Egyptian Arabic (المصرية العربية) 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.
The most obvious phonological difference between Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic is that the latter pronounces the Arabic letter <ج> as "g" instead of the standard pronunciation <j> or <dj>.
Like all kinds of Arabic, it is written in Arabic abjad.
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The Foreign Service Institute has classified Arabic as a "Super-Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Arabic to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 88 weeks (2200 class hours).
There is an introductory article on Egyptian Arabic .
Pimsleur offers a course in Egyptian Arabic.
- ↑ U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning; https://www.state.gov/m/fsi/sls/c78549.htm