Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Word of the Day- Mobarak bashe!

!مبارک باشه / mobarak bashe / congratulations! 

I went shopping with my friend this weekend, and I bought a dress. After I paid and we were leaving the store, my friend said mobarak bashe! Then she bought something, and I told her mobarak bashe! 

In many cultures, it's customary to give congratulations when you acquire something new, but that something is usually big- a car or house for example. In Iranian culture, on the other hand, whether you get a new job or buy a new car or just a new T-shirt, Iranians will use the phrase to congratulate any new possession that you acquire.


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