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By Clive Holes

This re-creation of Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf has been revised and up to date to make studying this number of Arabic more uncomplicated and extra relaxing than ever before.

Specially written by means of knowledgeable for self-study and school room use, the direction provides you with a step by step method to spoken Arabic of the Gulf, together with an advent to studying symptoms, company playing cards, ads and different realia. No past wisdom of the language is required.

Each unit offers quite a few grammatical issues which are bolstered with a variety of routines for normal perform. a whole solution key are available on the again in addition to worthwhile vocabulary summaries throughout.

Features new to this variation include:

  • a ‘Cultural aspect’ part in each one unit on very important facets of Gulf tradition, society and heritage, with images and realia
  • a ‘Reading Arabic’ part in every one unit, plus a distinct appendix at the Arabic script 
  • comprehensive glossaries, either English-Arabic and Arabic-English, containing the entire phrases within the book
  • extra notes at the dialects of Oman.

By the top of this lucrative direction it is possible for you to to speak optimistically and successfully in Arabic in a wide diversity of occasions.

Audio fabric to accompany the direction is offered to obtain unfastened in MP3 structure from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded through local audio system, the audio fabric positive aspects the dialogues and texts from the e-book and should support advance your listening and pronunciation abilities.

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There arenʼt any. 5 – How much money is there in the wallet? – Seven dinars. 4 Greetings Greeting someone in Arabic can be a somewhat elaborate business, particularly in the Gulf. , but in Arabic there are a much larger number of them, and they vary with the degree of formality of the situation. We note here only the commonest and most useful expressions. ʼ Less formally, especially with friends and acquaintances, one says: or áhlan! áhlan wa sáhlan! ⎫ ⎬ ʻWelcome! Hello! ʼ ⎭ to which the reply may be: or or áhlan biik/biich!

All of these phrases may occur before or after the noun. Thus, in reply to: kám náas fíi? ʼ Note that, although the noun that follows the word for ʻhow muchʼ is in the singular (except for collective nouns such as Halíib, jíbin and naas, which have no singular), the noun that follows maa hast/fii/mish/shay or máaku is in the plural: – chám rayyáal fíi? ʼ – aku kam gláas? ʼ Using the singular noun in reply would mean ʻthereʼ isnʼt a single …ʼ, for example máaku gláas ʻthere isnʼt a single glassʼ and 9aamil maa shay ʻthere isnʼt a single workmanʼ.

Sometimes, however, ithnáyn and thintáyn are used with the normal plural of these words, thus: } waladáyn ʻtwo boysʼ awláad ithnáyn bintáyn banáat thintáyn } ʻtwo girlsʼ Numbers are often used in conversation with the noun they enumerate omitted: cham rayyáal hast? ʼ cham bint fii? ʼ 28 Unit 3 aku kam mudárrisa? ʼ cham wálad fii? ʼ The phrase kam/cham wáaHid? (lit. ʼ) is often used when asking about how many there are of something already referred to: fii kútub wáayid íhni kam wáaHid fii? 1 (Audio 1; 9) Read and translate the following dialogue.

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