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66 minutes | 3 months ago
Persians vs. Iranians… who wins?
What somebody identifies as has been all the rage in recent years, but like nearly everything—ever!—Iranians did it first. Since 1935, when Iran ceased to officially be Persia, Iranians have been choosing to refer to themselves as Persians. Throughout the following years, the reasons have changed for why one identifies as Iranian or Persian, and it’s exactly this that we wanted to explore. To help you understand more about this matter, we invited two girls that identify as Persian. In fact, they doubly identify as Persian, going as far as using it to identify their podcast. Yup, once again we had the pleasure of Persian Girl Podcast join us to discuss when to say your Persian, what it means to say you’re Persian, and whether one is more correct than the other. So listen to this episode to find out, “Persians vs. Iranians… who wins?” Questions we get answers to in this episode Are Iranians Persians, or Persians Iranians?Which is the correct term for the language: Persian or Farsi?Do Iranians/Persians have a dedicated dating app? Yes, SheytoonWhy did Persian Girl Podcast choose the name Persian Girl Podcast?Where can I listen to the previous episode with Ask An Iranian and Persian Girl Podcast? “What should I know before dating a Persian girl?” And the links to the Persian Girl Podcast website and store are here: https://persiangirlpodcast.com/ https://persiangirlpodcast.storenvy.com/ Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credit: Picture of Cyrus the Great (contact us for information or credit), edited by Ask An Iranian Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
69 minutes | 3 months ago
How much English can Iranians e’speak?
Unfortunately, you don’t yet have a Universal Translator, and most likely, you don’t have 200 years to wait for one. You do, however, have various translation tools available to you, but… effort… urgh! You’ve learned English, and you’ve probably also worked hard for an IELTS 7.5 result, but do Tehran baristas share your ambition of being a polyglot, global citizen? We’ll it kinda turns out that they do. Well, at least the one that we spoke with seemed to. We also called up many other places you might need to interact with as a visitor to Tehran, curious to answer the question, “how much English can Iranians e’speak?”. The results were reassuring, if not entertaining. So, if you plan to visit Tehran, or are simply curious as to how Iranians responded to our rediculous questions… Read more here. Questions we also get answers to in this episode Should I stand on a non-Iranian toilet while using it?Does Rosha Department Store, have a customer helipad?Where is a good place to go to rent an apartment in Tehran, as an expat?Is the Iran Mall one of the largest malls in the Middle East?How can I get a charter flight in Iran?Can you smoke while eating vegan food in a Tehran cafe?Does Iranians e’speak the Inglish? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credit: Man carries man, edited by Ask An Iranian Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
40 minutes | 4 months ago
What do Iranians think of America?
There’s beef; there’s a whole lot of beef; and there’s a meat-feast, at a carvery, on a Sunday, at the Annual Cannibal Conference, level of beef. This is the level of beef that we’ve arrived at between Iran and America. In this episode, we discuss some of the defining points in the decades of drama between these two nations. We also touch upon how things were once very much the other around. To help see how modern-day Iranians feel about America and Americans, following all this beefery, we read responses from our listeners. Our listeners provided us with a surprising range of responses, so if you’re curious to know, “what do Iranians think about America?”, be sure to listen to this episode. Questions we also get answers to in this episode What is up?When did relations start going sour between Iran and America?Who is Haji Washington and what does he do for Iran?What is the most common photograph you’ll see of Iran?How is the former American Embassy in Iran being used these days?What is the McFarlane scandal?How did the Americans first feel about the Iranian revolution?What’s the state of Iran-America relations? Say What Needs Saying We have the guys from Say What Needs Saying podcast to thank for this show. They were kind enough to get the question for us, and pass it on. Cheers chaps! Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credit: picture of Haji Washington, edited by Ask An Iranian Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
48 minutes | 4 months ago
What went right in 2020?
