Arabic For Dummies by Amine Bouchentouf PDF

By Amine Bouchentouf

ISBN-10: 0471772704

ISBN-13: 9780471772705

Considered as the most tricky languages to benefit for local English audio system through the U.S. kingdom division, Arabic is gaining either prominence and value in the United States. contemporary international occasions have introduced an increasing number of american citizens and different English audio system into touch with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and companies are more and more conscious of the significance of simple Arabic language talents. Arabic for Dummies provide you with a painless and enjoyable technique to commence speaking in Arabic.
Why if you examine Arabic? good, however over 2 hundred million humans in additional than 22 international locations use it to speak, there are hundreds purposes to wake up to hurry this 1,400 yr outdated language, including:<ul type="disc">* the vast majority of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one in every of its dialects* easy Arabic abilities are tremendous beneficial for an individual touring to, doing enterprise in, or serving within the center East* it's the language during which the Koran is written* there's a wealthy, centuries-old literary culture in Arabic
Arabic For Dummies provides the language within the vintage, laid-back For Dummies sort. Taking a peaceful method of this hard language, it’s jam-packed with perform dialogues and communique tips that may have you ever conversing the debate very quickly. You’ll get the inside track on:<ul type="disc">* The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, easy grammar, and the principles of transliteration* The historical past of the language and data on classical Arabic and its dialects* find out how to make small speak and make your self understood whilst eating, procuring, or touring round city* tips on how to converse at the mobilephone and in company conversations* convenient phrases and words for facing cash, instructions, resorts, transportation, and emergencies* Arabic tradition and etiquette, together with ten stuff you should not do in Arabic countries
The e-book additionally comprises an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the e-book that can assist you excellent your pronunciation. Written by way of a local Arabic speaker who helped commence a year-round Arabic division at Middlebury university, Arabic For Dummies is simply what you want to commence making your self understood in Arabic.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of e-book dossier.

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Table 2-1 lists some common Arabic nouns. You’ll notice that I’ve listed both singular and plural forms of some nouns as well as masculine (M) and feminine (F) forms of others. Table 2-1 Common Nouns in Arabic Arabic Pronunciation Translation walad wah-lad boy ‘awlaad aw-lad boys bint bee-net girl banaat bah-nat girls rajul rah-jool man rijaal ree-jal men ‘imra’a eem-rah-ah woman nisaa’ nee-sah women tilmiidh teel-meez student (M) tilmiidha teel-mee-zah student (F) mudarris moo-dah-rees teacher (M) mudarrisa moo-dah-ree-sah teacher (F) Taalib tah-leeb college student (M) Taaliba tah-lee-bah college student (F) ‘ustaadh oos-taz professor (M) ‘ustaadha oos-tah-zah professor (F) madrasa mad-rah-sah school jaami’a jah-mee-ah university kulliyya koo-lee-yah college Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Arabic Grammar Arabic Pronunciation Translation kitaab kee-tab book Taawila tah-wee-lah table sayyaara sah-yah-rah car Identifying adjectives In Arabic, an adjective must be in agreement with the noun it modifies in both gender and plurality.

This section looks at some of the most common irregular verbs in the Arabic language. The verb “to sell” is conjugated as baa’a (bah-ah; sold) in the past tense. In the conjugation that follows, notice that unlike regular verbs, baa’a has only two consonants (the baa’ and the ‘ayn). Form Pronunciation Translation ‘anaa bi’tu ah-nah beeh-too I sold ‘anta bi’ta an-tah beeh-tah You sold (MS) ‘anti bi’tii an-tee beeh-tee You sold (FS) huwa baa’a hoo-wah bah-ah He sold hiya baa’at hee-yah bah-at She sold naHnu bi’naa nah-noo beeh-nah We sold ‘antum bi’tum an-toom beeh-toom You sold (MP) ‘antunna bi’tunna an-too-nah beeh-too-nah You sold (FP) hum baa’uu hoom bah-ooh They sold (MP) hunna bi’na hoo-nah beeh-nah They sold (FP) antumaa bi’tumaa an-too-mah beeh-too-mah You sold (dual/MP/FP) humaa baa’aa hoo-mah bah-ah They sold (dual/MP) humaa baa’ataa hoo-mah bah-ah-tah They sold (dual/FP) 45 46 Part I: Getting Started In order to conjugate the verb baa’a in the present tense, use the form yabii’u (yah-bee-ooh; to sell).

31 32 Part I: Getting Started ߜ as-sayyaara al-bayDaa’ waraa’a al-manzil. ) ߜ al-walad al-laTiif ma’a al-mudarris. ) In addition, you can use multiple adjectives with both the subject and object nouns: ߜ al-‘imra’a al-jamiila fii as-sayyaara as-sarii’a. ) ߜ al-mudarissa ad-dakiyya ‘amaama al-madrasa al-bayDaa’. ) (F) ߜ al-kursiiy aS-Saghiir waraa’a aT-Taawila al-kabiira. ) Using demonstratives and forming sentences A demonstrative is the part of speech that you use to indicate or specify a noun that you’re referring to.

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