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Description

A comprehensive set of learning aids for Egyptian Arabic, including word search, dictionary, thesaurus, examples, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

This is a comprehensive set of learning aids for Egyptian Arabic: it is also useful for Egyptians who wish to improve or extend their English. It includes a dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, examples and tools to improve pronunciation and extend vocabulary.

The Egyptian Arabic/English and English/Egyptian Arabic dictionary is extensive and up to date. Words are displayed in arabic, transliterated and phonetic writing, with recordings of somebody saying all of the main word forms. For most verbs, a full translation of all cases and tenses is available. The search facility uses approximate matching, so you can find words even if you don't know exactly how to spell them.

The grammar document gives a complete summary of Egyptian arabic with examples and recordings.

The examples are linked to the dictionary, so you can easily find examples of a word. You touch any word in an example to see its meaning.

The vocabulary learning tool helps you to build, learn and revise your personal vocabulary list: it uses SRS (Spaced Repetition System) to provide fast and thorough learning.

The pronunciation tool is equally useful for people learning Egyptian Arabic and people learning English. You can select groups of words with similar letters or phonemes, hear somebody saying the word then record yourself and compare yourself to the correct pronunciation.

What’s New

Version 1.4

This version has essential changes to support the new domain name (lisaanmasry.org) and has improvements and additions to the grammar.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

rkvance5 ,

Very helpful, but those updates...

This dictionary has been indispensable while living in Egypt. My one complaint: it has to “update” far too often. Come on, Arabic doesn’t change every day, yet every time I open the app, it has to download 4.6Mb of...something? Release OCCASIONAL updates, because it isn’t great to have to wait up to a minute (because Egypt) for the app to update whenever we need to look up a word.

Developer Response ,

The database is only updated very occasionally. If your iPhone is full, it deletes files that can easily be recovered from somewhere else. As the lisaan masry database can be recovered from the web site anytime, it is an easy target to iOS to delete. Try clearing out some of the junk from your phone, and it will stop deleting the database.

Egerze ,

So happy I found this!

During my first trip to Egypt I had a pocket dictionary however this is far better than that! When I came back I couldn’t find it but thought maybe i could find an app. Surely enough I did! I haven’t had any problems with glitches or updates. I love all the examples on how to use words and all the conjugations. If there is a way to hear the correct pronunciation I haven’t figured it out. That feature would make this app a whole lot better. Any who, I highly recommend this to anyone coming to Egypt and has some background knowledge on Arabic.

Developer Response ,

To hear the pronunciation, just click on the play button next to a word or example. Note that words have to be fully expanded before the play button in visible.

Huckleberry1991 ,

Very helpful, especially for verbs

I’m not especially good with languages but I’ve been trying to learn Egyptian so I can speak with my husband’s family when we visit. I already knew some phrases and vocabulary but didn’t really understand any grammar rules. This app is super handy when I’m trying to figure out exactly what I want to say and is a good supplement to the books I use (Kallimni ‘Arabi series).

App Privacy

The developer, M Green, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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