Intermediate Arabic For Dummies by Keith Massey

By Keith Massey

Trying to increase your Arabic writing abilities? Intermediate Arabic For Dummies supplies useful examples and priceless routines so that you can perform writing the language like a local. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a transparent figuring out of the nuances of Arabic sort and utilization that may have you ever writing very quickly!

This pleasant, hands-on workbook starts off with a important grammar assessment from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions. It offers phrases and examples in either Arabic script and English transliteration. You’ll locate suggestions for choosing the proper verbs and charts that offer conjugations of standard and abnormal Arabic verbs, and end-of-chapter resolution keys assist you concentration your stories. And, you could perform your Arabic writing correct within the booklet. realize how to:

  • Improve your written Arabic skills
  • Understand Arabic type and usage
  • Use numbers occasions and dates
  • Read and write the Arabic alphabet
  • Use basic Arabic grammar
  • Communicate extra successfully in Arabic
  • Grasp crucial alterations in Arabic and English usage
  • Join clauses and shape conditional sentences
  • Use the verbal noun and participles
  • Write emails, own letters, and different correspondence
  • Conduct company successfully in Arabic
  • Avoid universal blunders in Arabic

Complete with invaluable English/Arabic and Arabic/English dictionaries and nice tricks for fine-tuning your Arabic, Intermediate Arabic For Dummies is the device you want to begin enhancing your Arabic writing now!

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You (MP) and they (MP) take the suffix ‫ﻥ‬ ‫( ﹶ‬-na). • You (FP) and they (FP) take the suffix ‫ﻥ‬ Table 2-7 shows the prefixes and suffixes that you must add to create the present tense. Table 2-7 Personal Pronoun Prefixes and Suffixes for Verbs in the Present Tense Arabic Pronoun Translation Prefix ‫’( ﺃ ﹶﻧﺎ‬anaa) ‫’( ﺃﹶﻧ ﹾﺖﹶ‬anta) ‫’( ﺃﹶﻧ ﹾﺖﹺ‬anti) ‫( ﹸﻫ ﹶﻮ‬huwa) ‫( ﻫﹺﻲﹶ‬hiya) ‫( ﻧ ﹶﺤﹾ ﹸﻦ‬naHnu) ‫’( ﺃﹶﻧﹾﺘﹸﻢ‬antum) ‫’( ﺃﹶﻧ ﹾ ﹸﺘ ﱠﻦ‬antunna) ‫( ﻫﹸﻢ‬hum) ‫( ﹸﻫ ﱠﻦ‬hunna) I/me ‫’( ﺃ ﹶ‬a-) ‫( ﺗ ﹶ‬ta-) ‫( ﺗ ﹶ‬ta-) ‫( ﻳ ﹶ‬ya-) ‫( ﺗ ﹶ‬ta-) ‫( ﻧ ﹶ‬na-) ‫( ﺗ ﹶ‬ta-) ‫( ﺗ ﹶ‬ta-) ‫( ﻳ ﹶ‬ya-) ‫( ﻳ ﹶ‬ya-) you (MS) you (FS) he she we you (MP) you (FP) they (MP) they (FP) As an example, the following table shows all the forms of the verb, drink), in the present tense.

