Arabic-English/English-Arabic Dictionary & Phrasebook
Arabic is the lingua franca of the Middle East and the national language of nearly 20 countries in Africa and Asia,. It is the fifth most spoken language worldwide, with approximately 274 million native speakers. This dictionary uses a simplified and functional form of Modern Standard Arabic, which is understood throughout the Middle East. The emphasis is on commonly heard terms and phrases that are recognizable throughout the Arabic-speaking world.
Both the dictionary and phrasebook incorporate the Arabic script and its Romanized transliteration. The two-way dictionary contains important travel, geographical, and cultural terminology, while the phrasebook focuses on the needs of travelers and covers almost every situation from arrival to departure.
Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes:
· 4,000 dictionary entries with phonetics
· Essential phrases on subjects such as greetings, food & drink, shopping, transportation and much more
· A guide to Arabic grammar and pronunciation
Mahmoud Gaafar and Jane Wightwick are experienced writers, publishers and educators specializing in accessible language guides and learning materials. They have authored numerous titles including the popular Mastering Arabic series. They reside in the U.K.