MADAR is a remarkable tool to analyze Arabic dialects. The database contains 2000 sample sentences, each translated into the dialect of 25 Arab cities. Here is how to use it.
An Austrian kid goes on vacation to Egypt and is so enthusiastic about Arabic that the 14-year-old starts learning Arabic on his own back in Austria. That's the story of Georg Binder. Learn more about him in episode 29 of the "9273 roots"-interview series.
Do you know what fasheikh means? Anyone trying to follow young Egyptians on social media will often fail because of the language. TikTok, rap and chat culture are changing dialects like never before. Some background and examples of slang.
People who study Egyptian Arabic are often confused when they want to say "next week" or "last week". In fact, there are several options. Let's check them.
Adjectives in Egyptian Arabic can be tricky. Sometimes you need to form the plural. An overview of the most common plural patterns of Egyptian adjectives.
Your have several options to express the comparative and superlative in Egyptian Arabic. An overview.