This is one of the most important things I’ll tell you.There’s a big difference between learning Arabic and becoming Arab.In the early days I started out with Levantine (Palestinian) and Iraqi Arabic, and also Modern Standard Arabic for reading (the formal dialect of the media).I eventually switched to Egyptian and ended up spending the next 10 years of my life focused mainly on Egypt and getting my Egyptian Arabic to a high level but if I had of just chosen Egyptian from the beginning I could have made much more effective use of my time.It’s a way out and will affect you majorly later on.Also, pretty much all good quality resources for Arabic use the Arabic alphabet so you’re missing out on quality material if you avoid it.Learn Arabic in Qatar " data-medium-file="https://i1com/ I started almost 13 years ago when I was just starting college and it took me a full 3 years to reach a point where I felt comfortable communicating in it and understanding people when they spoke to me (which I always say is the most difficult part about learning another language).
I say choose a variety of Arabic and stick with it but if your goal is to learn to speak Arabic, then forget about Modern Standard Arabic and focus on something people when you travel to the Arab world (apart from the TV).
So if I had the experience and knowledge 13 years ago that I have now, I’m sure I would have had much better results.
Here’s what I would do if I had the chance to start over again (and what you should do if you’re just starting now): If you’re reading this and you’ve decided to learn Arabic but don’t know anything about it, it’s important that you know there are lots of different ‘Arabics’.
This means that a word like computer written in Arabic looks like this: kmbywtr.
The problem is when you see a word written like this and you’ve never encountered it before, it’s very hard or impossible to know how it’s pronounced unless you can hear it.
Like I said it took me about 3 years to reach a point where I was speaking Arabic fluently AND understanding people when they spoke back to me.