Help: Arabic colloquial audio resources
Thread poster: abes_

Dec 11, 2005

as-Salamu aleykum jamee'aan.

I have been studying al-Fusha for a quite a long time now. What I have done since I began studying to always increase my listening skills was to record 10 minutes everybody off a Arabic news radio program, and listen to it, repeating the parts I did not comprehend, etc.

I have now however, begun studying some Arabic dialects, realizing that this is the reality we live in where it is a must to know some of the 'Aamiyah languages. I do not intend to speak any part of it but I want to be able to understand better.

My inquiry is simple if anyone knows where I can get a hold of audio material in these languages? I do not mean audio-learning material, such as "My name is, what is your name", but simply raw talk, like you would find on the radio, in the cafè or on the street. Maybe there are some internet stations airing in the dialectial form?

I am mostly concentrating on the Egyptian dialect.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.


Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Songs Dec 11, 2005

I don't know much about the songs of today, but I know those written prior to 1987. If you are interested in the Egyptian dialect, listen to lyrics by Bayram Al-Toonsi, Ahmad Rami, Mamoom Al-Shinnawi, Husayn Al-Sayyid, Mursi Jameel Azeez, Muhammad Hamza, and so on. In fact, there are excellent songs in colloquial Egyptian written by Ahmad Shawqi as well.

These include romantic songs, patriotic songs, religious songs, and songs celebrating special occasions, such as weddings.


S Abdullah
English to Arabic
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some links for some clips Dec 12, 2005

I hope these links will be of good help

if you need more u r welcome


Michael McCain  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:39
Arabic to English
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Skype as a foreign language tool Dec 12, 2005

If you use Skype (, there is an easy way to converse with native Arabic speakers, or speakers of any language for that matter. Under 'My Profile', set your native language to 'Arabic', write in the 'About me' box that you would like to practice speaking Egyptian Arabic, for example, and set your status to 'Skype Me'. If you're lucky, you'll receive a call from one of the many Egyptian Skype users who happen to be online at that time.

The millions of other Skype users who are logged on are free to Skype you as well, so do this at your own risk.


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