Iraqi Phrasebook : The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq

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9780071435116: Iraqi Phrasebook : The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq

The only language guide of its kind, the Iraqi Phrasebook provides you with the Iraqi-Arabic phrases you'll need to communicate effectively in general travel, medical, and security situations, as well as with ordinary Iraqis on the street. The book:

  • Separates content by topic
  • Focuses on conversational language
  • Presents Arabic phrases in easy-to-read transliteration
  • Features phrases addressing needs of military, aid, business, and construction personnel

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Author: Alkalesi

ISBN: 0071435115

Category: Language/Arabic

Trim Size: 5 x 7

UPC: 639785387046

Price: $8.95

[category] Language/Arabic

The one-stop guide to essential communication in Iraqi Arabic

The only Iraqi Arabic phrasebook available today, this up-to-date guide is a must-have resource for foreigners about to enter Iraq, giving them access to the real Arabic that Iraqis speak every day. In addition to featuring content specifically chosen for its relevance to Iraqi reconstruction, the book also covers all the basic topics important to travelers. Iraqi Phrasebook starts with basic grammar and vocabulary and moves on to useful phrases--from asking for directions, finding accommodations, and making purchases to communicating with medical personnel, the police, and at checkpoints.

All Arabic phrases are presented in easy-to-read transliteration, and much of the language is in a conversational format that shows how the phrases fit together to help with communication.

Iraqi Phrasebook:

  • Presents the Iraqi dialect spoken in and around Baghdad--the most widely spoken and understood form throughout Iraq
  • Contains chapters based on everyday situations such as shopping and eating, as well as an English{-}Iraqi Arabic dictionary
  • Includes sections on security, military, construction, and public services, complete with lists of highly useful words and phrases

Yasin M. Alkalesi, Ph.D., has taught classical and colloquial Arabic for more than thirty years. Through his company, ARABICO, INC., Dr. Alkalesi offers language, cultural, and consultation services on the Middle East to corporate executives.

About the Author:

Yasin M. Alkalesi, Ph.D., has taught colloquial Arabic for 30 years at universities such as UCLA and Yale and at corporations.

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