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Learning Persian
September 12, 2014

Persian Planning

I haven't been blogging, but I have definitely been studying.

A couple of days ago while walking through Central Park with my Pimsleur lessons, I was informed in Dari lesson 24, second level, that buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan. “It’s somewhat similar to polo, but is played with…

I Was Not Drawn to This

2-5 Portuguese, Books, Multimedia

According to the cover of Beginning Portuguese with Two Audio CDs by Sue Tyson-Ward, this book is “ideal for travel to Portugal or Brazil.” The chapters have titles like “Town Amenities: At the Tourist Office,” “Ill Health: Precautions…

204th Street

Korean, Neighborhoods

On 204th Street between the Grand Concourse and Mosholu Parkway is a small strip of Korean stores and restaurants. Back in 2010 when I visited, the area did not give the initial impression of full economic health. I had a nice…

Some Free Basic Irish Lessons

Irish, Audio Lessons, Websites

RTÉ stands for Raidió Teilifís Éireann, which I believe literally means “Radio Television of Ireland.” (Is there an implied “and” between “Radio” and “Television”? I don’t know yet; I am writing this on just the fourth day of…

iTunes: for the Latest Hits, and Chinese Nouns, Too!

3 Mandarin, Audio Lessons, Vocabulary

VocabuLearn Mandarin Chinese comes in three different levels, for a total of nine hours of vocabulary instruction. I tried only the first level for Mandarin, but I have logged many VocabuLearn hours across a number of languages and would say…

Zum Schneider, Packed Outside and In...

5 German, Food and Drink

Zum Schneider is a Bavarian bar and restaurant on Avenue C and Seventh Street, and if you like bars, especially of the German variety, this place is for you. When I have been there, I have found, and enjoyed, opportunities…

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