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Guess how much I love you?

Mona Kiani

Guess how much I love you?

Another classic. Guess how much I love you  Hads bezan cheghadr dúset dáram. حَدس بِزَن چِقَدر دوستِت دارَم Or  Ageh gofti cheghad dúset dáram? اگِه گُفتى چِقَدر دوسِت دارَم

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Chí mígí?

Mona Kiani

Chí mígí?

Ode to my 2 year old (set to the tune of Justin Bieber- What do you mean) What do you mean.. tick tock tick tock..   when you nod your head yes, but you really mean no...  Yaní Chí?   Please make up your mind. Chí mígí?   oh oh oh.   what do you mean?   Please, we are running out of time. Darím dír míshím!   #storyofmylife.         Darím dír míshím- we are running late! Yaní Chí? What does that mean?! Chí mígí? What are you saying? 

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Kojá?

Mona Kiani

Kojá?

Where can you find Iranians outside of Iran?   Everywhere!   In fact I bumped into one today. Thank you Amir @misterminit for fixing my favourite summertime wedges.   According to Wiki there are more than 5 million Iranians living outside of Iran. Mostly living in America (Tehrangeles - as in Tehran in Los Angeles), Canada (Tehranto - as in Tehran in Toronto), Australia, Europe, Turkey and in the broader middle east.    We have spread far and wide, yet still remain connected to our origins.  Where did you last bump into a Persian (or Irúní?).

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Cherá?

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Cherá?

I think it has come the time for me to explain my why.  Two and a half years ago, I was enthusiastically looking for references and resources to help me teach our son Persian. The only thing was... There were NO good resources. All of the books lacked the vowels that I needed to help me read Persian fluently (the á, í, ú, o & e's that we take for granted in English alphabet). All the literature that I was able to access was 'non accented" and there were no phonetic books that my husband could use.    Arie, my son. Is...

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Bedtime and Weekly Routine in Finglisi

Mona Kiani

Bedtime and Weekly Routine in Finglisi

DIY Persian clock! Do you like how I've highlighted 7 / ٧ am/pm?!? Our wake time and bedtime. Arie is instructed to stay in bed until the clock strikes seven (haft). Here's hoping 😂 Take two! So tonight we wanted to give my son some semblance of routine. We decided to map out his week by depicting it with the corresponding activities. Pardon the etch sketch! 🎨 😂

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