A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

Author: Hans Wehr
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447020024
Release Date: 1979-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.

A Dictionary of Idiomatic Expressions in Written Arabic

Author: Mahmoud Sami Moussa
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774166419
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

How would you ever know that "to lose a baby ostrich" means to rush into something without thinking? Or that "what can the wind take from the pavement?" is said when someone has nothing left to lose? This comprehensive guide to idiomatic expressions in literary Arabic, the first of its kind, will inform, amuse, and entertain, through more than 8500 entries found in texts from the Qur'an to today's newspapers. With explanations in Arabic and English, it is an essential resource for both students of Arabic and native speakers. Reaching into the great wealth of this complex and intriguing language, the dictionary draws on and reveals the rich cultural and religious traditions of Arabic-speaking communities that have informed its idioms. Expressions of condolence, astonishment, and hardship, alongside sayings about friendship, miserliness, and reconciliation are collected and made accessible here, and glimpses are provided into history through phrases tied to important events and figures-from the ancient Egyptians to Saddam Hussein-altogether allowing a fascinating insight into Arabic's many quirks and intricacies.

Arabic English Dictionary of Qur anic Usage

Author: Al-Saïd Muhammad Badawi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004149489
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

The Qur'an is the living source of all Islamic teaching, and is of singular importance to those interested in Islam and the study of religions. Despite this, there exists a long-felt lack of research tools for English first-language speakers who wish to access the Qur'an in the original Arabic. The "Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage" is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'anic Studies. Based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries, this work also emphasises the role of context in determining the meaning-scatter of each vocabulary item. Illustrative examples from Qur'anic verses are provided in support of the definitions given for each context in which a particular word occurs, with cross-references to other usages. Frequently occurring grammatical particles are likewise thoroughly explained, insofar as they are used in conveying various nuances of meaning in the text.

Modern Written Arabic

Author: El Said Badawi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317929840
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Arabic grammar. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in contemporary written Arabic. Data is taken from actual written Arabic, both literary and non-literary, observed or published since 1990. Sources range from street signs to high literature. This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for anyone at the intermediate to advanced level, from students through to teachers and linguists. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Arabic grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Features include: detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech extensive exemplification particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty Arabic-English parallels highlighted throughout the book an extensive index and numbered paragraphs for ease-of-reference Elsaid Badawi was Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the American University in Cairo. Michael G. Carter is Honorary Professor at Sydney University. Adrian Gully is an Independent Professional Interpreter and Translator. Maher Awad is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Rice University. ?

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Author: Hezi Brosh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462911714
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.

English Grammar for Students of Arabic

Author: Ernest Nasseph McCarus
Publisher: The Olivia and Hill Press
ISBN: UOM:39015074241111
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A supplementary text for English speakers of all ages learning Arabic.Introduces the English grammar that will be useful for learning Arabic. Each grammatical term is defined and its usage illustrated in both English and Arabic, pointing out similarities, differences and common pitfalls.

Persian English Dictionary

Author: S. Haim
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781800552
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A comprehensive dictionary defines approximately thirty thousand words and idioms in 22,500 entries, and includes hints on pronunciation and transliteration of Persian, known as Farsi in Iran and as Dari in Afghanistan.

An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic

Author: David Cowan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052109240X
Release Date: 1958-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The lessons are clear, in non-technical language, and have generous examples, with plenty of exercises for translation from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. This is the manual that students interested in Arabic as a living and expanding world language will prefer. It is the first to deal mainly with modern literary Arabic. In Mr Cowan's words: 'The purpose is to explain to the students, in as concise a manner as possible, the grammatical structure of the modern Arabic literary language as it is found today in newspapers, magazines, books, the radio, and public speaking. I have endeavoured to restrict the material to the minimum which may serve as a stepping-stone to a deeper study of Arabic. As the fundamental grammar of written Arabic has hardly changed as an introduction to the classical language also. Having once mastered its contents the student should have a sound grasp of Arabic grammar and can then direct his studies towards modern literature or classical according to his needs and inclinations.

Modern Standard Arabic Grammar

Author: Mohammad T. Alhawary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444329490
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Modern Standard Arabic Grammar is comprehensive guide that introduces readers to the basic structure and grammar of the Arabic language. Its features include: Comprehensive coverage of Arabic grammar and structure in current standard use (MSA), from entry level to advanced proficiency Balanced treatment of the phonological, syntactic, and morphological rules of the Arabic language An intuitive presentation of grammar rules and structures, in order of frequency and functional use Straightforward explanations with minimum linguistic jargon and terminology, explaining the key issues Packed throughout with symbols, tables, diagrams, and illustrative examples, this book is essential reading for anyone in the early years of studying the language.

The Dictionary of the Holy Qur n

Author: Abdul Mannān Omar
Publisher: Noor Foundation International
ISBN: 0963206796
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Reference

1- Easy to find and ascertain the real, classical, and root meaning of all the Quranic Words.2- All root-words of the Holy Quran with their derivatives have been included in it.3- Efforts have been made to highlight various shades of meaning.4- Two indexes have been provided: Index #1- The Quranic Words. Each Quranicword is ALPHABETICALLY arranged (according to the Arabic alphabets), with the cross reference to the basic `root-words'. (This Index # 1 is helpful for the beginners).Index # 2 - Basic Quranic Root-words. All the Quranic basic`root-words' arranged alphabetically (according to the Arabic alphabets).5- Authentic and Comprehensive. The etymology, the function, and wherever applicable the abbreviations are also given from the most authentic sources, with explanatory notes, grammatical comments, and examples in phrase and poetry.6- Classical Arabic Dictionaries combined in one. Some of theclassical dictionaries used: Al-Mufradat fi Gharib Al-Quran by Abdul Qasim al-Husain al-Raghib; Lisan al-Arab by Jamal al-Din Abu al-Fadzl Muhmmad bin Mukarram bin Manzur; Taj al-Arus min Jawahir al Qamus by Muhammad al MurtadzaHusaini; The Arabic English Lexicon by Edward W. Lane etc.7- Appendices: Appendix # 1- An Overview of the Dictionary. This has number of articles. Appendix # 2- System of Punctuation. Appendix # 3- System of Transliteration of the Arabic Words.8- Deluxe gift edition: Silver page edges. Leather-flex binding.

An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic

Author: Wheeler McIntosh Thackston
Publisher: Iranbooks Press
ISBN: 0936347406
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Cultural Studies. Reference. W. M. Thackston's AN INTRODUCTION TO KORANIC AND CLASSICAL ARABIC is an elementary-level grammar of standard classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has not changed appreciably in fourteen hundred years. An indispensable tool for all who are interested in Islamic religion, science, and literature, the language presented in this book will enable the learner to study firsthand the primary sources of Islamic civilization and the classics of the Islamic Near East. W. M. Thackston is Professor of the Practice in Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught Persian and Arabic for over twenty years. Author of numerous books and articles on the languages and literatures of the Near East, his works include a new English translation of the Baburnama, A Century of Princes: Sources on Timurid History and Art, and Tales from Luristan: Tales, Fables and Folk Poetry from the Lur of Bala-Gariva.