This is the best Arabic phrase book I have ever seen. It is good for people who have never had any experience with arabic or for people who have. This book is in the Egyptian dialect, which is a good one to know because it is widely understood. But if one already has some knowledge of Arabic there is also the standard form of each word given in the Arabic script, which is also covered. What makes this book so nice is that it is set up so the reader can actually learn the language instead of just memorize key phrases. The subjects covered are extensive and the dictionary is Arabic to English and English to Arabic. No matter what level of achievment is desired, this is the best book to help reach that goal with. This book is not going to give complete knowledge of the language, but it will give as much as a phrase book is able to considering it's size.