Making Out in Arabic

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Making Out in Arabic is a fun, accessible and thorough Arabic phrase book and guide to the Arabic language as it's really spoken.

Anaa majnuun bihubbik! Hal mumkin an naltaqya marra ukhraa?—(IÆm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Arabic and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Arabic classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but ...

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Making Out in Arabic: (Arabic Phrasebook)

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Overview

Making Out in Arabic is a fun, accessible and thorough Arabic phrase book and guide to the Arabic language as it's really spoken.

Anaa majnuun bihubbik! Hal mumkin an naltaqya marra ukhraa?—(IÆm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Arabic and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Arabic classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in the Middle East you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for.

If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to the Arab World and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Arabic phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Arabic has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Arabic for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Arabic expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms, each expression is now given in authentic Arabic script, so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.

This Arabic phrasebook includes:

  • A guide to pronouncing Arabic words correctly.
  • Explanations of basic Arabic grammar, such as, pronouns questions, and negation.
  • Romanized forms of words and phrases.
  • Complete Arabic translations including Arabic script.
  • Useful and interesting notes on Arabic language and culture.
  • Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks.

Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804835411
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: Making Out Books Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 1,383,637
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Fethi Mansouri is a lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has previously taught at People's University in Beijing and the Australian National University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction iv
1. What's Up? 9
2. Basic Phrases 18
3. Got a Minute? 21
4. Hey There! 28
5. Look At That! 32
6. Coming and Going 34
7. Eat, Drink, Be Merry! 37
8. I Like It! 43
9. Curses and Insults 49
10. Party Talk 56
11. Getting Serious 65
12. Lovers' Language 71
13. The Other Side 79
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Not very helpful

    This book had just about everything you could possibly think of saying BUT it didn't assist in the pronouciation of the phrases like the other books in the 'Making Out In' series. So I was very disappointed

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