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
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.