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 www.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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-05 22:51
last episode published
2019-02-11 12:30
publication frequency
21.04 days
Contributors
Leyla Shams owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
142
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
11.02.2019 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 76: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 3

In this lesson, we go over the following lines of the poem: chon āghebaté kāré jahān neestee hast چون عاقِبَتِ کارِ جَهان نیستی اَست
Leyla Shams author
4.02.2019 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 75: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 2

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:  
Leyla Shams author
10.12.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 74: Khayyam - khosh bāsh, Part 1

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 astron...
Leyla Shams author
6.11.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 73: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 5

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.
Leyla Shams author
27.10.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 72: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 4

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 ...
Leyla Shams author
9.10.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 71: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathé Bagh, Part 3

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    
Leyla Shams author
20.09.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 70: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathe Bagh, Part 2

In this lesson, we go over 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  
Leyla Shams author
27.08.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 69: Forough Farrokhzad - Fathe Bagh, Part 1

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 oft...
Leyla Shams author
10.07.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 68: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 4

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27.06.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 67: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 3

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13.06.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 66: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 2

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,...
Leyla Shams author
31.05.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 65: Rumi’s Rooz o Shab, Part 1

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 int...
Leyla Shams author
15.05.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 64: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 4

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. 
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25.04.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 63: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 3

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12.04.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 62: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné, Part 2

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 Ir...
Leyla Shams author
29.03.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 61: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné Introduction

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 conversa...
Leyla Shams author
29.03.2018 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 61: Sohrab Sepehri - Dar Golestāné

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 conversa...
Leyla Shams author
25.07.2017 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

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.
Leyla Shams author
25.07.2017

Lesson 60: Transition to Persian Poetry

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. To find out more about Persian miniatures, check out the wikipedia page!
Leyla Shams author
8.06.2017 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 59: Persian Food

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 y...
Leyla Shams author
8.06.2017

Lesson 59: Persian Food

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 y...
Leyla Shams author
10.05.2017 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 58: Babies

In this lesson, we learn all the language associated with pregnancy, babies and small children.
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24.04.2017 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 57: Proposals, Marriages and Weddings

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.
Leyla Shams author
24.04.2017

Lesson 57: Proposals, Marriages and Weddings

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. As promised, here are some links to some of our favorite Per...
Leyla Shams author
13.04.2017

Lesson 58: Babies

In this lesson, we learn all the language associated with pregnancy, babies and small children.
Leyla Shams author
10.04.2017 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 56: The Etiquette for Talking on the Phone

Lesson 56 covers language needed for talking on the phone, including etiquette used in greetings and saying goodbye on the phone.
Leyla Shams author
10.04.2017

Lesson 56: The Etiquette for Talking on the Phone

Lesson 56 covers language needed for talking on the phone, including etiquette used in greetings and saying goodbye on the phone.
Leyla Shams author
18.01.2017

Interview with Fared Shafinury

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18.01.2017

Interview with Fared Shafinury

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3.05.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 55: The Etiquette of Being Hosted

If you’re around Iranians often, chances are you’ll be invited to their homes. Iranians love hosting, and it’s common to invite someone over as soon as you meet them. So, let’s learn some of the language and etiquette that goes along with being hosted.
Leyla Shams author
3.05.2016

Lesson 55: The Etiquette of Being Hosted

If you’re around Iranians often, chances are you’ll be invited to their homes. Iranians love hosting, and it’s common to invite someone over as soon as you meet them. So, let’s learn some of the language and etiquette that goes along with being hosted.
Leyla Shams author
20.04.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 54: Common Persian Sayings and Expressions

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.
Leyla Shams author
20.04.2016

Lesson 54: Common Persian Sayings and Expressions

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.
Leyla Shams author
23.03.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 53: Respect in the Persian Culture

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 respe...
Leyla Shams author
23.03.2016

Lesson 53: Respect in the Persian Culture

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 respe...
Leyla Shams author
9.03.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

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, ma...
Leyla Shams author
9.03.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

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, ma...
Leyla Shams author
9.03.2016

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, maki...
Leyla Shams author
24.02.2016 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

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....
Leyla Shams author
24.02.2016

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....
Leyla Shams author
27.08.2014 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

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.
Leyla Shams author
27.08.2014

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.
Leyla Shams author
26.06.2014 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 49: How to Talk About Daily Routines

In Lesson 49, we learn to talk about simple daily routines. These include things like eating breakfast, going to work, having meals, and resting.
Leyla Shams author
26.06.2014

Lesson 49: How to Talk About Daily Routines

In Lesson 49, we learn to talk about simple daily routines. These include things like eating breakfast, going to work, having meals, and resting.
Leyla Shams author
29.05.2014 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 48: How To Discuss Travel

In this lesson, we learn the Persian words for different types of transportation, including airplanes, cars, bicycles, and motorcyles.
Leyla Shams author
29.05.2014

Lesson 48: How To Discuss Travel

In this lesson, we learn the Persian words for different types of transportation, including airplanes, cars, bicycles, and motorcyles.
Leyla Shams author
13.05.2014 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 47: How to Discuss Breakfast

In this lesson, we learn to talk about one of the most important parts of Persian culture- breakfast. We learn how to talk about breakfast- including a list of breakfast foods and important breakfast drinks.
Leyla Shams author
13.05.2014

Lesson 47: How to Discuss Breakfast

In this lesson, we learn to talk about one of the most important parts of Persian culture- breakfast. We learn how to talk about breakfast- including a list of breakfast foods and important breakfast drinks.
Leyla Shams author
24.04.2014 http://d1z9vrm24rra98.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/itunes%20artwork-FINAL.jpg

Lesson 46: More About Pain and Illness

This week, we’re continuing with our kitchen Persian vocabulary, and learning practical conversations you would have in any household. In this lesson, we learn more vocabulary for how to talk about illnesses and pain. In addition, we learn words for mo...
Leyla Shams author
24.04.2014

Lesson 46: More About Pain and Illness

This week, we’re continuing with our kitchen Persian vocabulary, and learning practical conversations you would have in any household. In this lesson, we learn more vocabulary for how to talk about illnesses and pain. In addition, we learn words for mo...
Leyla Shams author