"The shaddais the key difference between a pigeon (hamam) and a bathroom (hammam) . Be careful, our professor advised, in the first moment of outright humor in class, that you don't ask a waiter, 'Excuse me, where is the pigeon?' - or, conversely, order a roasted toilet."
If you've ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O'Neill recalls, you feel like a magician. If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard.
They say that Arabic takes seven years to learn and a lifetime to master. O'Neill had put in her time. Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy. She took a decade-long hiatus, but couldn't shake her fascination with the language or the cultures it had opened up to her. So she decided to jump back in - this time with a new approach.
Join O'Neill for a grand tour through the Middle East. You will laugh with her in Egypt, delight in the stories she passes on from the United Arab Emirates, and find yourself transformed by her experiences in Lebanon and Morocco. She's packed her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humor, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. From quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets to the lively buzz of crowded medinas, from families' homes to local hotspots, she brings a part of the world that is thousands of miles away right to your door.
A natural storyteller with an eye for the deeply absurd and the deeply human, O'Neill explores the indelible links between culture and communication. A powerful testament to the dynamism of language, All Strangers Are Kin reminds us that learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Ultimate French Review and Practice, 3E
By Stillman, David
Better than ever! The bestselling intermediate-level workbook has been expanded into a comprehensive, dynamic digital/print study tool that's sure to help you master French Based on the principle that strong grammar skills are necessary for foreign language mastery, The Ultimate French Review and Practice explains and illustrates important grammar concepts with lively sentence examples, and it provides 400 engaging exercises that are contextualized, with scene-setting instructions in French. This new, premium edition replaces the old CD-ROM with an array of digital content in the App(iOS, Android, desktop) that accompanies the book: Pre-test for identifying existing strengths and weaknesses More than 120 multiple choice and drag-and-drop exercises for extended review Post-test for assessing progress Flashcards for all vocabulary lists, with progress-tracking Extensive audio exercises to test listening comprehension Record/Replay function for comparing pronunciation to that of native speakers .
McGraw-Hill; 3 edition
Beginning Japanese Textbook
By Kluemper, Michael L
This is a complete Japanese textbook and language learning package for beginning learners.Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog) , Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history. Illustrated with manga-style comics - a fun way to learn Japanese and written by experienced high-school Japanese teachers, this Japanese textbook will show you how to pronounce Japanese; read and write hiragana, katakana, and 125 basic kanji; and understand conversational Japanese.
Japanese For Fun Phrasebook & Dictionary
By Kamiya, Taeko
This handy Japanese phrasebook and pocket dictionary is designed for people who want to learn Japanese quickly and don't have a lot of time to study.It is designed by an experienced language teacher to be useful and easy to use. Even if you have just a few minutes a day - while sitting on a train or subway, waiting for a bus, or spending time with your friends - you can open the book and learn a few useful phrases that you'll use over and over again during your stay in Japan. This completely revised edition features hundreds of new phrases and manga illustrations which give context to the vocabulary and expressions. it is divided into twenty-two easy chapters, each one covering a specific topic or situation that you will encounter while traveling in Japan.
Essential Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary
By Publishing., Tuttle
Essential Japanese Phrase Book & Dictionary teaches you the practical phrases and expressions needed for common, everyday interactions in Japan in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable. Key features of this Japanese phrasebook and dictionary include: Over 1,500 practical phrases for everyday use An English to Japanese dictionary with over 2,000 terms and expressions Essential expressions used for meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to simple questions Manga illustrations to illustrate key phrases and situations A pronunciation guide and Japanese grammar notes explain the basic sounds and sentence patterns of the Japanese language The latest Japanese vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more Japan travel tips, cultural notes and much more!All words and phrases are in Romanized form as well as the Japanese script.
Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions
By Hodgson, Susan
What does it take to really shine in any interview? Learn how to recognise your strengths and play to them, how to deal with your weak spots and avoid panic and clichéd answers. Discover the art of turning every question to your advantage and learn the secrets behind a brilliant answer, so you will always know the right thing to say. With over 200 of the most commonly-asked questions and ideal answers, this is the book that will make sure that you are ready to handle anything an interviewer throws at you. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Learn how to turn any question to your advantage Feel prepared and in control - no matter what questions are asked Be ready and able to show your strengths
Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Premium 3rd Edition
By Richmond, Dorothy
The bestselling workbook on Spanish Verbs updated with comprehensive digital support to help you master Spanish verb knowledge and usage Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses explains with a rare level of clarity when and why a particular verb tense should be used--not just the correct forms. The author also weaves funny and entertaining pop-culture references throughout the book. This digitally enhanced editions features Flashcards for all the verb and vocabulary lists with progress tracking Answer Key for all exercises in the book with progress tracking Audio Recordings for all exercise answers in Spanish RecordReplay function enables you to record and compare your voice against native speakers Auto-Complete Glossary makes looking up info quick and easy,.
McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition
Practice Makes Perfect
By Heminway, Annie
Master grammar with the bestselling workbook for learners of FrenchPractice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar is the go-to guide for clear, precise explanations of all aspects of French grammar: from the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, from the differences between savoir and connaître to the use of pronouns y and en. This comprehensive guide will also give you plenty of practice in using your language skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study.THIS BOOK MAKES MASTERING GRAMMAR EASY WITH:* Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand* More than 350 exercises, with a detailed answer key for each progress checks* Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point* Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout .
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary
By Planet, Lonely
Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher* Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful French phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Ask about tucked-away vineyards, bargain with local famers at the market or order wine like a professional; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now! Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology Meet friends with conversation starter phrases Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary: Full-colour throughout User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues Convenient features 5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go 10 Ways to Start a Sentence 10 Phrases to Sound like a Local Listen For - phrases you may hear Look For - phrases you may see on signs Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked Covers Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodation, directions, border crossing, transport Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice:Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary , a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.