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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Bilingual edition (6 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470225238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470225233
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.3 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 youwith the phrases necessary for common everyday situations from traveling to shopping to making small talk. Thisquick–and–easy approach will have you speaking basic Arabic in notime!

  • Get started with the basics figure out the Arabicalphabet 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, askquestions, and talk about yourself

  • Enjoy yourself around town from dining and shopping totransportation and entertainment, know the right words and phrasesto get what you need

  • Handle on–the–job tasks talk with coworkers, use thephone, send letters and e–mails, and more

  • Deal with emergencies find medical and legal help whenyou need it

Open the book and find:

  • Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
  • Every grammatical and linguistic point explained in plainEnglish

  • Arabic sounds represented in English characters

  • "Words to Know" sections to help you find the right wordfast

  • Favorite Arabic expressions and great Arabic proverbs

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.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By blueapple on 1 Nov. 2010
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Learnt a few phrases very quickly.Tried out on egyptian friend who understood me,no one understands my english so that's a bonus. Seriously now,I found this book very easy to use.The description for pronounciation very helpful.Light weight for travelling and sure to help in most situations on holiday.Study Skills: The Essential Guide for Students (An Amazon.co.uk Exclusive)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss R Orme on 8 Feb. 2012
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Just what I needed, very wordy but spot on and very useful. Excellent delivery and service. Thanks! Will ocme in handy at work to support pupils.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By waqar nawaz on 25 Oct. 2013
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Its a good idea but was utterly disappointed when to see that all the phrase are not Arabic but in Transliteration. When it Arabic phrases then it should present as well. But a good companion for extreme layman.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By chaz on 28 Jan. 2013
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Kinda disappointed as there is no Arabic script :/ Some good vocab though, it wasn't clear that it was Latin transcription only
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I am trying hard to learn arabic and this book is a good tutorial with plenty of examples and clear method of pronunciation. Just need to practice now.
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By McBash on 12 Jan. 2014
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this is a seless book. this is not how you learn arabic the method of teaching is absolutely useless. do not buy.

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By Megg on 29 Jan. 2014
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Great product, as described, and came in a reasonable time period. I'm happy with this product, and a real bargain at this price.
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An easy to understand linguistic reference book and good value for money,
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