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This dictionary, a shortened and updated form of The Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary, is designed to meet the needs both of the Arabic speaker who is learning English and of the English speaker who is learning Arabic. It records the different levels of usage met with in newspapers, radio, and televison, as well as films. Where familiar, colloquial, and slang levels are indicated the major Arabic dialectal equivalents have been given.
This convenient pocket dictionary--an abridged and updated edition of the acclaimed Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage--is designed for both the English speaker learning Arabic and the Arabic speaker learning English. It records the different levels of usage found in newspapers, radio, television, and films, providing major Arabic dialectal equivalents for familiar, colloquial, and slang words. Ideal for the student or traveler, the dictionary includes:
"The most appropriate dictionary to recommend to English speaking students for Arabic composition--in terms of clarity, a reasonably comprehensive word list, and in terms of value for expenditure. I recommend it highly to my students."--Seth Ward, Yale University
"The best reference text available for English-Arabic usage."--Karen C. Ryding, U.S. Department of State