Tuesday, November 11, 2008

English Speakers in Egypt

I was blogging on a really nice blog about Egypt called whazzupegypt and its author posted a thread about English speakers in Egypt, and she posted that it would be really hard to do your daily tasks in Cairo only speaking in English, to a cab driver, to a customer, anything you normally do.

Well as a foreign visitor to Cairo I think that would be easy to try out!! but being an Egyptian and trying that!!?......... Well that's something else, anyway I liked the idea and decided to give it a shot.

The results were great almost everybody I spoke to responded really well, the taxi driver, the cashier and even a police man they all could communicate to an acceptable standard.

By the way I'm an Egyptian, but I speak English as good as a New Yorker, Maybe try it out yourself waiting for your story


Anonymous said...

It is good to know that an English speaker like myself can so easily find people who speak English in Cairo. My best friend and his wife, who are both from Canada, had a wonderful time in Egypt. I am quite sure that they don`t speak any other language other than English. I didn`t hear of them having any problem finding English speaking people in Egypt.

Kim said...

Thanks Amr,

I hope more people take up the challenge :)

amr.m.rezk said...

Hi Chris, maybe someday you can try it out yourself, you would have a great time here, trust me.

amr.m.rezk said...

Hi Kim, thanks for taking the time to reply, it sure was a strange experience.

Confessions from a convert said...

I love that you gave this a go!!! it must have been hard being an Egyptian though as one can generally recognize their own.