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By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

This identify contains booklet & 2 CDs. this can be a re-creation of a highly well known name. "Mastering Arabic" is the main available, carefully-paced and vigorous introductory Arabic path out there utilizing a good attempted and confirmed technique which goes throughout a variety of learner backgrounds. A long-standing best-seller, this re-creation boasts a fair extra appealing, sleek web page format with enormous quantities of cartoons and routines, contrasting with the conventional technique of its rivals. This 2d version additionally provides new conversational sections permitting rookies to get speaking from the very commence, extra clarification and transliteration to assist the self-study learner, and a normal updating all through.

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ZOr) or . . ) The answer is that you do not know automatically. However, when you have learned more about the structure and vocabulary patterns in Arabic, you will usually be able to tell from the context. Exercise 3 Listen to the recording and write the vowels on these words. Each word will be given twice. j J)J 8 �J':! H 10 � 5 6 7 Exercise 4 Now try and write the eight words you hear, with their vowels. Each word will be given twice. l�'; (zabadT) yoghurt 20 Unit 2 Alif Alif is unique amongst Arabic letters because it does not have a definite sound.

T� C 1 J+1+[+[+0 2 J+I+t+t+� 3 0 E � Now try to pronounce the words. Check your answer with the recording W or in the answer section. ) The family 29 Joining ha' Ha' changes its shape depending on how and where it is joined, so take extra care. ) .. Handwriting practice Copy these words: (start here) Exercise 3 Handwrite these combinations of letters. Try them first on lined paper, then look at the answer section and study how the letters combine. After that, copy out the words several more times until you can write them all fluently.

If a word begins with a short vowel, the vowel sign cannot simply hang in the air before the next letter. So the vowel sign is placed above or under an alif, as in these examples: (in) 01 � � � (ab) u. l (udh) jl The small 'c' shape ( y ) that accompanies the vowel sign is known as hamza. ) � Listen carefully to these words which begin with a vowel carried by W analif. � � wI 4 �I 5 �I 6 o � � o � � Putting words together Look at the pictures and listen to the recording. ;:,:,i (anwar wa-nOr, 'Anwar and Nour').

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