22 Best Apps For Learning Arabic In 2022 (All Dialects) (2023)

Mobile and web apps can be a great way to learn Arabic (or supplement your Arabic studies).

They’re often inexpensive and readily available, cover various dialects, and can help you learn while commuting or waiting.

Don’t underestimate the vital importance of good teachers or quality Arabic courses, but it’s worth checking out some of the handy apps that are available.

For this reason, we’ve created a list of the best Arabic language apps, and we’ve included options for both MSA and various spoken varieties.

Ready? Let’s go! 🙂

Table of Contents:

  1. Talk In Arabic
  2. Rocket Arabic
  3. Pimsleur
  4. ArabicPod101
  5. Mondly
  6. Memrise
  7. Hans Wehr
  8. Duolingo
  9. Learn Arabic Vocabulary Free
  10. Arabic Grammar For All
  11. Learn Algerian Arabic. Speak Algerian Arabic
  12. Learn Tunisian Arabic: Tunisian Arabic Phrases
  13. Learn Egyptian Arabic: Egyptian Arabic Phrases
  14. Syrian Arabic Dictionary
  15. Transparent Language
  16. Learn Moroccan Arabic: Moroccan Basic Phrases
  17. TenguGo Arabic Alphabet
  18. Bravolol
  19. English Arabic Dictionary
  20. Drops
  21. Learn Arabic. Speak Arabic.
  22. italki

The best apps for learning Arabic

1. Talk In Arabic

Our fancy new web app means we can place ourselves on this list. 🙂

Talk In Arabic is the largest and fastest growing community for spoken Arabic dialects. It offers 8 spoken dialects (Egyptian, Levantine, Moroccan, Algerian, Saudi, Sudanese, Iraqi, Tunisian), with video and audio lessons covering a wide range of relevant (and practical) topics, as well as grammar and vocabulary.

PRICE: $12.95 per month.


  • 8 dialects in total (Egyptian, Levantine, Moroccan, Algerian, Saudi, Sudanese, Iraqi, Tunisian)
  • Inexpensive
  • Speaking and listening comprehension emphasis
  • High quality, topic-focused content
  • Video and audio
  • Constantly expanding


  • No MSA.
  • No literacy component.

This app teaches the Egyptian dialect.

Why does it teach Egyptian Arabic?

The reason why Egyptian Arabic stands out in terms of practicality is not related to how close it is to MSA, but to how popular it is in Arab media and literature.

This popularity makes the dialect accessible to most Arabs, which means that you can always use Egyptian Arabic if you fail to use MSA, and there is always a chance that your interlocutor would be able to communicate with you in that dialect, too. This is why Rocket Arabic focuses on it.

Rocket Arabic walks your through the basics of Egyptian Arabic and provides you with a very comprehensive course. It uses natural Egyptian, and ensures a fun learning experience.

PRICE: $149.95 (one-time but gives you access to their online course as well)


  • Rocket Arabic teaches the Egyptian dialect in a comprehensive linear audio course. However, you can always pick the themes or courses you want in a different order. It’s always great to know that an app offers options, as some us want to be held by the hand and trust the process, while others prefer to pick their own starting lines.
  • The app is also a decently comprehensive platform, and it includes a lot of helpful and relevant material. When it comes to Arabic and its variants, sometimes, all you need to learn is basics if your aim is to carry basic conversations.
  • The next great thing about the app is that it’s downloadable. Once you buy it, it’s completely yours!
  • Rocket Arabic lessons are designed to entertain you. The courses are particularly fun and humorous, and would definitely make your learning experience a lot more enjoyable!


  • Not updated as frequently as needed.
  • Rocket Arabic still only offers the first of three levels (additional levels expected soon).

One of the most famous and reputable language courses ever made for many languages, including Arabic. It covers both Levantine and Egyptian Arabic.

The course is audio-only and is now available as an app.

PRICE: $14.95 a month (7 day free trial)


  • Extremely effective, research-based method
  • Covers multiple spoken dialects


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  • Audio only
  • Dated scenarios

Innovative Language offers a superb podcast-style course for Egyptian, Moroccan and MSA (also as an app). There are also lots of videos which vary in quality.

