They’re both Semitic languages… but how similar are they? After learning to speak Arabic (and decent Hebrew) I try to answer this question in an easy-to-understand way.
We learned to speak Egyptian Arabic in 60 days. See the video evidence, read how we did it and what we learned for our future challenges.
All the words you need to talk about the sites and monuments in Egypt using Egyptian Arabic.
Colloquial everyday useful survival phrases in Egyptian Arabic guaranteed to earn you respect.
Unlock delicious cheap local food by learning to read an Egyptian local menu in Arabic, 80-20 style.
Egyptian Arabic definitely exists in written form, even if it’s not standardized. Just look at menus, text messages and Facebook for an idea.
A comprehensive guide on where to stay in Cairo, with a detailed neighborhood guide and photos.
I love a wall of language textbooks. They make me feel good, even if I haven’t read them all. In fact, 90% of the books I’ve retained over the years have been language books. On my last visit to a physical bookstore (in Portland, Oregon), I bought three books, all about Persian. Jo bought one…
Awesome free resources for learning Egyptian Arabic, including a dictionary, idioms and learning with music.
Why learn an arabic dialect vs MSA, and why learn Egyptian Arabic vs other dialects of Arabic.