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AE -DAY 11 - FACEBOOK PERSIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT - 31 DAY ASPIRING POLYGLOT CHALLENGE
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DAY 11: #31DayAspiringPolyglot Challenge – Learning Persian (Fārsī)

در نومیدی بسی امید است پایان شب سیه سپید است 

dar nomidi basi omid ast pāyān-e šab-e siyah sepid ast

“The darkest hour is just before the dawn.”
Literally, “There is much hope in hopelessness; for at the end of the dark night, there is light.”

Language Learning and Anxiety

It’s hard for some of my friends and family members to believe that I could ever stumble while learning a language. I get put in the “you’re so smart you learn languages through osmosis.” I wish that were the case, but I have my own struggles with language learning and learning Persian (Fārsī) is no exception.

AE -DAY 11 - IOS PERSIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT - 31 DAY ASPIRING POLYGLOT CHALLENGE
Get it together, Apple!

Today’s module asked everyone to change their social media language settings or phone language settings to the language they are learning. When I tried to change my iPhone language settings to Persian (Fārsī), they were nowhere to be found. I had already added the Persian (Fārsī) keyboard, but I guess iOS doesn’t support Persian (Fārsī).

Then, I went and opened the browser and changed the language settings to my Facebook account. I immediately changed it back to English. In those couple of seconds, I felt as if I had a panic attack. Not only did it changed the text to Persian (Fārsī), it also changed the Facebook layout. Remember Persian (Fārsī) is read from right to left. I think the entire experience was too drastic of a change and I panicked. Needless to say, I opted to look up news sites in Persian (Fārsī) to get used the layout of things first and I will try again tomorrow.

AE -DAY 11 - FACEBOOK PERSIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT - 31 DAY ASPIRING POLYGLOT CHALLENGE
Yeah, it’s a no from me dawg.

Here is to show you that no matter if you are learning a language for the first or tenth time, it can be overwhelming! Take a deep breath and try again. Always try again!


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