Hello all. I am currently learning Arabic Modern Standard. I have been told that most Arabic speakers will understand me but I won't understand most native speakers because they will speak a dialect instead of Arabic Modern Standard.
Is this true? Should I learn a different Arabic? If so what should I learn? Egyptian Arabic? Syrian Arabic? Jordan Arabic?
I live in Rochester, MN by the Mayo Clinic. Arabic speakers from all over the Middle East come to the hospital here. Learning Arabic has been very hard for me. I want to focus on the dialect that will be used by the most people who are visiting Rochester.
. What should I focus on?
You should learn Arabic modern standard
Dialects will limit your connection with other nationalities