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Parvin E’tesami

April 4 was the Remembrance Day of Parvin E’tesami. Parvin is known as “The most famous” 20th Century Iranian female poet (1907–1941). She grew up ...
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Languages Are Fluid

Did you know that: In France ‘entrée’ stands for ‘hors d’oeuvre’ or ‘appetizer’ and not the main course? And so the ‘manicure’ comes from the ...
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Chaharshanbeh Souri (چهارشنبه سوری) or ‘The Scarlet Wednesday’

Also called Charshanbe Soori is an Iranian festival celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year. It is the first festivity of ...
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Mehregan (مهرگان), The Celebration of Autumn

Mehregan is a Zoroastrian and Persian festival celebrated to honor the yazata Mithra (Persian: Mehr‎). Mehr is responsible for friendship, affection and love. It is ...
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Stop Literalism

Recently, a client approached me with an editing job. The translated text was about the client’s organizational goals. They needed the Farsi translations to accurately ...
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A Tribute To Sa’di Shirazi

Today I came across this beautiful poem from Sa’adi Shirazi. بنی آدم اعضای یکدیگرند که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند چو عضوى به درد آورد ...
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