1 (a father)
Salaam. My wife is Iranian-born but I am American of Irish decent.
We have one infant-child (Kian), and my Iranian mother-in-law is staying
us for a while. We live in Manhattan and I have a strong interest in
to speak Farsi better. If you know of any places in Manhattan or Queens
that give lessons to adults, please let me know. Merci!
2 (a mother)
Welcome to Madar Pedar, and I must say,
you have absolutely the most wonderful Farsi resource right where you live.
I spent a winter in Iran, tucked under a corsee on the opposite side of my
80+ year old mother-in-law.
She prayed, entertained, talked on the phone, or simply did hand signals with
me at first, and I was all eyes and ears. Within 6 months, I could pretty
much understand the gist of most conversations.
Children were a wonderful link as well. I was fortunate enough to be honored
with mothering two absolutely beautiful 100% Iranian toddlers, and from day
one, we traded gestures for words until each of us mastered enough of the
other's language to express our love in more ways than one.
As your child grows, and your mother-in-law interracts
with him, simply absorb.
Farsi is a beautiful language and Iranians are one of the most gregarious,
kind and beautiful people I have been privileged to live among.
We are indeed, among the fortunate.
Wishing you and yours the best...
3 ( father # 1)
Thank you!! She IS a wonderful resource....She's only going to be
with us for a few months, though...but you're right- I am starting to be
able to get the 'gist ' of their conversations...
3 ( a father)
My wife is Iranian also. A good way to learn is to listen and practice
with your mother-in-law. After time you will begin to understand.
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