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Persian food- garmí o sardí theory

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    Garmí o sardí Let’s talk our experiences with this theory! Believe it or not? 🤷‍♀️ Ancient Persians use the natural healing properties of certain foods. Their origins being garmí (warm) or sardí (cool) help balance the body. Watermelon 🍉 and fish 🐟 being examples for sardí foods and eggs 🥚 and rock candy 🍬 being examples of garmí foods. What do you think about it 💭 does it work for you? 📷 @diasporaletters

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Tashíd in the Persian alphabet - what does it mean?

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Tashíd in the Persian alphabet - what does it mean?

  Did you know what that little ّsquiggle on top of the letter ب is? It’s called a tashdíd (تشدید )it results in a doubling of the letter. So the sound becomes double. Instead of a single “b” it becomes double “bb”! So many little nuances that make learning persian fun, unique and interesting 🧐 can you think of any other squiggles that add meaning to persian words?

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Persian New Year, Spring is coming (and so is autumn) and Haft Sín explained with Englisi Farsi

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Persian New Year, Spring is coming (and so is autumn) and Haft Sín explained with Englisi Farsi

Happy Norúz! Nowrúz! Nawrúz! Norooz! Nowrooz! Nawrooz! Nouroz!   Have you ever wondered why you see a table of gold fish, garlic, coins and eggs magically appear in Persian homes around mid march?  Mona Kiani, chief enthusiast from Englisi Farsi Headquarters breaks it down. The Persian new year is traditionally celebrated to bring in the start of Spring : Bahár : نوروز but this is only true for those dwelling in the northern hemisphere. What do those Iranians living in the Southern Hemisphere do? Do they celebrate it too? The answer is yes! Although we are very well aware that its autumn and winter months...

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Sa'adi Poem placed at the Entrance of the United Nations Building NYC

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Sa'adi Poem placed at the Entrance of the United Nations Building NYC

Fun Fact: New York is MY FAV CITY in the world. and on my travels I visited the UN building on Manhattan guess what I found out? There is  a Persian poem written by Saadi  at the entrance! Rhyming translations by M. Aryanpoor:     Human beings are members of a whole,     In creation of one essence and soul.     If one member is afflicted with pain,     Other members uneasy will remain.     If you've no sympathy for human pain,     The name of human you cannot retain! بنى‌آدم اعضای یک پیکرندکه در آفرینش ز یک گوهرند چو عضوى به درد آورَد...

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First day of School for Englisi Farsi

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First day of School for Englisi Farsi

  Have you ever had that sinking feeling... you dont know if it originates in your heart or in your gut..... That feeling that you are no longer needed. After 3 years of being the go to person for my son. "Mummy this" and "mummy that". My son walked into his first classroom and waved goodbye with his cheeky smile.   Heart in my mouth I turned with tears in my eyes. Proud of his new found confidence. But shattered that this boy no longer needs his mama and has found his way into this world. So problem number ONE:...

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