A while ago at another place someone linked to this site where you can download a great book to learn Arabic.

Great in the sense that it really drills down on the basics and makes the Arabic grammar look like a piece of cake. There's some weird humor among the text, but that's a small price to pay for such a good study book.

The book is aimed at people who have already studied Arabic but haven't got much sense of it so far. That's why its name is what it is.


Now that everyone is excited to learn in , please remember that there's this excellent free audio course of Egyptian Arabic by @languagetransfer


Although it doesn't teach you writing, I so much prefer the approach of Language Transfer over Duolingo. Give it a try!

Today, instead of actually studying , I made myself these beautiful Egyptian Arabic Thinker Vocabulary Cards by @languagetransfer. They're laminated and all, real beauties!

You can download your own cards from LT's web page, languagetransfer.org/free-cour. They are actually in pretty colours, but I only have a BW printer, thus I converted all the colours to black.

The one side of these cards has roots, and the other has patterns. Really clever indeed!

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