Top positive review
Still well worth having, even if you get the new bilingual - lots of examples and lots of English-Arabic - got it for pennies!
on 29 August 2017
Just arrived today and I've had a little look inside. I got this 2nd hand for pennies. First impression is there's a lot packed in. There's a lot of sample sentences and expressions, which is very useful. Someone complained that the entries look handwritten. I'm not surprised, given the historical difficulties with typesetting Arabic, and this was out in the 70s. It's perfectly legible for me. And someone else complained there were more vowel markings needed but as an intermediate learner I'm fairly sure of those sounds - there are some grammatical case endings e.g. to remind you about the subjunctive after أن. I was yearning after the new Oxford bilingual dictionary, but couldn't afford it. I've now got plenty of English to Arabic for pennies, and I can access the new dictionary content online for £10 a year. Well worth finding this book - is my early impression. I am enjoying reading out the examples in this.