Egyptian Arabic

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary
Ahmad

Top 10 Imperatives in Spoken Arabic

Welcome! Today, we will learn the most important imperative verbs in Egyptian Arabic. It is imperative that you know all of them! 😃 The first one is…

Egyptian Arabic Articles
Esraa

Only in Egypt

Esraa shares with us some things she thinks are unique to Egypt and teaches us some useful vocabulary in the process.

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary
Lingualism

Key Egyptian Arabic Expression: معلِشّ ma3alíšš

معلِشّ is used to downplay a situation, whether to console, sympathize, or apologize. The word originally comes from the Modern Standard Arabic phrase ما عليه شيء, which literally means nothing against it.

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary
Lingualism

Key Egyptian Arabic Expression: كِده kida

كِده is likely the most quintessentially Egyptian word there is. Not only is it very high frequency in everyday speech, but it is unique to the Egyptian Arabic dialect. كِده is related to the Modern Standard Arabic word هكذا like this but takes on a range of idiomatic meanings on its own and in phrases.

Egyptian Arabic
Ahmad

Egyptian Arabic as a Written Language

Ahmad tells us about the barriers of diglossia in the Arabic-speaking world and how Egyptian Arabic is gaining ground as a written language.

Egyptian Arabic Diaries
Salman

Salman and Captain America

Salman, age 7, has a story for us. What was Captain America’s fate?

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