We’re “glass-half-full” kinda people, which is why we never look at an empty pistachio shell with a frown. No, no! There are many applications for an empty pistachio shell, and we’re sure that we’ll find them soon. For those that aren’t us though, the year 2020 was like finding that empty pista chio shell — an expected nutty experience. For this episode, we wanted to reflect on the year that has passed, by asking our previous guests, and our audience to reflect on what went right for them. We listen to their positive reflections while we ourselves reflect on what happened in Iran during 2020. So, wanna know what went right in 2020, for Iranians? Questions that we also get answers to in this episode What happened in Iran during 2020?What possessed the Iranian President, Rouhani, to wear that mask?Why have Iranians become resilient to hard times?Where do I go to buy Ask An Iranian merchandise?Will Majid Laboo Foroosh get out on bail? Thanks to all the Ask An Iranian guests of 2020 We’d like to thank all of the guests that joined us during 2020. We really appreciate them sharing their time, and expertise with us and our listeners. If you’d like to listen to their answers to “what went right in 2020?”, check out this episode. While you’re here, why not check out what they have to say on other episodes of ours, by following the links below. Farshad, of Digesttt Podcast – How do make a successful podcast in Iran?Aryo, of The Devil Dog – Is there an underground dance music scene in Iran?Mehrva, of Café 78 – Where do I go on a first date in Iran?Millie and Natalie, of Persian Girl Podcast – What should I know before dating a Persian girl? Yeganeh, or Yeggiz – Are Iranian girls players?Katya, of Stranger in Tehran – How do I move to Iran?Fareed, the Tehran Taster – What does Tehran taste like?Shanay – Taxi stories… what’s Tehran got? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credit: Copyright 2020, Ask An Iranian — use this at your own risk (said in a stern voice) Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Should I spend the night with a Persian poet?
Each year, Light conquers Dark. It’s not even a competition! Light is truly a bad-ass battler, and Dark’s heart is really never in it. It’s for this reason that the bookies will never give you good odds. This is 2020 however, and things could end up going the other way. To help prepare you for a possible Team Light lights-out, we tell you all you need to know about the Night of Yalda, while also foreseeing what 2021 holds. To do this, we use the age-old Iranian practice of reading poems by the Persian poet, Hafez, and interpreting the meaning. We couldn’t do this alone though, so we called on a friend of the show. Shanay bails us out by telling us the history behind this popular Iranian celebration. So if you’re wondering, “should I spend a night with a Persian poet?”, read more here. Questions we also get answers to in this episode Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal HemmatiWhat’s the history behind the Iranian occasion known as Yalda?Which is deeper, Deepak Shukla, or quantum physics?Where can I get my Hafez poem fortune told?Is there a better place to go to learn about Hafez poems?What is a ‘korsi’ and what exactly can I do under it?Where is Majid Laboo Foroosh at any one moment?Who are the Sufis in Iranian history?Who is the most famous Persian poet?Do Iranians read each other’s fortune, using Hafez poems?How big is Lebron James’ little fella? And.. you can find Shanay on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shanay.hubmann/ Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
58 minutes | 4 months ago
How do I avoid a hard Irexit?
You say hello, and we Iranians say goodbye, goodbye, and goodbye. It is an almost ritualistic ending to any gathering and is a practice that you should definitely know about. In this episode we let you know how to delicately announce your departure, and how to respond when your host protests. This practice is so important that we’ve borrowed a term for it. We call this Irexit, which is short for, the Iranian exit. So, if you’re pushed for time when leaving an Iranian gathering, you’ll probably be asking, “how do I avoid a hard Irexit?”. To learn more, visit our website. Questions that we also get answers to during this episode How do I escape a pseudo “Iranian-hostage situation”?What type of small-talk should be used with Iranians?How much tea Iranians can drink in an evening?Do Iranians have longer shoehorns?What is Irexit, and how do I avoid a hard Irexit? Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
66 minutes | 5 months ago
What does Tehran taste like?
