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Very Simple Arabic: Incorporating Simple Etiquette in Arabia [Paperback]

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Very Simple Arabic: Incorporating Simple Etiquette in Arabia by James Peters

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Pages   116
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.07" Width: 4" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2004
Publisher   Stacey International Publishers
ISBN  1900988909  
ISBN13  9781900988902  

Availability  3 units.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peters has lived and worked in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula as a soldier, diplomat and businessman for over 40 years. He studied arabic at Durham University and at the Foreign Office Middle East Centre for Arab Studies in Lebanon.

James Peters was born in 1966.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > Foreign Language > Dictionaries & Thesauruses
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Etiquette > Conversation
3Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > General
4Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > Instruction
5Books > Subjects > Reference > General
6Books > Subjects > Reference > Words & Language > Grammar
7Books > Subjects > Reference > Words & Language > Study & Teaching
8Books > Subjects > Reference > Words & Language > Vocabulary

Reviews - What do customers think about Very Simple Arabic: Incorporating Simple Etiquette in Arabia?

Handy & User Friendly  Feb 23, 2008
I'm in Iraq on deployment. This little book is great! Easy to carry around. It gives me pertinent phrases in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); even though the Iraqi dialect varies.
Good for Customs, Not Good for Language  Feb 6, 2000
I find it interesting that the glowing reviews on the back cover of the book are all in reference to the "Simple Etiquette in Arabia" portion (37 pages), and not to the language component (69 pages). Indeed, a traveler who relies on the stylized Roman script to facilitate reasonable pronunciation will be taking a chance.

As an experiment, I enlisted the help of three colleagues to read the Arabic as presented in this book (with native Arabic speakers in the room). One produced fairly good pronunciation, the second was recognizable, and the third gave up because he was incomprehensible.

The book is attractive, pleasantly thin, and enjoyable to look at. And the "etiquette" section is good. But to be truly valuable as a language tool, it should come with recorded material. If you plan to use it, try to find an Arabic speaker to help you with pronunciation -- before you try it on the street.


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