Word for the Travel Wise (07/27/06)

Did I mention I am training for a marathon this October? Um, yeah – I’m still trying to figure out why I made a move to do that and when it is all said and done you can sure bet I won’t be signing up for another. It isn’t that the marathon day itself is what I find horribly painful. It’s the consistent, time consuming training that is a little tough for me. One hour, two hours, three; spent training over 18 weeks for one big day of running… Sigh. If I had a bumper sticker for my sneakers it’d probably say something like, “I’d rather be studying Farsi.”

Today’s word is a Farsi (Persian) word used in Iran:

dovidan – to run

Excellent sites for learning Persian online include a personal favorite called Easy Persian and Farhangsara. Both sites have an excellent beginner’s guide into the language and use images, sound and music to assist you in the process. Check out Lonely Planet’s Farsi (Persian) Phrasebook for a shorthand guide at the ancient lingo.

Past Farsi words: be salamati, toot farangee, kheyli golabi, tazeh