Catering to 8.5m Tehran residents with increased exposure to, and an increased expectation for international dishes is tough. Although tough, it’s also been one of the reasons behind the capital’s recent restaurant industry boom. Yes, part of this boom has been accompanied by Iroonianising the hell out of well known international dishes, but you gotta do what you gotta do. To help us get a taste of what Tehran has to offer, as far as Iroonianised international dishes, we invited the Tehran Taster on to the show. Fareed set up the Tehran Taster Instagram page, four years ago, as a means to expose and educate Tehranistas concerning international cuisines. To do this, Fareed calls upon his twenty-plus year’s experience gained through his involvement with 103 restaurants around the Middle East. Using this experience, he now brings daily content to a mostly Iranian audience of around 110k. After our discussion about food and social media influencing, we had Fareed join us for a slightly different taste-testing experience. So, to know what the results of that were, and to answer the question, “what does Tehran tastes like?”, read more on our website… Questions we get answers to during this episode Why do Tehran restaurants always add a cherry tomato on top of dishes?Is there a China Town in Tehran, Iran? [not yet!]Which popular restaurants should I visit in the Tehran Grand Bazaar?How has Iran’s restaurant industry changed in the last few years?Which regions are known for what flavours in Iran?What social media platforms do Iranian influencers mostly use?How do I become a successful social media influencer?What is the Iranian drink, doogh made of?Who does it better, Tehran Taster, or Mr. Taster? https://www.instagram.com/tehran.taster/ https://www.instagram.com/tasting_kitchen/ Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati | “The Elevator Bossa Nova”, Benjamin Tissot (also known as Bensound) https://www.bensound.com Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
59 minutes | 5 months ago
How do I sweet-talk an Iranian?
Words of affection, for Iranians, will flow out like endless rain into a paper cup. In fact, the Iranian universe is positively overflowing with them — so much so that even the Iranians can’t keep up. If you’re new to learning about affection in Iranian culture, it’s weird; if you’re familiar with Iranian culture, it’s weird. Regardless of how familiar you are, it’s always good to be fresh with your words of affection. To help with this, we put it out to our listeners — asking them to provide us, and you, with the freshest and sweetest of Iranian sweet-talk. Alongside this sweet-talk master-class, we also let you know why this practice is such an important part of Iranian culture. So, if you’re ever thinking, how do I sweet-talk an Iranian? Questions we get answers to in this episode Will Iranians actually eat your liver?Do other nationalities, like the Russians and French, use sweet-talk?Is it true that the Iranian youth show affection by swearing at you?Where can I go to get the best Iranian street-food, like liver?Do Iranians actually like all this mushy sweet-talk?Where can I buy an Ask An Iranian, “jigaram” (my liver) t-shirt? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
57 minutes | 5 months ago
Taxi stories… what’s Tehran got?
Taxi trips are more than just a means of getting from A to B — they are about the experiences on the journey. Taxi trips in Iran however, are somewhat similar and somehow different. On a taxi journey in Iran, you’ll likely be taken through the entire alphabet, but you can at least hop out happy, knowing that you’re now ‘au fait’ on the latest happenings. This is because Tehran’s taxi drivers are the most up-to-date resource for politics, the exchange rate, and the latest conspiracy theories in Iran. To help you have a better experience of getting around Tehran in a taxi, we invited Shanay on the show to share some of her experiences. Shanay is half Iranian, half Austrian, and has recently moved to Iran to embark on a restoration project. During our discussion with Shanay, we also reveal top tips on how to get a taxi in Tehran, where to get it, and how to interact with the drivers. So, taxi stories… what’s Tehran got? For nearly everything you need to know about taxis in Tehran, and more, click here… Questions also get answers to during this episode What happens when you talk too much in a Tehran taxi?Will Iranian taxi drivers screw me over on journey prices?What different types of taxis are available in Iran?Are there Iranian taxi apps like Uber?How do Iranian taxis look on the inside and out?Has Chris de Burgh ever had a concert in Iran? [no]What type of music do Iranian taxis drivers like to listen to?What ways did Iranians use for getting taxis before taxi apps existed?Are there any Iranian taxi related films? When Iranians drive up and down, which direction are they going? Find Shanay on: https://www.instagram.com/shanay.hubmann/ Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Picture credit: Photographer unknown (please contact us for credit). Photo edited by Ask An Iranian. Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
78 minutes | 5 months ago
How do I move to Iran?
