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Hello,
I'm taking my Edexcel Arabic GCSE this year and I had a question about formal and informal Arabic.
What is informal Arabic and how do I speak it?
I'm a native speaker but every country has its own Arabic dialect, is that informal Arabic? Which dialect am I supposed to speak in the speaking test when it asks for informal?

Also I was wondering if there is something that could help me with my formal Arabic because I don't really know how to speak it and it doesn't come naturally to me. I have literally only heard in formal news channels and books. How do I practice it?
Thank you!
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(Original post by y14ba)
Hello,
I'm taking my Edexcel Arabic GCSE this year and I had a question about formal and informal Arabic.
What is informal Arabic and how do I speak it?
I'm a native speaker but every country has its own Arabic dialect, is that informal Arabic? Which dialect am I supposed to speak in the speaking test when it asks for informal?

Also I was wondering if there is something that could help me with my formal Arabic because I don't really know how to speak it and it doesn't come naturally to me. I have literally only heard in formal news channels and books. How do I practice it?
Thank you!
Im studying Arabic too (but i know nothing)
However i found out that the exam board will no longer accept arabic form other dialects and you need to speak standard arabic (the one you learn from the book) but if you font know the standard arabic try use anywords you know as its better to write something than nothing. When it asks for informal you can just speak without any honorifics and speak the way you speak to your friends.
Practising Arabic... well i dont know about that
However i hope i helped.
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Thank you!I was wondering what it meant by informal, because it says the way you speak to your friend, and anyone in the Arab world speaks to their friend using a dialect, so i’m not sure what informal is without a certain dialect or accent.
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(Original post by KDJA3467)
Im studying Arabic too (but i know nothing)
However i found out that the exam board will no longer accept arabic form other dialects and you need to speak standard arabic (the one you learn from the book) but if you font know the standard arabic try use anywords you know as its better to write something than nothing. When it asks for informal you can just speak without any honorifics and speak the way you speak to your friends.
Practising Arabic... well i dont know about that
However i hope i helped.
Thank you!
I was wondering what it meant by informal, because it says the way you speak to your friend, and anyone in the Arab world speaks to their friend using a dialect, so i’m not sure what informal is without a certain dialect or accent.
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