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1st Edition

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)
The Complete Course for Beginners

ISBN 9780415726856
Published August 27, 2015 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) provides a step-by-step course in Levantine Arabic as it is used today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Levantine Arabic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key and bilingual glossaries.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Levantine Arabic.

Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. الأول id`dars i`awwal. أهلاً و سهلاًahlan wa sahlan. Welcome! 2. الثاني id`dars ith’ thaani. هذا العالم `haadha il`3aalam. This World 3. الثالث id`dars ith`thaalith. عيلتي`3eilti. My Family 4. الرابعid`dars irraabi3. مش عارِف mish 3aarif. I do not know! 5. الخامس id`dars ilxaamis. فلافل و كباب falaafil wa kabaab. Falafel and Kebab 6. السادسid`dars issaadis. في بيتنا fii beytna. At our home 7. السابعid`dars issaabi3. وين نروح؟ where shall we go? Where shall we go? 8. الثامن id`dars iththaamin. حياة الجامعة Hayaat iljaam3ah 9. التاسع id`dars ittaasi3. في السوق fi issuug 10. العاشر id`dars Il3aashir. المدينة العربية ilmadiinih il3arabiyyih 11. اهدعش id`dars ihda3ish. شو مالك؟ What’s wrong with you? 12. اثنعش id`dars ithna3ish. الجو iljaw 13. ثلاطعش id`dars thalaTa3ish. كرة القدم kurat ilqadam. Arabic-English glossary. English-Arabic glossary. Answer key.

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Mohammad Al-Masri is Assistant Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma.