New PDF release: Arabic Phrases For Dummies (For Dummies (Language &

By Amine Bouchentouf

ISBN-10: 0470225238

ISBN-13: 9780470225233

A concise, moveable advisor for speaking in ArabicToday, Arabic is spoken in additional than 20 international locations, and multiple billion humans learn Arabic for spiritual purposes. This functional advisor bargains assistance on simple Arabic phrases and words and eases verbal exchange with Arabic audio system. Written as a significant other to Arabic For Dummies, this publication presents readers with the instruments to speak with others in smooth common Arabic on a easy point. It makes use of real-world words widely to demonstrate grammatical options and supply possibilities to perform newfound skills.Amine Bouchentouf (New York, manhattan) is a local Arabic speaker from Morocco and the writer of Arabic For Dummies (978-0-471-77270-5).

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If you think of the preposition wa as adding to the hour, then think of ‘ilaa as subtracting from the hour. Because ‘ilaa subtracts from the hour, you must add one hour to whatever hour you’re referring to. indd 48 1/30/09 11:40:38 PM Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds 49 ✓ as-saa’a as-saadisa ‘ilaa ar-rubu’. ) ✓ as-saa’a al-waaHida ‘ilaa ath-thuluth. m. ), you simply add fii and the time of day: ✓ as-saa’a ath-thaamina wa ar-rubu’ fii aSSabaaH. ) ✓ as-saa’a al-khaamisa ‘ilaa ar-rubu’ fii al-’asr.

First, you refer to all regular verbs in the past tense using the huwa (hoo-wah; he) personal pronoun. Second, the overwhelming majority of verbs in huwa form in the past tense have three consonants that are accompanied by the same vowel: the fatHa (feht-hah). The fatHa creates the “ah” sound. indd 33 1/30/09 11:40:19 PM 34 Arabic Phrases For Dummies Table 2-8 shows the verb kataba (kah-tah-bah; wrote) conjugated using all the personal pronouns. Note that the first part of the verb remains constant; only its suffix changes depending on the personal pronoun used.

Indd 22 1/30/09 11:40:18 PM Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics 23 Creating Simple, Verb-Free Sentences There are two ways to form sentences in Arabic: You can manipulate definite and indefinite nouns and adjectives, or you can pull together nouns, adjectives, and verbs. To be or not to be: Sentences without verbs There’s actually no “to be” verb in the Arabic language. You create “to be” sentences by manipulating indefinite and definite nouns and adjectives. When you put an indefinite noun with an indefinite adjective, you create an indefinite phrase.

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