June 17, 2012
I have some experience with the alphabet (can basically sound out each letter individually but not quickly; cannot recall every one always). I know some vocabulary, mostly Syrian/Lebanese dialect. I have listened to some Arabic music, mostly Rotana artists such as Elissa. Most of my favourite songs are of the Egyptian dialect. I have also watched a few films (with subtitles of course).
Better ability to understand, read, and speak.
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Learning Arabic just for fun as I like studying languages. Would like to someday visit the Middle East without just speaking English. I have studied Chinese and Japanese, and I am very interested in learning a Semitic-root based language.