Beginner's Arabic Script

Author: John Mace

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division

ISBN: 9780340860168

Category: Arabic language

Page: 168

View: 7074

Arabic is a world language. It is the official language, or one of the official languages, of nineteen countries spread across Saharan Africa and most of the Middle East. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations. If you are planning to visit or work in an Arab country or are learning Arabic, then 'Teach Yourself Beginner's Arabic Script' will help you get to grips with the reading and writing the Arabic script. This book is a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing simple Arabic that will enable you to read Arabic signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. If you feel that learning the script is a daunting prospect, then this book will make it simple. The alphabet is introduced in stages and there's lots of practice of each new letter before the next is introduced. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Arab environment so that you will begin to familiarise yourself with the most common signs and directions. The book is divided into two parts: Units 1-6 introduce the alphabet and Units 7-13 introduce different types of word and help you to start reading and writing. The final unit is a reading test so that you can check your progress and review any areas of difficulty. The two-way vocabularies enable you to find the words you need quickly and easily. By the end of the book you will be reading and writing simple Arabic with confidence and be prepared for your next trip to an Arab country or further study of the language. The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.

Easy Arabic Grammar

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071462105

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 1937

An exceptionally clear and accessible reference and workbook for anyone who wants to learn Arabic Easy Arabic Grammar is both a handy grammar reference and a primer/workbook for beginning to intermediate-level students of Arabic. Clear structural explanations and practice activities make it a perfect companion for formal language classes as well as any self-teaching course.

NTC's Gulf Arabic-English Dictionary

Author: Hamdi Qafisheh,Tim Buckwalter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780844202990

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 672

View: 9149

Focuses on the widespread form of colloquial Arabic spoken in the Persian Gulf.

Let's Talk Arabic

Author: Adam Yacoub

Publisher: Adam Yacoub

ISBN: 1467968749

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 294

View: 5985

Just, 20% of the words in a language make up to 80% of the conversations we face in our daily life. You may not be speaking like a native immediately, but you'll have a solid base and the ability to keep improving and developing yourself. This method is suitable for everyone from frequent travelers to first timers, as well as language students and enthusiasts.'Let's Talk Arabic' is the faster and easier way to learn this language as it is:• Step-by-step lessons to teach you conversational Arabic from the beginning• Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage• Simple explanations and plenty of examples and exercises• Supported by Pictures, two colors texts• A grammar reference sections• an effective guide teaches you everything you need to know about Arabic culture.There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice talking exercises. No previous knowledge of Arabic is assumed.- The book teaches the basics of Modern Standard Arabic using a simple and effective building-block method which is proven, simple, solid and reliable, as it has been successful for few years!- The book includes everything you need for the Beginner's level- vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice, and English - Arabic - English dictionary.This book will teach you the basics of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is the modernization of the Classical Arabic structures, as well as additions from the main dialects spoken all over the Arab world.- The book is supported by audio lessons, facebook page, and website.

Spoken Lebanese

Author: Maksoud Nayef Feghali

Publisher: Parkway Pub

ISBN: 9781887905145

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

View: 4523

Feghali (foreign languages and literature, Appalachian State U.) has designed a handy language guide based on a phonetic system he developed. It teaches the Arabic Lebanese dialect through realistic scenarios and dialogues that cover topics such as food, clothing, transportation, and leisure activities. In addition to teaching the language, it prov

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 4757

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

All Strangers Are Kin

Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

Author: Zora O'Neill

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054785319X

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 4801

An American woman determined to learn the Arabic language travels to the Middle East to pursue her dream in this “witty memoir” (Us Weekly). The shadda is the key difference between a pigeon (hamam) and a bathroom (hammam). Be careful, our professor advised, that you don’t ask a waiter, ‘Excuse me, where is the pigeon?’—or, conversely, order a roasted toilet . . . If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O’Neill recalls, you feel like a magician. If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard. They say that Arabic takes seven years to learn and a lifetime to master. O’Neill had put in her time. Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy. She took a decade-long hiatus, but couldn’t shake her fascination with the language or the cultures it had opened up to her. So she decided to jump back in—this time with a new approach. In this book, she takes us along on her grand tour through the Middle East, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon and Morocco. She’s packed her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humor, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. From quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets to the lively buzz of crowded medinas, from families’ homes to local hotspots, she brings a part of the world thousands of miles away right to your door—and reminds us that learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words. “You will travel through countries and across centuries, meeting professors and poets, revolutionaries, nomads, and nerds . . . [A] warm and hilarious book.” —Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey “Her tale of her ‘Year of Speaking Arabic Badly’ is a genial and revealing pleasure.” —The Seattle Times