PRICE: Starts at $4 USD a month


  • Tons of excellent content
  • Both video and audio
  • Podcast style


  • Content quality varies
  • Dialects are mixed up in some cases

This stunning web app is reminiscent of several major language apps combined.

Its gamified style allows for fast and enjoyable learning, and it relies heavily on visual learning (it’s the first to offer VR/AR). At present, it teaches MSA.

PRICE: Starts at $9.99 per month.


  • Progress tracking
  • You can save a list of your favorite words
  • Pronunciation provided
  • Most common Arabic words for all levels
  • Gaming attribute: unlocking Phrasebook as your learning progresses


  • Reviewers complain about some words with wrong pronunciation
  • Reviewers report wrong spelling
  • Not the most reliable transliteration

Memrise is a well-known SRS flashcard tool turned into a gamified app (includes Arabic). The basic premise is that as you learn languages, you “water plants” and have to keep them growing by studying your flashcards.

It’s an extremely effective tool and lots of community decks to learn with.



  • Very effective at learning vocab
  • Beautifully designed app
  • Free mostly
  • Multiple Arabic dialects


  • Quality of decks varies

One of the most comprehensive lexicons for Arabic in existence available as an app.



  • Massive, well-known dictionary in your pocket
  • Free


  • While great for MSA and Classical, not as useful for spoken dialects

We can’t just ignore the most used and downloaded language app in the world, can we?

This free online language-learning portal has over 300 million users, and has recently added Arabic to its language offerings. The reason behind this “delay” is related to the Arabic language’s complex grammar and highly rich lexicon, which made it challenging for developers to compress into quick and easy online lessons.

Duolingo can be handy if you’re just looking for an introduction to the Arabic language. However, we still recommend this app for activities, pronunciation, and basic (but not holistic) grammar.



  • No-risk, fun way to get your toes in the water with Arabic.
  • It introduces the Arabic alphabet with easy-to-follow, yet challenging enough, sound exercises.
  • Teaches Arabic vocabulary and basic sentences.


  • MSA only
  • Tedious and childish interface
  • Lack of depth

9. Learn Arabic Vocabulary Free

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This app follows the translation method, and promises to build “a solid vocab in just 10 mins per day” through the most basic and frequent travel words and phrases. The app features over 10.000 words and phrases, and focuses on day-to-day activities, such as eating, dating, driving, traveling, etc.



  • Repetitive, accelerated learning
  • 10,000 flashcards
  • Multi-level learning (500 words for beginners, 1250 words for intermediate learners, 2250 words for lower/upper intermediates, 5000 words for advanced learners.)
  • Sleep learning
  • Adjustable learning speed
  • A list of your favorite words


  • For some reason, the app tries to gain accessibility over the user’s phone.
  • Problems downloading the app and getting it to work
  • Unclear audio
  • Sometimes, the audio doesn’t match corresponding words.

Arabic Grammar for All focuses on one of the most challenging elements in the Arabic language: grammar. Arabic grammar is complex enough (though not complicated) to stand as an app on its own. This app features over 30 lessons, practice lessons, around 350 exercises, conjugation of ten verb forms, pronunciation guidelines.



  • Gradual introduction of grammatical rules
  • Simplified explanations
  • Interactive platform
  • User-friendly interface

All Arab dialects are worth learning. It’s true that some of them sound alike, but every dialect narrates a nation’s story. Just like the other Northern African countries, Algerian Arabic comprises of heavy portions of Berber and French given the nation’s rich historical and cultural background. “Learn Algerian Arabic” offers you two options: either to follow 2,000 pre-recorded lessons in the suggested order, or to create a personalized course depending on your preferred themes.

What those themes have in common is their day-to-day usability, as 80% of the words are high-frequency words, which also applies to expressions, idioms, phrases, and verbs.

