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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    How did you forget?
    lool I grew up in Syria, so I learnt arabic there and we kept going back and forth there for holiday when I was young but I guess when you grow up you kinda forget the language . I still know some arabic only a little sadly.
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    (Original post by DarkMystryXxX)
    lool I grew up in Syria, so I learnt arabic there and we kept going back and forth there for holiday when I was young but I guess when you grow up you kinda forget the language . I still know some arabic only a little sadly.
    How was life for somalis in syria like?
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    How was life for somalis in syria like?

    Lol I can not remember I was young. I have not been to syria for a long time subhanallah especially what is going on. I guess I kinda miss being there.
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    Conversational fluency and for you to understand almost everything in most arabic dialects (bar north african and sudanese) two-three years of hard work should do it inshallah.
    I find it difficult to understand those dialects, I understand better the khaleej dialects for some reason.


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    (Original post by brown shuga)
    I find it difficult to understand those dialects, I understand better the khaleej dialects for some reason.


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    They are quite hard esp north african it is like 50 arabic 25% french 25% amaziqi.
    I find sudanese a bit easier.
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    Conversational fluency and for you to understand almost everything in most arabic dialects (bar north african and sudanese) two-three years of hard work should do it inshallah.
    InshaAllah is the egyptian dialect that hard as its in north africa too?

    Btw do you know of any good arabic online courses?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Ah right. I'm so keen to learn it. The uni i'm going to does classes which i will be joining inshaAllah. I'll also get a personal tutor too.
    How many years do you think it would take for me to become fluent??
    I've lived in Saudi Arabia for the past 13 years (still do) and still can't speak Arabic fluently -can only speak basic phrases but I do understand quite a lot (embarassing, I know) so it honestly depends. If you practice your oral on a daily basis, watch Arab shows and whatnot it shouldn't take more than 3-4 years. Its a hard language so its not easy to pick up.

    Its good that your keen to learn it since its a lovely language. I only realised that now which sucks since I'll only live here for another two years. Hopefully, I'll be able to speak it fluently before i go to uni.

    Good luck learning!
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    (Original post by pbunny)
    I've lived in Saudi Arabia for the past 13 years (still do) and still can't speak Arabic fluently -can only speak basic phrases but I do understand quite a lot (embarassing, I know) so it honestly depends. If you practice your oral on a daily basis, watch Arab shows and whatnot it shouldn't take more than 3-4 years. Its a hard language so its not easy to pick up.

    Its good that your keen to learn it since its a lovely language. I only realised that now which sucks since I'll only live here for another two years. Hopefully, I'll be able to speak it fluently before i go to uni.

    Good luck learning!
    Ah right. Thanks!

    Whats your first language?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    InshaAllah is the egyptian dialect that hard as its in north africa too?

    Btw do you know of any good arabic online courses?
    Egyptian dialect is not hard at all, expect for one or two local words you will pick it up easy.
    I don't really know of any online resources but there is rosetta stone it is very good and its 3 level arabic is great start up and complementary to your other studies.Only down side to it would be the price 300 for the package unless you do it this :pirate3: way :
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Ah right. Thanks!

    Whats your first language?
    Somali
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    My girl is half Somali. Yeah
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    My girl is half Somali. Yeah
    Marry her so she can make you obese with bariis and baasto
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    My girl is half Somali. Yeah
    What's the other half?
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    (Original post by rahim1232)
    What's the other half?
    Eritrea
    East African girls are something else.
    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Marry her so she can make you obese with bariis and baasto
    Nah I'm cool thanks
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    My girl is half Somali. Yeah
    And you are?

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    And you are?

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    African(cameroon) American
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    Who here is waiting for A-level results next week?
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    Meee!
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Marry her so she can make you obese with bariis and baasto
    The Irony when the Somali women always get bigger instead looool
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    (Original post by Itachi Uchiha.)
    The Irony when the Somali women always get bigger instead looool
    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooool
 
 
 
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