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Modern Iraqi Arabic A Textbook

ISBN-10: 1589011309
ISBN-13: 9781589011304
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files is an introductory textbook—suitable for classroom or self-study—for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect. A detailed discussion of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672

Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files is an introductory textbook—suitable for classroom or self-study—for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect. A detailed discussion of the consonants, vowels, and other characteristics of Iraqi phonetics—including pronunciation exercises on the CD—serve the needs of travelers, businesspeople, diplomats, archaeologists, and scholars who want to learn to speak the language quickly and efficiently. NEW TO THIS EDITION: ? Arabic script has been added so the reader has a choice of following the Arabic writing or the transcription in the Roman alphabet. ? Four entirely new lessons cover medical care, media (radio, television, and journalism), telephone conversations, and cultural and folkloric tales. ? All audio materials from the first edition—plus new audio materials for the new lessons—are included as MP3 files on a CD bound into the book.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Arrangement of the Book
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
Arabic Alphabet and Vowels
The Iraqi Alphabet
The Iraqi Vowels
Phonetics of Iraqi Arabic: Pronunciation Exercises
Drills
Greetings and Courtesy Expressions
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Some Basic Greetings
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
Independent Pronouns
Word Stress: Stress Syllable
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Asking for Directions
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
Attached Pronouns (Pronoun Suffixes)
The Article il-: the
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Arrival at Baghdad Airport, Part I
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Helping Vowels: i, u
The Negation
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Arrival at Baghdad Airport, Part II
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Preposition ma9a: have, with
The Preposition Prefix b- / bi-: in, by, at, with
The Noun: il-isim
The Cardinal Numerals 1-10 arqaam
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Taking a Taxi
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Adjective: is-sifa
The Relative Adjective
Noun-Adjective Agreement
The Word aku: there is/are
The Cardinal Numerals 11-20
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
At the Rashid Hotel
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
Nouns of Occupations with Suffixes -chi and -chiyya
The Word abu: father (of)
The Imperative Verb: fi9il il-amur
The Cardinal Numerals 20-100
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Introductions
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Verb: il-fi9il
The Past Tense Verb: il-fi9il il-maadi
The Regular Verb
The Hollow Verb
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Speaking Arabic
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Past Tense Verb
The Double Verb
The Weak Verb
The Past Tense Verb with Attached Pronoun
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Telling Time
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
Time Expressions: il-waqit
Days of the Week: ayyaam lis-buu9
Months of the Year: ashhur is-sana
The Four Seasons: is-fusuul il-arba9a
The Preposition wiyya: with
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Visiting the Iraqi Museum
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Present/Imperfect Tense Verb: il-fi9il il-mudaari9
The Present Tense Verb Paradigm
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Trip to Babylon
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Present Progressive Prefix da- -ing
The Future Verb Prefixes rah-, ha- will, shall, going to
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
At the Bank
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions of Money Matters
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Participle raayih: going, having gone
The Demonstrative Words: asmaa[Characters not reproducible] il-ishaara
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
At the Post Office
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Verb chaan / ykuun: was, were/will
The Words il, 9ind, maal: have, to
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
In the Restaurant
Basic Dialogue
Additional Expressions
Vocabulary
Additional Vocabulary Related to Food
Grammar and Remarks
The Preposition 9ala / 9a-: on, upon, about
The Interrogative Words: adawaat lis-tifhaam
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Family and Relatives
Basic Dialogue
Additional Kin Names
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
The Participle yyaa-
The Feminine "t" Ending
The idaafa Construction
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Medical Care
Basic Dialogue
Additional Medical Expressions
Vocabulary
Some Additional Body Parts
Grammar and Remarks
Ordinal Numbers First to Tenth
Cardinal Numbers Higher than 100
Counting: hsaab
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Media: Radio, Television, and Journalism
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Additional Vocabulary on Media
Grammar and Remarks
Comparative and Superlative
The Colors
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Telephone Conversations
Basic Dialogue
Vocabulary
Additional Vocabulary and Phrases on Telephone
Grammar and Remarks
Conditional Sentences (if)
The Relative Pronoun (i)lli
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Creative Dialogues
Cultural and Folkloric Tales
The Story of the Caliph Harun ir-Rashid and Abu Nuwas
Vocabulary
The Story of the Lion and the Wolf
Vocabulary
Grammar and Remarks
Conjunctions
Idioms and Common Phrases
Drills
Glossary
Arabic-English
English-Arabic

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