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Arabic for Dummies [With CDROM] (For Dummies)

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Learn to:
  • Make sense of the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, and grammar
  • Understand and be understood when dining, shopping, and hanging out with your friends and family
  • Communicate on the phone and in business conversations

Real-life conversations included on the bonus CD-ROM

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic

Taking a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language, Arabic For Dummies, Second Edition is packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. Written by a native Arabic speaker, Arabic For Dummies, Second Edition is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic.

  • Arabic 101 — find an easy-to-follow introduction to the Arabic script, the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet, the difference between consonants and vowels, and a thorough overview of Arabic grammatic and linguistic constructs
  • Out and about — discover the key words and phrases that allow you to interact with Arabic-speaking folks in a variety of different settings (such as in a restaurant, around town, at the office, or at a bank)
  • Hit the road — use your Arabic speaking skills to plan a trip, make a hotel reservation, check in to and out of your hotel, and much more

Open the book and find:

  • The scoop on the Arabic alphabet
  • Tips for tackling basic Arabic grammar
  • Basic forms of greetings, words, and phrases
  • How to make small talk and ask for basic info
  • Guidance on planning a trip, finding a place to stay, and getting around
  • How to tell time
  • Ten ways to pick up Arabic quickly
  • Tips for handling emergencies

Bonus CD Includes

Real-life conversations and practice opportunities See the appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Synopsis:

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic

Regarded 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 transliteration
  • The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard Arabic
  • How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town
  • How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations
  • Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies
  • Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries
  • Recognizing Arabic symbols and characters
  • The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation

Written 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.

Synopsis:

Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helps readers start speaking Modern Standard Arabic in no time. Whether readers are students, travelers, or work in business or government, they’ll find this title to be packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references. Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides guidance on basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. It features 25 percent new and revised content, including a revamped, user-friendly organization, design improvements to both pedagogy and organization, and a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations.

It alsos include major updates in addition to all the necessary foundational information the Dummies reader needs in order to start reading, writing, and speaking Arabic, including expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations and pronunciations and a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary.

About the Author

Amine Bouchentouf, a native Arabic speaker from Morocco, graduated from Middlebury College where he offered a seminar on the Arabic language. He has also taught Arabic at the ABC Language Exchange and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He runs the website www. AL-BAAB.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started  7

Chapter 1: The Arabic You Already Know 9

Chapter 2: Taking a Closer Look at the Arabic Alphabet 19

Chapter 3: Tackling Basic Arabic Grammar 31

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions 59

Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Measurements Straight 71

Chapter 6: At the Office and Around the House 79

Part II: Arabic in Action 95

Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 97

Chapter 8: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way 109

Chapter 9: This Is Delicious! Eating In and Dining Out 121

Chapter 10: Going Shopping 141

Chapter 11: Hitting the Town 161

Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 183

Chapter 13: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation, Music, and the Outdoors 197

Part III: Arabic on the Go  209

Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 211

Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 229

Chapter 16: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 245

Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay 267

Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies 289

Part IV: The Part of Tens  299

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Arabic Quickly 301

Chapter 20: Ten Favorite Arabic Expressions 305

Chapter 21: Ten Great Arabic Proverbs 311

Part V: Appendixes  315

Appendix A: Minidictionaries 317

Appendix B: Verb Tables 331

Appendix C: Answer Key 343

Appendix D: On the CD 349

Index  351

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118455104
Author:
Bouchentouf, Amine
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Arabic
Subject:
Arabic
Subject:
General Foreign Languages
Subject:
Other languages
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Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Subject:
Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Subject:
Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Subject:
Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Subject:
Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Subject:
Arabic for dummies; learning Arabic; how to learn Arabic; basics of Arabic; learn Arabic for dummies; how to learn Arabic for dummies; Arabic guide; guide to learning Arabic; learn to speak Arabic; learn to read Arabic; how to learn to speak Arabic; how t
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20130104
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
235.7 x 188 x 20.8 mm 20.48 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic

Regarded 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 transliteration
  • The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard Arabic
  • How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town
  • How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations
  • Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies
  • Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries
  • Recognizing Arabic symbols and characters
  • The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation

Written 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.

"Synopsis" by , Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helps readers start speaking Modern Standard Arabic in no time. Whether readers are students, travelers, or work in business or government, they’ll find this title to be packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references. Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides guidance on basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. It features 25 percent new and revised content, including a revamped, user-friendly organization, design improvements to both pedagogy and organization, and a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations.

It alsos include major updates in addition to all the necessary foundational information the Dummies reader needs in order to start reading, writing, and speaking Arabic, including expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations and pronunciations and a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary.

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