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By Waheed Samy, Leila Samy

Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an obtainable reference grammar with comparable routines in one volume.

This publication offers fifty one devices, protecting the major grammar issues which scholars might count on to come across of their first yr of studying Arabic. Examples and workouts are supplied all through, permitting scholars to enhance and consolidate their learning.

Key positive aspects include:

  • Clear, obtainable format
  • Many worthy language examples
  • Jargon-free factors of grammar
  • Abundant routines with complete resolution key
  • Subject index

Clearly offered and straightforward, Basic Arabic is a perfect grammar reference and perform source for either newbies and scholars with a few wisdom of the language. it really is appropriate for either type use and autonomous learn.

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E ‫ﺗﺮﻳﺪ‬ ْ ‫ﺃﻅُ ﱡﻦ ﺃﻧﱠﻬﺎ ﻟﻢ ﺗﺮﻳﺪ‬ ‫ﺃﻥ ﺗَﺴﺘَ ِﻤ َﻊ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺭﺃﻳﻲ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻤﻮﺿﻮﻉ‬ I think that she does not want to listen to my opinion on the subject. Note 1. aspx, accessed 22 January 2011. 26 UNIT 6 Agreement ‫ﺗﻄﺎﺑﻖ‬ In Arabic, as in other languages, agreement is important. Words within a clause or sentence take on features that conform to each other. For example: Verbs and their subjects agree. e. affixed as a subject marker within the same word), a pronoun, or a standalone noun. Nouns and their adjectives or pronouns agree.

Affixed as a subject marker within the same word), a pronoun, or a standalone noun. Nouns and their adjectives or pronouns agree. Grammatical categories contibuting to agreement The following are the grammatical categories that contribute to agreement: Syntactic function (case or mood) (‫ﺍﻹﻋﺮﺍﺑﻴﺔ‬ Gender (‫ﺍﻟﺠﻨﺲ‬ ِ ) Definiteness (‫)ﺍﻟﺘَﻌﺮﻳﻒ ﻭﺍﻟﺘﻨﻜﻴﺮ‬ Humanness (‫ﺍﻟﻌﺎﻗِﻞ‬ Tense Person Voice Number (‫)ﻋَﺪﺩ‬ ‫)ﺍﻟﺤﺎﻟﺔ‬ ‫)ﻋﺎﻗِﻞ ﻭ ﻏﻴﺮ‬ Exercises: agreement ‫ﺗﻄﺎﺑﻖ‬ Exercise 1 Read the following passage carefully, then rewrite it in Arabic substituting ‫ﻣﺤ ّﻤﺪ‬ for ‫ﻳﺎﺳﻤﻴﻦ‬.

D ‫ﻳﺤﻀﺮ‬ ‫ﺖ ﻁﻮﻳﻞ‬ ‫ﺃﻧﺎ‬ ٍ ‫ﻏﺎﺿﺒﺔٌ ِﻣﻨﻪُ ﻷﻧﱠﻪُ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺤﻀﺮ ﻟِﺰﻳﺎﺭﺗﻲ ُﻣﻨ ُﺬ ﻭﻗ‬ ِ I am angry with him because he has not come to visit me in a long time. E ‫ﺗﺮﻳﺪ‬ ْ ‫ﺃﻅُ ﱡﻦ ﺃﻧﱠﻬﺎ ﻟﻢ ﺗﺮﻳﺪ‬ ‫ﺃﻥ ﺗَﺴﺘَ ِﻤ َﻊ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺭﺃﻳﻲ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻤﻮﺿﻮﻉ‬ I think that she does not want to listen to my opinion on the subject. Note 1. aspx, accessed 22 January 2011. 26 UNIT 6 Agreement ‫ﺗﻄﺎﺑﻖ‬ In Arabic, as in other languages, agreement is important. Words within a clause or sentence take on features that conform to each other. For example: Verbs and their subjects agree.

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