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Product Details

  • Series: DK Visual Dictionaries
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; Bilingual edition (April 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756649838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756649838
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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STUDENTS it's a must buy.
Tiahna
Very satisfied with this dictionary....contains many words necessary for everyday use, even if the illustrations are UK!!
peter cummings
This is a very helpful way to learn a new language.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Carl W. Bergquist on July 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
This dictionary might be quite good for an Arab visiting England, but for a Western tourist going to an Arab country it will be useful only for medical emergencies,etc. or for describing you own culture. It is just a rehash of the German, French, Spanish... dictionaries. That would be alright for a European culture but not for any Arab country that I have ever visited (5 in all). Where are all the things from the Arab's world? You can find everything from England of course, all the parts of a church but not even the word for minaret or the ababic "pulpit" (Minbar),etc. Lots of beatuiful northern landscapes (what about deserts?), all the games and sports which are not played, all the plants and trees which don't grow there (all the different types of English gardens!).All kinds of alcoholic beverages and all the food (cuts of pork) which you won't find in an Arabic country unless you just eat at the Hilton or Marriott (or, God forbid, Mac Donald's). Where are all the Arabic dishes: esfihas, chick pea spread, babghanouch, kibbe? Nothing! I wouldn't bother taking this on a trip to an Arabic country. I could probably get something more useful, even if less sofisticated, when I arrived there at the airport. With a culture so diferent the editors should have done a bit of research and editing/expansion before issuing a dictionary like this. Typical result of ignorance (arrogant lack of respect for?) of another culture!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A.Z. on April 21, 2011
Format: Paperback
For anyone using this as part of their learning Arabic, be warned that the entire book is full of pooly done transliterations. Vowels are wrong in many cases (such as Katif being Kitif for example) or even consonants (all the instances of dhaal' are turned into z which will lead you to sound like an Egyptian instead of learning the correct standard pronuciation of dhaal' being as in the beginning of "that").

Additionally it seems as if all the pictures in the books correpond to a European/American world so maybe this is geared for someone coming from the Arabic world to here.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By George E. Stanley on July 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
DK's VISUAL ARABIC-ENGLISH BILINGUAL DICTIONARY is an excellent text to complement beginning Modern Standard Arabic courses. Not only is it visually attractive, but the up-to-date vocabulary, arranged by subjects (appearance, study, work, sports, etc.), has all the words that students want to know right away. I believe that it is absolutely essential, when learning new (concrete) words in a foreign language, that the student start right away to associate each word with an image. When a student looks at a door, for instance, he or she immediately thinks of the Arabic word for it. There is none of this "That's a door and the word for door in Arabic is...."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RN Student on February 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I came across this book at a local B&N. I checked it out quickly and loved the visuals.

I feel that the book is helpful, but it is geared towards life in the west. For example, the Construction Equipment section, or the sports section - A lot of which are not played in that part of the world. So in that aspect, I do agree with the other post. There is no desert, or minaret. It's not really geared toward Arab life, although it's an Arabic/English dictionary. But I've been studying Arabic since '08. I took two semesters at a university and the professor was great! It all depends what you want to use this for. But overall it wasn't horrible.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Taaliba al-3arabiyya on August 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
I've been studying Arabic for the past two years with Al-Kitaab, and realized that although I could often talk about very complex topics in Arabic, I often lacked very simple vocabulary for everyday things. I found this book to be really fantastic and useful for learning everyday words (wall, lamp), as well as very detailed specific things (kinds of tools for example). My main complaint is that I wish it would give the words with tashkeel for easier pronunciation, as well as giving the plural form of the word. It also would have been very helpful to include some more culturally specific words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on August 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
As prior reviewers indicated, this is a duplicate in a series of dictionaries which reuse the same images for different editions and therefore lacks some linguo-cultural specificity. I do not see this as a major problem, however, either for someone seeking to use this as a language learning supplement or for someone looking to pick up some useful words for their travels. First, between native English and native Arabic speaking lands there are more similarities than differences in what one might encounter. Second, while asserting such is clearly well-meaning, there is little truth to the idea that certain foods/drinks/landscapes/etc are either entirely absent from the broad swath of Arabic-speaking nations or that the presence of their terminology is itself somehow culturally ignorant or offensive. Third, Arabic is not a geographically bound language, and for the English-speaking language learner in particular it may be more rather than less useful to find in this text their own or relatively universal cultural landscapes. (It also has usefulness for the opposite -- Arabic speakers adding to their English.) And fourth, while certainly not comprehensive still it is a dense book, covering a lot of terms, and like any dictionary some terms are going to be more useful than others for different people's specific needs.

The flaws of the book are really two: the use of transliteration in exclusion to rather than in addition to vowel markings on the Arabic words, and the absence of plural forms. These do not render the book useless -- if nothing else it's fun to flip through -- but it does mean that as a language aid it still requires a more traditional dictionary to be used alongside it.
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