Teach Yourself Arabic (With Roman): A Practical Guide toa Good Working Knowledge of Both the Written and Spoken Language (With 2 CDs)

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Item Code: NAC923
Author: Zubair Ahmad Farooqi, Habibullah Khan
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788120721821
Pages: 131
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.6 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Weight 190 gm
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Book Description
About the Book

Teach Yourself Arabic has been specifically designed for tourists, businessmen and students who do not know the language, as well as those who would like to improve their existing knowledge of the language. Importance has been given to everyday common situations which occur in day-to-day dealings in Arabic speaking countries.

Since the book is aimed at imparting basic communication skills in spoken language, preference has been given to the colloquial form of words and expressions generally used by the Arabs.

This book has been designed keeping in mind the growing interaction with the Arabic speaking world.

Dr Z.A. Farooqi is currently a professor in the Department of Arabic, Jamia Millia Islamia. Also the editor of the Arabic Quarterly Thaqafat Ul Hind (ICCR), he has published various articles and translations in Arabic and Urdu. He has authored the book Contribution to Darul Uloom, Deoban to Arabic Literature.

Dr Habibullah Khan is currently a lecturer in Arabic in Jamia Millia Islamia. Author of 22 articles published in newspapers and magazines, he has written a book in Arabic entitled Attarjnana Al-Arabiya Eil Hind Ba’dal Istilqilal.


Globalization has rendered the world a small village and greatly enhanced the need for closer communication. This endeavour represents a modest response to that need. A new approach to the teaching and learning of a foreign language in a short duration fur better understanding has never been as intensely needed as it is now. Attempts have, therefore, been made over a few decades to innovate ways and means to teach a foreign language exclusively keeping in view the time factor. This book is a step forward in that direction.

Broadly divided into three parts, it has specifically been designed for tourists, businessmen and students who have never had an opportunity to study Arabic or those who have studied it at school level and would like to improve their language skill. The first part deals with the minimum and the simplest rules of grammar that are indispensable in the learning of Arabic while complicated rides have deliberately been avoided. Grammatical rules are followed by examples and necessary exercises. The second part is divided into a number of units. Each unit deals with a particular theme such as introduction, marketing, travelling and similar live situations which the tourists, businessmen and students are likely to come across during their stay in Arabic-speaking countries. It also contains an additional list of words relating to select topics with a view to enhancing the vocabulary of the reader. Since the book is aimed at imparting basic communicative skills in spoken language, preference, at many places, has been given to the colloquial form of words and expressions generally used by the Arabs and their pronunciations are given as they are spoken. For example the word has been given as Hindi instead of Hindiun. However, for the benefit of the learners who are not acquainted with the ‘International Phonetic Alphabet’ the easiest method of pronunciation has been adopted.

In the end we wish to express our sincere thanks to Mr. S.K. Ghai, Mg. Director, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd., who has been instrumental behind this project. Thanks are also due to Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan and his staff for excellent typesetting of the book. Finally we request the readers to give us feedback as it will help us improve the book in its next edition.


The Arabic Alphabet7
The Vowels 10
The Gender 13
Personal Pronouns 14
Demonstrative Pronouns 16
Interrogative Particles 18
Pronominal Suffixes 20
Important Prepositions /Adverbial accusatives, etc. 22
The use of ‘Have and ‘Have not’ 23
Negative 24
The use of ‘Can’ and ‘Cannot’ 25
The Cardinal Numbers 26
The Ordinal Numbers 28
Fractions 29
The Verb 30
The Imperfect (Present / Future Tense) 31
The Imperative 32
The Negative Imperative 32
List of useful Verbs 33
Introduction Taaaruf (In the street) 50
(In the University) 51
Contact (On telephone) 56
Asking to meet someone57
Health 62
Useful Vocabularies 64
Visit to Doctor 65
Useful Vocabularies 67
The Post Office 69
Useful Vocabularies71
Shopping 73
Useful Vocabularies75
Useful Vocabularies 79
Airport 81
Useful Vocabularies83
Railway Station87
Useful Vocabularies90
Bank 92
Useful Vocabularies94
Hotel 97
Useful Vocabularies100
Lost Properties101
Declaration of a car theft 103
Useful Vocabularies 104
Restaurant 105
Useful Vocabularies 107
Telephone 110
The House 112
Useful Phrases 115
Relatives 117
Days of the week 118
Timing 119
Months of the Year 120
The Human Body 121
Fruits 122
Vegetables 123
Countries 124
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