This webpage displays a common conversation between three friends. The structure and topics of the conversation are purposefully general so as to be helpful to students' ability to create and sustain conversations of their own. The conversation includes Arabic text, transliteration, and translation.
Learn Arabic Language is a website that intends to teach the basics of the Arabic language, including background information on Arabic and its history. It contains information on the letters in their isolated position and numbers. The website further contains lists of pronouns, verbs, animal names, foods, grammar information, and more. All Arabic words are transliterated. The website also includes short lists of Arabic language books and Arabic schools throughout the U.S. and Egypt.
This is a blog that links to videos, music, and other information about studying and learning Arabic. The blog provides comments on information provided. For instance, there is a link to an episode of The Simpsons in Arabic while providing sentences and translations of some of the more complicated phrasing.
The Bing translator can translate to and from 39 different languages. The program can translate words, phrases, idioms, and complete sentences with a high degree of accuracy. An audio component is included for English words. The most commonly used translated word is given for translated words and phrases, i.e. 'fill' for ___ instead of 'work'.
This webpage provides over 20 basic conversational phrases and terms, all of which are used in most everyday discussions across the Arabic-speaking world. The terms and phrases are presented in transliterated form with English translation; no Arabic script is used.
Pite Saami is a highly endangered Western Saami language in the Uralic language family currently spoken by a few individuals in Swedish Lapland. This grammar is the first extensive book-length treatment of a Saami language written in English. While focussing on the morphophonology of the main word classes nouns, adjectives and verbs, it also deals with other linguistic structures such as prosody, phonology, phrase types and clauses. Furthermore, it provides an introduction to the language and its speakers, and an outline of a preliminary Pite Saami orthography. An extensive annotated spoken-language corpus collected over the course of five years forms the empirical foundation for this description, and each example includes a specific reference to the corpus in order to facilitate verification of claims made on the data. Descriptions are presented for a general linguistics audience and without attempting to support a specific theoretical approach, but this book should be equally useful for scholars of Uralic linguistics, typologists, and even learners of Pite Saami.
The BBC's brief guide on the Arabic language includes 4 different sections including facts about the language, a list of 20 key phrases with audio files, a section on the alphabet with audio files, and a group of videos, although the videos are not available in the US. The Arabic used in the words and phrases is MSA. The page's text can be viewed in English or Arabic.
This webpage lists intermediate-level conversational phrases and terms. The terms are listed in Arabic, transliteration, and English translation. The more difficult terms are presented with brief commentary to supply context. The listed terms and phrases include words conducive to beginning and sustaining fairly complex and wide-ranging conversations.
Learn Arabic 101 is a series of basic Arabic lessons. The alphabet, adjectives, nouns, verbs, phrases, grammar, and vocabulary are some of the topics explained on this website. Each word or phrase is translated and transliterated. If the user clicks on an Arabic word, it will be pronounced. In addition, there are translation and Arabic keyboard sections. There is also a multiple-choice exam section for the learner to practice.
Lesson eleven features a nine line dialogue that takes place in a coffee shop. Students are able to read the lines in Arabic and utilize the voiceover feature that plays the lines of dialogue in Arabic. The dialogue caters to students interested in learning how to carry themselves in a general social setting. The two subsections include a word list that defines many of the words used in the dialogue, while the brief grammar section lists, in transliterated Arabic, the Arabic pronouns most often used in general conversation.
Entitled "In the Restaurant." lesson five covers general phrases one might use in a restaurant. These include asking the waiter for a menu, ordering food and drink, asking about prices, and making specific dietary requests for one's order. The lesson is entirely audio and transliterated text. The brief grammar section includes brief and largely inadequate comments on the rules governing masculine and feminine nouns.
Lesson thirteen continues the conversational theme of the LookLex series by featuring a brief conversation about the beaches of Alexandria. Students are able to see how sentences can be constructed about normal, everyday affairs in social settings. Additionally, like the previous lesson, a variety of verbs, phrases, adjectives and sentence structures are used, thereby exposing students to properly formed sentences in "real-life scenarios."
The Omniglot website provides a list of basic Arabic phrases both in Arabic script and in transliteration. Each phrase comes with an Arabic recording. It also provides links to other collections of Arabic phrases as well as information about learning foreign languages in general. A link to the chapter in the Bible regarding the Tower of Babel is available in Arabic and in many other languages as well.
In this activity students will practice high frequency phrases and vocabulary around food by doing a restaurant role play. Students will take on the roles of different restaurant patrons and a server to practice.
This webpage lists several, commonly used Arabic phrases to express greetings and emotions in ways considered polite and proper in many Arabic-speaking settings and contexts. The words include Arabic script, English translation, and English transliteration. Brief commentary is adduced when necessary in order to explain context.
In addition to information on Islam, this website offers free Arabic lessons, starting with the alphabet in its entirety, including the names and all of the connected and unconnected forms of the letters. The grammar lesson includes writing examples, pronouns, the definite article, masculine and feminine nouns, adjectives, the dual form, and plurals. Additional lessons include numbers and counting, and lists of vocabulary, phrases, and sentences. An audio component is included with word lists.
In this activity, students will be given a bundle of Chinese money and will use common Chinese phrases to try to purchase items from the instructor, who will be acting as a shop owner. Students will attempt to convince the shop owner to give them the most items for the best price.
This page hosts five different lists of phrases grouped by categorry: introductory phrases, basic phrases and questions, and phrases related to the weather, hospitals, and internet cafes. Each phrase is written out alongside a transliteration and a translation.
Atlas Tours provides a series of Arabic words and phrases that are designed to get travelers to the Middle East and North Africa region acquainted with the most common words and phrases that they will hear during their travel. All of the words are transliterated as there is no Arabic writing. Masculine and feminine forms of some of the words and phrases are also provided.
This appendix is a compilation of various lists of words and phrases, some of which are quite brief, and some of which, like the "useful words" list, are quite extensive. Some of the materials rely on transliteration alone and therefore require no knowledge of Arabic script while others are written in Arabic. The word lists are focused on common words such as professions, greetings, common expressions, and also include a fictional dialogue of two people greeting each other.