PRICE: $9.99 per month


  • The app claims to provide “hands-free learning, with no typing or swiping needed”, which means that the learner would rely on the audiovisual aspect of the process.
  • 2,000 quizzes


  • No pronunciation activities
  • No voice-detection feature
  • Swiping and typing motions are needed to guarantee productive interactivity
  • No IPA transcription

Why are we recommending Tunisian Arabic, now? The Arab world is divided into two parts: the Middle East, and North Africa. If we assume that Egyptian Arabic is your Joker card in any Middle Eastern country, then, it’s safe to assume that Tunisian Arabic is your Joker card in North Africa. North African dialects are similar in the sense that they all include Berber and French, and the reason why Tunisian Arabic can help you communicate in all North African countries is related to the nation’s growing political and cultural popularity. Moroccan Arabic is as popular, so we’ll take a look at it in the next section. “Tunisian Basic Phrases” focuses on essentials, and it offers audio examples, too. The app provides you with a selection of English phrases (over 600) as well as their equivalents in Tunisian Arabic.

PRICE: Free with in-app purchases


  • Easy to use
  • Native speaker audio
  • Dictionary lookup
  • Pronunciation help: Transliteration/Romanization text
  • Free and unlimited
  • Works offline: No network connection is required
  • No login or registration needed
  • Dark background color minimizes eye strain

Egyptian Arabic is your Joker card in the Middle East as much as Modern Standard Arabic is your Joker card in most Arab countries. Egyptian Arabic has managed to popularize itself thanks to decades of successful literature and media. Thanks to this dialect’s popularity, many developers have invested in Egyptian Arabic apps. You can pick an English phrase and view its corresponding Egyptian translation and pronunciation. Most themes are usable in daily interactions, and they’re also backed-up with a voice-based lookup feature, where you can speak the English phrase and wait for it to appear in Egyptian Arabic.



  • User-friendly
  • Supports offline usage
  • No login or registration needed
  • Flashcards
  • Interactive surface


  • Overwhelming ads
  • Some users complain about lack of essential words/expressions

It’s safe to say that Syrian Arabic represents Levantine Arabic in the sense that, if you learn Syrian, you can absolutely use it in all Levantine countries. Just like Egyptian Arabic, Syrian Arabic has made its way into mainstream media and literature. Not always does Syrian Arabic Dictionary translate English sentences into Syrian Arabic, but it also conjugates all basic, high-frequency verbs.



  • Comparable to Duolingo in functionality
  • Features match the description
  • Arabic alphabet is used for Syrian Arabic transcription
  • Interactive and user-friendly


  • No audio included
  • Limited vocabulary
  • Some typos throughout the lessons

An older platform but quite comprehensive and one of the only ones to offer Iraqi and Levantine Arabic.

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Overall an excellent app/course but quite dated.

PRICE: Starts at $12.49 a month


  • Offers Iraqi and Levantine
  • Comprehensive


  • Dated platform.
  • Voice recognition is useless.

There is something about Moroccan tourism that’s making the country’s dialect increasingly popular. For that reason, we recommend “Learn Moroccan Arabic”. as you may have noticed, this app, which operated under Qvyshift LLC, teaches all Arabic dialects. It’s so reliable that we’re now recommending it for all other dialects! As far as Moroccan Arabic is concerned, this app focuses on the most common phrases and words, and provides more than 600 phrases and their corresponding exercises, along with audio pronunciation, transliteration, and romanized transcriptions.


Check this app for the following dialects as well:

  • Learn Libyan Arabic: Libyan Basic Phrases
  • Learn Yemeni Arabic: Yemeni Basic Phrases
  • Learn Palestinian Arabic: Palestinian Phrases
  • Learn Iraqi Arabic: Iraqi Basic Phrases
  • Learn Lebanese Arabic: Lebanese Basic Phrases

Our next pick is a simple language app by TenguLogi.

This app is not your typical colorful platform, but it gets the job done regardless. It operates on Android, and is usable offline, too! TenguLogi specializes in basic Modern Standard Arabic, and uses the following user-friendly method: first off, it shows you a flashcard containing the letter in question. Then, it teaches you how to transliterate and pronounce it, and where to place it in a word or a sentence.

The final step is writing, along with a few basic notes on grammar, vowels, and numbers ranging from 0 to 99.

If you have no previous exposure to the language, then this app is a good place to start. TenguLogi has been receiving noticeable attention on Play Store lately, and the majority of reviews are positive. The app seems to advance well in terms of content and overall functionality, so make sure to check it out!

