Mido: In Egyptian Arabic

(4 customer reviews)

Look inside... 

Use left/right arrow keys to turn pages.

Swipe left/right to turn pages.


Product Details:


PDF eBook


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)

Want the book in paperback?

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.

Chapter 1: Mido's Family

Let’s meet Mido and his family as they start a typical day around the breakfast table. Which character do you relate to most?

Chapter 2: The Wrong Bus

Mido has a little adventure as he gets lost in the big city. How does he find his way home?

Chapter 3: Visiting Grandma

The family pays a visit to Grandma. But do the kids want to go?

Chapter 4: A Secret Rendez-Vous

Mido’s older sister sneaks away to meet a boy from school. Will she get caught?

Chapter 5: Playing Hooky

Mido’s older brother is not a star student. Where does he go when he cuts class?

Chapter 6: Mido's Secret Friend

Mido finds a stray cat. How does he try to help?

Chapter 7: The Crisis

Mido’s father is robbed at work. How does he cope?

Chapter 8: Tea at the Neighbors'

Mido’s mom runs into some old friends. What do they talk about?

Chapter 9: The Wallet of Dreams

Mido and his friend find some money on the street. What will they do with it all?

Chapter 10: Kidnapped

Mido finds himself kidnapped. Can he escape?

Bonus Glossary PDF

A separate, printable PDF contains all of the vocabulary from the book presented twice: 1) in order of appearance grouped by the page on which each word first appears; 2) in alphabetical order. This bonus PDF is included with your purchase of the Mido in Egyptian Arabic PDF eBook. If you have the paperback edition, you can also download the PDF for free from the Info, Tips, Resources section below. Anki flashcards with audio are available as a separate purchase.

Download a Sample

Not sure if Mido in Egyptian Arabic is right for you? Download a free sample of this PDF eBook that includes dozens of pages for an extended preview. See how the eBook looks on your screen and how it prints out. You can download the accompanying audio for the whole book for free.

Info, Tips, Resources



MP3s are available to download and stream free of charge.

To access the audio, you need a password, which you receive when you sign up to our mailing list. The password is also given, for your convenience, in email announcements from Lingualism.

If you have not already signed up, click here.

Enter your password below:

Wrong password, please try again


Want it in paperback?

If you would prefer to have this title in paperback, click above to be taken to your local Amazon website.

See what others have to say...

(4 customer reviews)

4 reviews for Mido: In Egyptian Arabic

  1. Avatar

    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. Avatar


    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?).

  3. Avatar



  4. Avatar


    very good

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.