Colloquial Arabic (Levantine): The Complete Course for by Mohammad Al-Masri

By Mohammad Al-Masri

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) presents a step by step path in Levantine Arabic because it is used this present day. Combining a easy method with a radical therapy of the language, it equips beginners with the fundamental talents had to converse with a bit of luck and successfully in Levantine Arabic in a wide diversity of occasions. No previous wisdom of the language is required.

Key good points include:

  • progressive insurance of talking, listening, studying and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free causes of grammar
  • an huge variety of centred and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and pleasing dialogues overlaying a vast number of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists through the text
  • additional assets to be had in the back of the publication, together with a whole solution key and bilingual glossaries.

Balanced, entire and profitable, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is an crucial source either for self sufficient inexperienced persons and scholars taking classes in Levantine Arabic.

Colloquials are actually supported by means of unfastened AUDIO on hand on-line. All audio tracks referenced in the textual content are loose to movement or obtain from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded via local audio system, the audio enhances the e-book and should aid improve inexperienced persons’ listening and conversing skills.

By the tip of this path, you may be at point B1 of the typical eu Framework for Languages and on the Intermediate-Low at the ACTFL skillability scales.

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Ilarba3a wa ilxamiis laazim adrus fi ilmaktabih kull ilyoom. mumtaaz. wa iljumm3ah maa fiih ishi. Hello John, what do you have today? Hello Amir, today, Sunday, I have a lesson on Arabic literature. Good. Tomorrow? Tomorrow, Monday, I have a lesson on Arabic too, and sports. Tuesday you certainly do not have a class. Right, Tuesday is a break. And Wednesday? Wednesday and Thursday, I have to study in the library for the whole day. Excellent. And on Friday, there is nothing. 40 Unit 3: 3eylti Vocabulary shuu what dars (d+r+s) lesson ʔadab (ʔ+d+b) literature bukrah (b+k+r) tomorrow yoom (y+w+m) day fiih in/there is/there are/there (exists) riyaaDah (r+y+D) sports ʔakiid (a+k+d) certainly Saff (S+f+f) class SaHiiH (S+H+H) right mumtaaz excellent 3uTlah (3+T+T+l) vacation; day off; break ʔayaam days kull every ʔawwal (a+w+l) first ʔaaxir (a+x+r) last shaari3 street maktab (k+t+b): office maktabah library miin who?

The word for Saturday is obviously similar to that used in Hebrew. Finally, the definite article attached to these days is dropped mostly when one wants to express an event that recurs on a given day, for example, kull xamiis: every Thursday. 36) John, an exchange student, is talking to his classmate, Amir, about ( ) his weekly schedule. , j 3AAMIR: JOON: 3AAMIR: JOON: 3AAMIR: JOON: 3AAMIR: JOON: 3AAMIR: JOON: AMIR: JOHN: AMIR: JOHN: AMIR: JOHN: AMIR: JOHN: AMIR: JOHN: marHaba joon, shuu 3indak ilyoom?

This term is used to express that you want someone to stay longer. It’s polite to express that you don’t want someone to leave yet. You’ve invited some guests to your place and as one of them is getting ready to leave, you might say: bakkiir ya sidi. xalliik ma3na. [It’s] early sir, stay with us. , with your permission. This is used when someone wants to leave. It’s a polite way to indicate leave-taking. Grammar The goal of the grammar explanations in this book is to foster understanding of the dialogues presented in each unit.

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