FILL THE GAPS. Arabic for Nerds 1 will push you from the intermediate (B1) to the advanced level (B2/C1).
Gerald Drißner has been collecting interesting facts about Arabic grammar, vocabulary and expressions, hints and traps for almost ten years. Finally he has compiled them to a book: Arabic for Nerds.
This book should fill a gap. There are plenty of books about Arabic for beginners, but it is difficult to find good material for intermediate students.
This book is suitable for readers who have been studying Arabic for at least two years. Readers should have a sound knowledge of vocabulary (around 3000 words) and know about tenses, verb moods and plurals.
If a student wants to reach an advanced level, it is not about learning vocabulary lists - it is about understanding the fascinating core of Arabic.
Arabic for Nerds doesn't teach vocabulary, nor are there exercises. This book explains how Arabic works and gives readers hints in using and understanding the language better. Since most of the Arabic words are given in translation, the reader should be able to read this book without a dictionary.
This is what Arabic for Nerds is all about. It is specifically intended for intermediate learners.
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About the Author
He has been living in the Middle East and North Africa for more than ten years where he has intensively studied Arabic.
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"Recommended for self-study (intermediate Arabic)" - King's College London
"Fantastic resource for advanced students. I've been stuck at 3/3 ILR in Modern Standard Arabic and really need something to break through. Finally there is a tool for students who want to move beyond alKitaab or Medina." - C. Townsend
"I really like the book concept and his thorough research. Thanks for writing a great book on Arabic for non-native speakers." - Badrul Aini Sha'ari, Akademi Bahasa, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
"Recommended for Modern Languages Students" - Marlborough College, England
"Eine sehr interessante Reise in der Welt der arabischen Sprache! Gerald Drißner ist leidenschaftlich verliebt in diese Sprache und das spürt man. Die meisten existierenden Arabischbücher sind leider etwas veraltet oder viel zu steif. Dieses Buch kann man einfach stundenlang im Sofa durchblättern und dabei viel lernen. Dass ein Ausländer dieses Buch geschrieben hat, ist auch wichtig: er weiß, was einem Ausländer beim Erlernen dieser Sprache schwer fallen kann." - Sébastien Gravier
"Every serious Arabic learner should get a copy of this -- whenever I have a question the book has an answer to it. I think this book is especially useful to students who have spent more than two years studying Arabic and who wants to understand Fusha grammar inside-out." - Y. Lu