Mido: In Egyptian Arabic

Mido: In Egyptian Arabic

(4 customer reviews)

PDF eBook


A2, B1


164 pages



Mido and his family invite you to join them on their everyday adventures in Cairo as you listen and read along, learning about life for modern Egyptians while improving your Egyptian Arabic.

Ideal for young-at-heart adult intermediate and advanced learners of Egyptian Arabic, this book contains 10 chapters of similar length (around 1,000 words each), along with illustrations, English translations, footnotes, and photographs.

This purchase includes three PDF eBook files:

  1. Mido in Egyptian Arabic (the original with voweled texts)
  2. Mido in Egyptian Arabic (with unvoweled texts)
  3. Mido in Egyptian Arabic Glossary (vocabulary lists by page and alphabetically)

The stories in Mido: In Egyptian Arabic are lighthearted and easy to follow, but also engaging, all the while presenting the lively language and culture of Egyptians today. However, these stories are aimed at adult language-learners—and not children—as secrets and lies and crime make appearances.

The first chapter serves as an introduction to Mido and his family, as we take a peak at the household’s typical morning. Mido’s father, mother, brother, and sister each feature in a chapter showing a day in their lives. And Mido, our hero, stars in the remaining chapters.

The Arabic texts appear on even-numbered pages, while the English translations can be found on the following odd-numbered pages along with cultural and language notes, as well as photographs.

Dozens of beautiful illustrations can be found throughout the book to help the reader better understand the texts. Audio professionally recorded by voice actors in Cairo is available to stream or download free of charge.

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4 reviews for Mido: In Egyptian Arabic

  1. Karen w.

    I read the first chapter and it’s so cute. Several new words for me but I could figure out most of them from the English paragraphs. the audio is fabulous, clear and fun to listen to when reading.

  2. Katya

    Thank you so much for this amazing resource. It’s very difficult to find extensive listening material with transscripts in colloquial Egyptian (or any other dialect). The audio is very crisp and the voices of the various characters are easy to distinguish. There are also a lot of expressions that you won’t find in a textbook, and cultural information (Nesto? french fries for breakfast? who knew?).

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  4. rob

    very good

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