Moosa Ali

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501 Arabic Verbs (501 Verbs) by Raymond P. Scheindlin
501 Arabic Verbs (501 Verbs) by Raymond P. Scheindlin
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Having read the more negative reviews of this book here I felt sorry for those people - but I think they somewhat miscalculated how Arabic is best learnt. Learning Arabic for English speakers is a formidable task and really a good teacher is indispensable. To use Scheindlin's book you have to understand basic morphology (sarf). The 10 verb form patters have to be explained to you and learnt. Some courses here in the UK (e.g. Ibn Jabal) teach the first year of a good Western university Arabic degree course in 15 lessons. With that basic foundation you realise how useful this book is: You acquire 500 words; you know how to conjugate the difficult and non-intuitive verb forms; how to make the… Read more
Arabic English Dictionary for Advanced Learners by J.G. Hava
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible print, 27 July 2011
The content of the dictionary itself seemed really good and a useful adjunct to Hans Wehr. The only problem - and it's a big problem - is that the print is absolutely horrible. The english is just about readable, but the Arabic....!! You'll need a magnifying glass, and with some words half the Arabic is just missing. The book was printed in India and it really wasnt given much care. I agree that the book's content is excellent, but the atrocious print makes it simply a waste of money (dictionaries are laborious enough to use anyway without having to squint and guess at the arabic). I sent it back the day after i received it. I hope someone makes a web version one day.

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