Many of you may have heard of ChatGPT. There is a lot of praise for the new AI tool. So, how well does it do in Arabic? Our guest author, Lisa Schor, ran a few queries in Arabic and found interesting results.
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.
Dictionaries for Arabic Dialects are rare. Here is a list of tools for Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Tunisian, and Moroccan Arabic.
"From zero to fluent" is possible, says Uchechi Kalu. Learn more about Uchechi in Episode 28 of the "9273 roots"-interview series: The woman who developed a curriculum to reach conversational fluency in 1,5 years.
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.
Episode #22 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who explains Egyptian Arabic expressions by annotated movie clips: Nesrin Amin.
Many websites offer free Arabic lessons. Two of the best are Playaling and material of the Defense Language Institute.
Episode #19 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the the man who masters simultaneous Arabic - German interpreting: Dr. Daniel Falk
Episode #11 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the Western diplomat and Canadian ambassador who enjoys giving interviews in Arabic: Ulric Shannon.
Episode #4 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for Hanada Taha Thomure who develops standards to measure text levels in Arabic.