Learn all the Egyptian Arabic verbs you need to speak fluently in every conversation.
Today you’re going to hear one way to say you speak or don’t speak a language in Egyptian Arabic.
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?
‘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).
16 June 2017
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