I don’t get it though. MSA (fusha) allows for structure. You learn how to conjugate (kataba), and how to derive words (K-T-B, for alkitaab, for instance), and you get far with learning less by heart. You say, only study a dialect. How?! Dialect is ‘made-up’. There are no rules. Very interested in the answer. I think you need to study MSA, and consequently, as early as possible, should switch to converting it to dialect.
To be able to read Holy Quran , we must first learn the rules. Noorani Qaida is the ultimate solution to learn those rules. Once we master these rules, it becomes very easy for us to recite Holy Quran with correct Tajweed and accent. Following are few interactive lessons containing sounds and transliteration of the alphabets. Click each section to view the transliteration of that section and listen the sound as shown.
Colloquial Arabic. If you are planning on living in the Arab World or dealing with a specific Arab region or country, Modern Standard Arabic on its own is unlikely to meet all your needs. Arabs speak regional dialects as their mother tongue, and the differences between dialects can be significant enough to cause mutual unintelligibility. Broadly speaking, there are five broad families of dialects, each with sub-dialects according to country, city, neighbourhood, and even religion: Gulf Arabic, Mesopotamian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, and Maghrebi Arabic.

Nils, you bring up a good point. I think the article was saying that speaking it as much and as early as possible is more beneficial and since MSA is more of a written language (in a sense), it is crucial to pick a dialect. I could be wrong, but that’s how I read it. I think I agree with the author on this. I’m still learning grammar, but I can speak quite a bit of Egyptian Arabic. God bless!

I assume already having experienced the ‘learning language through culture’ once with Spanish (actively studying the language and living in South America), had already opened up that “aha-feeling” and created new “rooms in the brain” for new sounds, grammar, rhythm of talking and… That is was actually possible incorporating a new language in once’s life.
Maybe I would also add: Devote time to learning Arabic in a structured way. Don’t think you will just “pick it up” only by social contact. There’s a variety of learning methods with different approaches – group/individual lessons, tutor, GPA, TPR, etc. Social contact is essential, but in order to practice what you’ve learnt and pick up new vocab/expressions to ask about in your class. Don’t listen to well meaning locals (sometimes your local boss) who tell you can pick up the language just by going to the market, talking to colleagues, etc.
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Nils, you bring up a good point. I think the article was saying that speaking it as much and as early as possible is more beneficial and since MSA is more of a written language (in a sense), it is crucial to pick a dialect. I could be wrong, but that’s how I read it. I think I agree with the author on this. I’m still learning grammar, but I can speak quite a bit of Egyptian Arabic. God bless!

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I learnt Gulf and Saudi,Nejdi and Hijazi. I’ll put it this way: you are in a great place with those dialects. With Hijazi, you got so many Egyptian words, so you can undendrstand Egyptians. Also the peninsula dialects carry over the boarders into places like iraq and jordan. I watch Jordanian bedu dramas and without studying Jordanian and can communicate with citizens from Amman and Baghdad without any difficulty.
Phrases are easier to remember because they have meaning, they paint a picture, they tell a story. By focusing on common phrases, in just minutes you’ll start memorizing the most common Arabic words, form sentences, learn to speak Arabic phrases and take part in conversations. In no time, Mondly’s fun and smart Arabic lessons will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation like no other language learning method ever can.
I accidentally(!) started learning Levantine Arabic surrounded by friends in language cafés – and suddenly I realized I had started to learn like a child, out of pure joy! Listening, asking, repeating and suddenly identifying words, grammar, verbs. It was the most wonderful feeling, falling in love with a language and a culture through your friends – all at once. This was about 1,5 years ago and the few words, verbs and sentences I have learned (and been practicing a lot) since then has made me so happy.
The Arabic language is counted among the most important languages worldwide. More than 300 million people in over 20 countries speak Arabic. This Afro-Asian language originated several thousands of years ago. Originally only spoken on the Arabic peninsula, it later became widespread. There are many different Arabic dialects. Many of the dialects are very different from standard Arabic. Speakers from different regions often do not understand each other at all. Ancient Arabic is hardly spoken today. It exists most notably in the written form. Interest in Arabic has increased in recent years.

A second solution is cultural immersion: going to an Arabic speaking country to live the real Arabic dream. No doubt about it, this is the ideal way to learn any language because you get to speak with natives, learn their correct pronunciation and live the way they do. Unfortunately, moving to a different country is something most of us cannot afford.


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Speaking is an essential part of learning Arabic. Because immersing yourself in other cultures can be time consuming and expensive, we have developed a technology that immerses you in real conversations from the comfort of your own home. So, you can now practice a casual conversation with a native, book a hotel room or order food in a restaurant anytime, anywhere.
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The Qur'an ("Qor-Ann") is a Message from Allah (swt) to humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty Himself (swt) to the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This message was given to the Prophet (saw) in pieces over a period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 632 CE). The Prophet (saw) was 40 years old when the Qur'an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages.
Modern Standard Arabic has developed out of Classical Arabic, the language of the Quran. During the era of the caliphate,Classical Arabic was the language used for all religious, cultural, administrative and scholarly purposes. Modern Standard Arabic is the official Arabic language. It can be written and spoken, and there is no difference between the written and the spoken form. In its written form, Modern Standard Arabic is the language of literature and the media. Books, newspapers, magazines, official documents, private and business correspondence, street signs and shop signs - all are written in Modern Standard Arabic. Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD. This includes both the literary language and varieties of Arabic spoken in a wide arc of territory stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. Some of the spoken varieties are mutually unintelligible, both written and orally, and the varieties as a whole constitute a sociolinguistic language. This means that on purely linguistic grounds they would likely be considered to constitute more than one language, but are commonly grouped together as a single language for political and/or ethnic reasons (see below). If considered multiple languages, it is unclear how many languages there would be, as the spoken varieties form a dialect chain with no clear boundaries. If Arabic is considered a single language, it perhaps is spoken by as many as 280 million first language speakers, making it one of the half dozen most populous languages in the world. If considered separate languages, the most-spoken variety would most likely be Egyptian Arabic, with 54 million native speakers still greater than any other Semitic language.
The lyrics in Arabic are written out in full for you to follow along. Then the grammar for each sentence is unpacked—in great detail in the first lesson, then progressively less in later lessons for concepts you’ve already tackled. It’s a window into Egyptian grammar through the cultural powerhouse of music, with a gentle and smart guide explaining it all to you.
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