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What do traditional Persian restaurants offer? Posted by on May 13, 2021

Photo by Morteza F.Shojaei from unsplash    Traditional Persian restaurants in Iran are known as sofreh khaaneh سفره خانه. سفره خانه consists of two words; the word sofreh سفره which translates to a cloth or spread used for both everyday meals and formal celebrations, and the word khaane which translates to home. The traditional daily sofreh is…

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How would you like to take your tea? Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

What do Iranians and Brits have in common? Both nations love tea! Now, let’s be more specific! I’m not an expert in British culture but I can tell you how Iranians like to prepare their tea “chai“ چای , drink it, and a lot more. Tea in Iranian culture is more than just a beverage. It is a…

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What is your plan for the weekend? Posted by on Apr 20, 2021

Photo by Furknsaglam from Pexels Are you ready to find out how Iranians say, “What is your plan?” In Persian, this phrase is used casually among people in their day-to-day life, and it translates as barnameh at chi-yeh?, برنامه ات چیه؟”. The formal version of the phrase “What is your plan?” is: barnameh at chist?, برنامه ات چیست؟ What is going on…

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Different ways of saying “How are you” in Persian Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

Now that you have mastered “Hello,” what do you say next? How do you ask, “How are you” in Persian and how do you reply? In Persian, people tend to use a literal translation to “Are you well?” more often than “How are you”. This is how you can use it: Haletoon khub-eh? حالتون خوبه؟…

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How to greet someone in Persian Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Do you know there is more than one way to greet someone in the Persian language? Salam سلام is the first word you will probably learn to speak in Persian and is the most fundamental greeting you should know. سلام  is used to say hello and translates in English as “Peace be upon you.” The…

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Nowruz 1396-2018 نوروز Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

Nowruz نوروز is the Persian new year celebrated by Persians, Afghans, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, some Hindus, and some other nationalities all around the world. It is the biggest celebration in history for Iran which has a Zoroastrian root. Nowruz translated to English language means “new day”. It usually starts on the twenty-first of March but on…

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The Iranian Festival Shabe Yalda Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

Yalda night or Shabe Yalda شب یلدا is an Iranian festival celebrated on the “longest and darkest night of the year.” It usually falls on the 20 or 21 of December. Shabe Yalda is also called Shabe Chelleh or the 40th night of the Winter Solstice. Persian people usually get together with family and spend the…

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