Arabic: An Essential Grammar by Faruk Abu-chacraArabic: An Essential Grammar by Faruk Abu-chacra

Arabic: An Essential Grammar

byFaruk Abu-chacraEditorFaruk Abu-chacra

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

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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.
Faruk Abu-Chacra is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Arabic at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
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Title:Arabic: An Essential GrammarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415415721

ISBN - 13:9780415415729

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Table of Contents

1. The Arabic Script, Transliteration, Alphabet  2. Pronunciation of Consonants  3. Punctuation, Handwriting  4. Vowels  5. Saddah, Noun Cases, Nunation as the Indefinite Form  6. Long Vowels  7. Hamzah, the Maddah Sign  8. Definite Articles  9. Sun and Moon Letters  10. Gender  11. Conjunctions, Prepositions, the Particle  12. The Idafah Construction  13. Number, Dual, Plural  14. Perfect Tense Verbs, Roots and Radicals    15. Separate Personal Pronouns, Suffix Pronouns  16. Demonstrative Pronouns  17. Imperfect Tense Verbs  18. Derived Verb Forms  19. Passive Verbs  20. Rules for Writing the Hamsah  21. Broken Plurals, Collective Nouns  22. Diptotes and Triptotes  23. Participles, Verbal Nouns  24. Interrogative Particles and Pronouns, Vocative Particles  25. Adjectival Patterns  26. Inna and its Sisters, Kana and its Sisters  27. Relative Pronouns, Relative Clauses  28. Moods  29. Doubled Verbs  30. Verbs with Hamzah  31. Verbs with the Weak Initial Radical  32. Verbs with the Weak Middle Radical  33. Verbs with the Weak Final Radical  34. Cardinal Numbers  35. Ordinal Numbers  36. Exceptions  37. Verbs of Wonder  38. Adverbs and Adverbials  38. Adverbs and Adverbials  39. Conditional Sentences