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Very Simple Arabic Script by James Peters
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4" Height: 8" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Publisher Interlink Publishing Group
ISBN 1900988313 ISBN13 9781900988315
Availability 0 units.
More About James Peters
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Very Simple Arabic Script?
Reading & Wrting--The only way to go. Feb 23, 2008
This little book is just what one needs. Traveling around requires interpreting road signs, addressing officials, and reading other important directives. Here, in Iraq, it is invaluable.
VERY FUN --- Peters makes it easy Jun 11, 2007
This book, coupled with about 3 days of practice, takes the mystique out of the Arabic Script. Seriously, if anyone every thought they would like to be able to read the Arabic script - I'd say this is a must have. Also, it is really fun to have around the house; it is amazing how many guests we have had who have picked it up for a quick review.
Excellent Source for Beginners Dec 27, 2006
My wife and I have been wanting to begin learning Arabic for about a year now. Then, in November 2006, we had a chance to go visit two friends in the United Arab Emirates. Our time there was wonderful and we became even more excited about learning the language. My friend who we stayed with had this book on his coffee table. I picked it up the first day I was there and began reading it. Then as we would travel around I would keep it handy and reference it to decipher signs. By the time I left (3 1/2 weeks) I had the basic ability to read most Arabic writing. Some of it is easier than others... especially things like "Coca-Cola" or "Pepsi"... but it was all 100% readable.
This isn't to say learning the script won't take work. Like I said, I practiced and referenced every day. But this book was a huge help. In fact, I ordered it online so it would be "home" for us when we returned to the States.