Iraqi Phrasebook: The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq / Edition 1

Iraqi Phrasebook: The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq / Edition 1

by Yasin Alkalesi
     
 

Author: Alkalesi

ISBN: 0071435115

Category: Language/Arabic

Trim Size: 5 x 7

UPC: 639785387046

Price: $8.95

Language/Arabic

The one-stop guide to essential communication in Iraqi Arabic

The only Iraqi Arabic phrasebook available today, this up-to-date guide is a must-have resource for foreigners about to enter Iraq, giving

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Author: Alkalesi

ISBN: 0071435115

Category: Language/Arabic

Trim Size: 5 x 7

UPC: 639785387046

Price: $8.95

Language/Arabic

The one-stop guide to essential communication in Iraqi Arabic

The only Iraqi Arabic phrasebook available today, this up-to-date guide is a must-have resource for foreigners about to enter Iraq, giving them access to the real Arabic that Iraqis speak every day. In addition to featuring content specifically chosen for its relevance to Iraqi reconstruction, the book also covers all the basic topics important to travelers. Iraqi Phrasebook starts with basic grammar and vocabulary and moves on to useful phrases—from asking for directions, finding accommodations, and making purchases to communicating with medical personnel, the police, and at checkpoints.

All Arabic phrases are presented in easy-to-read transliteration, and much of the language is in a conversational format that shows how the phrases fit together to help with communication.

Iraqi Phrasebook:

  • Presents the Iraqi dialect spoken in and around Baghdad—the most widely spoken and understood form throughout Iraq
  • Contains chapters based on everyday situations such as shopping and eating, as well as an English{-}Iraqi Arabic dictionary
  • Includes sections on security, military, construction, and public services, complete with lists of highly useful words and phrases

Yasin M. Alkalesi, Ph.D., has taught classical and colloquial Arabic for more than thirty years. Through his company, ARABICO, INC., Dr. Alkalesi offers language, cultural, and consultation services on the Middle East to corporate executives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071435116
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/10/2004
Series:
Teach Yourself Language Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Yasin M. Alkalesi, Ph.D., has taught colloquial Arabic for 30 years at universities such as UCLA and Yale and at corporations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Abbreviationsxix
Chapter 1Introduction to Iraqi Arabic1
Iraqi Alphabet and Translation1
Consonants1
Vowels4
Diphthongs4
Word Stress5
Grammar5
Nouns5
Adjectives6
The Article "The"7
Pronouns8
Verbs10
Negatives13
Forming Questions14
Prepositions15
Conjunctions16
There Is/Are16
This/That16
Composing Basic Sentences17
Chapter 2Getting Started19
Socializing19
Basic Vocabulary and Expressions20
Greetings and Everyday Expressions20
Timely Greetings21
Small Talk21
Meeting People/Introductions22
Saying Good-Bye24
Speaking Arabic25
Visiting a Family26
Numbers27
Basic Words and Phrases27
Cardinal Numbers28
Counting30
Ordinal Numbers31
Time31
Basic Words and Phrases31
Telling Time32
Parts of the Day33
Days of the Week33
Months of the Year34
The Four Seasons34
Past, Present, and Future Expressions35
Holidays and Festivals36
Religious Holidays36
National Holidays37
Weather37
Basic Words and Phrases38
Colors39
Weights and Measures40
Common Signs41
Chapter 3General Phrases43
Traveling to Iraq43
At the Airport43
On Arrival44
On Departure45
Getting a Porter46
Accommodations46
Basic Words and Phrases46
Finding a Hotel47
At the Hotel: Checking In48
Checking Out49
Requests, Queries, and Problems49
Getting Around51
Basic Words and Phrases51
Asking for Directions and Places52
Traveling53
Basic Words and Phrases53
Buying Travel Tickets54
Banking and Money Matters55
Basic Words and Phrases55
At the Bank57
Postage and Communication57
Basic Words and Phrases57
At the Post Office58
Calling, Faxing, and Copying59
Automotive60
Basic Words and Phrases61
Renting a Car62
On the Road63
At the Gas Station63
Problems and Repair64
Accidents65
Parking66
Food and Drink66
Basic Words and Phrases66
Looking for Restaurants68
Restaurant Reservations68
At the Restaurant69
At the Casino/Cafe69
At the Food Market71
Cooking Methods73
Meat and Fish73
Vegetables73
Fruits74
Dairy Products and Drinks75
Spices, Legumes, and Grains76
Kitchen Utensils77
Typical Iraqi Dishes78
Shopping79
Basic Words and Phrases79
Bargaining79
Going Shopping80
Books, Newspapers, and Magazines81
Jewelry, Gifts, and Souvenirs82
Handicrafts and Household Items83
Photographic Supplies86
Music and Video87
Electrical Appliances89
Personal Care and Services89
Laundry and Dry Cleaning89
Watch Shop91
Shoemaker92
Barber/Hairdresser93
Sightseeing95
At the Tourist Information Office95
Visiting Museums96
Trip to Babylon97
Visiting Mosques99
At the Tourist Village of Habbaniya Lake100
Entertainment102
Basic Words and Phrases102
At the Ticket Window103
At the Cinema103
At the Theater/Concert104
At the Nightclub104
At the Social/Sports Club105
Chapter 4Specialized Phrases107
Idioms and Common Phrases107
Countries and Nationalities109
Basic Words and Phrases109
Arab and Islamic Countries109
Asian, Australian, and European Countries110
American and African Countries111
Archaeology and Museums113
Basic Words and Phrases113
Museums in Baghdad114
On an Archaeological Site115
Medical Care117
Basic Words and Phrases117
Names of Body Parts119
With the Doctor120
Women's Health121
Doctor's Instructions122
Patient Follow-Up122
In the Hospital123
At the Dentist124
At the Pharmacy125
At the Optometrist126
Media127
Basic Words and Phrases127
Lost or Stolen128
Basic Words and Phrases128
At the Police Station129
Theft130
Lost131
Security and Visa131
Basic Words and Phrases131
Getting a Visa132
At a Checkpoint133
Demonstration134
Searching a House136
Public Services139
Basic Words and Phrases139
Water Purification Plant141
Electric Generator142
Trash Service Office143
Chapter 5English-Iraqi Arabic Dictionary145

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