Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic.
The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections, and exercises and examples are provided throughout. The book is ideal for independent learners as well as for classroom study.
Features of this book include:
coverage of the Arabic script and alphabet
a chapter on Arabic handwriting
a guide to pronunciation
full examples throughout.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book because it seemed like a great way for me to maintain the grammar I've learned so far in Arabic. So far it has been great. The book is much more concise than the Arabic textbook I used in class and doesn't require a teacher.
There are a few small errors in it, though, but nothing big. For example, Exercise # 12 in chapter 10 vowels the last word wrong, and pg. 263 says that 'rigal' means 'girls' and 'banaat' means 'boys', when it's actually the other way around. When it counts, though, this book is very useful and was worth every penny.
I bought several before I found this one, but found many of them confusing. This one is laid out so simply and progressively that it is much easier for me to follow. Vocabulary is simple but not overly so. A great resource for anyone wanting to improve their understanding of Arabic Grammar without page after page of charts to memorize.
I have found this to be a fascinating book. I do not wish to learn Arabic, but I am an amateur linguist who wanted to learn more about Arabic. I have looked at several books that purport to answer my needs but none of them came up to the standard offered by Abu Chacra's book. It offers a colourful journey into an unfamiliar grammar, with exercises for translation that give an insight into Arab thought. Most grammars tend to be dry and depend on the mastery of one chapter before progressing to the next, but this is a book that can be opened at any page and provide interest. I found it easy to read and would recommend it to both those who need to go deeply into the structure of Arabic and to those who, like me, simply want to know about the language. It seems to be the definitive answer to the study of the language.
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