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Teach Yourself Complete Gulf Arabic 2 Audio CDs and Book - Learn to Speak Gulf Arabic

Teach Yourself Complete Gulf Arabic 2 Audio CDs and Book - Learn to Speak Gulf Arabic

Teach Yourself Complete Spoken Arabic

Gulf Arabic

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Teach Yourself Complete Spoken Arabic - Book and 2 Audio CDs

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Do you want to be able to understand and speak the Arabic of the Arabian Gulf confidently? All you need is this bestselling course from Teach Yourself - the No.1 brand in language learning. This course teaches the spoken Arabic of the Gulf region through everyday real-life situations that make the grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable, with complete audio support available separately - MP3 compatible.To learn Modern Standard Arabic - used in writing and formal situations throughout the Arabic-speaking world - pick up a copy of Complete Arabic, also from Teach Yourself. Complete Spoken Arabic (of the Arabian Gulf) is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Gulf Arabic speake

* Practical - concentrates on the practical language of everyday conversation.
* Comprehensive - gives you all you need to be able to communicate with confidence.
* Clear grammar explanations - Frances Altorfer's many years' experience of teaching languages in secondary schools ensures that everything is clearly explained and at at level which the complete beginner and firs-time language learner can understand.
* Cultural notes - the cultural notes will help you get the most out of any business or holiday trip to the Gulf.
* Arabic script - the alphabet and script are introduced gradually so you build your knowledge and confidence.

Table of Contents:
How to use this book
Pronunciation and transliteration
The Arabic alphabet
Where is...?
The telephone number is...
What time is it?
How much is this?
Are you hungry?
The family
In the hotel
Interests and holidays
The history of the Arabs
Official procedures
Where to?
In the house
Key to the exercises
Grammar summary
Arabic verbs
Glossary of language terms
Arabic-English glossary
English-Arabic glossary

About the Authors

Jack Smart, co-author, was Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Exeter before retirement.

Frances Altorfer, co-author, was a modern languages teacher in secondary education.

About Gulf Arabic Language

Gulf Arabic is a variety of the Arabic language spoken around both shores of the Persian Gulf, mainly in Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and parts of Oman. Some notable characteristics that set it apart from other Bedouin dialects is the small number of Persian loanwords, and a pronunciation of k as ch ("kalb" dog, read as "chalb"); and, in some instances, the pronunciation j as y (jannah "paradise", read as "yennah").audiobooks

About the Arabic Language

Arabic rabī) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. Classified as Central Semitic, it is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic, and has its roots in a Proto-Semitic common ancestor. Modern Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage with 27 sub-languages in ISO 639-3. These varieties are spoken throughout the Arab world, and Standard Arabic is widely studied and known throughout the Islamic world.

Modern Standard Arabic derives from Classical Arabic, the only surviving member of the Old North Arabian dialect group, attested epigraphically since the 6th century, which has been a literary language and the liturgical language of Islam since the 7th century.

Arabic has lent many words to other languages of the Islamic world, as Latin has contributed to most European languages. And in turn, it has also borrowed from those languages, as well as Persian and Sanskrit from early contacts with their affiliated regions. During the Middle Ages, Arabic was a major vehicle of culture, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy, with the result that many European languages have also borrowed numerous words from it especially Spanish and Portuguese, countries it ruled for 700 years (see Al-Andalus).

"Colloquial Arabic" is a collective term for the spoken varieties of Arabic used throughout the Arab world, which, as mentioned, differ radically from the literary language. The main dialectal division is between the North African dialects and those of the Middle East, followed by that between sedentary dialects and the much more conservative Bedouin dialects. Speakers of some of these dialects are unable to converse with speakers of another dialect of Arabic; in particular, while Middle Easterners can generally understand one another, they often have trouble understanding North Africans (although the converse is not true, due to the popularity of Middle Eastern—especially Egyptian—films and other media).

One factor in the differentiation of the dialects is influence from the languages previously spoken in the areas, which have typically provided a significant number of new words, and have sometimes also influenced pronunciation or word order; however, a much more significant factor for most dialects is, as among Romance languages, retention (or change of meaning) of different classical forms. Thus Iraqi aku, Levantine fīh, and North African kayən all mean "there is", and all come from classical Arabic forms (yakūn, fīhi, kā'in respectively), but now sound very different.

Teach Yourself Complete Spoken Arabic - Book and 2 Audio CDs

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