There are a great many loanwords in Iraqi dialect. A recent novel from which I read a number of excerpts during my courses at the Sebil Center in Ramallah was ساعة بغداد (The Baghdad Clock) by Shahad al Rawi, which is quite challenging without some knowledge of Iraqi dialect. As for the Qaf, it varies between the standard MSA pronunciation and a hard G, which is usually written as a Persian gaf گ.

There is also A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic, by Wallace Erwin, which was originally published in 1963. I think the leading textbook is Modern Iraqi Arabic by Yasin Alkalesi.

Apparently this is typical of Maslawis.

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Question: What are the prefixes for the verb in the present tense and future (like the b and h in Egyptian Arabic or the k in Moroccan Arabic)? I find that the Iraqi jeem is often closer to a djeem.

Others may disagree but I think it may be the closest dialect to Fusha. So ironically, written Iraqi dialect, at least for me, is easier to decipher than the spoken. )Religion: Shia 64-69%, Sunni 29-34%, Christian 1%. GPS Coordinates + Lat/Long Converter: Geo, Spanish (Mexico) Medical Phrases - Works offline, Cookies help us deliver our services. It’s very good. In terms of Iraqi officials and other educated people, I find that people here pride themselves on their Modern Standard Arabic and make an effort to speak it in official meetings.

Undefined cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet. What is your favorite Iraqi TV series or movie? Military-related phrases for foreign language learners. I also studied Gulf dialect a little bit for an assignment that ended up not happening, a few years ago. It was proclaimed a “republic” in 1958 after a coup overthrew the monarchy. Question: Can you recommend Arabic language schools in Iraq where you can learn the dialect or Fusha?

Ulric Shannon is currently studying and absorbing Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. Iraq has the most famous ancient rivers – the Tigris and the Euphrates. Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features. Later, the movement came under the control of Saddam Hussein (1979 – 2003). UIric and his wife Robin Wettlaufer are two role models of this new generation of diplomats. Following 9/11, George W. Bush (the son) invades Iraq to overthrow Saddam’s government. listening. Beginner.

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So the verb kaana is pronounced chaan.

The only one I’m vaguely aware of is The Georgetown Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic. In a long interview, the Ambassador of Canada, who is not only passionate but also impeccably knowledgeable of Arabic, tells us about the characteristics and specialities of Iraqi Arabic and gives some book recommendations. Someone has also posted the US Defense Languages Institute Iraqi Arabic course materials, including audio-visual, at the following link. Found a mistake? We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website.

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The bigger variations are with the kaf, which is often pronounced “ch”. So, what’s this new generation of diplomats about? I feel I have gotten much more benefit from my proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic in Baghdad than in Cairo, Beirut, or even Ramallah. We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits.

And like Ulric, she also studied Arabic at Middlebury College. Our security requirements are such that we don’t move around very easily and have little exposure to everyday Iraqis. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. Words or lists in Iraq Arabic and sentence for easier learning to English, Your email address will not be published. WHY do you suggest the person?

One word I came across while reading Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi is أدبسز, which I racked my brain to try and figure out, until I realized that it was simply the Turkish ‘adabsız’ (or in more modern Turkish, ‘edepsiz’), meaning shameless or rude. It isn’t consistent. It sounds similar to Gulf Arabic, which is to say very guttural and rough.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. I don’t know that I have one yet. On social media, for example, it is quite hard to decipher messages between Iraqis without a good degree of understanding of the dialect. Start learning Vietnamese now. Do you know an interesting person I could interview for the 9273-roots series?

This is the Sebil Center in downtown Ramallah, which is a very small school but with two excellent teachers, Lina and Mahmoud.