I came across this video a few months back and laughed out loud for the humorous way the scenarios are presented. Truly though, I was laughing because the Tarof scenarios are so familiar to me. As someone who is married to a non-Iranian Tarof things is hard and complicated to explain to people who have not grown up with it. In fact people who have not grown up with the concept of Tarof find it really ridiculous. I am sure some of you will find this video educational but also very relatable!
Today’s video is called “Learn Persian (Farsi) with Chai and Conversation – About Tarof (Taarof), and Iranian Tradition.” The video is approximately 7 minutes and it’s created by Leyla Shams.
You can find Leyla’s podcasts on her website: www.chaiandconversation.com