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.
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick