Conversational Arabic in 7 Days

Overview

You are on your way to the Middle East but do not know one bit of Arabic. To make the most of this exotic journey, you need to be comfortable with simple questions such as Where is the hotel? or How much does it cost? You'll also find it easier to enjoy your trip if you learn ahead of time how to ask for help, just in case there's an emergency. Conversational Arabic in 7 Days is the perfect language tutor. In a week -- about the time it takes to get a passport -- you will learn enough Arabic to make your travel ...
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Overview

You are on your way to the Middle East but do not know one bit of Arabic. To make the most of this exotic journey, you need to be comfortable with simple questions such as Where is the hotel? or How much does it cost? You'll also find it easier to enjoy your trip if you learn ahead of time how to ask for help, just in case there's an emergency. Conversational Arabic in 7 Days is the perfect language tutor. In a week -- about the time it takes to get a passport -- you will learn enough Arabic to make your travel adventure a smooth and enriching experience. This book provides you with all the communication skills you need to make the most of an exciting jaunt and speak confidently to the people you encounter. Perfect for pleasure or business travelers, Conversational Arabic in 7 Days enables you to easily communicate with native speakers without expensive and time-consuming language classes. You will only have to worry about what to pack!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071432658
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2004
  • Series: Conversational... in 7 Days Series
  • Edition description: 2ND BILING
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,387,101
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
What kind of Arabic?
Pronunciation
1 Youm litnein/Monday
Introductions and greetings 7
Booking hotel accommodation 11
2 Youm ittalaat/Tuesday
Ordering food and drink 16
Refreshments 19
Changing money 22
Telling the time 26
3 Youm larbae/Wednesday
Finding your way 29
Travelling by bus or taxi 34
Sightseeing 39
4 Youm ilkhamees/Thursday
Shopping for food, clothes and souvenirs 42
Posting letters and making telephone calls 46
5 Youm iggumea/Friday
Long-distance travel 49
Sport and leisure 52
6 Youm issabt/Saturday
Health problems 57
Eating out 63
7 Youm ilHadd/Sunday
Talking with friends 67
Key to Exercises 76
English-Arabic Topic Vocabularies 79
Arabic-English Vocabulary (Alphabetically) 86
Arab Countries 91
Arabic Writing 92
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