Download Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (Colloquial Series) by Leslie McLoughlin PDF

Download Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) (Colloquial Series) by Leslie McLoughlin PDF

By Leslie McLoughlin

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) provides you with a step by step method of the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Levantine Arabic is well known as one of many significant languages of Arabic radio and tv. in particular written by means of a world authority on educating Arabic as a international language, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is the perfect direction for self-study or classification use and calls for no past wisdom of the language.

What makes Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)your best option in own language learning?

* Interactive – plenty of dialogues and routines for normal practice.
* transparent – concise grammar notes.
* entire – together with solution key and dictionary section
* necessary – offers worthwhile counsel on every little thing relating to language in its social, cultural, and non secular contexts.
* leading edge – the direction additionally teaches the abilities of examining Arabic script.

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MarHabtayn! il-Hamdu lillaah! kayf il-Haal? ’aymta waSalt min 9ammaan? ’abl saa9atayn il-Hamdu lillaah ’is-salaama! ’allaah yisallimak! Translation A B A B A B Hullo! Welcome! How are you? Hullo! Praise be to God! How are you? Praise be to God! When did you arrive fromAmman? Two hours ago. Praise be to God for your safety! God bless you! PROVERB ’ibnak ’inta mitlak inta—Like father like son LESSON FOUR VERBS, CONJUNCTIONS AND ELATIVES VERBS: NON-PAST, SIMPLE AND DERIVED FORMS From he wrote—katab Formation The radicals retain their position throughout (k-t-b), the vowelling is changed (more or less systematically) and the prefixes (and suffixes) added to indicate the subject are mostly related to pronouns already learned.

For example: These boys are Lebanese—hal-’awlaad lubnaanee-een In Lebanon, especially, a double-demonstrative is frequently used. this book—hal-kitaab haada (hayy) ᭿ VOCABULARY newspaper—jareeda (pl. jaraayid) door, gate—baab (pl. -aat) map—khaarTa (pl. —meen? —’aymta? on—9ala chair—kursee (pl. karaasee) Verbs write—katab arrive—waSal correspond with (someone)—kaatab open; opened—fataH; maftooH be opened—’infataH eat—’akal return, come back—raja9 send back—rajja9 drink—sharib know—9araf get to know, be introduced to…—ta9arraf9ala… get to know each other—ta9aaraf do, make—9amil be done—’in9amal employ, use—ista9mal take—’akhad go up—Tala9 go down—nazal send down, put down—nazzal (or ’anzal) ask—sa’al ᭿ EXERCISE Translate: 1 2 3 4 5 ’akhadoo ma9hum miyya oo talaateen jareeda meen fataH hal-baab?

Hospital (place of seeking a cure)—mustashfa ᭿ VOCABULARY Verbs dwell, live—sakan, byuskun hear—sami9, byisma9 be present—HaDar, byuHDur prepare, make ready—HaDDar (II) wear, put on (clothes)—labis, byilbas study—daras, byudrus close—sakkar (II) enter—dakhal, byudkhul Nouns shop—dukkaan (f. dakaakeen) office—maktab (pl. makaatib) dwelling—maskan (pl. masaakin) entrance—madkhal (pl. madaakhil) exit—makhraj (pl. makhaarij) street—shaari9 (pl. —shoo? —laysh? lay? ᭿ EXERCISE Translate: 1 intoo saakineen fish-shaari9 it-taanee, mush hayk?

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