Mastering Arabic, Part 1
This imaginative, comprehensive course in modern, standard Arabic focuses on teaching both the script and the spoken language. Designed for both individual and classroom use and assuming no previous knowledge of the language, it aims to provide the student with a general understanding of the language's overall structure as well as the means for basic communication. The unique combination of step-by-step grammar and practical exercises emphasizes a functional approach to mastering a new script and acquiring vocabulary. Everyday situations and local customs are explored through dialogues, newspaper extracts, drawings and photos. An exercise key and an English-Arabic glossary are also included. Accompanying CDs are enclosed. Book jacket.
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accusative adjectives alif Arabic language Arabic script Arabic words basic shape broken plurals colour countries damma dictionary dirhem dots dual English example Exercise 11 Exercise 4 Exercise Exercise 4 Look Exercise 9 fatha female feminine masculine feminine singular fern genitive ghayn hadha hamza Handwriting practice headline hollow verbs idafa ifrLJI itLJI joined both sides kasra language learners letters in group lift male marbuta masc Mastering Arabic meaning medals middle root letter Modern Standard Arabic native speakers newspaper nisba nominative Notice numbers pictures and listen plural patterns plural singular possessive endings present verb pronunciation questions and answers Qur'an Remember repeated twice s.th shadda sound feminine plural sound masculine plural spoken dialects STRUCTURE NOTES sun letter tape and look Vocabulary in Chapter wajad write sentences written