A question that has likely crossed your mind this week is, whether you should move to Iran or not. Well, you’re not alone. To help those toiling with this decision we brought in Katya, the woman behind ‘Stranger In Tehran’. For ten years or so, this Russian-born lady has been using her platform to collect her experiences of Iran and to help others learn more about the place. For this episode both David, our host, and Katya join forces to answer the question, how do I move to Iran? Top 10 things to know before visiting or moving to Iran If for whatever reason you’re thinking of moving to Iran, there are many things that you should consider. Firstly, consider checking through a great many other resources before you check our list below, such as this guide or the helpful website Living In Tehran. Aside from that, we’ve put a helpful list below, to help prepare you for a big move, or a short visit: Iran is a predominantly Muslim nation and you must respect the related lawsYou will need to follow dress-codes — differs for men and womenEnglish is used in written form around Iran, such as signs and menusYou cannot use international credit cards in Iran, but can get a debit cardThe weather in Iran can vary wildly in different places, e.g. it snows in TehranDual nationality is not recognised for Iranians in IranSocial protocol (“taarof“) is complex, get familiar with it to save faceIran’s official currency is Rials, but Iranians say Tomans (1 Toman = 10 Rials)Iran observes its own calendar — the weeks start Saturday and end FridayAvoid physical interactions with the opposite gender Where to find Katya? https://www.instagram.com/stranger_in_tehran https://strangerintehran.com Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Picture credit: photography of Katya, by ‘Stranger In Tehran’. Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Are Iranians funny?
As is said in Persian, “Iranians worship strangers”, and therefore lavishing them with nuts and tea is a standard. To take it to the next stage however, Iranians need to bring out the compliments and the comedy. In this episode we explore that, and more, with an emerging young Iranian comedian, based in Toronto. Neema Naz joins us to chat about Iranian humour and the contemporary comedy scene, as well as his recent role in the hit TV series, The Boys. So, are Iranians funny? Questions we get answers to during this episode Who is Neema Naz the Iranian/Canadian comedian and actor?What type of comedy is funny for Iranians?Are Iranians funny?Who are the funniest Iranian comedians?Are there comedy shows in Iran?What has happened to comedy during Covid-19?How do I become a comedian?What types of social media are more effective for a comedian?Where do ‘Ask An Iranian’ record their podcast shows?What do Iranians mean when they say “putting watermelons under your arms”? […they’re overly complimenting you] Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credits: scene from The Boys ©Sony Pictures Television Inc. and Amazon Content Services LLC. Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
63 minutes | 6 months ago
What animal will lead the US?
You know how you sometimes look at a person and think, naked mole rat? Well, this episode is kinda mostly about those kinda moments. These moments seem to exist because we, as humans, can’t help but attribute animal characteristics to things. This can be based on the way something acts, but seems to be more related to the way something looks. This is precisely the case for the American political parties, what with the Democrats using a donkey, and the Republicans using an elephant. We shamelessly wanted to use the international interested over the 2020 American elections and use the spectacle as moment for cultural exploration. So, what animal will lead the US? Read more on our website. Questions we get answers to in this episode What kinda animals are Trump and Biden?What does the Iranian Supreme Leader think about the US election outcome?Do Iranians support Trump? (answered in episode 05)Do Iranians have daddy issues? (answered in episode 09)Do Iranians like dogs or hate them?What do Iranians think of the English? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Image credit: American political party animals in various icons – source icons by Georgiana Ionescu, edited by Ask An Iranian Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
66 minutes | 6 months ago
Are Iranian girls players?
