Arabic Gulf language
Arabian Gulf language is the mother tongue of Gulf Arabs. People use it in day-to-day business, in TV/radio talk shows, movies, and music.
Arabian Gulf language (also called Khaleeji). It is the Arabic language variant spoken by the locals of Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, most of Southern Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
Modern Standard Arabic vs Gulf Arabic Language
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA in short, or fuS-Ha فصحى in Arabic) is the language of news journalism (not so much talk shows which are usually in a dialect), colleges, diplomacy – it’s a high-level variant of Arabic, which is to a very large degree different from the spoken language both in grammar and vocabulary.
The mother tongue of Arabs is a dialect. For Egyptians, it’s Egyptian Arabic (Masri), for Syrians it’s Shami (Syrian, or Levantine) Arabic. For Gulf Arabs, it’s Gulf Arabic (Khaleeji Arabic). That’s the language of everyday life, of most business, of radio and TV talk shows and series
So, what’s more valuable, Modern Standard Arabic or Gulf Arabic Language?
It depends on your needs.
Are you interested in high-level political negotiations, watching the news, and historical dramas, etc.? Then you need Modern Standard Arabic.
Do you want to actually talk to your colleagues, perhaps make a few friends, basically talk to people in everyday layman’s terms? Then you need Gulf Arabic Language.
Alwasil Language Institute aims to teach Modern Standard Arabic. Certainly, you can go out on the street and use Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) conversationally. You could try that and, yes, in all likelihood, people will understand you. Also, you will be able to understand them.
Arab people speak, in 90% (if not more) of their waking lives, their mother tongues, and those are the dialects (lahjaat لهجات ).
Tips on learning Arabic
Setting out to learn Arabic as spoken in the Gulf countries, may evoke memories of past attempts at learning a foreign language, be it in high school or college, with all the ensuing tedious memorization of words, and phrases, and grammar rules. This coupled with the notion that Arabic is a very difficult language won’t do you any good in your progress with this beginners’ course. For many, it appears that the results of studying a foreign language are not worth all the effort, and they soon abandon their dream of becoming more proficient.