From the Back Cover
From e-mails to personal letters to correspondence, write in Arabic with confidence!
Looking to enhance your Arabic writing skills? This friendly, hands-on workbook gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you canpractice writing the language like a native. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you'll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Arabic style and usage that will have you writing in no time!
Get back to basics — use numbers, times, and dates, and read and write the Arabic alphabet
Understand fundamental Arabic grammar — from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions
Master Arabic verbs — learn all ten forms, spot the irregular verbs, create commands, use objects, and more
Write like a native — grasp the essential differences in Arabic versus English language usage
Put your writing skills to use — exercises and lessons get you up to speed and improving your Arabic right away
Practice, practice, practice — plenty of room is provided for writing directly in the workbook!
Jazz up your writing — join clauses, form conditional sentences, and use the verbal noun and participles
Take your Arabic on the road — communicate effectively when traveling or conducting business
Open the book and find:
A helpful Arabic grammar review
Arabic words and examples in both Arabic script and English transliteration
Tips for selecting the correct Arabic verbs
Answer keys at the end of each chapter
English-Arabic and Arabic-English dictionaries
Verb charts that provide conjugations of regular and irregular Arabic verbs
The most common Arabic writing mistakes to avoid
Hints for fine-tuning your Arabic
About the Author
earned his BA in classical studies and his PhD in biblical Hebrew and Arabic. He is currently an Arabic instructor and a high school Latin teacher. After 9/11, Massey worked as an Arabic language specialist for the National Security Agency (NSA).