So, we recently learned that you can make a living, sitting on your behind and shooting at virtual characters… even in Iran. To help us get out heads around this, we chatted with ‘Yeggiz’, an Iranian gamer-girl, who is doing just that. Unperturbed by the many issues faced by Iranian gamers, she’s been gaming, streaming, and vlogging since the pandemic hit. We invited her on the show to not only help bring us up to date but to also help our audience understand the fun and the frustration of gaming in Iran. So are Iranian girls players? Read more here. During this episode we also get answers to these questions Is during a pandemic the best time for Iranians to get married?Are Iranian girls players?Is mobile-gaming considered gaming?What does FPS mean in gaming = “First Person Shooter”What e-sport games can I get contracts through?Do Iranians actually really shoot real living people, outside of games?How do I make money as a gamer in Iran?What technical issues do Iranians face when gaming in Iran?How have sanctions against Iran effected gamers in Iran?Who is Kevin? [unfortunately left unanswered] Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati | “Prince of Persia”, from the video game Prince of Persia – 1989 Francis Mechner Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Am I also expected to die for an Iranian?
Those of you with Iranian friends might have had that moment. You know, the moment when your friend casually suggests that they’ll sacrifice him or herself for you. It could have come in response to simply saying goodbye, or maybe after you offered to make them a cup of tea. Either way, this shocking declaration will have you concerned about your Iranian friend’s mental wellbeing. No need to worry though, it’s just that thing — you know, that thing Iranians do! Like that other thing, you know, how they’ll try to show respect by saying that they’re the tomato skin between your teeth. Yeah, that thing! Don’t worry though, if you’re thinking, “am I also expected to die for an Iranian?” — no, no, you aren’t. So, in this episode we discuss those Iranian things, and more… We also get answer to the following questions Do Iranians really want to sacrifice themselves for others?Who is Hassan Sabbah and what’s the historical story set in Alamut Castle?What do Iranians mean when they say “gorboonat”/”gorboonet”?Why do Iranians self-deprecate, when they talk with one another?Is there a Netflix Special about Assassins? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Photo credit: via Wikipedia — engraving drawn by Pierre Méjanel and engraved by François Pannemaker – Léo Taxil, Les Mystères de la Franc-Maçonnerie, Paris, 1886. Edited by Ask An Iranian. Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
45 minutes | 6 months ago
What the f_@k is with that music?
Most of you love it, and a few of you absolutely hate it. We know this because you’ve begged us to change it. We’re talking about the intro music to our show. To help settle this issue we once again invited Aryo, of The Devildog, to provide something new to possibly replace it. Up to now, we have been using Jalal Hemmati‘s song, “Mahvash Parivash”, but all that could change. Listen to this show to hear “What the f_@k is with that music?”, and to hear listener feedback on Aryo’s alternative. We also get answers to these questions Who is Jalal Hemmati, the Iranian singer?Where did the Iranian style of music known as “Kooche Bazaari” come from?Was there ever cabaret music in Iran?What do non-Iranians think is being said in Iranian music?How does Jalal Hemmati sound when he’s remixed?Which music genres are popular in Iran these days?What the f_@k is with that music? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati | “Ask An Iranian Intro”, The Devildog Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Do Iranians live in a different time?
Nothing about how Iranians perceive time correlates with universally understood principles. Regardless of whether it’s years, calendar events in the year, months, weeks, days, or even moments, Iranians will do time differently. So be warned, don’t plan a meeting, don’t arrange a surprise birthday party, and don’t arrange a date with an Iranian until you’ve heard what we have to say on the matter. Listen in to learn more about why Iranians seem to live in another time. Questions we get answers to during the show Who is Mosedegh and what did the naughty Brits and Americans do to him?Why are the days for the weekend different in Iran and what are they?How many days are there in the working week in Iran?What year is it in the Iranian calendar and why is it different?How many different calendars do Iranians observe?When is the Iranian New year, or Norouz?What is the Yalda celebration in Iran and when does it happen?When do Iranians prefer to celebrate their birthdays?Why are so many Iranians seemingly born in September?If I arrange a meeting with an Iranian, why should re-confirm it? Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
65 minutes | 7 months ago
What should I know before dating a Persian girl?
