Simple Arabic: A Comprehensive Course / Edition 1

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Assuming little or no previous knowledge of the language, Simple Arabic aims to make learning Arabic easy and enjoyable. Words used have been selected on a basis of frequency of usage in contemporary Arabic, and a comprehensive bilingual index will also be helpful for examinations, revision, or simply to refresh one’s memory on specific points.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863563423
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Yousif Haddad was born in Baghdad. He has taught Arabic at colleges in the UK for many years and has devised the Arabic curriculum which is taught nation-wide. Jack Ingle worked for many years in the Middle East and North Africa and has translated and interpreted widely from the Arabic into English.
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Table of Contents

Indefinite and Definite; Genitive Construction
The Three Cases
Nouns and Their Plurals
Adjectives and Their Plurals; Adjectives of Physical Defects; Adjectives of Mind and Body; Diminutives
Personal Pronouns
Comparatives ad Superlatives
Nominal Sentences
Demonstratives; Here and There
Relative Pronouns
The Past Tense; Word Order; Verb Subject Agreement
The Present Tense; The Future
The Imperative
The Passive
The Verb Kaana
Non-Sound Verbs
Derived Forms of the Verb
Verbal Nouns; Absolute Object
Active and Passive Principles; Nouns of Place and Time; Nouns of Instrument
The Accusative; Adverbs; Circumstantial Clauses; Accusative of Specification
Relative Adjectives; Colors; Countries and Peoples
Interrogative Pronouns; Particles of Affirmation and Negation
Negation and Prohibition
Vocative Particles
Exceptive Sentences
Numbers; Fractions; Telling the Time
Appendices: Arab League; Arab Names; Days of the Week and Months of the Year
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2003

    Simple Arabic: Not!

    Avoid at all costs! It's just a compilation of arcane grammar and syntax that will NOT help you learn to read or write or speak the language at all. The authors apparently wrote this tome for the purpose of demonstrating their erudition, not to impart useful information to those of us trying to master this fascinating but challenging language. A total waste of money!

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