I can’t even count the number of times I felt I was going to tear my hair out while learning Persian (Fārsī). Last night while having a sushi dinner with my husband George, our waiter’s eyes bugged out of his head when I told him I was learning Persian (Fārsī). Somedays I wonder if I like the abuse.

I think I’ve exhausted every library book and website on Persian (Fārsī). Even though I have fallen behind on my workbook, I am still going strong through PersianPod101. The Pimsleur Method Course in Persian will be waiting for me on my next library trip. I have one by Living Language at the moment but have yet to crack it open. For now, I have my 10 sentences in Persian using Day 24’s vocabulary list. Maybe I should start recording myself going through these exercises.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela Learn 10 Words in Persian I looked around the house and went for words I would probably end up using in daily conversation anyway. The word ’email’ not that hard to remember, but writing it out is an entirely

“If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!”  Michael Jordan Negation in Persian Oh dear, this got ugly fast! I know that with practice it will get better. WOOSAH! Verbs are negated with the particle «na» and in Persian (Fārsī; spoken in Iran) «ne» for the imperfect particle mi. raftam → I went

Purple is a fruit. Homer Simpson The Color Purple What is your favorite color? Mine is purple and pretty much any jewel tone color. I chose the magenta for my blog because it’s one of my favorite colors of lipstick. On my desk, I have a purple wool diffuser, a purple emoji Bluetooth speaker, purple

بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند  که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند  چوعضوى به درد آورد روزگار  دگرعضوها را نماند قرار  تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی  نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی  Bani âdam aazayé yek paykarandKeh dar âfarinesh ze yek goharandCho ozvi be dard âvarad roozegârDegar ozvhârâ namânad gharârTo kaz mehnaté degâran beghamé Nâshâyad ke nâmat Nahand âdamé. Human beings are

پدر و پسری درراه دیدند که تابوتی را میبرند.پسر پرسید: ” کجا میبرند؟ “پدرگفت: ” به جایی که نه غذا هست، نه اب و نه روشنایی!”پسرگفت: ” پس به خانه ما میبرند!! ”  Pedar va pesarey dar râh tâbotey râ dedand ke bordeh meyshod.Pesar porsid, “khojâ meybarand?”Pedar goft, “be jâyee ke na qazâ hast, na

اندیشه مکن بکن تو خود را در خوابکاندیشه زه روی مه حجابست حجابدل چون ما هست در دل اندیشه مدارانداز تو اندیشه گری را در اب Andîsheh makon, bekon to khod râ dar khâb,Ke-andîsheh ze roy-è Mâh hejâb ast hejâb.Del chon Mâh ast, dar del andîsheh madâr,Andâz to andîsheh-ghary râ dar Âb Don’t even think,

 شادی چیزی از پیش آماده نیست. آن از اقدامات شما نشات می‌گیرد. shaadi chizi az pish aamaade nist. aan az eqdaamaat-e shomaa nash’at migirad. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. An Inspirational Quote For Language Learners There are only a few things in life that indeed make me happy: travel,

بخند تا دنیا به رویت بخندد  bexand tā donyā be ruyat bexandad “Laugh and the world laughs with you.”Literally, “Smile, so the world smiles (back) onto your face.” Getting Over Your Language Learning Fears (and being on camera) Last night I debated whether or not to do a video or a voice recording of myself