By John Mace

Audio fabric to accompany the ebook is out there on the following web site: scholar, enterprise direction in spoken and written Arabic geared toward people with no previous wisdom of the language.Suitable for enterprise execs and scholars eager to speak without delay with humans and associations within the Arab global, Arabic at the present time is a self-contained path in modern Arabic. university has a tendency to pay attention both at the written language (never utilized in daily speech) or on a specific local dialect (which is rarely written down). Arabic this day breaks with this custom, capitalising at the rising kind of spoken Pan-Arabic. This supraregional type of informed speech is drawn from the main influential components, in addition to the fashionable written notice. So even if you must converse the language or upload writing abilities in addition, this path e-book and accompanying audio site are the appropriate instruments for self-tuition and lecture room use. the second one version of this ebook has been completely revised and up to date to make it appropriate to a brand new iteration of readers. Grammar is defined extra basically and accurately, the interpreting fabric has been up to date and the typography is clearer. New observe indexes provide meanings and reference for the vocabulary and including the grammar index they give a useful extra reference function.

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Yā sīdna filadílfiya tíkram as-sawwāq: li wayn, yā sī́dna? Peter: li ’utáyl filadílfiya, min fádlak. as-sawwāq: tíkram. Peter: shúkran. when I came/went out building When I came out of the airport building, I found travellers much/many cars I found many travellers and many cars. I knew hotel but I did not know road town I knew the name of the hotel, but I didn’t know the road to town, I asked, I requested driver that he he takes me and I asked a taxi driver to take me (‘that he takes me’) to the hotel.

Thank you, goodbye. 2. 9ibārāt mish kadha? Isn’t that so? mamnūn ikthīr, mamnūna kthīr, mamnūnīn ikthīr I’m/We’re very grateful. mā fī shī (stress on mā) It’s nothing. 9ala ra’sī (‘on my head’) Certainly (complying with a request). Note also, with the same meaning: 9ala 9aynī ‘on my eye’. tab9an (‘naturally’) of course ya9nī (‘it means’) that is to say. ’ (looking for one’s word). wallāhi (‘by God’) Good Heavens. Expresses surprise or admiration. kam tākhudh? How much do you charge (‘take’)?

Laysh mā katabt jawāb li risālat ’umūr al-khārijīya? – katabtu, mā wajadtu? I don’t know the director of this company. Do you? Whose is this copy? I found it in my general file. In the Commercial Division there are only nineteen people. – Good Heavens, that’s not many. In general, the private sector is very important for the country. Why haven’t you written a reply to Foreign Affairs’ letter? – I’ve written it, haven’t you found it? 48 ARABIC TODAY 19. at-tamārīn 1. : katab – katab yuktub (a) daras (b) wisil (d) shakar (e) ’akal  (c) 9irif 2.

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