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Arabic Phrases for Dummies

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A portable guide to help you quickly learn common phrases in Modern Standard Arabic

Today, Arabic is spoken throughout the Middle East, from Morocco to Iraq. The language of the Koran and Islam, Arabic is also studied by more than one billion people for religious reasons. This practical guide offers help on basic Arabic words and phrases and eases communication with Arabic speakers.

Written as a companion to Arabic For Dummies, Arabic Phrases For Dummies provides readers with the tools to converse with others in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) on a basic level. The most widely used and understood form of Arabic in the world, MSA is used in schools, news broadcasts, and other formal settings. If you want to brush up on your Arabic language skills or have little to no experience with the language, this book can help you quickly learn everyday expressions so you can communicate basic information in Arabic.

Although Arabic Phrases For Dummies focuses on MSA, this concise book includes examples from regional dialects, the most informal type of Arabic. You'll have many opportunities to practice Arabic language skills in various scenarios:

    Counting days and money

    Telling the time

    Introducing yourself and making small talk

    Ordering meals and shopping

    Engaging in leisure or work activities

    Finding transportation and lodging

    Taking care of emergencies

Additionally, the book has plenty of real-world phrases to illustrate grammatical concepts, and a chapter on proverbs to emphasize the poetic nature of Arabic. To start speaking conversational Arabic, get your copy today.



Author: Amine Bouchentouf
Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 02/01/2009
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.32lbs
Size: 7.40h x 4.40w x 0.51d
ISBN: 9780470225233

About the Author
Amine Bouchentouf is a native Arabic, English, and French speaker born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. He teaches Arabic and lectures about relations between America and the Arab world.