Egyptian Arabic Dictionary

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About this app

This is more than a dictionary: it is an extensive set of learning aids for students of Colloquial Egyptian Arabic. It is also useful for Egyptians who wish to improve or extend their English.

You can use it to:

- find a word (English or Egyptian) even if you don't know exactly how to spell it
- see lists of similar or related words
- browse through over 1,500 example sentences
- hear somebody saying the main forms of a word or an example sentence
- add words to a personal vocabulary list and learn them efficiently
- improve your pronunciation
- learn to read and write Arabic
- study Egyptian Arabic grammar, with examples and recordings
- use the player to study while you travel, prepare a meal or just relax

The Egyptian Arabic/English and English/Egyptian Arabic dictionary is comprehensive and up to date. Words are displayed in arabic, transliterated and phonetic writing, with recordings of all of the main word forms. For most verbs, a full translation of all cases and tenses is available.

The grammar document gives a complete summary of Egyptian arabic with examples and recordings.

The examples and translations are linked to the dictionary, so you can easily find examples of a word. You touch any word in an example or the translation to see its meaning, and also identify the corresponding word in the other language.

The vocabulary learning tool helps you to build, learn and revise your personal vocabulary list: it uses SRS (Spaced Repetition System) to provide fast and thorough learning.

The pronunciation tool is equally useful for people learning Egyptian Arabic and people learning English. You can select groups of words with similar letters or phonemes (sounds), hear somebody saying the word then record yourself and compare yourself to the correct pronunciation.

The reading and writing tool first introduces the letters of the Arabic alphabet, then tests your knowledge by showing and/or saying random words and checking that you can write them correctly.

The player feature is useful if you have time to study but you can't, or don't want to, stare at the screen. Once it's
started, it asks questions about your vocabulary, reads out examples and their translations or repeats the pronunciation of similar words.
Updated on
Feb 5, 2024

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733 reviews
Alex Carter
December 28, 2023
Honestly a really great app, especially for intermediate to advanced learners (and if you've been studying Arabic for a while and you ARE one of those learners, you know how difficult it is to find quality materials in the intermediate to advanced range). The app offers a dictionary of dialectal Egyptian Arabic but also contains MSA words that Egyptians use in everyday life, and labels them as such. Also offers verb conjugations. Super helpful for intermediate learners.
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December 1, 2021
A very good and useful app. Your suggestion and troubleshooting method solved the issue. I would just like to point out that although this is a great app, it could still do with a few additions, such as: When searching a word, such as: طالبه which was impossible, or I should say non-existent in this app, it should also have the negative form of the word in its meaning section, such as; مش طالبه which would make it an absolutely AMAZING app. If this can be done for all words you will be no.1
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lisaan masry لسان مصري
June 15, 2020
Sorry to hear that you are having problems: this should now be fixed in V2.3.1. The app keyboards are in alphabetical order to help people who are learning the language. If you want to use a conventional keyboard, you can select the 'android' option in the list of keyboard layouts, and then use the device keyboard.
Mohamad F.
August 5, 2021
I'm an Egyptian American and my مصرى's always been a bit lacking, so as I'm visiting Egypt at the moment I've been using the app and it's been helping me brush up on vocabulary quite a bit. Only complaints are that the search could be more convenient (auto-detect English vs. Arabic input), that it'd be nice to be able to have a saved vocab list rather than just the review thing, and that while it's quite extensive, some words still seem missing (I think).
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