Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files / Edition 2

Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files / Edition 2

by Yasin M. Alkalesi
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589011309

ISBN-13: 9781589011304

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files is an introductory textbook -- suitable for classroom or self-study -- for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect. A detailed discussion of the consonants, vowels, and other characteristics of Iraqi phonetics -- including pronunciation exercises on the CD -- serves

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Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files is an introductory textbook -- suitable for classroom or self-study -- for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect. A detailed discussion of the consonants, vowels, and other characteristics of Iraqi phonetics -- including pronunciation exercises on the CD -- serves the needs of travelers, businesspeople, diplomats, archaeologists, and scholars who want to learn to speak the language quickly and efficiently.

Using the dialect of middle-class Baghdad, twenty lessons are arranged in a story-like format and are based on everyday travel situations. From arriving at the airport to getting to the hotel, students will learn proper greetings and introductions; how to ask for directions, take a taxi, and tell time; and prepare for daily activities like visiting the bank, museum, post office, and restaurants. The book contains basic dialogue, grammar, vocabulary, drills, and an extensive glossary. A section of idiomatic phrases, accompanied by their cultural, religious, or proverbial explanations, offers insight into current Iraqi culture.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: • Arabic script has been added so the reader has a choice of following the Arabic writing or the transcription in the Roman alphabet. • Four entirely new lessons cover medical care, media (radio, television, and journalism), telephone conversations, and cultural and folkloric tales. • All audio materials from the first edition -- plus new audio materials for the new lessons -- are included as MP3 files on a CD bound into the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011304
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,139,534
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionArrangement of the BookList of Abbreviations and Symbols

Lesson 1: Arabic Alphabet and Vowels The Iraqi AlphabetThe Iraqi VowelsPhonetics of Iraqi Arabic: Pronunciation ExercisesDrills

Lesson 2: Greetings and Courtesy Expressions Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsSome Basic GreetingsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks • Independent Pronouns • Word Stress: Stress Syllable Idioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 3: Asking for Directions Basic DialogueVocabularyGrammar and Remarks • Attached Pronouns (Pronoun Suffixes) • The Article il-: the Idioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 4: Arrival at Baghdad Airport, Part I Basic DialogueVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Helping Vowels: i, u • The Negation Idioms and Common Phrases Drills Creative Dialogues

Lesson 5: Arrival at Baghdad Airport, Part II Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Preposition ma9a: have, with • The Preposition Prefix b- / bi-: in, by, at, with • The Noun: il-isim • The Cardinal Numerals 1-10 arqaam Idioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 6: Taking a Taxi Basic DialogueVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Adjective: is-sifa • The Relative Adjective• Noun-Adjective Agreement• The Word aku: there is/are• The Cardinal Numerals 11-20Idioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 7: At the Rashid Hotel Basic DialogueVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• Nouns of Occupations with Suffixes -chi and -chiyya• The Word abu: father (of)• Imperative Verb: fi9il il-amur• Cardinal Numerals 20-100Idioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 8: Introductions Basic DialogueVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Verb: il-fi9il• Past Tense Verb: il-fi9il il-maadi• The Regular Verb• The Hollow VerbIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 9: Speaking Arabic Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Past Tense Verb • The Double Verb• The Weak Verb• The Past Tense Verb with Attached PronounIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 10: Telling Time Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• Time Expressions: il-waqit• Days of the Week: ayyam lis-buu9• Months of the Year: ashhur il-sana• The Four Seasons: il-fusuul il-arba9a• The Preposition wiyya: withIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 11: Visiting the Iraqi Museum Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Present/Imperfect Tense Verb: il-fi9il il-mudaari9• The Present Tense Verb ParadigmIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 12: Trip to Babylon Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks• The Present Progressive Prefix da- -ing• The Future Verb Prefixes rahIdioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 13: At the Bank Basic DialogueAdditional Expressions of Money MattersVocabularyGrammar and Remarks • The Participle raayih: going, having gone • The Demonstrative Words: asmaa il-ishaaraIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 14: At the Post Office Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyGrammar and Remarks • The Verb chaan / ykuun: was, were/will • The Words il, 9ind, maal: have, to Idioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 15: In the Restaurant Basic DialogueAdditional ExpressionsVocabularyAdditional Vocabulary Related to FoodGrammar and Remarks • The Preposition 9ala / 9a-: on, upon, about • The Interrogative Words: adawaat lis-tifhaamIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 16: Family and Relatives Basic DialogueAdditional Kin NamesVocabulary Grammar and Remarks • The Participle yyaa- • The Feminine "t" Ending • The idaafa ConstructionIdioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 17: Medical Care Basic DialogueAdditional Medical ExpressionsVocabularySome Additional Body PartsGrammar and Remarks • Ordinal Numbers First to Tenth • Cardinal Numbers Higher than 100 • Counting: hsaabIdioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 18: Media: Radio, Television and Journalism Basic DialogueVocabularyAdditional Vocabulary on MediaGrammar and Remarks • Comparative and Superlative • The ColorsIdioms and Common PhrasesDrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 19: Telephone Conversations Basic DialogueVocabularyAdditional Vocabulary and Phrases on TelephoneGrammar and Remarks • Conditional Sentences (if) • The Relative Pronoun (i)lliIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Lesson 20: Cultural and Folkloric Tales The Story of the Caliph Harun ir-Rashid and Abu NuwasVocabularyThe Story of the Lion and the WolfVocabularyGrammar and Remarks • ConjunctionsIdioms and Common Phrases DrillsCreative Dialogues

Glossary Arabic-EnglishEnglish-Arabic

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