In Table 1-3, I provide you with the Western months in Arabic along with their ancient Semitic equivalents and Western translations. 21 22 Part I: Polishing Your Arabic Skills Table 1-3 The Western Months in Arabic with Their Semitic Equivalents Western Months in Arabic Semitic Months in Arabic Western Translation ‫( ﻳ ﹶﻨﺎﻳ ﹺﺮ‬yanaayir) ‫( ﹺﻓﺒﹾﺮﺍﻳ ﹺﺮ‬fibraayir) ‫( ﻣﺎﺭ ﹺﺱ‬maaris) ‫’( ﺃﹶﺑ ﹾﺮﻳﻞ‬abriil) ‫( ﻣﺎﻳﻮ‬maayu) ‫( ﻳﻮﻧ ﹾﻴﻮ‬yuunyuu) ‫( ﻳﻮﻟﹾﻴﻮ‬yuulyuu) ‫ﹸﺴ ﹸﻄﺲ‬ ‫’( ﺃﹶﻏ ﹾ‬aghustus) ‫ﺳ ﹾﺒ ﹺﺘ ﹾﻤﺒﹶﺮ‬ ‫( ﹺ‬sibtimbar) ‫( ﺃ ﹸﻛﹾ ﺘﻮﺑ ﹶﺮ‬uktuubar) ‫( ﻧﻮﻓﻴ ﹾﻤﺒﹶﺮ‬nufiimbar) ‫ﺩﻳﺴ ﹾﻤﺒﹺﺮ‬ ‫( ﹶ‬diisambir) ‫( ﻛﺎﻧﻮﻥ ﺍﻟﺜﹼﺎﻧﻲ‬kaanuun ath-thaani) ‫ﺷﺒﺎﻁ‬ ‫( ﹸ‬shubaaT) ‫’( ﺁﺫﺍﺭ‬aadhaar) ‫( ﻧﻴﺴﺎﻥ‬niisaan) ‫ ﻣﺎﻳ ﹺﺲ‬/‫’( ﺃﹶﻳﹼﺎﺭ‬ayyaar/maayis) ‫( ﺣﹶ ﺰﻳﺮﺍﻥ‬Haziiraan) ‫( ﺗ ﹶﻤﹼ ﻮﺯ‬tammuuz) ‫’( ﺁﺏ‬aab) ‫’( ﺃﹶﻳ ﹾﻠﻮﻝ‬ayluul) ‫ﹺﺸﺮﻳﻦ ﺍﻷﹶﻭﱠﻝ‬ ‫( ﺗ ﹾ‬tishriin al-’awwal) ‫ﹺﺸﺮﻳﻦ ﺍﻟﺜﹼﺎﻧﻲ‬ ‫( ﺗ ﹾ‬tishriin ath-thaani) ‫( ﻛﺎﻧﻮﻥ ﺍﻷﹶﻭﱠﻝ‬kaanuun al-’awwal) January February March April May June July August September October November December Writing full dates with the day, month, and year To find out the date in Arabic, you can ask someone, ‫( ﻣﺎ ﺍﻟﺘﹼﺎﺭﻳﺦ‬maa at-taariikh?

Here are examples of one, two, and seven minutes past an hour: ‫ﹶﻟﺴﺎﻋﺔ ﺍﻟﺘ ﹺ‬ ‫( ﺍ ﹼ‬as-saa3a at-taasi3a wa-daqiiqa; liter9:01 translates to ‫ﹼﺎﺳﻌﺔ ﻭﹶﺩﹶﻗﻴﻘﺔ‬ ally the hour the ninth and a minute) ‫ﺍﻟﺴﺎﺑ ﹺﻌﺔ ﻭﹶﺩﹶﻗﻴﻘﹶﺘﺎ ﹺ‬ ‫ﹶﻟﺴﺎﻋﺔ ﹼ‬ ‫( ﺍ ﹼ‬as-saa3a as-saabi3a wa-daqi7:02 translates to ‫ﻥ‬ iqataani; literally the hour the seventh and two minutes) ‫ﹶﻟﺴﺎﻋﺔ ﺍ ﹶﻟﺜﹼﺎﻟﹺﺜﺔ ﻭ ﹶ‬ ‫( ﺍ ﹼ‬as-saa3a ath-thaalitha wa-sab3 3:07 translates to ‫ﹶﺳﺒﹾﻊ ﺩﹶﻗﺎﺋ ﹺﻖ‬ daqaa’iq; literally the hour the third and seven minutes) If the time you want to write is after the half hour, you can write that it’s half past an hour, and then just add another number as necessary.

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