“My love”, start saying it in Persian!

When it comes to love, Iranians like to play it romantic and poetic! Here are 9 beautiful ways to say “My love” in Persian.   100% love effect guaranted! Persian – or Farsi – is a very rich and poetic language using lots of metaphorical and figurative expressions. Let’s find out some of them expressing love, from basics to the…

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Rice, this masterpiece

Did you know that rice is the core element of iranian dishes? Therefore, Iranians master the art of cooking it, and trust me once you’ve tasted rice the iranian way, you’ll never have it any other way!     The perfect rice: Never stand between an Iranian and his rice dish ! Yes, Iranians LOVE rice, and therefore have high expectations…

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3 tips to blend in among iranians

Politeness and good manners are essential in iranian culture. So if you want to blend in among iranians, here are 3 tips you might want to follow.     1- Always use the polite “you”  In Iran, there are 2 sorts of “you”, just like the “tu” and “vous” in France, or the “usted” in Spanish….

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Instagram in Iran: more than just a social media

Social media are either prohibited or restricted in Iran. However, 60% of Iranians use Facebook regularly or live-tweet during international events. Surprising right ?   Instagram: one social media that steps out Instagram is a social media platform which is NOT prohibited in Iran. Yet some pages or accounts might be censored, based on a “smart…

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You said “Taarof” ?

An Iranian is someone who practices the art of “Taarof”. Hazardous for beginners, automatic reflex for the accustomed, one thing is for sure: taarof is a quite difficult concept to explain!   “Taarof” ? What are we talking about? Taarof is a very subtle form of communication,  that can be described like some sort of extreme…

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Fashion and iranian dress code

Let’s deal with one touchy subject: dress code in Iran! You may already know a bit about this topic, but Iran is a country full of contradictions and dress code is one of the most obvious among them.   Dress code for men: nothing to report Men in Iran usually wear “classical” clothes, which means they…

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Tea time, Iranian style

Tea is the iranian national beverage. Iranians enjoy it without moderation, all day long. Tea is also the “hospitality” beverage to welcome the guests and spend a pleasant moment. Get ready, tea is the new coffee !   Tea time, Iranian style In Iran, both the preparation and serving of tea, called “chaï”, are sacred rituals…

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