PRICE: Free with in-app purchases


  • The app is simple and intuitive, and the layout is easy to follow.
  • The app allows for various learning methods, including catchy and easy-to-memorize phrases, tables, and playful quizzes.
  • Interactive teaching and decent repetitive exercises.
  • Reliable sound playback.
  • You can use it while offline!


Some users report technical issues with the quizzes, and mentioned that the automatic audio play can be irritating. They would have preferred if turning the audio off was an option.

Let’s take another beginner-friendly app because learning the Arabic language requires a strong base.

This app doesn’t teach grammar, but focuses on basic conversational phrases and sentences that would be extremely helpful in a given context.

Sometimes, you don’t need to wrestle with Arabic grammar for hours on end. Instead, all you need to start with is a strong conversational base to get you through everyday situations, and we believe that Bravolol will never disappoint you.

PRICE: Free with in-app purchases


  • Many useful Arabic phrases & words
  • Pronunciation recorded by native Arabic speaker
  • Voice recording & playback. You can record your own voice
  • No Internet connection required
  • Instant search by keywords
  • Customizable font size


  • Frequent ads
  • Not enough variations per expression
  • Some pronunciations lean more towards a specific dialect, and not Modern Standard Arabic

This is one of the most used and downloaded apps. It has been downloaded more than a million times, and users rate it highly.

That’s why we believe that English Arabic Dictionary would be of great help for you regardless of your level.

This app is especially helpful because it’s user-friendly, as it allows you to look up a word’s translation without even accessing the app.



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  • Speech-To-Text
  • English Arabic bidirectional translation
  • Used offline
  • Word search history
  • Favorite words list
  • Automatic detection of word root
  • Automatic language detection


  • Overwhelmingly disruptive ads
  • Recent updates removed the pronunciation feature

20. Drops

The app offers 5-minute sessions, and is based on gamification, repetition, and illustrations. It claims that 5 minutes a day is all you need to learn Arabic because the lessons are light and playful.

Drops provides highly engaging short games, and the only required moves in it are taps and swipes. It teaches vocabulary only, and is also equipped with Arabic word pronunciations.

PRICE: $30USD per year, $64.99 lifetime


  • Has a gaming attribute to it
  • Extremely interactive
  • Offers feedback and evaluation
  • Excellent app for kids and beginners overall


  • No IPA transcription
  • Reviewers report that 5 minutes a day is not enough
  • Animation gets repetitive throughout the lessons
  • Word selection isn’t always useful in real life situations

Mondly adjusts its Arabic lessons to the learner’s level, and offers three types of lessons: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It claims to be a “tutor in your pocket”. It’s based on 45 minute-modules, and is enhanced with dialogs and activities.

PRICE: Free, 5USD per month in-app purchases


  • Embedded pronunciation
  • Speech recognition
  • Pronunciation feedback
  • Useful words and phrases for real-life situations
  • Verb conjugations
  • Quizzes
  • Communicative community


  • Doesn’t support offline usability
  • Reviewers think that lessons are too short
  • Chatbot is unable to recognize perfectly-spoken sentences
  • No skip option
  • App asks the learner to translate words too early

22. italki

If you’re looking for online 1-on-1 Arabic lessons, look no further than italki.

This is without doubt the best app (mobile and web) for finding teachers and tutors. Extremely affordable too!

PRICE: Prices vary widely depending on the teachers


  • Loads of Arabic teachers to choose from
  • Inexpensive
  • Very easy to organize lessons


  • Unpredictable quality of teachers

Which Arabic app would you add to this list?

In truth, there are probably a lot more Arabic apps we could have mentioned here.

But these are by far the best ones available.

It’s important to keep in mind the difference between Modern Standard Arabic and spoken dialects, and get an app that caters for what you’re learning.

Hope that helps!

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Which dialect of Arabic is most useful? ›

Modern Standard Arabic is the best form of Arabic for Arabic language learners to start with. It is the most widely spoken form of Arabic and will likely be the form of Arabic that will be heard abroad.

Which dialect of Arabic is easiest to learn? ›

Levantine Arabic and Gulf Arabic are the easiest because they are a little clearer and closer to the Egyptian dialect. Only a some words are different, but they are easily understood. For example, "ليه" in Egyptian Arabic "ليش" in Levantine Arabic.

