We recently talked about the difference between Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken dialects. Here’s something that our students have found that illustrates the difference between MSA and what people actually speak. You’ll also notice which dialects are closest to each other:
If you are studying Spoken Arabic at ALPS you’ll learn to say “What are you doing?” in the Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian ways. We also teach Modern Standard if you want to continue to learn to read and write in Arabic.