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If you have ever seen any Egyptian movies that are so popular around the world, you may think that this is the only form of spoken Arabic. This is why a lot of people learn the Egyptian dialect because it is the one most often heard in Western countries. Egypt’s official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and there are reported to be another fifteen languages spoken...

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The Arabic language truly is a beautiful language, rich with history and its vibrant Arabic dialects. However, learning Arabic, like learning any language, can sometimes seem routine. At times like this, it’s sometimes a good idea to step away from the more serious lessons on the conjugating of verbs and memorizing vocabulary by rote and have a little fun with the more “colorful” aspects of...

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Many of us can’t wait until summer. We sit around the fireplace or gas stove bundled up all winter making plans for the day when summertime finally arrives because, as American author, journalist and essayist Charles Bowden once said: “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” Some plan to go on summer holiday, while others may choose to stay at home and take advantage of the extra daylight...

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How different is the Egyptian dialect from the Iraqi dialect

When we think of Iraq, we usually picture a war-torn country after suffering from decades of chaos. It is hard to think of it as a thriving or even functional place. But before the wars, Iraq was a modernized country full of rich culture, language, and ethnic groups. Traveling between Iraq and Egypt is like being in two different worlds. Iraq has several Arabic dialects most commonly Levantine Arabic....

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