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.
Ahmad Shamlou - Raz, Part 2
In this lesson, we go over the first half of Ahmad Shamlou's poem, Rāz. Here is the Persian script and English transliteration of this section: با من رازی بودکه به کوه گفتمبا من رازی بودکه به چاه گفتمتو راه درازبه اسب سیاه گفتمبیکس و تنهابه سنگای راه گفتم bā man rāzee bood,stron...
Ahmad Shamlou - Raz, Part 1 with Tehran von Ghasri
In this lesson, we introduce the iconic Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou, and talk about his poem ‘Raz’ or راز, meaning ‘the secret’. Shamlou was born in 1925 in Rasht, and he died in 2000, after a few years of health problems. He went through a few revolutions, he was put in jail and he was a journali...
Growing Up Irooni- John Ghazvinian on America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present
John Ghazvinian joins us to talk about his new book, America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present, a comprehensive new survey of the bilateral relationship, based on years of archival research in both Iran and the United States, which he has been working on since 2008. For the past many decad...
Growing Up Irooni- Yara Elmjouie
Yara Elmjouie is a Webby Award-wnning, James Beard-nominated video producer, journalist, and host at AJ+. He's also a great voice in the Iranian American community, creating engaging videos explaining current conditions in Iran, and documenting the experiences of Iranian Americans. He was born in...
Raising Neem-Roonis Interview with Azadeh Shams
Leyla Shams: First, I want to ask you to tell me a little bit about your background. Where were you born and where what is your language background?Azadeh Shams: I was born in Iran and there until I was 19. So Persian is my mother tongue in every aspect. I'm fluent in reading and...
Parts of the Body (Vocabulary Sprint)
In this Persian (Farsi) lesson, we learn the common terms for body. The word for 'body' in Persian is badan. In this unit of Chai and Conversation, we are learning several vocabulary words related to a certain theme at once. Listen to the lesson for many different words associate...
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