There are lots of variants of spoken, colloquial Arabic, so if you're keen to chat to the locals in Lebanon then this is the best place to start. Local Arabic variants borrow many words from other dominant languages in their countries such as French, English and Berber. You’ll be able to understand what they’re saying after learning with uTalk but Arabic speakers in other parts of the world can struggle.§Learn Lebanese Arabic with uTalk
One of the most common ways to say thank you is 'merci', borrowed from French.
The 'a' at the end of words tends to be pronounced like a soft 'e'. So 'rain' شتاء is pronounced shete instead of the formal Arabic shita’.
The guttural 'q' sound is replaced by a glottal stop, so 'coffee' (قهوة) or qahwa in Classical Arabic becomes ’ahwe in Lebanese.
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