A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions by Mona AteekA Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions by Mona Ateek

A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions

byMona Ateek, Mona Kamel Hassan, Trevor Naylor

Hardcover | February 26, 2015

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No matter where we come from, we all have our unique local expressions and proverbs that raise confused eyebrows when translated literally. These phrases usually carry humor and wisdom at their core, but are only fully understood in their native language. A Roving Eye explores some of thesephrases and sayings from one of the world's most expressive tongues, Egyptian Arabic, the most widely spoken form of Arabic.Including some one hundred popular phrases and proverbs, all linked to parts of the body and features of the face, A Roving Eye uses striking black-and-white photography to bring these expressions to life. The result is a book that will delight both learners and native speakers of Arabic, as well aslovers of Egypt who have little knowledge of the language. Each phrase or saying features a photograph, the original expression in Arabic, its transliteration, and its equivalents in English (both literal and proverbial). The whole book makes a perfect gift or a fun read for family andfriends.
Mona Ateek has an MA in teaching English as a foreign language and has been teaching in the English Language Institute of the American University in Cairo (AUC) since 1987. Mona Kamel Hassan is a senior Arabic language instructor in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) at the AUC, and head of Arabic language courses ther...
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Title:A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic ExpressionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774166795

ISBN - 13:9789774166792

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Table of Contents

1. Face to Face2. Headlines3. Roving Eyes4. In One Ear5. Tongue in Cheek6. Neck and Neck7. A Handy List8. From the Heart9. Flesh and Blood10. Last Legs