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1st Edition

Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon

ISBN 9780415420945
Published September 25, 2007 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

The Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon is an invaluable resource for all learners of Arabic.

It contains some 8,000 entries, arranged into themes, including flora and fauna, food and drink, the human body, health care, the family, housing, clothing, education, IT, sports, politics, economics and commerce, the law, media, language, geography, travel, religion, arts, science, and natural resources. Three appendices cover the names of Arab and selected non-Arab regions, countries and capitals, and international organizations.

The entries in the Lexicon have been drawn from an extensive corpus of contemporary Standard Arabic vocabulary, based on authentic sources. In addition to verbs, nouns and adjectives, the Lexicon includes phrases and commonly used collocations, providing users with the necessary vocabulary in order to communicate effectively and confidently in both written and spoken standard Arabic.

The Lexicon provides an indispensable complement to Arabic grammar instruction and also serves as a useful reference guide for all Arabic language users.

Table of Contents

1. Fruit  2. Flora  3. Herbs and Spices  4. Vegetables  5. Animals 6. Food and Drink  7. The Human Body  8. Diseases and Health Care  9. The Family and Human Relations  10. Housing and Construction  11. Clothing  12. School and Education  13. The Media  14. Sports and Leisure  15. Politics  16. The Law  17. The Military  18. Economics and Commerce  19. Professions, Trades, and Crafts  20. Agriculture and Farming  21. Natural Resources  22. Tools, Instruments, Equipment  23. Time 24. Geography  25. Travel and Mobility  26. The Weather  27. Language and Communication  28. Religion   29. Colours  30. The Zodiac  31. Weights and Measures  32. Other Useful Practical Vocabulary 
Appendix I: The Beautiful Names of God  Appendix II: A. Arab Regions, Countries, and Capitals B. Selected Non-Arab Regions, Countries, and Capitals  Appendix III: International Organisations

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The author (1963) holds a PhD from the University of London and is currently Senior Lecturer, Head of Arabic Department and Course Director of the MA in Arabic/English Translation at the University of Durham.