A taste of Arabizi!

Arabizi videos

Video 3: Another video that challenges the use of Arabizi

Video 2: Somewhat comical prophecy of how Arabic may turn out to be like if it is neglected

Video 1: Here is a video I came across that introduces this idea of how Arabic and English are used by Arabs in conversation.

I’d love to hear your comments!

43 thoughts on “A taste of Arabizi!

  1. Rita

    This is a great video I just love it. I’m doing an action research about arabic teaching. That’s how I discovered this site. Good job


    yes this is the very REALITY all over the arab world but is this REALITY optional or compelled ?!!!THIS is the question which needs to be answered as soon as possible!

    1. Thanks Rania for your relevant comment. Yes, so it seems to be the reality. Whether it’s optional or not is a difficult question to answer; because it’s people’s language habits and their choices that determine how language is or at least how it will be shaped. Yes I agree this is the question that needs to be addressed right now. Thank you once again.

  3. Georgette Magdalene

    Wow! I’m doing a research right now on Arabizi/slang you know like street talk and this video and your site has really helped me. was planning to go to Jordan or some place but my department refused (of course they would). Thanks so much for sharing and taking out your time from your PHD to do this- much peace. You and your blog rock 🙂 G

    1. Thanks glad to be of help, and best wishes that your studies go well. With the internet now I am sure you can do some good research as many people put videos up so with a bit of tweeking on your proposal you can still make a significant contribution to Arabizi and its impact. Thanks

  4. Emily

    This is awesome! You Rock Arabizi, like where do you get your ideas?! Doing studies right now on Arabic street talk in Egypt and Morrocco and your video here and the posts have really helped me. I hope one day I too can have a blog and do my PhD at the same time, thanks for the efforts and quality of the blog-not to sound cheezy :-P– you and your blog rock 🙂

  5. Kelly

    Hello, thanks so very much for the blog. I have already saved as a favorite your web site, Its quite useful for me. I am French student wanting to study Arabic and I like this blog it has given me the enthusiasm to take a diploma after I do complet my masturs here in Paris- I thank you.

  6. Mariam

    This is great! I haven’t seen this video before. It is very cleverly done. Do you have any idea when it was made? I quite like the idea that they filmed it in 3 countries too. I love the blog, Fatma. Great work!

    1. Thanks Mariam! You are too kind 🙂 I’m glad you like the blog. As for the video I know it was done a few years ago, but I have no exact date I’m thinking 2006 -2010 that region of dates, yes it’s creative in the sense that it includes more than one country. It gives the idea that Arabizi is something that most Arabs do even if they differ in the extent to which they do it in….thanks for stopping by I’m honoured.

  7. NunuR

    Like the video thanks for sharing, I agree Jordan is one place where when we speak Arabizi we feel prestigious 🙂 but to be honest I think it affect the Arabic language in bad ways. We find it hard to make sentence construction in proper Arabic after a while, I have my friend she tried to become a news presenter but they said her Arabic was too weak. Sad but true, I like here that your blogs it highlights these issues and things we think about our Arabic language thank you very much.

  8. Andreas

    I like this blog found you on FB so professional, wish you had some resources for learning Arabic on this site or even links? I sent you an email maybe you can give me some info…I am a Spanish speaker and so Arabic learning is not too hard- thank you for your time 🙂

  9. Monica

    Purely I would like to state your articles is often so impressive. Your clarity in them, the way you publish is wonderful and the video is superb. Hoping i can major in Lingistics too some day at college, I hope my Spanish background can help, thank you from faraway Texas 🙂

  10. Lera Tuyqur

    Not only does this give you a a lot more specialist info to your blog site, but itm akes me read it again and again thank you keep up the work good work

  11. Thara

    Thanks for the posts great!! Any possibility of links on learning of the Arabic language? But having said that I like it just as it is 🙂

  12. Friederieke

    To be quite honest, I like this post though I know no Arabic I am interested to understand the variables at play between the languages and what that means for the future of these countries thank you for reading my comment ciao!

  13. Ally Jeundou

    As a web site owner I believe the subject matter here is really fantastic. I thank you for your efforts. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck 🙂

  14. Dominic G

    I am a researcher in Latin and how it has affected the English language today. I have to say your sight is brilliant, I could never have kept up a neat site like this during my MA but you’ve inspired me to start one now. The points you raise are consistent, forward-thinking and critical, I love getting a post in my inbox, thank you.


  15. Zach

    Shalom! Salam! Wow, wow nice blog, superb posts I have just subscribed and I know I will not be disappointed. I am a Masters student specialising in Hebrew and looking at it from a sociolinguistic perspective, your blog is an example of how languages and linguistics can be discussed as they affect us everyday…keep it up..good job!

    Zach- NY

  16. CaRlA

    Nice blog, my classmate told me to come along and read it, I have to say bravo this is really brilliant a lot of hard work and rich material thanks and good luck with the PhD 🙂 Carla

  17. Hugh

    Admiring the commitment you put into your website and detailed information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account. Thank you for Arabizi 🙂

  18. Dena

    These posts read really very well, most likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have fabulous article content. Many thanks for sharing your web-site please keep upi the hard work you are doing over here

  19. Halia

    cool blog, thanks for keeping it fresh, real and unique-we used your vid for one of our classes on globalisation, language and effect of language contact-you make us proud to be linguistic students :).

  20. Dina

    I really like this video, one of the best blogs I’ve come across in a very long time. I hope that you will keep updating and writing

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