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Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-45510-4
384 pages
February 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: The Arabic You Already Know 9

Chapter 2: Taking a Closer Look at the Arabic Alphabet 19

Chapter 3: Tackling Basic Arabic Grammar 31

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions 59

Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Measurements Straight 71

Chapter 6: At the Office and Around the House 79

Part II: Arabic in Action 95

Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 97

Chapter 8: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way 109

Chapter 9: This Is Delicious! Eating In and Dining Out 121

Chapter 10: Going Shopping 141

Chapter 11: Hitting the Town 161

Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 183

Chapter 13: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation, Music, and the Outdoors 197

Part III: Arabic on the Go 209

Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 211

Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 229

Chapter 16: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 245

Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay 267

Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies 289

Part IV: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Arabic Quickly 301

Chapter 20: Ten Favorite Arabic Expressions 305

Chapter 21: Ten Great Arabic Proverbs 311

Part V: Appendixes 315

Appendix A: Minidictionaries 317

Appendix B: Verb Tables 331

Appendix C: Answer Key 343

Appendix D: On the CD 349

Index 351

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