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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foonboi

What Arabic dialect

I was just wondering what dialect of Arabic is going to be taught on the Arabic for English speakers course?

It’s most likely msa although I would like to be certain of the dialect.

Thanks.

November 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iVixey

I'd assume it'll be standard/classical/universal Arabic. It would be strange if they for some reason chose to do arabic from a particular region.. It differs a lot within regions anyway, even within the same smallest countries, people speak completely differently if you go to the north or the south.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

MSA is what Duo has said it would teach but I suspect there will be a fair amount of Egyptian that will be accepted as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alpine_Ink

It makes sense because Egyptian media is so prominent in the Arabic speaking world many people all over can understand the Egyptian dialect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

MSA since Duolingo doesn't have any plans of adding dialects.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwigechouette

yeah, I hope its msa, I'd like to learn what is going to be most widely useful.

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