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Arabic (العربية)

A selection of language courses, dictionaries, grammars and other materials for learning Arabic.

Courses, Grammars, Dictionaries, Phrasebooks


Courses

Modern Standard Arabic

Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds

Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds

by Kristen E. Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi

- teaches you Arabic pronunication and how to read and write Arabic letters. Also introduces about 150 basic vocabulary words, including conventional forms of politeness and social greetings in Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Highly recommended for those beginning to study Arabic.

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Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al-Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic

Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al-Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic

by Kristen E. Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi

- a course in three parts that provides a good introduction to Modern Standard Arabic which also provides material in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Classical Arabic. Each part of the course comes with a textbook and DVDs. Knowledge of the Arabic script is necessary to get the most out of this course - the above course is designed to provide that knowledge.

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Mastering Arabic

Mastering Arabic

by Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar

- a good introduction to Modern Standard Arabic which concentrates on teaching you to read and write the language. Includes two cassettes with recordings of the some of the dialogues in the book.

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Ahlan Wa Sahlan: An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic

Ahlan Wa Sahlan: An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic

by Mahdi Alosh

- teaches you to read, write and speak Modern Standard Arabic. Includes extensive notes on Arabic culture.

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Arabic for Dummies

Arabic for Dummies

by Amine Bouchentouf

- a introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic which includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book.

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Intermediate Arabic for Dummies

Intermediate Arabic for Dummies

by Keith Massey

- an intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic organized by grammatical topic with Arabic script and English transliteration throughout. It is an ideal supplement to the other texts and resources the student is using.

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Teach Yourself Arabic

Teach Yourself Arabic

Jack Smart & Frances Altorfer

- a introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic which includes dialogues, grammatical notes and exercises. The accompanying CDs contain recordings of some of the dialogues.

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Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia

Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic

Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic

Jack Smart & Frances Altorfer

- a good introduction to the colloquial spoken Arabic of the Persian Gulf region which includes dialogues, grammatical notes and exercises. The accompanying cassette contains recordings of some of the dialogues.

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Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia

Clive Holes

- a course in the colloquial spoken Arabic of the Persian Gulf region and Saudi Arabia. All dialogues in this book are presented in Latin transliteration, rather than in the Arabic script, and some are included on the accompanying cassettes.

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Egyptian Arabic

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

by Russell McGuirk

- a good course in the colloquial spoken Arabic of Egypt. All dialogues in this book are presented in Latin transliteration. There is also a supplement at the back of the book containing the dialogues in Arabic script. The accompanying cassettes include the dialogues and some of the exercises.

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Kullu Tamam!: An Introduction to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Kullu Tamam!: An Introduction to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

by Manfred Woidich and Rabha Henein-Nasr

- teaches you the every day spoken Arabic of Egypt and the Arabic script. Includes a CD with recordings of the dialogues. This is an English version of a popular Dutch course.

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Iraqi Arabic

A Basic Course in Iraqi Arabic

A Basic Course in Iraqi Arabic

by W.M. Erwin

- an introduction to the colloquial Arabic of educated residents of Baghdad. Contains extensive notes on pronunciation and grammar, together with dialogues and exercises. Also includes a CD with recordings of the dialogues and drills.

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Moroccan Arabic

A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic

A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic

by Margaret Nydell, Richard S. Harrell, et al

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Grammars

Mastering Arabic Grammar

Mastering Arabic Grammar

by Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar

- a good grammar reference book for beginning and intermediate students of Arabic. This book is divided into two main parts: one which explains the basics of grammar, and the other which covers verbs. There are also other sections covering the grammatical case endings used in formal, literary and religious Arabic.

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A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

by Eckehard Schulz

- an accessible grammar that provides a concise and user-friendly guide to the structure of Modern Standard Arabic. Includes detailed descriptions of all types of sentences, and numerous tables provide a clear presentation of verbs and nouns.

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Dictionaries

Arabic/English Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

Arabic/English Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

by Hans Wehr

- an excellent dictionary for serious students of Arabic with entries organised according to consonant roots and numerous examples of usage.

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Arabic-English/English-Arabic Dictionary

Arabic-English/English-Arabic Dictionary

by Nicholas Awde & Kevin Smith

- a concise, compact and up-to-date dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic. The Arabic entries are in Arabic script and transliterated, and the English entries include pronunciation information. Grammatical forms are given for both languages.

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Arabic-English/English-Arabic Dictionary

Elias Pocket Dictionary English-Arabic and Arabic-English

by Elias A. Elias (Editor)

- a handy, pocket-sized bilingual dictionary.

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Phrasebooks

Arabic at a Glance Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers

Arabic at a Glance Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers

by Hilary Wise

- a comprehensive phrase book and dictionary of colloquial Egyptian Arabic with all phrases and words in both the Latin and Arabic alphabets.

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Lebanese Arabic Phrasebook

Lebanese Arabic Phrasebook

by Hiba Najem

- an effective way to learn Lebanese through practical sentences, puzzles and videos.

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Arabic electronic dictionary

Arabic electronic dictionaries and phrasesbooks

Electronic dictionaries and translators: up to 1,000,000 words, full-text translation. Speech recognition, audio phrasebooks. Arabic translation software for Windows, Pocket PC, Palm, Mobile phones. Free trial download!

More information

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