Mastering Arabic (Hippocrene Mastering) by Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

This identify comprises publication & 2 CDs. it is a re-creation of a highly renowned name. "Mastering Arabic" is the main available, carefully-paced and vigorous introductory Arabic direction out there utilizing a good attempted and established technique which goes throughout a variety of learner backgrounds. A long-standing best-seller, this new version boasts an excellent extra appealing, smooth web page format with 1000's of cartoons and routines, contrasting with the conventional procedure of its opponents. This second variation additionally provides new conversational sections allowing beginners to get talking from the very commence, extra rationalization and transliteration to assist the self-study learner, and a normal updating all through.

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By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

This identify comprises publication & 2 CDs. it is a re-creation of a highly renowned name. "Mastering Arabic" is the main available, carefully-paced and vigorous introductory Arabic direction out there utilizing a good attempted and established technique which goes throughout a variety of learner backgrounds. A long-standing best-seller, this new version boasts an excellent extra appealing, smooth web page format with 1000's of cartoons and routines, contrasting with the conventional procedure of its opponents. This second variation additionally provides new conversational sections allowing beginners to get talking from the very commence, extra rationalization and transliteration to assist the self-study learner, and a normal updating all through.

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W'6!? �I 0-;' 1 j-A � J,4 1 � � JJJ 2 �I 3 � � JJJ 4 " j-A � W'6!? � W'6!? 5 6 Exercise 8 Now make eight sentences about this family. The first is an example: 36 Unit 3 �" Conversation Introducing your family You can practise the words you've learnt in this unit to introduce your family. j ust use the expression 'this is . . ' : had ha . . for a male or hadhihi . . ) Who's this? iA (hadha zawjT jak) This is my husband, jack. - . :; (tasharrafna ya jak) Pleased to meet you, jack. ) Who's this?

Mumarri<;latun*) nurses _ ... ti .... " 49 jobs * the ta' marbOta is pronounced 'at' when a case ending is added to the noun. The sound masculine plural is an exception and has a different ending: ... u> (mudarrisOn(a) ... 'it � Here, the whole of the part underlined can be considered as the nominative case ending, but only the final 'a' is not usually pronounced in Modern Standard Arabic. Optional exercise Go back to Exercise 3 and say the sentences again, this time pronouncing the fu ll endings on the words.

I (ana dTna) I'm Dina. l l:! :> (tasharrafna ya dTna) Pleased to meet you, Dina . . �I .. :o (masa' al-khayr. ana madam IOwis) Good evening. I'm Mrs Lewis. o l:! )yJl .. :o (masa' an-nOr ya madam IOwis. ) Good evening, Mrs Lewis. How are you? :J 1 (al-�amdu lillah) Fine, thanks ('thanks be to God'). Notice the use of ya when addressing someone by name. This is common in some parts of the Arab world. o Vocabulary in Unit / <: 2 �I (ana) I / 0 / .. U I (anti) you (fema/e) J (wa-) and '? oJ �� (zabadT) yoghurt o :;;:i .....

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