What's the difference between dialect Arabic and standard Arabic?

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So, do these Arabic dialects change the language? I'm wondering if there are different versions of the language.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    standard arabic is more uniformal and reserved. i mean theres lots of ways to say this. it sticks to the original classical form and has a litteral precise meaning.

    dialect is the spoken language of a group of people. it would might include slang and would be alot more liberal in it's associations meanings and structures.

    these i'm basing off the words standard and dialect.

  • 4 years ago

    well let make it simple: there is standard arabic and this arabic is spoken in news a lot of tv programs news papers and we also write in standard arabic we dont write in in dialects( although some "cool" teenagers do so in chatrooms and stuff) due to the Arab worlds diversity and because many countries speak the Arabic language over the time every country got its own special dialect. Note; a dialect is diffrent from an accent a dialect envolves the use of completly diffrent words and diffrent ways of pronouncing the same letter. Nearly every arabic country has its own dialect although some countries have similar dialects like Gulf countries( saudi, Qutar etc..) and syria and lebanon has similar dialects.. egypt has its own uniqe dialect. Most Arabs will understand all diffrent dialects exept maybe for western arabia like morroco and alegeria which has verry diffrent dialect coz remember its not a diffrent language its a dialect. within every country u also have accents for example in lebanon we have a southern accent and a beirut accent. accents are just slight diffrences in the pronounciation of th word. here is an example of a sentence in standard arabic and diffrent dialects. English: i am hungry but i need the toilet standard; Ana jaa'e laken orreedo an azhab el al hamam Lebanese: Ana Jou'En bas bade rooh al hamEm syria; Ana Jou AAn bas bEdeh rooh al hamAAm Kuwait: Ana you'an bas abee arooh al hamAm Egypt: Ana Go'an bas awez arooh el hamam Saudi; Ana jou'an bas abgha arooh el hamam Iraqi: Ana you'an bas areed arooh al hamAm another eg english: what are u tomorw standard: mazza sata'fa' ghadan? Kuwaity; Shinoo Endek bacher? lebanese; Shu endak abokra? United arab emirates: Shu endek bokra? egypt: endak eh bokra? i hope i made that simple for u. :) Edit) Learn the standard one u ll understand all of them and be able to learn other dialects later. If u had to choose a specific dialect ireccomend the lebanese its more classy than egyptian. regards Dark N

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A precise answer would be very long. Every dialect is different and almost mutally-unintelligable. Standard Arabic, or classical Arabic, is the scholarly Arabic of the Quran, and is understood right across the whole Arabic world.

  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Standard arabic is the classic arabic which only can be written and read in standard arabic,all arab country can understand.

    Dialect arabic is the spoken arabic for each slang for different arab country which cannot be written in arabic letters.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is dialect in one and not the other

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    1 decade ago

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