Tag: Language

Farsi or Persian — who’s wrong?

Yup, quite possibly the most contentious question you can ask of an Iranian — listen to our take, our audience’s take, and the take of a special guest.

Farsi or Persian — who’s wrong?

Yup, quite possibly the most contentious question you can ask of an Iranian — listen to our take, our audience’s take, and the take of a special guest.

Fingilish, or is it Pingilish?

Learn what Pingilish (or Fingilish) is. Learn how to use it. Then learn how how you’ll upset people by simply trying to use it.

Fingilish, or is it Pingilish?

Learn what Pingilish (or Fingilish) is. Learn how to use it. Then learn how how you’ll upset people by simply trying to use it.

No? “Noch”!

Iranians are not ones for saying no, but when they do say no, they don’t actually say no. Listen to learn about the Iranian “noch” — when to do it, and how to do it.

No?

Iranians are not ones for saying no, but when they do say no, they don’t actually say no. Listen to learn about the Iranian “noch” — when to do it, and how to do it.

Why do Iranians “hamash” code-switch?

“Khob”, UI expert, Reza joins us to discuss how and why Iranians “hamash” alternate between languages, “va” we also read listener examples of this practice, also known as code-switch, “kholaaseh”.

Why do Iranians “hamash” code-switch?

“Khob”, UI expert, Reza joins us to discuss how and why Iranians “hamash” alternate between languages, “va” we also read listener examples of this practice, also known as code-switch, “kholaaseh”.

What $#!± should I not say in Persian?

Listen to us give translations of the many peculiar Persian insults, innuendos and inappropriate words used by Iranians around the world.

What are the weirdest Iranian names?

Learn about the weird, the wonderful and the unpronounceable names used by Iranians. Also — bonus content! — listen to learn what you shouldn’t call your Iranian child.

How much English can Iranians e’speak?

We called various places in Tehran, and ask stupid questions… but in English. Listen to see how Iranians responded.

How do I sweet-talk an Iranian?

“Eshgham”, listen on to learn the sweetest of Iranian sweet-talk and why this “mush” is such an important part of the culture.

Am I also expected to die for an Iranian?

Iranians will casually suggest that they’ll sacrifice themselves for you — listen in to learn how to respond.

How do I spot the Iranians in the room?

Iranians may hide among you, wearing your national dress, but they can’t hide when they talk.

Do Iranians have daddy issues?

Learn how to express frustration, how to be sarcastic and how to tell someone where to go when they’ve ticked you off.