Author: Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (March 2003)
Pages: 250 Binding: Softcover
As the national language of nearly 20 countries in Africa and Asia, and spoken by approximately 190 million people, Arabic is the lingua franca of the Middle East. This title uses a standard Arabic helpful to those traveling all over the region. The emphasis is on commonly heard terms and phrases that are recognizable throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Both the dictionary and phrasebook incorporate the Arabic script and its romanized transliteration. The two-way dictionary contains important travel, geographical, and cultural terminology, while the phrasebook focuses on the needs of the traveler and covers almost every situation from arrival to departure.
About the Author:
Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar have traveled extensively in the Arab world and are experienced writers, publishers, and educators, specializing in accessible language guides and learning materials. Together, they have authored many titles including Mastering Arabic and the Emergency Phrasebook series, both published by Hippocrene Books. They live in Oxfordshire, England.