Arabic (Egyptian)

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.

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The Basics

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  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    The Basics

    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk With Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • 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
  • Languages and Origins
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    The Basics

    Languages and Origins

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

    Names and Introductions

    • 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
    • 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
  • Places and Directions
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    The Basics

    Places and Directions

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

    Currency and Counting

    • Comfortably Talk About Numbers and Currency
    • Count up to 99
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • 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"
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    The Basics

    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain Insight into the Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to the Subjunctive
    • Practice 2nd Person Singular Present Tense Verbs
    • Review the Special Request Verb مُمكِـن
    • Use تحبّ to Request
  • Transportation and Payment
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    The Basics

    Transportation and Payment

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

    Help and Requests

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

    Clarification and Explanation

    • 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
    • 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
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    The Basics

    Compliments and Corrections

    • 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
    • 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