Modern Standard Arabic

Posted on: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 1 comments

Modern Standard Arabic And Classical Arabic Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is a variant of the Arabic language that is used mainly in writing and in formal situations. It developed out of Classical Arabic, but differs in a number of respects from it; especially in the field of vocabulary. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

Egyptian Arabic – A Quick Introduction

Posted on: Friday, August 28th, 2009 5 comments

Egyptian Arabic is spoken by around 76 million people and thus the most widely-spoken Arabic dialect. Given the fact that Egyptian TV and cinema are ubiquitous in the Middle East, it is also the most widely-understood dialect. Taken together, these two considerations add a lot of weight in favor of … Continue reading