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How to learn Farsi Language: Learning Farsi from Scratch – A Beginners Guide to Learning Farsi

How to learn Farsi Language: Learning Farsi from Scratch – A Beginners Guide to Learning Farsi

Do you want to learn Farsi language? Are you looking for a shortcut to Farsi fluency? Are you overwhelmed with limitless Farsi learning resources and products available, unsure of which are valuable? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place. First, I’d like to congratulate you on deciding to learn Farsi, this beautiful language. This is probably the biggest step you could take, and if you approach learning Farsi in the right way you’ll love a successful journey to fluency. You’ll broaden your world, be able to communicate with more than 110 million people...
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Can you learn Farsi language without learning the Farsi alphabet?

Can you learn Farsi language without learning the Farsi alphabet?

Or Can you learn Farsi language without learning how to read and write in Farsi language? The short answer to this common question is “Yes”! You can learn how to speak Farsi fluently without learning its script.  In fact, anyone can learn to speak Farsi language without reading its script. I have had many Farsi students who are able to speak Farsi at the intermediate level, but they have no idea what Farsi script looks like! I have received a lot of emails from people around the world telling me that they have spent a lot of time in a Farsi (Persian) class and the only...
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Persepolis: The Ancient City of Persia

Persepolis: The Ancient City of Persia

Persepolis: A part of Persian culture The Persian history is also known as the Iranian history has its roots spread in the Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Damascus, etc. The city of Persepolis is the cultural heritage of the Persian culture because it found its roots in King Darius period. It is an architectural heritage. History of Persepolis: Persepolis is among the world’s most acknowledged and renowned architectural sites. It was the capital of the ancient King Achaemenian dynasty and was considered as the gem of the architectural sites of that time.   UNESCO took the site...
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Persian Traditions: Sizdah Bedar – 13th Day of Nowrouz

Persian Traditions: Sizdah Bedar – 13th Day of Nowrouz

From the ancient times different cultures used to celebrate their New Year in different days other than 1st of January. Likewise, Persian New year is known as “Nowrouz” which is starting on March 2oth and celebrations goes until the beginning of April. “Sizdah bedar” is the thirteenth day of New Year which is also the last day of New Year holiday. “Bedar” means getting rid of something and therefore “Sizdah bedar” gives the meaning of “Getting Rid of Thirteen” which is usually treated as an unlucky number. On this so called “unlucky” day Persian people leave...
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Life of Rumi: America’s most-read poet

Life of Rumi: America’s most-read poet

Persian literature is rich with poetry, art, and paintings. It is one of the oldest civilizations of the world that has its roots in the Iran, Iraq, Turley, and Damascus etc. The poetry of this era flourished in the hands of Rumi, Hafez, Saadi, Ferdowsi, etc. who their expressed emotions in the form of words. The mystic and Sufi themes were mostly presented in these poetic verses. Rumi, as the role model for the Sufis, is an iconic mystic figure for all of us today as well. Let’s throw some light on his life and work. Rumi’s birth and early life Known as Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi,...
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Persian Wedding Ceremony: Everything you need to know about Persian wedding

Persian Wedding Ceremony: Everything you need to know about Persian wedding

Unlike other cultures Persian wedding is an event which is celebrated at its best from ancient times with a large assembly and feastings without sparing expenses, and still remains the same even though their culture has hugely affected by Islamic religion and traditions.   Source: http://www.weddinghall.ir/ Persian wedding process is started from a tradition called “Khastegari” which is the process of asking the hand of a woman. In early days most marriages were arranged by families and therefore this tradition was highly practiced. Parents of the groom will take him to see...
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Festival of Fire (Chahar Shanbeh Soori)

Festival of Fire (Chahar Shanbeh Soori)

The eve of the last Tuesday of Iranian calendar is considered as Chahar Shanbeh Soori or Festival of Fire. People in all parts of Iran celebrate this festival with light and fire. As a result, you can see bonfires being lit up in almost all the public places. People in Iran celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Soori with fire with the hope of achieving happiness and enlightenment throughout the upcoming year. First of all, it is important to have a clear understanding about how the Chahar Shanbeh Soori originated. As per the historical information, the festival of fire dates back to 1,700BC. During...
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Nowruz: Persian New Year

Nowruz: Persian New Year

Nowruz can be considered as the traditional Iranian festival, which is being held every year in collaboration with Persian New Year. The festival starts along with the beginning of spring. In other words, this festival is celebrated by people on 20th and 21st of March every year. The name of the festival has been derived from Avestan, which refers to a new day. Iranians who live in every corner of the world celebrate Nowruz along with few other ethnolinguistic groups. People have been celebrating this festival for a period of more than 3,000 years. Nowruz day marks the beginning of...
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50 Interesting Facts about Iran

50 Interesting Facts about Iran

There are a lot of Interesting Facts about Iran, and it was hard to choose which ones should be included in the list below. Not only is it amazingly beautiful, but it has a long and interesting history as well. I have tried to cover a full range of facts including facts about geography, art, the population, language, economy, etc.I hope you enjoy them! 1. The earliest archaeological findings from Persia date to the Paleolithic era, 100,000 years ago. By 5000 BCE, Persia hosted sophisticated agriculture and early cities. 2. Iran is the world’s oldest continuous major...
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Best Resources For Teaching Farsi

Best Resources For Teaching Farsi

زبان فارسی، زبان رسمی سه کشور ایران، افغانستان و تاجیکستان است. همچنین فارسی زبانان بزرگترین اقلیت در کشور ازبکستان را تشکیل می دهند. در حال حاضر بیش از 110 میلیون نفر در سراسر جهان به زبان فارسی صحبت می کنند. امروزه این زبان به علت قدمت و ادبیات غنی، طرفداران بسیاری را در سراسر جهان به خود جذب کرده است. از این رو تعداد افرادی که...
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How to become a Farsi tutor

How to become a Farsi tutor

As the number of Farsi learners increases, becoming a Farsi tutor can be a rewarding way to earn an income. However, it is sometimes easier said than done. Speaking Farsi fluently is not enough to be a proficient and competent tutor. Learn how to become a Farsi tutor and earn an income by helping others enhance their understanding of the language. Here are some tips I believe will assist you to be more successful in your career as a Farsi tutor. 1.  Being a Farsi native is not enough.  Keep in mind that speaking the language isn’t enough to be a good tutor; You must...
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Top 10 places to visit in Iran

Top 10 places to visit in Iran

To help you choose where to go on your next trip to Iran, we compiled a list of best destinations in Iran using opinions and recommendations from trusted travel experts and many of travelers. We hope these recommendations can help point you toward your next destination in Iran.   10- Chehel Sotoon (چهل ستون) Chehel Sotoun (literally: “Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, one of the biggest cities in Iran.  9- Saadi Tomb (Saadieh, سعدیه) Saadi, was one of the...
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