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Delve into this ancient culture and explore the world. Indulge your imagination and travel to Egypt’s famed pyramids, dazzling temples, and the international Nile River. Visit the Valley of the Kings, decode Egyptian hieroglyphics, and sunbathe along the shores of the Red Sea. Whether you’re planning to study abroad, forge a career in international diplomacy, or you simply love the culture, this language is a passport to a remarkable history and a thriving contemporary culture – and it’s all at your fingertips when you speak the language.

Grammar Notes

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Culture Notes

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Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

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Course Overview

Learn Egyptian Arabic language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Egyptian Arabic

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1The Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk With Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Verbless Sentences
  • Learn the Second Person Singular Subject Pronoun
  • Use the Masculine ـَك and Feminine ـِك Possessive Endings
  • Use the Vocative Particle يا

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask and Tell Where Someone Is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Verbal Negation Using مش
  • Form Yes/No Questions
  • Learn 1st and 2nd Person Singular Present Tense Verbs
  • Use the Preposition مِن
  • Use the Special Request Verb مُمكِـن

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Become Familiar With Arabic Names
  • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Idafa (Possessive) Structure
  • Form Feminine Nouns and Adjectives
  • Learn Singular Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Learn the First & Second Person Singular Possessive Suffixes
  • Negate Verbless Sentences

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions As They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Apply the Adjective - Noun Word Order and Agreement
  • Be Introduced to the Definite Article
  • Be Introduced to the Imperative
  • Learn and Use Locative Prepositions
  • Use the Idafa (Possessive) Construction

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Comfortably Talk About Numbers and Currency
  • Count up to 99
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Apply Number - Noun and Noun - Adjective Agreement
  • Form Demonstrative Phrases
  • Form the Future Tense and Use هَا , ـه to Express "It"
  • Learn Regular and Irregular Plurals
  • Use عَند to Express "to Have"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight into the Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Subjunctive
  • Practice 2nd Person Singular Present Tense Verbs
  • Review the Special Request Verb مُمكِـن
  • Use تحبّ to Request

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask or Tell Whether You Can Do Something
  • Handle Currency With Ease
  • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
  • Understand How to Use Numbers

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Dual Number
  • Learn about the Active Participle
  • Learn the 1st Person Plural of Present Tense
  • Review the Subjunctive
  • Use the Object Pronoun ني

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask / Tell What Trouble You Are In
  • Ask for / Offer Help
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Egypt

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Past Tense
  • Gain a Better Understanding of the Active Participle
  • Learn the 3rd Person Singular Present Tense
  • Practice the Subjunctive
  • Use the Object Pronouns ـِك , ـَك and ني

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone How Something Is Pronounced or Spelled
  • Ask Someone to Read a Word or Phrase
  • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
  • Talk About Learning a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Form More Imperative Structures
  • Learn Another Way to Form the Present Tense Negation
  • Learn the Imperative Negation
  • Practice the Present Tense
  • Use the Object Pronouns ـِك , ـَك and ني

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
  • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Give / Respond to a Compliment
  • Request / Agree to Speak in a Particular Language

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Passive Participle
  • Be Presented to the Relative Form الـلـّي
  • Practice the Negation Form
  • Practice the Subjunctive and the Present Tense
  • Use the Object Pronouns ـِك , ـَك and يا

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