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.

Publications
Lingualism

An Introduction to Talk Like an Egyptian

Take a closer look inside Talk Like an Egyptian: Introduction, How to Use the Book, and Sections of the Book (showing all expressions presented in the books).