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Is Modern Standard Arabic Difficult for Arabs?

Part 7 in the “Arabs Say…” series, we ask: How proficient are you in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)? What is difficult for you? Do you make any mistakes?

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Should Dialects Replace Standard Arabic as Official National Languages?

Part 4 in the “Arabs Say…” series: Imagine that your government made your dialect the official language of your country (instead of MSA). It would have a new, standardized spelling system and grammar rules and be used in newspapers and books. What is your opinion?

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Arabic Readers

Today I published the last title in the Levantine Arabic Readers series! So, we now have three series with fifteen books each: Egyptian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, and Modern Standard Arabic. I started the Arabic Readers project with Egyptian Arabic.  All of the writers were from the Cairo and Delta regions, where the dialect is rather

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