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.

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. ?

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

Author: Karin C. Ryding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443333
Release Date: 2005-08-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood. Accompanied by extensive carefully-chosen examples, it will prove invaluable as a practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and will also be a useful resource for scholars and professionals wishing to develop an understanding of the key features of the language. Grammar notes are numbered for ease of reference, and a section is included on how to use an Arabic dictionary, as well as helpful glossaries of Arabic and English linguistic terms and a useful bibliography. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this book is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Arabic.

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.

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.

Arabic English Dictionary of Qur anic Usage

Author: Elsaid Badawi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047423775
Release Date: 2010-11-19
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.

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.

Arabic Stylistics

Author: Hussein Abdul-Raof
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447044357
Release Date: 2000-12-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arabic has been taught as a foreign language throughout the world. Yet, no book has been available for teachers and students that illustrates to them the stylistic mechanism of Arabic. This shows the urgent need for a reference book on Arabic stylistics that can develop the student's stylistic competence as well as enhance his/her writing and communication skills needed for this vital modern language. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook aims to help the learner to acquire sound awareness of the recurrent structural patterns of modern standard Arabic and develop his/her analytical stylistic skills. This coursebook is also of great value to the teachers of Arabic as a foreign language who need this particular book to assist them in developing their students' practical ability and understanding of Arabic. This coursebook is written in a smooth language and is supported by generous examples with their translation in English. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook is highly beneficial for both teachers and learners of Arabic as a foreign language.

Arabic Made Easy

Author: Abul Hashim
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:213374356
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Arabic language


The Arabic Alphabet

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
ISBN: 0818404302
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Discusses the basics of the Arabic language and provides instruction in the Arabic alphabet

Arabic Grammar of the Written Language

Author: G. W. Thatcher
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0870521012
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In just 49 lessons, this text provides the student with a thorough reading knowledge of Arabic. Vocabulary lists, exercises and pronunciation guide are included.