Book: Arabic For Dummies (Language & Literature)
Publisher: For Dummies
Your survival guide for everyday words and expressions
Your fun and friendly guide to Modern Standard Arabic
This unintimidating guide will help you start speaking Modern Standard Arabic — beginning today! Whether you’re a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you’ll find it’s packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references — including coverage of written Arabic, an Arabic-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more!
Discover how to
Have everyday conversations in Arabic
Make sense of Arabic grammar
Improve your pronunciation
Use idioms and popular expressions
Get around in Arabic-speaking countries
About the Author Amine Bouchentouf is a native English, Arabic, and French speaker born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. Amine has been teaching Arabic and lecturing about relations between America and the Arab world in his spare time for over 4 years and has offered classes and seminars for students at Middlebury College, the Council on Foreign Relations, and various schools across the United States. He runs and maintains the Web site www.al-baab.com (which means “gateway” in Arabic).Amine graduated from Middlebury College and has always been interested in promoting better relations between the West and the Middle East through dialogue and mutual understanding. Amine published his first book, Arabic: A Complete Course (Random House), soon after graduating college in order to help Americans understand Arabic language and culture. He has written Arabic For Dummies in an attempt to reach an even wider audience with the aim of fostering better relations through education. He holds a degree in Economics from Middlebury and has extensive experience in the arena of international investing. He is a registered investment advisor and is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Amine is currently working on his third book, Investing in Commodities For Dummies (Wiley Publishing). Amine is an avid traveler and has visited over 15 countries across the Middle East, Europe, and North and South America. Aside from his interest in languages, business, and travel, Amine enjoys biking, rollerblading, playing guitar, chess, and golf. He lives in New York City.