A concise, portable guide for communicating in Arabic Today, Arabic is spoken in more than 20 countries, and more than one billion people study Arabic 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, this book provides readers with the tools to converse with others in Modern Standard Arabic on a basic level. It uses real-world phrases extensively to illustrate grammatical concepts and provide opportunities to practice newfound skills. Amine Bouchentouf (New York, NY) is a native Arabic speaker from Morocco and the author of Arabic For Dummies (978-0-471-77270-5).
Introduction. Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking Arabic. Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics. Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds. Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk. Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink or a Snack (or a Meal!). Chapter 6: Shop ’til You Drop! Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority. Chapter 8: When You Gotta Work. Chapter 9: I Get Around: Transportation. Chapter 10: Laying Down Your Weary Head: Hotel or Home. Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies. Chapter 12: Ten Favorite Arabic Expressions. Chapter 13: Ten Great Arabic Proverbs. Index.
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.
Your handy guide to everyday Arabic words and expressions Need to brush up on your Arabic conversation skills? This fun, concise phrasebook will jumpstart your comprehension, equipping you with the phrases necessary for common everyday situations — from traveling to shopping to making small talk. This quick-and-easy approach will have you speaking basic Arabic in no time! Get started with the basics — figure out the Arabic alphabet and practice the sounds From nouns to numbers — understand the rules of grammar, get to know Arabic verbs, and practice counting in Arabic Talk with native Arabic speakers — greet people, ask questions, and talk about yourself Enjoy yourself around town — from dining and shopping to transportation and entertainment, know the right words and phrases to get what you need Handle on-the-job tasks — talk with coworkers, use the phone, send letters and e-mails, and more Deal with emergencies — find medical and legal help when you need it Open the book and find: Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Every grammatical and linguistic point explained in plain English Arabic sounds represented in English characters "Words to Know" sections to help you find the right word fast Favorite Arabic expressions and great Arabic proverbs
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