- Hardcover: 1318 pages
- Publisher: Spoken Language Services; 4th edition (July 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879500026
- ISBN-13: 978-0879500023
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 2.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic 4th Edition
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It is hoped that this masterpiece will point the way to wider use of modern lexicographical principles. -- Language, The Linguistic Society of America, June 1, 1995
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The Wehr dictionary is available in 2 editions in English: one stems from the 1961 edition and is available in reprints from many different years. The 4th edition became available in 1993 and has about 200 more pages of entries. Both are excellent, but if you want the newer edition, then select carefully. Unfortunately the Amazon descriptions appear to be unreliable: this particular entry says it is the 1980 printing of the 4th edition. However, the 1980 printing is of the first edition, not the 4th edition. I suggest you verify the number of pages to confirm what edition you are ordering: the 1st edition has 1110 pages, the 4th edition has over 1300 pages.
I would like to express my deep appreciation for all who provide the necessary information about that valuable dictionary , I am a native, Arabic teacher, and found it with one of my students (advanced Arabic learner), infect. I was amazed when I have seen it for the first time, it is really valuable book, but it is written in small fonts, with hard cover, IT is very good dictionary, if the student understand fully , the derivations and other verbs conjugation and forms, without that , it will be useless, advice the learners who wish to buy it , he/she must master the conjugation and derivation systems,
but, sure i will buy one , with the best quality, but yet I don't know, which is the edition to buy, if any one of the learners knows, please let me know,
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After about 5 months of tedium in my Arabic class, I decided to rip the cover off and cover the stiff inner leafs with duct tape. I would still replace it with a hardcover however, because the binding is so much sturdier. Since then, I have found it the most essential part of my study. It has a wonderful and thorough explanation of some of the peculiarities of Arabic grammar. The only thing I would wish to add would be an easier to reference chart of verb measures. It is referenced in the introduction, but only in passing, and without examples of passive/active, perfect/imperfect. This isn't a major criticism, just the only way I can think to improve it.
The morphology and syntax of written Arabic are essentially the same in all Arab countries. Vocabulary differences are limited mainly to the domain a specialized vocabulary. Thus the written language continues, as it has done throughout centuries of the past, to ensure the linguistic unity of the Arab world.