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Finally Arabic Is A Thing! What Type Will It Be?

I am so excited that Arabic is finally coming to Duolingo! I'm a bit confused as to what type of Arabic we will learn. On the Arabic tab, there is an Egyptian flag which leads me to believe we will learn the Egyptian dialect (which would make sense because it is the most common dialect in Middle Eastern media making arguably the most understood dialect). But a lot of people said a while ago that if Duolingo were to hypothetically teach Arabic it would be MSA (which would also make sense because even though nobody speaks it, it is what is taught in schools). Can someone please tell me what type of Arabic we will learn?

November 13, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

They say it will be MSA.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

That rhymes!

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenDaimio

Where did you read that?

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

Great news! I am a native Egyptian Arabic speaker and can help if needed.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

The course is for MSA. If you can speak that, you can apply to contribute here.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GunnyTunes

The course will indeed be in MSA, near the end of the tree we hope to shed a tiny little light on how the dialects are like, as well. :)

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynngot

I've been waiting for this for a long time, too. Thanks for passing along the good news!

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki

أنا البحر فى أحشائه الدُرّ كامن . . . .فهل سائلوا الصياد عن صدفاتى؟

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chrispiteri

great news :)

November 20, 2017
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