Learn Arabic (Modern Standard)

This is the standard version of Arabic used all across the Arabic-speaking world in both formal writing and speech. It is based on Classical Arabic, the language of the Quran, but has been simplified for modern use. MSA is different to and not mutually understandable with the many varieties of colloquial Arabic - such as Egyptian, Lebanese and Moroccan - which are mostly spoken and not often mutually understandable with MSA. Because Modern Standard Arabic stretches over such a wide area, there are regional differences in pronunciation. uTalk features Egyptian native speakers.

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Fun facts about Arabic (Modern Standard)

Arabic has over 100 words for camel, enabling speakers to specify tiny details about life cycles and conditions.

English borrows the words algebra, lime, sahara and sugar from Arabic.

Letters are written in a different way depending on whether they appear at the beginning, middle or end of a word.

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