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The Arab dialects - العرب لهجات

شو الاختلاف بين اللهجات العربي وهل الاختلاف كتثيرة ?
بعلم الهجات بقدر بكون شوشي? احسن بعلم لهجة واخدة?
شوكرا لكل المواجبون !


what is the difference between the Arab dialects and does it really a big difference?
Does it confusing to learn them simultaneously? or maybe it is better to focus only in one of them?

Thanks ..

I would be glad to be corrected .

2 janv. 2015 13:43
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Lol, none of them understand Morrocans!  I was at a friend's house one time and there were Egyptians, Syrians, Palestinians,  Yemenis and Morrocans.  They all were talking in a discussion and as soon as the Morrocand started talking, the rest got quiet.  They didn't understand  


I agree with Hamdan.  Learning FuSHa makes logical sense, at least as a basic platform to navigate multiple dialects.  


I know someone who knows all 22 dialects and Arabic for his govt job.  He also knows French and Egyptian is his native tongue.  It's possible to do!!!

2 janvier 2015

شو الاختلاف بين اللهجات العربية ؟ 

و هل الاختلافات كثيرة ؟

هل هو صعب تعلم اللغات معا؟ أم افضل تعلم لهجة واحدة

شكرا لكل المجيبين


my advise for you is first you should really focus on alfusha and learn it well because it is the orgin for all dialects , and all arabic country writes in alfusha and speak in their dialect , so if you understand alfusha you will be able to understand all dialect, and then you should focus on one dialect because there are many diffrences between some dialect , i really dont understand well the morrocon dialect and i am Syrian although they understand me , so you should learn the middle east accent like Syria and jordan ... it is in the middle of all accents and understandable to all and easy

you cant learn all dialect together you will waste your time and learn nothing or you will learn strange mixed accent nobody talk it

the man who run behind two sheeps will lose both of them

and if you need any help in arabic i will be glad to help you




2 janvier 2015

Learn Modern Standard Arabic to be widely understood but don't expect to understand anyone

… or for your conversations not to be completely awkward.

Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken dialects are so vastly different in terms of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation that a person who is totally 'fluent' in MSA may not have any idea what a person's saying in a local dialect.

I've witnessed this personally many times here in the Middle East with advanced students of MSA who can't hold a simple conversation with an average Joe on the street.

Sure, you'll be understood by many people (though not all!) when you speak but don't expect to understand the reply.

What that means is that someone who spends all that time in a university back home studying Modern Standard Arabic and then moves to the Middle East is effectively starting a new language all over again.


13 janvier 2015

I'm an American and I've been learning spoken Arabic for a couple of years and I really think it depends on your reasons for learning. I reccomend learning a dialect first if you just want to travel and converse to people.!

I only reccommend learning Fus7a first if you are a student of politics or religion.

Modern Standard Arabic is NOT the lingua franca of the Arab world

Perhaps in the realm of politics but certainly not for ordinary people.

This is one of the biggest misconceptions out there.

A lot of language products and courses market Modern Standard Arabic as the lingua franca (bridge or vehicular language) of the Middle East and North Africa. They teach MSA as a 'conversational' language that will make communication between all Arabic-speaking people possible.

It's not accurate at all.

First of all, MSA is not a conversational language. There's not a single human being on the face of this planet who speaks it as a native language or uses it in day-to-day affairs.


13 janvier 2015

Thanks for your commons .. 

I know that there is a huge different between all the dialects and I needed to be more specific. but if I'll focus on 2 for example the Egyption and the Jordanian ? Which are from the middle east .. Is the difference really that big?


By the way I learnt the Fushah Arabic in the past .. now I want to focus on the spoken Arabic (العمية) ..

3 janvier 2015
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