Intermediate Arabic for Dummies

Author(s): Keith Massey

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Looking to enhance your Arabic writing skills? "Intermediate Arabic For Dummies" gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice writing the language like a native. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you'll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Arabic style and usage that will have you writing in no time! This friendly, hands-on workbook starts with a helpful grammar review from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions. It presents words and examples in both Arabic script and English transliteration. You'll find tips for selecting the correct verbs and charts that provide conjugations of regular and irregular Arabic verbs, and end-of-chapter answer keys help you focus your studies. And, you can practice your Arabic writing right in the book.


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Keith Massey earned his BA in classical studies and his PhD in biblical Hebrew and Arabic. He is currently an Arabic instructor and a high school Latin teacher. After 9/11, Massey worked as an Arabic language specialist for the National Security Agency (NSA).

Introduction. Part I: Polishing Your Arabic Skills. Chapter 1: Looking at Numbers, Times, and Dates. Chapter 2: Arabic 101 Refresher. Chapter 3: The Write Stuff: How to Read and Write the Arabic Alphabet. Part II: Becoming a Master at Using Nouns. Chapter 4: Making Your Case with the Three Cases of the Arabic Noun. Chapter 5: Forming the Plural in Arabic. Chapter 6: Bringing Your Sentences to Life with Adjectives and Adverbs. Chapter 7: Making Connections: Mastering the 'iDaafa Construction. Chapter 8: Pronouns: Relatively Speaking. Part III: Staying Active: Forming Arabic Verbs. Chapter 9: Forms and Functions: The Forms of the Arabic Verb. Chapter 10: Exploring Irregularity in Arabic Verbs. Chapter 11: Using the Imperative in Commands. Chapter 12: Writing to the Point with Object Suffixes and Pronouns. Chapter 13: The Indicative, Jussive, and Subjunctive Moods of the Arabic Verb. Part IV: Enlivening Your Writing with Particles. Chapter 14: Forming Conditional Sentences. Chapter 15: Picking up the Pieces using Particles and Partitives. Chapter 16: Uncovering the Source of the Verbal Noun. Chapter 17: Being Positive About Adding the Negative to Arabic Sentences. Chapter 18: Active and Passive Participles. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Arabic. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Fine-Tune Your Arabic Skills. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Verb Chart. Appendix B: English-Arabic Dictionary. Appendix C: Arabic-English Dictionary. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470373378
  • : John Wiley & Sons
  • : John Wiley & Sons
  • : October 2008
  • : 255mm X 207mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Keith Massey
  • : Paperback
  • : 492.782421
  • : 360
  • : illustrations