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Arabic for Dummies
Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importa...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 23rd 2011 by For Dummies
(first published January 1st 2006)
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This book didn't work for me at all. I suppose it might be OK for an international traveler wanting to pick up some Arabic in a hurry. The emphasis was on vocabulary and common phrases. I was more interested in grammar and word construction, and there wasn't much of that. Most annoying was the unacceptable number of mistakes in the transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters: words in the wrong order, the wrong word transliterated, words left out, and sometimes even the wrong symb...more
Fantastic reference guide to the very basic Arabic for a monolingual Scots lass such as myself. As expected with attempting to learn any language, the very basic of greetings taken from this guide were often met with laughter from my Arab friends. If only the guide had a section on the regional variations of Arabic.