Does Duolingo have Arabic dialects? ›

Duolingo's Arabic course, per statement, teaches “Modern Standard Arabic but a less formal, spoken version of Modern Standard Arabic – a version of the language that can be used in a conversation, but one that also can be used with the widest range of Arabic speakers.”

What is the softest Arabic dialect? ›

Levantine Arabic

Many Arabic learners tend to go for Levantine as it is the softest of all Arabic dialects. Not to mention, because there are four countries that speak this language, it is likely that many learners who originally come from these countries would want to know their own dialects.

Which Arabic is closest to Quran? ›

Quranic Arabic is the form of Arabic in which the Quran (the holy book of Islam) is written. Quranic Arabic is also called classical Arabic.

What is the hardest dialect to learn? ›

1. Mandarin Chinese. Interestingly, the hardest language to learn is also the most widely spoken native language in the world. Mandarin Chinese is challenging for a number of reasons.

What dialect is closest to the Quran? ›

In the aftermath of her passing, it was reported that Queen Elizabeth could speak the local dialect of Balmoral and the region around it. This dialect of the north-east of Scotland – called the Doric by local people – is a distinctive, well-preserved form of the Scots language.

Which dialect is closest to Arabic? ›

Peninsular or Gulf Arabic

This form of Arabic is seen as closest to MSA as it has fewer loan words from other languages than other dialects. This dialect is commonly spoken in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

How can I learn Arabic super fast? ›

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  1. Start With Easy Words. Start with words that are similar to those that you already know. ...
  2. Write Down New Words. ...
  3. Memorize Word Pairs. ...
  4. Use Audio Recordings. ...
  5. Practice Using Grammar. ...
  6. Find Friends Who Speak Arabic.

Can I learn Arabic in 4 months? ›

FSI learning timeline findings estimate that, to achieve the beginner level in Arabic, you'll need approximately 700 hours of study. This means that if you dedicate about 15-20 hours a week to learning Arabic, you'll achieve this level in about 8 months.

What is an Arabic accent called? ›

Here is a list of Arabic dialects: Maghrebi, Moroccan, Tunisian, Algerian, Libyan, Hassaniya, Saharan, Sudanese, Chadian, Juba, Egyptian, Sa'idi, Bahrani, Bareqi, Gulf, Najdi, Omani, Hejazi, Hadhrami, Shihhi, Dhofari, Yemeni, Tihamiyya, Mesopotamian (a.k.a. Iraqi), North Mesopotamian (Moslawi/Qeltu), Levantine, Syrian, ...

How many dialect of Arabic are there? ›

Even though Arabic is mainly subdivided into three main versions as Quranic or Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and Colloquial or Daily Arabic, it wouldn't be wrong to estimate that over 25 dialects of Arabic are spoken globally.

Where is the best place to learn Arabic? ›

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  • Cairo, Egypt. ...
  • Meknès, Morocco.

Which Arabic is the purest? ›

MSA is considered the purest form of Arabic and is widely respected by Arabs throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and among non-Arab Muslim communities worldwide because it is the language of the Quran.

What is the nicest Arab country? ›

Not only is Qatar the most prosperous Arab country, but it is also the wealthiest country in the world. However, this is not a massive surprise to many since the population of this country is just over 2.9 million.

What is the most difficult part of Arabic? ›

Pronunciation is one of the most important and difficult parts of learning Arabic. You can learn grammar, vocabulary, and how to read script to your heart's content, but if no one can understand anything you say it really isn't much good, is it? Arabic features a lot of sounds which aren't found in other languages.

What are the 3 types of Arabic? ›

Even though Arabic is mainly subdivided into three main versions as Quranic or Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and Colloquial or Daily Arabic, it wouldn't be wrong to estimate that over 25 dialects of Arabic are spoken globally.

Which Surah is equal to whole Quran? ›

Al-Ikhlas is not merely the name of this surah but also the title of its contents, for it deals exclusively with Tawhid.

Which Surah is most like prophet? ›

Surat Al-A'lā is among the most recited suras in the Jummah and Witr prayers.

