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If you know both languages you will see the problems.,
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This review is from: First 1000 Words in Arabic (Usborne First 1000 Words) (Paperback)
On the plus side, this book is fun, information packed, appealing for younger learners, and has good sets of vocabulary. My daughter likes looking at the pictures and finding things on the pages when I prompt her.
On the down side, a number of the words are offered as the local dialect version rather than the modern standard (fus-ha). If you know about modern standard Arabic, you will be able to identify these words. I'm not saying that this is a major detraction from what is a good book, but it should be made clear in a preface or introduction. If you purely use this book for learning vocab, you will therefore learn some words which are not appropriate for the item being described.