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Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847’s Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all…… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

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Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja spoken in 1847’s Constantine I’ve been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation française-arabe written by…… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

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Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

I’ve been on the lookout for some good written material that I can use to learn Algerian Arabic (or Derdja) for quite some time now. When studying languages, I mostly do so through reading, so when deciding to learn a mostly oral language, it all gets a little more complicated. While I’m mostly focusing on…… Continue reading Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

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An Algerian song, Cheb Mami – Ana Oualach

This is the second song that I’ll add into my listening routine for learning Algerian Arabic (or Derjda). The first one “Algeria, my love” was of the genre “Chaabi” – the classy, traditional musical style of Algiers. The next song that I am going to listen to represents another aspect of Algerian music. This is…… Continue reading An Algerian song, Cheb Mami – Ana Oualach

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Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic

I’ve been learning languages for a long time now, and as many language learners can confirm, each time you start studying one language, you immediately want to study three more in the same time. Some people are really good at managing their time and efforts while studying multiple languages, but for me, it hasn’t been…… Continue reading Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic

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Learning Algerian Arabic through songs

When scouring YouTube for language-learning related videos, I often notice people discussing learning languages by singing. I’ve never really watched those videos or read those articles. I recognize that internalizing the lyrics and the melodies of a song must be really effective – you often see foreign singers sing in English with an unmistaken English…… Continue reading Learning Algerian Arabic through songs