018

18mins

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Lesson 62: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 2

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In this lesson, we continue the study of Sohrab Sepehri's dar golestāné by learning more about the words and phrases in the middle section of our selection.

As promised, here is an image of the beautiful red poppy flowers in the Zagros mountains in Iran:

Apr 12 2018

14mins

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Lesson 61: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné Introduction

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In this lesson, we introduce Sohrab Sepehri, and read his iconic poem dar golestāné. In this lesson, we are joined by friend of the show Fared Shafinury. You may recognize Fared as the composer and performer of our theme song. For this initial conversation about the poem, we listen to Fared recite the portion of the poem we'll be discussing, and talk generally about the overall meaning and feeling behind the words. In the next couple lessons, we will be reviewing the vocabulary and phrases learned in the lesson.

Mar 29 2018

17mins

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Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

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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.

Jul 25 2017

10mins

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Lesson 59: Persian Food

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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!

Jun 08 2017

14mins

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Lesson 58: Babies

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

May 10 2017

11mins

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Lesson 57: Proposals, Marriages and Weddings

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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.

Apr 24 2017

10mins

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