Salam! Raise your hands if you are heading to Azerbaijan soon. Okay, not so many folks headed that way. However, a friend of mine who works for BP out in Trinidad is actually heading to Azerbaijan in a couple months for business purposes. I asked him if had been practicing his Azeri and as I expected the answer was “no.” Not wanting my friend to go off without even the basics I started sniffing around the web for some places he could learn a few things not only about the lingo, but the culture.
Azeri dot org fits the mold perfectly. You can see their tips for learning the language, a easy to follow pronunciation guide for the Latin Azeri alphabet and everyday expressions. Another nice spot to explore on the site is the art from several Azerbaijani artists. Fun to look at even if you aren’t going to the country now or never.