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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby Meera » 2017-04-24, 17:09

Has anyone used this book?
https://www.amazon.com/Shou-Intermediat ... ine+Arabic

Is it any good for levantine? Shukran
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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby Kenny » 2017-04-24, 20:05

It doesn't feel like this subforum has been getting a lot of activity recently. I'm still going to ask though, for lack of a better platform. :lol:

So...I've caught the Arabic bug in the weirdest way imaginable: by reading about Middle Eastern civil wars. (And then it kind of snowballed from there.)
What would you guys recommend for self-study for MSA and then, somewhere down the line, do you know about anything that is specific to the Lebanese dialect and is relatively decent? I've been looking left and right, but no one seems to agree on what's best (for MSA, not a lot of talk out there about Lebanese specifically beyond Levantine in more general terms). I would probably get a private teacher to complement self-study once I get semi-serious about this, but it would be nice to have somewhere to start first.

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby voron » 2017-04-27, 12:42

Meera wrote:Has anyone used this book?
https://www.amazon.com/Shou-Intermediat ... ine+Arabic

Is it any good for levantine? Shukran

Hi Meera,
I heard very good reviews about it, but didn't use it myself. I wish I could get my hands on a copy of it.

Kenny wrote:What would you guys recommend for self-study for MSA and then, somewhere down the line, do you know about anything that is specific to the Lebanese dialect and is relatively decent?

My only recommendation would be not to postpone with learning a dialect for too long. From this viewpoint, Living Arabic looks like a good book, because it combines both MSA and Levantine.
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Arabic-Co ... 0974484342

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby Meera » 2017-04-30, 15:15

voron wrote:
Meera wrote:Has anyone used this book?
https://www.amazon.com/Shou-Intermediat ... ine+Arabic

Is it any good for levantine? Shukran

Hi Meera,
I heard very good reviews about it, but didn't use it myself. I wish I could get my hands on a copy of it.

Thanks Voron, I'm thinking of getting it.
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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-26, 6:01

Kenny wrote:What would you guys recommend for self-study for MSA

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and then, somewhere down the line, do you know about anything that is specific to the Lebanese dialect and is relatively decent?

I can't think of anything off the top of my head right now (there probably is something), but there's always the Syrian Colloquial Arabic for Syrian Arabic, which is really similar anyway. :) iodalach93, who was studying Lebanese, said he was using Kamal Osman's grammar along with that (because that's for Lebanese).

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby voron » 2017-09-26, 13:31

Here are some recommendations for Levantine:
https://www.mezzoguild.com/learning-lev ... qi-arabic/

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-26, 15:54

Thanks, voron!

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby eskandar » 2017-09-26, 23:36

Cool site with a lot of great posts especially for colloquial Arabic: teammaha.com
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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-27, 1:34

Thanks, Eskandar Bhai! That reminded me of Maha. :P I'm pretty sure she's Egyptian, too, but I remember her being pretty dialect-negative as well.

EDIT: Oh, and look! :D

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby eskandar » 2017-09-27, 4:10

vijayjohn wrote:Thanks, Eskandar Bhai! That reminded me of Maha. :P I'm pretty sure she's Egyptian, too, but I remember her being pretty dialect-negative as well.

Cheers! And no way, Maha from Youtube is extremely Palestinian :lol:

EDIT: Oh, and look! :D

Good find, I didn't know that! If I'm not mistaken, it's not worded this way in MSA.
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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-27, 4:12

eskandar wrote:And no way, Maha from Youtube is extremely Palestinian :lol:

Oh, okay, thanks! :lol:
Good find, I didn't know that! If I'm not mistaken, it's not worded this way in MSA.

Yeah, it seems MSA just uses something related to 'smoke' (as in a fire or chimney smoking), kind of like English.

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Re: Arabic learning resources

Postby Meera » 2017-10-11, 19:26

eskandar wrote:Cool site with a lot of great posts especially for colloquial Arabic: teammaha.com


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