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Arabic Phrases For Dummies

By: Amine Bouchentouf Published: 03-09-2009

A portable guide to help you quickly learn common phrases in Modern Standard Arabic 

Today, Arabic is spoken throughout the Middle East, from Morocco to Iraq. The language of the Koran and Islam, Arabic is also studied by more than one billion people for religious reasons. This practical guide offers help on basic Arabic words and phrases and eases communication with Arabic speakers.  

Written as a companion to Arabic For Dummies, Arabic Phrases For Dummies provides readers with the tools to converse with others in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) on a basic level. The most widely used and understood form of Arabic in the world, MSA is used in schools, news broadcasts, and other formal settings. If you want to brush up on your Arabic language skills or have little to no experience with the language, this book can help you quickly learn everyday expressions so you can communicate basic information in Arabic. 

Although Arabic Phrases For Dummies focuses on MSA, this concise book includes examples from regional dialects, the most informal type of Arabic. You’ll have many opportunities to practice Arabic language skills in various scenarios:  

  • Counting days and money 

  • Telling the time 

  • Introducing yourself and making small talk 

  • Ordering meals and shopping 

  • Engaging in leisure or work activities 

  • Finding transportation and lodging 

  • Taking care of emergencies 

Additionally, the book has plenty of real-world phrases to illustrate grammatical concepts, and a chapter on proverbs to emphasize the poetic nature of Arabic. To start speaking conversational Arabic, get your copy today. 

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