Every field of human activity develops its own terms and jargon, and the military field is no exception. This timely and necessary dictionary includes fundamental military terms, contemporary political and technological terms and jargon, military technique terms for the specialist, as well as words in allied subjects such as economics, law, statistics and sociology. The following are among the comprehensive number of military terms found in this dictionary: air reconnaissance, cluster bomb, estimated time of arrival, firing pin, intercontinental ballistic missile, logbook, metagon, orbital velocity, rate of fire, squadron, target allocation, verification fire, zero hour. In giving the equivalent Arabic terms, reference has been accorded to those terms agreed by the Arabic Academic Centres in Cairo, Amman, Damascus, Baghdad and Rabbat, and to the widely accepted terms that have been coined by contemporary specialists and linguists.
A practical guide to translation as a profession, this book provides everything translators need to know, from digital equipment to translation techniques, dictionaries in over seventy languages, and sources of translation work. It is the premier sourcebook for all linguists, used by both beginners and veterans, and its predecessor, The Translator's Handbook, has been praised by some of the world's leading translators, such as Gregory Rabassa and Marina Orellana.
This is a very accessible learner's guide to one of the oldest and most important literary languages of the Middle East. Persian is spoken by over 35 million people in Iran and Afghanistan, where it is known respectively as Farsi and Dari. First learn about the country's history and culture, acquaint yourself with social customs, restaurant practices and transportation systems. Then learn basic language skills, including vocabulary, grammar and useful phrases that will have you communicating with natives and moving about freely.
Now completely revised and updated, this popular guide to the Arabic language has been a valuable resource for students for many years. In Arabic and Roman script, the book includes a guide to writing in Arabic, model sentences and vocabulary, explanations of irregular forms, and illustrations from the prose and poetry of eminent Arabic writers. Forty-four lessons offer grammar instruction, from the rudimentary to the more complex.