Arabic Stories For Language Learners: Traditional Middle Eastern Tales Presented in English and Arabic: Traditional Middle

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Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ Tuttle Publishing; Bilingual edition,Paperback with disc (1 October 2013)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 256 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 0804843007

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-0804843003

Dimensions ‏

‎ 15.24 x 2.03 x 22.86 cm

5 reviews for Arabic Stories For Language Learners: Traditional Middle Eastern Tales Presented in English and Arabic: Traditional Middle

  1. Michaela Habab

    Schöne Geschichten
    Das Buch beinhaltet alte schöne Geschichten die auch kurz gehalten sind… in der Kürze liegt die Würze gel? jedoch wird nur sporadisch ein Harakat gesetzt das verstehe ich leider nicht… für Anfänger daher nicht einfach lesbar

  2. Claudia D.

    Arabisches Lesebuch auch für die Mittelstufe geeignet
    Interessante Geschichten, mal Abwechslung zu Lehrbüchern. Ich liebe es

  3. Scholar Kent

    Best Book and CD for Gaining Fluency in Arabic
    This book is the most helpful I have ever encountered to gain fluency in Arabic reading and listening comprehension. The CD is the absolute best because the producers were smart enough to have the readers speak clearly and slowly enough for an intermediate learner to understand. The CD is professional quality with excellent readers and no background noise to interfere. Play it every day and you will soon be thinking in Arabic. Plus the stories are interesting, often with a profound message from the ancient Arab world. In addition, the written text is clear and large. The Islamic art dispersed throughout the book is a bonus. The vocabulary involves words that are commonly used in everyday language, which is a great advantage. If you started learning Arabic using the famous Modern Standard orange books from the University of Michigan, you will appreciate Arabic Stories for its lack of technical language and complications of sophisticated texts which are too specialized for use in normal conversation. This delightful book uses vocabulary that is practical and much of it is repeated in various ways to allow you to really learn it. With Arabic’s vast vocabulary, it is so nice to have an entertaining book that selects verbs and nouns that can be used in conversation with native speakers. The selection of stories goes far in helping Western students appreciate traditional cultural values of Arabs. If you have invested time in learning Arabic to the intermediate level (to the point where you can fill in most short vowels by your knowledge of Arabic Grammar), you must get this book. It will take you closer to the easy facility with Arabic that you always wanted. And the price is modest. Buy it! You won’t regret it.

  4. nissar a.

    Great book. thank you team Amazon
    Great book.thank you team Amazon.

  5. JWH

    Useful short written and spoken Arabic stories for the beginning and intermediate Modern Standard Arabic learner
    I found this really useful as a guide to my language learning, particularly using both the audio and the text versions. It uses a variety of tales, mostly quite old-fashioned and set in the past to teach quite a wide vocabulary. It may be quite useful to those learners who learned their first Arabic through the medium of current affairs and who now wish to expand their vocabulary into more social settings and learn the words that can occur often in daily life but are rare in media Arabic. This is particularly true for those whose Arabic is modern standard, rather than dialectical.None of the texts is long, running to a few pages at most. The audio is quite slow, but not so slow it feels awkward, so is very good for the learner. It is usually quite easy to work out the meaning of unknown words from context, so might be handy for those who want a change from learning lists of vocabulary.Recommended for learners of Arabic who have already got to grips with the basics and wish to broaden their skills. It is probably not a suitable vehicle for learning for absolute novices – they should probably wait to acquire this until they have a good grounding in the basic grammar and vocabulary of Arabic.

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