Arabic For Dummies

Arabic For Dummies

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by Amine Bouchentouf
     
 

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic

Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic

Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills.

Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic For Dummies style. Taking a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language, it's packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time.

  • The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration
  • The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard Arabic
  • How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town
  • How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations
  • Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies
  • Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries
  • Recognizing Arabic symbols and characters
  • The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation

Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic.

CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118455104
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
138,523
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Amine Bouchentouf, a native Arabic speaker from Morocco, graduated from Middlebury College where he offered a seminar on the Arabic language. He has also taught Arabic at the ABC Language Exchange and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He runs the website www. AL-BAAB.com.

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Arabic for Dummies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is well below the quality of other "For Dummies" books. For starters, the book keeps the Arabic portions almost entirely transliterated in the English alphabet and does not reinforce skills for reading Arabic text. The Arabic alphabet is glossed over and is not mentioned other than to show you the letters in the beginning of the book and then forgets about it. This also reads more like a textbook than many of the other "For Dummies" books that I have purchased in the past. All that being said, I feel that this definitely helped accelerate my knowledge of Arabic and got me started on the right path to becoming more than a beginner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really great to learn the arabic language. Even though it is not using the arabic script, it is great to use. I have the book itself and not the e-reader but it is really great! I recommend anyone to get this book if you are a beginner in arabic. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marhaba! Esmee rania. Omree ethna ashar. Tachrafna
TheSaville More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for a basic understanding of the language and "Read & Speak Arabic for Beginners" for the script and vocabulary practice. I'm currently a week into my personal studies, and I am already writing like a native and have a firm grasp on the language's structure. The "for Dummies" authors' approaches are always modern and accessible, and this book is no exception--if you hope to learn Arabic on your own, this book is certainly a must-buy. Two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for pointing it put to me! Im a beginner and my dad is taking me to the UAE Next wole week dont worry i bout the book and when theres a language book i can read in in two days real thanks! &star
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book and it is really helping me learn how to speak arabic.This is without a doubt the best book you will find to learn how to speak arabic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's very complicated at first but you get the hang of it.
Ellen Godley More than 1 year ago
This is terrable!!!!!!
cmjlccarlos More than 1 year ago
I didnt buy the full version yet but will this really help me?!