pardispic

By: Common Language Project

Age: 14

Home: Babol, Iran Languages: English and Farsi

Religion: Islam

Favorite subject in school: Math

Favorite food: Pizza

Parents: Pardis’ dad is an electrical engineer and her mom teaches high school literature

Siblings: Pardis has one younger sister, age 5

Favorite sport: Swimming

Music: Her favorite music is rock and she loves Britney Spears

Career: Pardis wants to be a doctor because, she says, “It’s good to help people.”

LEARN A LITTLE FARSI

*also called Persian

Hello: Salam

Goodbye: Khoda Hafez

Thank you: Motashakkeram (or Merci)

Water: Aab

Bread: Naan

Book: Ketaab

Ball: Toop

Dragon: Exhdeha

IRAN QUICK FACTS

Population: 70 million

Capital: Tehran

Official language: Farsi (Persian)

Religions: Shi’ite Muslim (89%), Sunni Muslim (10%)

President: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Major exports: oil, carpets, fruits, nuts