Ahlan, ismi Charlotte Smith. That means “Hi, my name is Charlotte Smith” in Arabic.
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my website. “Shukren”. I love the Arabic language especially the Egyptian dialect as it’s regarded as the finest dialect of Arabic in the world.
I remember being in your shoes a few years ago and had not clue where to start. The company I work for wanted me to move to Egypt to work on a project there which was going to last for 14 months. My initial thought was that I had to learn Egyptian Arabic as I didn’t want to feel alienated. I quickly got books and went online to read some free material.
I ended up going around in circles and didn’t learn much. It was too overwhelming and I had little time to learn!
I felt frustrated and annoyed as I wasn’t getting anywhere. That was until I came across a website, which had everything I was looking for to learn Egyptian Arabic. I began enjoying my learning as I wasn’t just reading, I was also learning how to write as well as speaking. It’s not all about reading and memorizing, you also have to listen to how the words are pronounced.
The learning was broken down to the simplest form that I picked up the language easily in no time.
When I set foot in Egypt, the native speakers there were really impressed and it helped me fit in really well. It’s a really good way to break the ice when meeting new people as they don’t expect you to know their language. Also, they respect you more as they see that you have taken time and effort to learn their language.
I’ve been learning Egyptian Arabic for over two years now and I love it. I spend lots of time in Egypt as it feels like my home. I also love the Egyptian culture and history.
Finally, I would like to wish you good luck in your journey of Learning Egyptian Arabic and all the best!
shukren wo ma’asalama