Spoken Algerian Arabic

Author: Elizabeth M. Bergman

Publisher: Sky Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 403

View: 1390

McGraw-Hill Education Advanced Spanish Grammar

Author: Luis Aragones,Ramon Palencia

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071839003

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 5258

What you need to know to master advanced Spanish grammar McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar guides you through this often-difficult subject, clearly explaining complex grammar ideas and giving you the practice you need to reach your language goals. Written in clear, accessible Spanish, each chapter introduces one grammar topic followed by skill-building exercises, allowing you to learn and study at your own pace. At the end of this workbook, you will have mastered grammar areas such as gender, articles, adjectives, possessives, and verb tenses and will have gained the ultimate confidence in your Spanish grammar skills. Features: 106 units, each presenting one topic in a bite-sized, two-page format More than 400 exercises that give you real confidence in your new language skills A comprehensive grammar glossary highlighting essential concepts A bilingual glossary featuring hundreds of terms for quick reference Numerous illustrations and usage examples showing Spanish grammar in context Luis Aragones and Ramon Palencia are Spanish-language learning experts. Grupo SM is the third-largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar is the third book in a three-part series. McGraw-Hill Education: Beginning Spanish Grammar and McGraw-Hill Education: Intermediate Spanish Grammar are also available for less experienced Spanish-language learners.

Arabic Natural Language Processing

Author: Nizar Y. Habash

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598297953

Category: Computers

Page: 167

View: 9228

This book provides system developers and researchers in natural language processing and computational linguistics with the necessary background information for working with the Arabic language. The goal is to introduce Arabic linguistic phenomena and review the state-of-the-art in Arabic processing. The book discusses Arabic script, phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax and semantics, with a final chapter on machine translation issues. The chapter sizes correspond more or less to what is linguistically distinctive about Arabic, with morphology getting the lion's share, followed by Arabic script. No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed. This book is designed for computer scientists and linguists alike. The focus of the book is on Modern Standard Arabic; however, notes on practical issues related to Arabic dialects and languages written in the Arabic script are presented in different chapters. Table of Contents: What is "Arabic"? / Arabic Script / Arabic Phonology and Orthography / Arabic Morphology / Computational Morphology Tasks / Arabic Syntax / A Note on Arabic Semantics / A Note on Arabic and Machine Translation

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071483179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 473

A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

Perfect Phrases for ESL Conversation Skills

With 2,100 Phrases

Author: Diane Engelhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071774076

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 511

Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases that will help you converse with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and engage those around you. Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . . Introductions - Let me introduce myself. Invitations - How about going to dinner on Friday? Decisions - What are our options? Disbelief - You're pulling my leg! Gifts - That's very thoughtful of you.

Easy Learning Spanish Grammar

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008142018

Category:

Page: 320

View: 5444

This book offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Spanish. Perfect for Spanish exams revision. Designed for all those learning Spanish at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. This book also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An index contains over 2,800 verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. âe¢ Explains the essential points of Spanish grammar using simple language throughout. âe¢ Hundreds of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. âe¢ Clear, colour layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.

Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307423269

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 9062

From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Atlas of the World's Languages

Author: R.E. Asher,Christopher Moseley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317851080

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 6781

Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.

The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007179784X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 3634

Master the essential building blocks of Spanish-language fluency with facilidad The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to Spanish fluency. More than just another Spanish verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic Spanish sentences with increased confidence. As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you’ll quickly build your mastery of the Spanish sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using Spanish verbs effectively in key sentence structures. The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of Spanish, The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice gives you: Numerous examples of how Spanish verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary Spanish, including computer and technology verbs Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Alan Yates,Anna Poch

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444133837

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 8784

- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105650) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105667) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Catalonia. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Side-By-Side Spanish and English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Author: Edith Farrell,C. Frederick Farrell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007178862X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 4530

A simple approach for learning Spanish grammar by comparing it to your first language, English! Side-by-Side Spanish and English Grammar present explanations of the essential elements of Spanish grammar alongside their English-language equivalents. This method allows you to build on what you already know; not only do you learn Spanish grammar but also enjoy the added benefit of strengthening your grammar skills in your native tongue! Each lesson clearly explains functions and uses of the different parts of speech and includes abundant examples for each entry. Because the vocabulary is limited to frequently used words, you can concentrate more on a sentence's structure instead of becoming tangled in its meaning. A "Quick Check" section summarizes main ideas in each section and helps you retain the most important information. This third edition features a new exercise section to further reinforce what you have learned.

Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007391400

Category: Spanish language

Page: 320

View: 1864

Designed to accompany the widely acclaimed Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Spanish with hundreds of exercises. Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice has been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar and Practice explains the essential points of French grammar using simple language throughout. Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point Thousands of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. Clear, colour layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning Spanish range are: Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Grammar, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Conversation, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Verbs, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Words and Collins Easy Learning Spanish Idioms.

Arabic Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, 2E

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071596038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 8386

Features brand-new “Top 300” verb index Includes language tables that enable quick and easy reference Examples using contemporary language provide a sense of real-life situations