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Your First 100 Words in Arabic : Beginner's Quick & Easy Guide to Demystifying Non-Roman Scripts Paperback – August 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0844223957 ISBN-10: 9780844223957 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Your First 100 Words In...Series
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780844223957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844223957
  • ASIN: 0844223956
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: Arabic

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Puzzles and Tips to Decipher the Script and Learn Your First 100 Words in Arabic

This Beginner's Quick and Easy Guide is specifically designed to help learners overcome one of the major obstacles to learning Arabic: reading the Arabic script. Whether you're learning on your own or in a class, this workbook and the flash cards contained inside will help you learn Arabic in the same effective way that children first learn to decipher their own language.

Features of Your First 100 Words in Arabic:

  • The Introduction provides a helpful insight into the Arabic alphabet and shows you how Arabic letters are joined to form words.
  • Scriptbreaker Tips help you focus on how to read Arabic.
  • A Pronunciation Guide describes the sounds of Arabic.
  • Eight Topic Chapters group the words by theme: Around the home • Clothes • Around town • Countryside • Opposites • Animals • Parts of the body • Useful expressions.
  • Each of the 100 Words is clearly presented in Arabic script, with its English meaning, pronunciation, and an illustration to aid memorization.
  • Tear-out Flash Cards help you recognize the Arabic words and learn their meaning and pronunciation. Instructions explain how to use the flash cards as an effective learning tool.
  • Extensive Games and Puzzles-matching exercises, word searches, and memory tests-provide a fun way to test your ability to read, pronounce, and understand the words in each chapter.
  • Finally, a Round-Up chapter enables you to review all 100 words presented in the book. Answers to all exercises are included.

This practical activity book not only gives you a great start to learning Arabic with 100 key words but also provides helpful ways to expand your reading vocabulary.


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This book will help the beginners to learn those everyday words in a funny and easy way.
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By the end of the book, the reader will have gotten a firm grasp of the alphabet and have practiced writing it while learning some basic vocabulary.
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It was recommended by my arabic teacher as a companion book to the original book that we used in class.
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Elmsaafir on July 17, 2004
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"Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners" for the maximum benefit. I've been teaching myself Arabic off and on since I lived in Egypt in 1994, and these two are the best books for basic learning that I've found. Good basis on the fundamentals of the written language, as well as basic conversational skills. Repetition, the key to learning anything new, is the primary means in these books. However, as you progress, they reinforce the words and language skills learned earlier by forcing you to incorporate them as you get farther along.
I've also found that the Hippocrene series has several excellent Arabic resources too. "Mastering Arabic" by Wightwick and Gaafar, and the companion Arabic-English dictionary and phrasebook are particularly good.
I've yet to find the "perfect" book that combines reading/writing, vocabulary, and grammar all in one useful setting, and Amazon should know...I've bought at least a dozen different books from them in my quest...These 2 give a pretty darn good effort though.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By F. Stewart on December 17, 2005
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Original review (prior to formal Arabic instruction): This book was my "ice-breaker" to learning Arabic, for personal interest in Christian-Muslim dialogue, and professional interest in Islamic world view(s). The key to this book's exceptional utility is the ease of associating sound patterns of phonetic transliteration of words for everyday objects (household items, clothing articles, etc.) with the written patterns of Arabic characters. Although I totally lacked familiarity with the Arabic alphabet, the correspondence between "sound and sight" was remarkably easy to decipher, granted the basic level of vocabulary. While I don't expect more advanced vocabulary or grammar to be nearly so easy, the book accomplishes its objective: Removing the intimidation of a completely unfamiliar alphabet. Well done!

As an aside, I've found that the ability to read music (a skill I've only recently acquired) helps significantly. It's a very short "leap" from reading pitches represented by non-Roman characters (musical notes) to reading phonemes represented by a non-Roman alphabet.

Addendum following instruction: Since writing the above review, I've completed a semester in beginning Arabic, and I now have a mild-to-moderate criticism of the book. There are basic sounds and sound patterns that simply cannot be represented by English phoneticisms, period. So for the purpose of learning the *sounds* represented by Arabic *script*, English phoneticisms are misleading in some cases, and flat out wrong in others.

For those already familiar with Arabic sounds, phoneticisms or transliterations are merely "codes" rather than representations. Unfortunately, this book gives the (often false) impression of *representing* the sounds.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By zift on March 18, 2005
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The title is only half true. Yes, this will give you your first 100 words in Arabic, with neat flashcards and some good exercises. For the price it is reasonable, although 100 words is really not much (even if you've never studied French or Spanish, for example, you probably know well over 100 words in each).

On the other side, this book will not teach you the Arabic script. That is OK, since it provides both Arabic and transliterated Arabic on the flashcards. It gives you a chart of Arabic letters and a page with general principles of joining letters. You cannot reasonably go from that to unraveling the Arabic writing. That part of the title should be cut out. You need a book like Awde's "The Arabic Alphabet" a cheap and useful guide for learning the alphabet.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "katiebranson" on April 30, 2003
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This book does exactly what the title says: it makes learning the script an easier process. I used this book first and then went on to Arabic Explorer software by Rosetta Stone. I found I was pronouncing words wrong, but that was easily corrected because I only knew 100 words. I don't know how I could have used the Arabic Explorer software without this book, because they don't even introduce the script. With this book though it was a good transition. The best way I found to use this book was to go through a set of flashcards until I had the transliteration memorized and then start trying to cover up the transliteration and go straight from the Arabic script to the English word. A very good starting place for those who want to read and speak Arabic.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By HB on November 5, 2002
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Spent all of June in Safaga, Egypt. I showed this book to my Egyptian counterpart (a teacher, private pilot, Senior Master Gulf of Suez Ship Pilot, and business owner) and he immediately asked me to buy one for him to use to help his clients when they're in town. This is the way most of us learned English in Grammar school. Some by rote and visual learning. I believe this is the best primer for English-speakers available on the market. Definately the most useful of the ...of books/tapes I have purchased. I'm going to AMAZE my host family when I return to Ismalia next month.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Heather P. on November 1, 2001
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This book was full of games that children play to help learn words. Although I found it hard at first to resist the temptation to just memorize the alphabet, I followed the authors' recommendation to learn the alphabet simply by becoming familiar with the words. However, I was disappointed to find several errors on the flashcards. This is a good way to ease yourself into learning Arabic, but for those on a limited budget I would advise looking into buying another book.
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