Dictionaries for Arabic Dialects are rare. Here is a list of tools for Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Tunisian, and Moroccan Arabic.
"7 years for fluency plus a lifetime for mastery", that's the time needed to master Arabic, says Marco Rateitschak. Learn more about Marco in Episode 27 of the "9273 roots"-interview series: The man who traveled for 4 hours across mountains to attend Arabic classes.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
The English term "nerd" is difficult to translate and should be left untranslated. However, if one insists on a translation: what is "nerd" in Arabic? Let's have a look at various Arabic dialects.
Ulric Shannon is currently studying and absorbing Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. In a long interview, the Ambassador of Canada, who is not only passionate but also impeccably knowledgeable of Arabic, tells us about the characteristics and specialities of Iraqi Arabic and gives some book recommendations.
Many websites offer free Arabic lessons. Two of the best are Playaling and material of the Defense Language Institute.
Masameer is a Saudi Arabian animation film which is now available on Netflix! It uses Gulf Arabic and Fosha - and has pretty decent English subtitles.
Episode #19 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the the man who masters simultaneous Arabic - German interpreting: Dr. Daniel Falk
Netflix offers Arabic TV series and dramas (musalsal). Watch them in Arabic with English subtitles!