Iraqi Phrasebook: The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq - Teach Yourself Language (Paperback)

by Yasin M. Alkalesi

Format: Paperback 192 pages

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This is the one-stop guide to essential communication in Iraqi Arabic. The only Iraqi Arabic phrasebook available today, this up-to-date guide is a must-have resource for foreigners about to enter Iraq, giving them access to the real Arabic that Iraqis speak every day. In addition to featuring content specifically chosen for its relevance to Iraqi reconstruction, the book also covers all the basic topics important to travelers."Iraqi Phrasebook" starts with basic grammar and vocabulary and moves on to useful phrases - from asking for directions, finding accommodations, and making purchases to communicating with medical personnel, the police, and at checkpoints. All Arabic phrases are presented in easy-to-read transliteration, and much of the language is in a conversational format that shows how the phrases fit together to help with communication." Iraqi Phrasebook": presents the Iraqi dialect spoken in and around Baghdad - the most widely spoken and understood form throughout Iraq; contains chapters based on everyday situations such as shopping and eating, as well as an English{-}Iraqi Arabic dictionary; and, includes sections on security, military, construction, and public services, complete with lists of highly useful words and phrases Yasin M. Alkalesi, Ph.D., has taught classical and colloquial Arabic for more than thirty years. Through his company, ARABICO, INC., Dr. Alkalesi offers language, cultural, and consultation services on the Middle East to corporate executives.

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