Arabic for dummies

Amine Bouchentouf

Book - 2013

Written by a native Arabic speaker, this guide takes a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language.

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--For dummies.
Hoboken, N.J. : Chichester : Wiley ; John Wiley [distributor] c2013.
2nd ed
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xvi, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Main Author
Amine Bouchentouf (-)
  • Introduction
  • Getting started
  • Arabic in action
  • Arabic on the go
  • The part of tens.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offers a straightforward approach for learning the complex Arabic language, including the alphabet, pronunciation and the rules of basic grammar as well as how to make yourself understood in business conversations as well as while dining, shopping or traveling. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Outlines basic Arabic grammar, and introduces useful words and expressions and simplified dialogue which can be used for conversations and traveling.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Written by a native Arabic speaker, this guide takes a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard ArabicRegarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills.Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic For Dummies style. Taking a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language, it's packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliterationThe history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard ArabicHow to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around townHow to communicate on the phone and in business conversationsHandy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergenciesArabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countriesRecognizing Arabic symbols and charactersThe book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciationWritten by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic.CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.