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Get Off My Back

Another very useful and much used expression given to us by our Hamedeh ❤ Audio and text down below. The term “get off my back” (literally, lift your hand off my head). This term means that someone and something is annoying and you want to be relieved from it. For example, Ali messages me every […]

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An Unrealised Wish..

Another very useful and much used expression given to us by our Hamedeh ❤ Audio and text down below. The expression – to have a wish remain in the heart. This expression means you have a wish in your heart, but you can’t reach that wish, so in this way, it hasn’t been realised. The […]

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از دست برآمدن

To do something (helpful) Another very useful and much used expression given to us by our Hamedeh ❤ Audio and text down below. Follow the link here for another example of اسباب کشی – ‘to move,’ or check it out on our instagram page 👌

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xaali bastan

‘to lie’ ‘to blow hot air’ xaali bastan, as explained by our lovely Sadaf ❤ We have been treated to its origins as well, based on the words of Persian Professor Kazzazi It carries a similar meaning to the English idiomatic expression ‘to blow hot air.’ The idea that someone is talking empty-talk, over-exaggerating about […]

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Az pas-e chizi bar Amadan

To handle something To manage (to do) something Today we have an expression from our lovely Hamedeh. It is a very useful one that can be used most days – though perhaps somedays its better suited in the negative 🤦‍♂️😂 ghabul shodan to be accepted قبول شدن mashghul busy, engaged مشغول motman shodan to be […]

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Your bowl has become hotter than aash

We have a proverb today which was translated as ‘more catholic than the pope’ by the wonderful Mypersiancorner site (which also has a list of other proverbs related to aash). In this particular example it conveys someone who is over-emphasizing with anothers problems, taking them on to an exaggerated and perhaps unhelpful degree….Over zealousness or […]

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Sar o Kale Zadan

To Persevere To sink one’s teeth into s.th To get really involved into s.th To get stuck into s.th To tackle or deal with sth To get immersed in sth At long last another addition to our slowly growing list of Farsi expressions – Sar o Kale Zadan. And at long last some very appreciated […]

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Rish gero gozaashtan

“To put a beard down as collateral” “To speak on the behalf of some” “To guarantor someone” Click on the ‘open in new tab’ option on our download button to follow along with the soundbite, see the translation, learn key vocabulary words and learn a grammar point or two.. Today we bring you another expression. […]

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A Prayer A Petition & A Farsi Phrase..

Before giving you our next instalment in Iranian expressions today, I would like to send good wishes and hopes of security and health for everyone affected in some way by the COVID – 19 virus. Whilst it is a troubling time, it is also an opportunity to reach out to people across the world with […]

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Zaaye shodan, Xit shodan

“To become deflated, defeated, discouraged” Just to spice it up for You, our lovely learner, we have given our expression today in a slightly different format. If you like the previous way better – no worries. We’ve put that in too! Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments below. Click on […]