Is Arabic harder than Japanese? ›

Arabic is usually considered one of the most difficult languages to learn, topped by only a few languages like Japanese in terms of difficulty. Plus, it's even harder (or so they say) if you are a native speaker of English or a romance language.

What is the 7 hardest language to learn? ›

  1. Mandarin. Number of native speakers: 1.2 billion. ...
  2. Icelandic. Number of native speakers: 330,000. ...
  3. 3. Japanese. Number of native speakers: 122 million. ...
  4. Hungarian. Number of native speakers: 13 million. ...
  5. Korean. Number of native speakers: 66.3 million. ...
  6. Arabic. Number of native speakers: 221 million. ...
  7. Finnish.
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Why is Arabic so hard? ›

The language is written from right to left. This is difficult both conceptually and technologically — most computer systems were developed for left-to-right languages like English. Letters change shape based on whether they're in the beginning, the middle, or the end of a word.

What are the 7 dialects of the Quran? ›

Bismika Allahuma website also states that at least according to one scholarly opinion there were seven ahruf because there were seven Arab tribes -- Quraysh, Hudhayl, Tameem, Hawaazin, Thaqeef, Kinaanah and Yemen -- each with their own dialect at the time the Quran was revealed.

What dialect do Muslims speak? ›

A: Arabic is the language of the holy Qur'an. Muslims and non-Muslims alike in Arab lands speak Arabic. However, not all Muslims speak this language on a daily basis. Muslims in non-Arab regions, where the vast majority of Muslims live today, use Arabic for prayer and religious purposes only.

What dialect did Prophet Muhammad speak? ›

Even during Muhammad's lifetime, there were dialects of spoken Arabic. Muhammad spoke in the dialect of Mecca, in the western Arabian peninsula, and it was in this dialect that the Quran was written.

Where is Arabic most spoken? ›

Egypt holds the record for the largest Modern Standard Arabic-using population at around 65 million people. Next is Algeria, which has about 29 million. Then it's Sudan with 27 million, and following behind in the list are Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

How do I learn Arabic dialects? ›

The best apps for learning Arabic
  1. Talk In Arabic. Our fancy new web app means we can place ourselves on this list. ...
  2. Rocket Arabic. This app teaches the Egyptian dialect. ...
  3. Pimsleur. ...
  4. ArabicPod101. ...
  5. Mondly. ...
  6. Memrise. ...
  7. Hans Wehr (Arabic Almanac) ...
  8. Duolingo.

What is a white dialect Arabic? ›

Simply put: 'White language' is basically when native Arabic speakers change their speech to be closer to MSA in order to be understood by speakers from a very different geographical region (e.g. Algeria and Syria).

Can I learn Arabic in 3 years? ›

You can definitely learn it faster if you want! That said, I think that three years is a rough, yet reasonable, goal to aim for. Learning Egyptian Arabic might be hard, and it might require consistent effort and good study habits, but it's definitely within your reach.

Can you learn Arabic in 2 weeks? ›

If you want to learn Arabic quickly, you should know that it will still take several weeks, or really, months, to do so. You definitely won't be able to learn all of the vocabulary and syntax of Arabic by studying for just two hours a week.

Can you learn Arabic in 4 years? ›

It's estimated that in order to learn Arabic properly, it will take an English speaker at least 2200 hours of Arabic classes over 80 weeks - or rather, one and a half years of consistent language study. Some people would argue that Arabic is just as hard to learn as Chinese or Korean.

How much Arabic can I learn in 6 months? ›

So to put things into perspective, say if you spend 2 hours a day for Arabic (this is the total time you spend for the language and can include activities like reviewing grammar, practicing with a native speaker / tutor, listening to the language, reviewing vocabulary etc) you can achieve level 2-2+ in just 6 months.

How can I improve my Arabic skills? ›

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What is your name to Arabic? ›

what is your name? ما هو اسمك؟

How old is Arabic language? ›

Arabic has been around for more than 2,500 years. Historians believe that the Arabic language came from Arabian Peninsula. Old Arabic was the beginning of Arabic dialects. Safaitic dialect is the earliest dialect in old Arabic, which the Syro-Arabian desert nomadic tribes used.

