Persian (Farsi)

back to language


"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
- Rumi

Digging deeper into Persian/Farsi is something I am really keen to do this year.

The history, culture, people, food, flow of empires in and out of the world narrative, the Silk Roads, what more can I add?

Iran, the continuation of all the above, seems to many in the west as an aloof, unpredicatable regional power, with a finger on the trigger to follow through on its leaders belligerent statements.

However, and this is a point I will always hammer on about: we have to seperate people from politics, the ordinary citizens from the declamation of their leaders, often poles apart. This is seen in such sharp focus when I think about the geopolitics of the region and specifically Iran.

The Islamic revolutionary regime do not represent many across Iran today; the struggles are real and Western sanctions bite hard, mostly felt at the street level of ordinary people; food, utilities, travel restrictions, currency inflation, etc.

I do not want to demonise a whole people on the actions of their leadership, no one should - we are all just humans at the most fundamental level, void of colour, religion, ideology.

This is how I feel toward the beautiful people of Iran and perhaps this, more than anything else, has motivated me to seek deeper the treasures of Iran and her people through learning Persian.

I use the iTalki language platform extensively to get language practice and meet people from all over the world and help them with English and to get help learning my languages.

Learn English With Euan Today...