They have Arabic, however where my family is from the arabic is slighly diffrient. I need to learn Egyptian arabic. Is their any course for Egyptian arabic or someown who can help me?

August 22, 2019


The Arabic taught on Duolingo is MSA (Modern Standard Arabic). This is the Arabic that is used in newspapers etc.

As far as I know (and there are others who know much better!), there are many dialects, like Egyptian. This is the spoken language. But MSA is generally meant to be understood by all.

This looks like a good explanation of MSA / Egyptian Arabic:

Modern Standard Arabic is the standard literary Arabic that is written and read in every Arabic speaking country. It is based on and similar to Classical Arabic, which is the Arabic of the Qur’an (the holy book of Islam) and early Islamic texts.

Egyptian Arabic has many similar features to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It also has been influenced by a number of other languages, including Coptic (the language of pre-Islamic Egypt, which is now mostly used in Coptic Christian religious contexts), Turkish (Egypt was a part of the Ottoman Empire for 500 years), French, and more recently English.

Thanks for the information! I'm coptic christian :D

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