You asked for it, we done did it. We joined forces with the Persian Girl Podcast to discuss the expectations and complications with dating Iranians — or should would we say Persians? Having the Persian Girl Podcast girls join us meant that we were able to present the domain of dating from both the view of men and women. Among other topics, we discuss hidden aspects for Iranians when dating, such as the pressures placed on them by parents and the community. Being based in America, our guests were able to balance out the perspectives, giving us insight into how it is to date as an Iranian in America, while we provided perspective from Iran. So, listen in to learn what you should know about before dating a Persian girl. Music credit: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIANW.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
41 minutes | 7 months ago
What does Tehran sound like at 2:22 AM?
What have we done?! That’s a great question — you’re a curious one, aren’t you! Allow us to explain. So we did a prequel show — but didn’t know that it would be a prequel, while making it. We’d scheduled a recording with the American-based Persian Girl Podcast at 2 am Iran-time, but they were a little delayed. The more industrious of the Ask An Iranian duo decided that the unknown amount of delay should use to create content. The other one of the Ask An Iranian duo—not fully realizing what he’d be signing up for—reflexively hit record. This show is the result — for the most part. Also, for the most part, we try and answer the question, “what does Tehran sound like at 2.22 am?”, but we deviate a lot. Don’t say you weren’t warned. This show is unedited — kinda. We haven’t cut the original recording, but we have redacted some parts, because… reasons. You might very well complain that we didn’t redact enough, because… singing. Picture credit: Majid Hujiloo. Music credit: Bensound – The Elevator Bossa Nova. Read more and find the links at ASKANIRANIANW.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
34 minutes | 7 months ago
What do Japanese people think of Iranian-made sushi?
In this show we were delighted to be joined by Mr. Yoshioka, a Japanese expat currently living and working in Iran. Against his better judgement we wanted to sit, eat Iranian-made sushi, and chat about his experience of living and working in Iran. We also get answer to the following questions… What do Japanese people think of Iran and Iranians?Are there Japanese restaurants in Iran?What types of sushi do Japanese people normally eat?What do the names for different types of sushi, such as ‘maki’, ‘hoso’, ‘nigiri’ and ‘sashimi’ translate as?Which restaurant make the best sushi in Tehran, Iran?How should I hold chop sticks?How much soy sauce is too much soy sauce?Which type of doogh (Iranian yogurt drink) is better, fizzy or still?What does Iranian mukbang (먹방) sound like?What do Japanese people think about Iranian-made sushi? Music credits: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati | “Cherry Blossom”, Ancient traditional samurai koto music. Read more and find the links at: ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
18 minutes | 8 months ago
How do I spot the Iranians in the room?
In this show we try to equip you with the knowledge needed to help you understand whether you’re talking to an Iranian or not. Iranians may hide among you, they may appear wearing your national dress, but in many cases they will struggle to hide it when they talk. So, listen-in and we’ll help you know how you can spot the Iranians in the room. Questions that we get answers to during this show… How will Iranians try to disguise or “visually-look” while in other nations?Which English language sounds are Iranians unable to pronounce?Why can’t the Azari/Tork Iranians say the word “cat” correctly?What’s the name of the ride-sharing taxi service in Iran (similar to Uber)?Which other language share similar sounds to the Persian (Farsi) language?What happens when an Iranians tries to say an English word with back-to-back consonants, like “stealth”?Why do Iranians add verbs to verbs when they use English in Persian?How do I spot the Iranians in the room?Where can I buy Ask An Iranian merchandise? Photo credits: News Dog Media. Music credits: “Mahvash, Parivash”, Jalal Hemmati | “Land Of Hope And Glory“, Clara Butt Read more and find the links at: ASKANIRANIAN.COM Check the merchandise out on: ASKANIRANIAN.COM/SHOP
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