Friday, July 5, 2013

Word of the Day- Niki o porsesh?

نیکی و پرسش؟ / niki o porsesh? 

Niki means goodness and porsesh relates to questioning. So this phrase is commonly used when someone asks you a question about something you like (usually food), and the answer is obvious.

For example, I love fesejoon, the Persian dish made with walnuts, pomegranate paste and chicken. So if my mom were to ask, I think I'm going to make some fesenjoon. Would you like some? I would answer Niki o porsesh?, meaning, Of course I do! Do you even have to ask? 

Should we go for some kabob? Niki o porsesh?



  1. In Hindi/Urdu, the equivalent is "neki aur puch puch"

    1. Pretty close, how interesting! I'm always interested to see the similarities with Hindi/Urdu :)


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