Learn Arabic (Egyptian) with The Pimsleur Method

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Egyptian Arabic is mainly spoken in urban Egypt and has also gained a high degree of acceptance throughout the Arabic-speaking world because of its use in films. Pimsleur's Egyptian Arabic teaches the Cairene dialect, the dialect of the Egyptian capital. Learn Egyptian Arabic today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurArabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (17)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Portable (15)
  • Perfects accent (14)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Fun (9)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Student (6), Business person (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Talk Like An Egyptian

I am using this program to be able to have simple conversational skills with some friends, and with some family members who are moving from Egypt to our area. When trying it out with...Read complete review

I am using this program to be able to have simple conversational skills with some friends, and with some family members who are moving from Egypt to our area. When trying it out with my Egyptian husband, he grinned and laughed with amusement and delight that his American wife can sound so "Egyptian".

Because the speed is too fast for a beginner, I imported the mp3s into sound editing software (Audacity) and slowed it down by 15% to be able to prounce it as a beginner, and then sped it up until I can pronounce it as fast as a native speaker. I also will type out a transcript, because it helps to visually understand the pronunciation differences for the Cairo dialect vs. fushaah (modern standard Arabic).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Egyptian Arabic

The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I...Read complete review

The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I could really use this but hopefully once I learn more Arabic words I can use this program to reinforce what I have learned

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5.0

Doors wide open. Making friends in Egypt

By Doug

from Federal Way, WA

About Me Amateur Linguist, Independent Egyptologist, Student, Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Expands Opportunities
  • Fun
  • Great Exercise For Brain
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Expands Phoneme Range
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    • Great examples of native speakers
    • Gets me thinking in the language
    • Allowed me to emulate the Cairo dialect
    • Residents delighted to hear me speak when I visited
    • Native speakers of other dialects have found it perfectly intelligible

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Dede

    from Houston,texas

    About Me Business person

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I enjoyed this product very much, because I could use it during my sportive activity and during long driving.

    The pronunciation is excellent, the repetition is superb.

    My need some english writing to help to remember

     
    1.0

    Egyptian Arabic

    By Lin

    from New Jersey

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I could really use this but hopefully once I learn more Arabic words I can use this program to reinforce what I have learned

     
    5.0

    An Effective Method

    By Otto

    from Natchez, MS

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    If you have never used Pimsleur before, keep in mind that this is an audio method, so you will only learn to speak the language, not read or write it. If you want to learn to speak Arabic, this is a great program to use. The use of graduated interval recall is very effective in aiding memory. I converse with native Arabic speakers now with ease and confidence.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I wish they had a phase 2!

    By Nathan

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Great Technique
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No Phase 2

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Girlfriend
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I've learned basic conversational Egyptian Arabic and I can use it with my girlfriend. We've had a great time being able to say a few things to each other in her native language. I really wish there was a phase 2 available! I would buy it!

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