How fast is Arabic spoken? ›

The average reading speed across all languages is 1.42 ± 0.13 texts/min (± Standard Deviation). The average reading speed of most English-speaking adults is around 200 to 250 words per minute.
Average reading speed in various languages.
Language CodeArabic
Number of words250
Texts/Min1.16 (0.17)
Words/Min138 (20)
Syllables/Min339 (48)
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How can I learn Arabic fast for free? ›

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Why do Arabs say P as B? ›

Essentially, Arab learners have difficulty pronouncing and hearing the English letter /p/ because it doesn't exist in their language so they articulate and interpret the closest letter to it which exists in their language, which is the ب, often transliterated as /b/.

Why do Arabs say Yanny? ›

In Arabic, yaani is the English word for the slang interjection “like”. It frequently comes up in any conversation.

What accent is Dubai? ›

While spoken Arabic has different versions, influenced by different regions, most locals speak a dialect known as Gulf Arabic or Khaleeji. The second most commonly used dialect is Egyptian Arabic, known as Masri.

What are the 22 countries of Arab? ›

The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

What is the original Arabic dialect? ›

There are two formal varieties, or اللغة الفصحى al-lugha(t) al-fuṣḥá, One of these, known in English as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), is used in contexts such as writing, broadcasting, interviewing, and speechmaking. The other, Classical Arabic, is the language of the Qur'an.

What is oldest language in the world? ›

1. Egyptian – 2690 BC (circa. 4700 years old) The first known language ever was a proto-language on the African continent, and the first known proto-writing system was created in Nigeria. So, it is perhaps no surprise that the oldest language on this list is also from and used in Africa – Egyptian.

Where do I start with Arabic? ›

Those little moments of success along the way will keep you moving forward!
  • Use a language learning app. ...
  • Watch Arabic news and documentaries. ...
  • Keep a vocab diary. ...
  • Listen to Arabic music and radio. ...
  • Watch Arabic TV shows and movies. ...
  • Follow Arabic speakers on social media. ...
  • Find an online language partner.
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Is learning Arabic good for the brain? ›

The brain grows when you learn a new language

Using magnetic resonance imaging technology, the Swedish scientists have found that those who studied Arabic (among other languages) in their study had an increase in the hippocampus and the areas related to language learning in the cerebral cortex.

Should I learn MSA or Egyptian Arabic? ›

For students who are brand new to Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the recommended place to start. It is the official language of 22 Arab countries, many in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and Northern Africa.

Should I learn Egyptian or Levantine Arabic? ›

If you want to learn Arabic and don't care what dialect you're going to learn, we definitely suggest learning Egyptian Arabic. A close second contender would be Levantine Arabic. People speak Levantine Arabic in Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian, and in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

What is the most universal Arabic? ›

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) MSA is the most spoken and known version of Arabic since it is universally shared and used by Arabic speakers worldwide.

What is the official Arabic dialect? ›

There are two formal varieties, or اللغة الفصحى al-lugha(t) al-fuṣḥá, One of these, known in English as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), is used in contexts such as writing, broadcasting, interviewing, and speechmaking. The other, Classical Arabic, is the language of the Qur'an.

Should you learn MSA Arabic? ›

Pros of Learning MSA

By acquiring Modern Standard Arabic, you have greater access to Arab media, academic papers and official documents. MSA is particularly helpful, then, for academics, journalists and researchers who want to explore written documents and the literature of the Arab peninsula.

What is the purest Arabic? ›

MSA is considered to be the purest version of Arabic and it is widely respected across the Middle East & North Africa – and among non-Arab Muslims worldwide – because it is the language of the Quran.

Which Arabic dialect is closest to Lebanese? ›

Levantine Arabic, also called Shami (autonym: ‏شامي‎ šāmi or اللهجة الشامية il-lahje š-šāmiyye), is a group of mutually intelligible vernacular Arabic varieties spoken in the Levant, in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, and Turkey (historically in Adana, Mersin and Hatay only).

Which country Arabic is best? ›

Regarding Egypt as being peerless in terms of its ancient history and cultural backgrounds would be an understatement because many actually beliefs Egypt is the bedrock of modern civilization and many beliefs its Arabic is the best in the world.


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