This portable, user–friendly Arabic language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the most accessible and affordable way to learn Arabic before and during your trip.
If you only want to purchase one Arabic language book—Essential Arabic is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is an excellent first introduction and beginner guide to the language of the Arab world and is also designed as an Arabic phrasebook, making it the most versatile Arabic language learning tool on the market.
Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Middle East or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Arabic phrasebook or as an English–Arabic dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Arabic without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Arabic again and again when visiting the Arab world and working or interacting with Arabic speakers.
In this book you will find:
Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use.
A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions.
Extensive information about Arabic grammar and pronunciation.
Latest Arabic vocabulary and Arabic phrases for smartphones, social media and more.
This beginner Arabic language book will help you to quickly and easily learn Arabic. Your ability to read Arabic, write Arabic, speak Arabic, and comprehend Arabic will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Arabic language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.
About the Author: Dr. Fethi Mansouri lectures in Middle Eastern Language & Culture Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published many books on foreign language pedagogy and multicultural education.