Resources for Egyptian Arabic

Hi All, Apologies if this question has already been asked/answered but the search doesn't seem to work so I'm struggling to look back through previous posts. I am wanting to learn Egyptian Arabic, just started on the (MSA) pronunciation trainer and now thinking what next. The tips for Arabic page just has MSA resources and the word list is MSA. I'm not sure how different the Egyptian dialect is, but I want to be able to use it in Egypt and I think the word list may confuse me further, thoughts? In terms of resources I'm looking for the next step, but for the Egyptian dialect, so vocab first but I'd also really like a grammar book. Thanks in advance

* Originally posted by RedJupiter.

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  • @RedJupiter: I haven't personally tried Arabic yet, and I suspect my recommendations may slightly change if I do.

    That said, in consulting with folks who HAVE been using Fluent Forever with Arabic is that there are at least two good routes:

    - Start with MSA pronunciation trainer. Then work on learning decently solid MSA. Then start over with a tutor,, who's Egyptian, and learn Egyptian Arabic as if you were learning a whole new language.


    - Start with MSA pronunciation trainer, so you learn all of the sounds of basically all Arabic dialects and the writing system. Once you're comfortable with that, switch over to an Egyptian tutor and do the same thing as above, minus the learning solid MSA part.

    I hope that clears things up a bit!

    * Originally posted by Gabriel Wyner.

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