A Dictionary of Idiomatic Expressions in Written Arabic PDF ePub eBook

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A Dictionary of Idiomatic Expressions in Written Arabic free pdf How would you ever know that "to lose a baby ostrich" means to rush into something without thinking? Or that "what can the wind take from the pavement?" is said when someone has nothing left to lose? This comprehensive guide to idiomatic expressions in literary Arabic, the first of its kind, will inform, amuse, and entertain, through more than 8500 entries found in texts from the Qur'an to today's newspapers. With explanations in Arabic and English, it is an essential resource for both students of Arabic and native speakers. Reaching into the great wealth of this complex and intriguing language, the dictionary draws on and reveals the rich cultural and religious traditions of Arabic-speaking communities that have informed its idioms. Expressions of condolence, astonishment, and hardship, alongside sayings about friendship, miserliness, and reconciliation are collected and made accessible here, and glimpses are provided into history through phrases tied to important events and figures-from the ancient Egyptians to Saddam Hussein-altogether allowing a fascinating insight into Arabic's many quirks and intricacies.

About Mahmoud Sami Moussa

Mahmoud Sami Moussa is a senior instructor in the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo.

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Author : Mahmoud Sami Moussa
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 30 May 2014
ISBN : 9774166418
EAN : 9789774166419
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 572 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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