Arabic is the language spoken in Egypt, as well as the rest of the
Arab World. The spoken language, the Aami (or the colloquial),
differs a lot from what is written in newspapers, the classical
The Egyptian dialect also differs from its Arab counterpart, but
it is indisputable the most famous of them and the most understood
Arabic uses letters not pronounced by many languages. If you succeeded
to utter these, that's good. If not, don't panic, you can still
be understood. But at least you should imitate the intonation.
We are here covering words and phrases that a traveler can use in
Egypt. Make sure to read the transliteration rules found at the
bottom of this page before going further. In each page you will
find sound attached to each word/phrase. There is also a PDF-format
file that you can print. This contains the Arabic text and its English
equivalents for those who would like to print them as cards to take
them on his tour.