ISBN-10:
0781813387
ISBN-13:
9780781813389
Pub. Date:
02/02/2015
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs: Third Edition / Edition 3

Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs: Third Edition / Edition 3

by Mahmoud Gaafar
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ISBN-13: 9780781813389
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 224,574
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface x

Introduction xi

Acknowledgements and photo credits xiii

Free online companion website xiv

Language units 1

1 Getting started 2

Letters of the alphabet: group 1(<$$$>) 2

Vowels 5

Joining letters: group 1 6

Adding vowels to words 8

Conversation sections 10

Conversation: Greetings and leave-taking 11

Vocabulary in Unit 1 11

Vocabulary learning 12

2 Putting words together 13

Letters of the alphabet: group 2(<$$$>) 13

Joining letters: group 2 15

Long vowels 17

Putting words together 20

Simple sentences 22

Conversation: Introducing yourself 24

Male and female 23

Conversation: Meeting someone for the first time 24

Vocabulary in Unit 2 24

3 The family 25

Letters of the alphabet: group 3 (<$$$>) 25

Handwriting letters: group 3 26

Joining letters: jim, ha', kha' and mim 27

Joining ha' 29

Feminine words 30

What's this? 31

The family 32

Conversation: Talking about where you live and who you live with 34

Conversation: Introducing your family 36

Vocabulary in Unit 3 36

4 Jobs 37

Letters of the alphabet: group 4 (<$$$>) 37

Handwriting letters: group 4 38

Joining letters: group 4 39

Jobs 42

Family occupations 43

Conversation: Talking about what you do 44

Making words plural 45

Conversation: Talking about where you work or study 48

Video: Amani talks about her family 48

Structure notes: Case endings; the nominative case 49

Vocabulary in Unit 4 50

5 Describing things 51

Letters of the alphabet: group 5 (<$$$>) 51

Pronunciation of qaf 52

Handwriting letters: group 5 52

Joining letters: group 5 53

Everyday objects 55

Signs and crosswords 56

Describing things 57

Using <$$$> (al, the) 58

Possessive endings (attached pronouns) 60

Conversation: Asking about names 60

Whose is it? 61

Conversation: Polite requests 63

Structure notes: Definite and indefinite 64

Vocabulary in Unit 5 64

6 Where is it? 66

Letters of the alphabet: group 6 (<$$$>) 66

Emphatic letters 66

Eayn and ghayn 68

Joining letters: group 6 70

Sun letters 73

Asking questions 75

Hamza 77

Where? 77

Arabic and computers 80

Anwar's blog 80

Conversation: Dialects 81

Structure notes: The genitive case 82

Vocabulary in Unit 6 82

7 Describing places 83

Describing your city or town 83

What's the town like? 84

Idafa constructions 85

Conversation: Asking for directions 87

More about plurals 88

More about adjectives 88

Conversation: Describing your town or your room 90

Video: Mahmoud describes his apartment 91

Structure notes: Gen/five with idafa 92

Vocabulary in Unit 7 92

8 Review 93

Conversation: Review 98

Countries and people 104

The Middle East 104

Capital city 105

Geographical position 106

Other countries of the world 108

Nationalities 109

Nisba adjectives 110

Conversation: Talking about where you come from 113

Plural nationalities 113

Personal pronouns 114

Video: Cyrine talks about herself 116

Vocabulary in Unit 9 117

10 Counting things 118

Arabic numbers 1-10 118

Direction of Arabic numbers 119

Handwritten numbers 120

Counting things 121

The dual 122

Plurals with numbers 122

How many? 123

How much? 125

In the market 127

Describing what you have 128

Conversation: Buying a ring in the market 130

Structure notes: Sound masculine plural case endings 131

Vocabulary in Unit 10 131

11 Plurals and colours 133

Word roots 133

External and internal plurals 135

Plural patterns 1 and 2 136

Vocabulary learning 139

What are these? 139

The party 142

Conversation: Going shopping 143

Colours 144

Back to school 146

Structure notes: The accusative case 148

Vocabulary in Unit 11 149

13 Eating and. drinking 151

At the grocer's 151

Describing packaging 152

My favourite dish 155

Group words 156

Waiter! 158

Conversation: At the restaurant 159

Using a dictionary 160

Words for places 162

Video: Mahmoud talks about his favourite food 164

Vocabulary in Unit 12 164

13 What happened yesterday? 167

What happened yesterday? 167

Asking questions about the past 171

Questions with 'What?' 174

Past verbs 176

Joining sentences together 178

Structure notes: Plural and dual case endings 181

Vocabulary in Unit 13 182

14 Wish you were here 184

Plural patterns 3 and 4 184

Numbers 11-100 188

Numbers 11 upwards with a singular noun 190

What's the weather like? 191

Describing the weather 192

It was an enjoyable trip 194

Writing notes and postcards 196

Past verbs in the plural 197

Conversation: Talking about a vacation 198

Video: Amani talks about her trip 199

Vocabulary in Unit 14 199

Structure notes: Higher numbers 201

15 Review 202

Conversation: Review 210

16 Every day 211

What's the time? 211

More about time 213

'At' plus time 214

Everyday 216

He and she 218

Negative statements 220

Asking questions about every day 221

Present tense 222

What do you do everyday? 223

Vocabulary learning 225

Video: Abdou describes his daily routine 225

Structure notes: The present tense 226

Vocabulary in Unit 16 227

17 Comparing things 228

The biggest in the world 228

Comparatives and superlatives 230

Days of the week 232

At the car rental office 234

Comparing past and present 236

Was/were (kan) 238

Weak verbs 240

Video: Mahmoud talks about the Egypt of his youth 242

Vocabulary in Unit 17 243

18 Education and business 245

Education: at school 245

Education: at university 248

Video: Cyrine talks about her studies 248

Arabic words in English 249

Plural pattern 5 249

Talking about business and politics 252

A new life 253

Word order and verbs 245

Last Thursday 256

Past negative 257

Structure notes: More about idafa 259

Vocabulary in Unit 18 259

19 Future plans 262

Months of the year 262

In the future 263

Talking about your plans 266

Forms of the verb: an introduction 268

Zeinah's plans 270

Video: Abdou talks about his future plans 272

Vocabulary in Unit 19 272

20 Review and further study 274

Conversation: Review 277

Further study 278

Reference material 281

Quick reference 282

The Arabic alphabet 282

The Arabic verb 284

Broken plurals 287

Months of the year 288

Answers to exercises 289

English-Arabic glossary 341

Index 367

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