Intermediate Arabic for Dummies

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Looking to enhance your Arabic writing skills? Intermediate Arabic For Dummies gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice writing the language like a native. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Arabic style and usage that will have you writing in no time!

This friendly, hands-on workbook starts with a helpful grammar review from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and ...

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Overview

Looking to enhance your Arabic writing skills? Intermediate Arabic For Dummies gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice writing the language like a native. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Arabic style and usage that will have you writing in no time!

This friendly, hands-on workbook starts with a helpful grammar review from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions. It presents words and examples in both Arabic script and English transliteration. You’ll find tips for selecting the correct verbs and charts that provide conjugations of regular and irregular Arabic verbs, and end-of-chapter answer keys help you focus your studies. And, you can practice your Arabic writing right in the book. Discover how to:

  • Improve your written Arabic skills
  • Understand Arabic style and usage
  • Use numbers times and dates
  • Read and write the Arabic alphabet
  • Use fundamental Arabic grammar
  • Communicate more effectively in Arabic
  • Grasp essential differences in Arabic and English usage
  • Join clauses and form conditional sentences
  • Use the verbal noun and participles
  • Write emails, personal letters, and other correspondence
  • Conduct business effectively in Arabic
  • Avoid common mistakes in Arabic

Complete with helpful English/Arabic and Arabic/English dictionaries and great hints for fine-tuning your Arabic, Intermediate Arabic For Dummies is the tool you need to start improving your Arabic writing now!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470373378
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Arabic
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 515,112
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Massey earned his BA in classical studies and his PhD in biblical Hebrew and Arabic. He is currently an Arabic instructor and a high school Latin teacher. After 9/11, Massey worked as an Arabic language specialist for the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Polishing Your Arabic Skills.

Chapter 1: Looking at Numbers, Times, and Dates.

Chapter 2: Arabic 101 Refresher.

Chapter 3: The Write Stuff: How to Read and Write the ArabicAlphabet.

Part II: Becoming a Master at Using Nouns.

Chapter 4: Making Your Case with the Three Cases of the ArabicNoun.

Chapter 5: Forming the Plural in Arabic.

Chapter 6: Bringing Your Sentences to Life with Adjectives andAdverbs.

Chapter 7: Making Connections: Mastering the 'iDaafaConstruction.

Chapter 8: Pronouns: Relatively Speaking.

Part III: Staying Active: Forming Arabic Verbs.

Chapter 9: Forms and Functions: The Forms of the ArabicVerb.

Chapter 10: Exploring Irregularity in Arabic Verbs.

Chapter 11: Using the Imperative in Commands.

Chapter 12: Writing to the Point with Object Suffixes andPronouns.

Chapter 13: The Indicative, Jussive, and Subjunctive Moods ofthe Arabic Verb.

Part IV: Enlivening Your Writing with Particles.

Chapter 14: Forming Conditional Sentences.

Chapter 15: Picking up the Pieces using Particles andPartitives.

Chapter 16: Uncovering the Source of the Verbal Noun.

Chapter 17: Being Positive About Adding the Negative to ArabicSentences.

Chapter 18: Active and Passive Participles.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Arabic.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Fine-Tune Your Arabic Skills.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Verb Chart.

Appendix B: English-Arabic Dictionary.

Appendix C: Arabic-English Dictionary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    Great Book

    I lived in Egypt for a while studying Arabic. It was a few years ago and I wanted to get a book to refresh my memory before I return to the university for more language courses. This has been a great book. It has a breif over-view of beginning Arabic if you need it, but it is great for people who already know the basics. Arabic can be confusing when you get into the grammer rules and pronunciation, this book explains it well so it's not quite so overwhelming. Great book, happy I bought it.

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