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Grammar A comprehensive summary of Egyptian Arabic grammar

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Welcome to LisaanMasry, the largest online dictionary for egyptian arabic, with over 50,000 word-forms.

The dictionary is equally easy to use for Egyptians and Europeans, and is suitable for occasional use or for serious students. Egyptian words are written both in arabic script with tashkyl (short vowels) and in european writing.

It is available in several formats, so that you can use the dictionary whenever, wherever you need it. Check out the options on the left to get more information about the formats that best suit your needs.

03/12/2014 Windows app V1.3.1 is now available

This version fixes a couple of bugs in V1.3: sound download was unreliable and the fatha key did not work in the reading section.

26/11/2014 Windows app V1.3 is now available

This version contains major improvements to the vocabulary learning, pronunciation and arabic reading and writing functions. It also offers full support for usage in arabic, over 1,200 examples, 1000 more words and gender information for arabic nouns and adjectives.

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08/11/2014 Fix bug in Windows grammar

When you download the windows version of the grammar document, the sound did not play on some browsers. This update fixes the problem.

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10/10/2014 Additional examples for web site

We now have over a thousand examples of Egyptian Arabic sentences on the web site. We will be rolling out new releases that include the new examples for Windows, Android and iPhone over the next couple of months

A big thank you to Reem el Gohary and Monzer Abo el Yazeed for their hard work in compiling and checking the examples.

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25/07/2014 Web site improvements

We have introduced a few minor improvements to the web site.

The word details page has been divided into three parts- the word itself, any examples for the word and full conjugation details for verbs. If examples and/or verb details are available, you can access these directly from buttons next to a word on the search view.

The example sentences now have their own page. You can access all examples using the 'examples' link in the 'Online options' bar on the left of the dictionary, search, thesaurus word and verb pages. You can also see the examples for a particular word (if available) by clicking the 'Examples' button next to the word. The examples page is now much more interactive, and offers details of each of the words in the example sentence.

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10/07/2014 iPhone/iPad V1.1.1 is now available

An new version of the app for iPhone and iPad is available from the Apple appStore.

This version fixes a bug when downloading sound files on devices that have a 64-bit processor.

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