Vlürch wrote:I can't even begin to imagine trying to ever get into any Arabic dialects since I'd never be content with learning just one of them... but because I struggle even with MSA way too much, it's not like it's a realistic goal to learn even one of them, anyway. Maybe if I somehow manage to get to an "I guess I'm fine" level in MSA someday...
Dialects are a lot easier than MSA It is hard to learn multiple dialects, but knowing one really makes learning other closely related dialects a lot easier.
I always learned Lebanese since that's what my friends spoke and I liked it best, but as I started making Khaleeji and Iraqi friends, I started to learn about the key defining features of those dialects too. All this was happening while I was also listening to a lot of Egyptian music and learning about Egyptian words and grammar too. I bought some books for Egyptian and Iraqi, which were very helpful.
If you really just keep wanting to learn more dialects, you could just listen to this song
the singer claims to be singing in like 15+ dialects, even though in reality it's mostly Lebanese with a few foreign words and sounds thrown in