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Arabic for Dummies.

Author/Creator:
Bouchentouf, Amine.
Publication:
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (387 pages)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Arabic language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Amine Bouchentouf, a native Arabic speaker from Morocco, graduated from Middlebury College where he offered a seminar on the Arabic language. He has also taught Arabic at the ABC Language Exchange and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He runs the website www. AL-BAAB.com.
Contents:
Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition
About the Author
Contents at a Glance
Table of Contents
Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: The Arabic You Already Know
Taking Stock of What's Familiar
Discovering the Arabic Alphabet
Speaking Arabic like a Native
Chapter 2: Taking a Closer Look at the Arabic Alphabet
Getting a Grasp on
Figuring Out the Transcription
Getting Better Acquainted with the Script
Chapter 3: Tackling Basic Arabic Grammar
Introducing Nouns, Adjectives, and Articles
Creating Simple, Verb-Free Sentences
Working with Verbs
Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions
Greeting People Appropriately
Making Introductions
Talking about Countries and Nationalities
Shooting the Breeze: Talking about the Weather
Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Measurements Straight
Talking Numbers
Referring to Days and Months
Size Matters: Measuring in Arabic
Chapter 6: At the Office and Around the House
Managing the Office Environment
Life at Home
Part II: Arabic in Action
Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk
Asking Key Questions
Talking About Yourself and Your Family
Making Small Talk on the Job
Staying in Touch by Phone and Email
Chapter 8: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way
Focusing on the "Where"
Getting Direction about Directions
Discovering Ordinal Numbers
Chapter 9: This Is Delicious! Eating In and Dining Out
Consuming Food: All about Mealtime
Enjoying a Meal at Home
Dining Out
Chapter 10: Going Shopping
Going to the Store
Asking for a Particular Item
Comparing Merchandise.
More Than a Few Words about Buying and Selling
Shopping for Clothes
Chapter 11: Hitting the Town
Telling Time in Arabic
Visiting Museums
Going to the Movies
Touring Religious Sites
Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating
Making a Call: Phone Basics
Planning while on the Phone
Leaving a Message
Sending and Getting Emails
Chapter 13: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation, Music, and the Outdoors
Starting Out with the Doing Verb
Sporting an Athletic Side
Going to the Beach
Playing Musical Instruments
Talking about Hobbies
Part III: Arabic on the Go
Chapter 14: Planning a Trip
Choosing Your Destination
Picking the Right Time for Your Trip
Tackling Packing
Preparing Your Travel Documents
Using a Travel Agency
Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land
Going to the Bank
Using the ATM
Exchanging Currency
Chapter 16: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Traveling by Plane
Getting Around on Land
Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay
Choosing the Right Accommodations
Making a Reservation
Checking In to the Hotel
Checking Out of the Hotel
Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies
Shouting Out for Help
Getting Medical Help
Acquiring Legal Help
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Arabic Quickly
Watch Arabic Television
Use the Dictionary
Read Arabic Newspapers
Surf the Internet
Use a Language Tape or CD
Listen to Arabic Music
Make Arabic-Speaking Friends
Watch Arabic Movies
Eat at a Middle Eastern Restaurant
Sing Arabic Songs
Chapter 20: Ten Favorite Arabic Expressions
مرحباً بكم !
ممتاز!
الحمد لله
إن شاء الله
مبروك!
بإذن الله
بالصحة
تحيات
مبلغ
تبارك الله
Chapter 21: Ten Great Arabic Proverbs
الأمثال نور الكلام.
اعمل خيراً وألقه في البحر
اطلبوا العلم من المهد إلى اللحد
يد واحدة لا تصفق
مؤكداً على شجرةأخرى الحرباء لا يغادر شجرته حتى يكون
خطأ معروف أحسن من حقيقة غير معروفة
السر مثل الحمامة: عندما يغادر يدي يطير
العقل للنظر والقلب للسمع
كل يوم من حياتك صفحة من تاريخك
اللي فاتك بليلة فاتك بحيلة
Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A: Minidictionaries
Appendix B: Verb Tables
Regular Arabic Verbs in the Past Tense
Regular Arabic Verbs in the Present Tense
Regular Arabic Verbs in the Future Tense
Irregular Arabic Verbs in the Past Tense
Irregular Arabic Verbs in the Present Tense
Irregular Arabic Verbs in the Future Tense
Appendix C: Answer Key
Appendix D: On the CD
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Bouchentouf, Amine Arabic for Dummies
ISBN:
9781118502563
9781118455104
OCLC:
824698438