Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118502582
  • ISBN-13: 9781118502587
  • DDC: 492.782421
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helps readers start speaking Modern Standard Arabic in no time. Whether readers are students, travelers, or work in business or government, theyll find this title to be packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references. Arabic For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides guidance on basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. It features 25 percent new and revised content, including a revamped, user-friendly organization, design improvements to both pedagogy and organization, and a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations. It alsos include major updates in addition to all the necessary foundational information the Dummies reader needs in order to start reading, writing, and speaking Arabic, including expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations and pronunciations and a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started.
2: The Arabic You Already Know.
3: Taking a Closer Look at the Arabic Alphabet.
4: Tackling Basic Arabic Grammar.
5: Getting Started with Basic Expressions.
6: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Measurements Straight.
7: At the Office and around the House.
8: Arabic in Action.
9: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.
10: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way.
11: This Is Delicious! Eating in and Dining Out.
12: Going Shopping.
13: Hitting the Town.
14: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating.
15: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation, Music, and the Outdoors.
16: Arabic on the Go.
17: Planning a Trip.
18: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land.
19: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
20: Finding a Place to Stay.
21: Handling Emergencies.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten Ways to Pick up Arabic Quickly.
24: Ten Favorite Arabic Expressions.
25: Ten Great Arabic Proverbs.
Arabic-English Minidictionary.
Verb Tables.
Answer Key.
On the CD.