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Arabic dialect

Hello lovely people!!! I just wanna to know what dialect is Arabic lesson? (i mean is from Egypt, Saudi Arabia....?)

Thank you in advance

January 14, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaraT.
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I am given to understand that it isn't any dialect at all, but rather going for MSA (Modern Standard Arabic).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Standard_Arabic


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natha895579

Wow, interesting, i will read more aboit it. shukran!!!!


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

Based on the choice of vocabulary the course is trying to be modern Arabic but it's Moroccan Egyptian.


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

Moroccan and Egyptian are two very different dialects. From what I understand this course is mostly MSA although I've found a few inconsistencies between proper MSA and this course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natha895579

Thank you for your reply. But... if I keep learning MSA could I to have a basic conversation in all Arab countries?


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

yes at first it would sound weird for them but they'll appreciate your attempt and as long as they try to speak the MSA with you you'll be fine . also you can easily pick up accents if you live in an arab country for a while and you mastered MSA


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

what do you base that on?

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