Karin C. Ryding is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic, Department of Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics, Georgetown University.
Packed throughout with symbols, tables, diagrams, andillustrative examples, this book is essential reading for anyone inthe early years of studying the language.
This friendly, hands-on workbook starts with a helpful grammarreview from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns,prepositions, and conjunctions. It presents words and examples inboth Arabic script and English transliteration. You’ll findtips for selecting the correct verbs and charts that provideconjugations of regular and irregular Arabic verbs, andend-of-chapter answer keys help you focus your studies. And, youcan practice your Arabic writing right in the book. Discover howto:Improve your written Arabic skillsUnderstand Arabic style and usageUse numbers times and datesRead and write the Arabic alphabetUse fundamental Arabic grammarCommunicate more effectively in ArabicGrasp essential differences in Arabic and English usageJoin clauses and form conditional sentencesUse the verbal noun and participlesWrite emails, personal letters, and other correspondenceConduct business effectively in ArabicAvoid common mistakes in Arabic
Complete with helpful English/Arabic and Arabic/Englishdictionaries and great hints for fine-tuning your Arabic,Intermediate Arabic For Dummies is the tool you need tostart improving your Arabic writing now!
Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate,there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year oldlanguage, including:Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of itsdialectsBasic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone travelingto, doing business in, or serving in the Middle EastIt is the language in which the Koran is writtenThere is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition inArabic
Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic,laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to thisdifficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues andcommunication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time.You’ll get the scoop on:The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and therules of transliterationThe history of the language and information on classical Arabicand its dialectsHow to make small talk and make yourself understood whendining, shopping, or traveling around townHow to communicate on the phone and in businessconversationsHandy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions,hotels, transportation, and emergenciesArabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you shouldnever do in Arabic countries
The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verbtables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help youperfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker whohelped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College,Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start makingyourself understood in Arabic.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.