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How to say you speak or don’t speak a language in Egyptian Arabic

09 September 2014
Donovan Nagel

Today you’re going to hear one way to say you speak or don’t speak a language in Egyptian Arabic.

Sample sentences:

  • I speak Egyptian Arabic.
  • I don’t speak German.
  • Do you speak English?
  • Saalim

    So the word 3amiya only applies to the Egyptian dialect? We would never say “3amiya s3udiya,” right? We use the term lahjah for all other dialects?

    • Talk In Arabic
      Admin

      ‘lahja’ (لهجة) literally means ‘dialect’, whereas both ‘3amiya’ (عامية) and ‘darija’ (دارجة) refer to vernacular speech or slang (used across all dialects but ‘darija’ is much more common in the Maghreb (North African countries excluding Egypt where 3amiya is used far more frequently).