Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary
about the dictionary
The use of pictures is proven to aid understanding and the retention of information. Working on this principle, thi highly-illustrated English–Arabic bilingual dictionary presents a large range of useful current vocabulary.
The dictionary is divided thematically and covers most aspects of the everyday world in detail, from the restaurant to the gym, the home to the workplace, outer space to the animal kingdom. You will also find additional words and phrases for conversational use and for extending your vocabulary.
This is an essential reference tool for anyone interested in languages – practical, stimulating, and easy-to-use.
A few things to note
The Arabic in the dictionary is presented in Arabic script and romanized pronunciation.
When reading the romanization, refer to the guide on this page
The entries are always presented in the same order – Arabic, Romanization, English
Each language also has its own index at the back of the book. Here you can look up a word in either English or Arabic script and be referred to the page number(s) where it appears. To reference the pronunciation for a particular Arabic word, look it up in the Arabic script or English index and then go to the page indicated.
how to use this book
Whether you are learning a new language for business, pleasure, or in preparation for a holiday abroad, or are hoping to extend your vocabulary in an already familiar language, this dictionary is a valuable learning tool which you can use in a number of different ways.
When learning a new language, look out for cognates (words that are alike in different languages) and derivations (words that share a common root in a particular language). You can also see where the languages have influenced each other.
For example, English has imported some terms for food from Arabic but, in turn, has exported terms used in technology and popular culture.
Practical learning activities workplace, or college, try looking at the pages which cover that setting. You could then close the book, look around you and see how many of the objects and features you can name.
on one side and Arabic on the other side.
Carry the cards with you and test yourself
frequently, making sure you shuffle them between each test.
or dialogue using as many of the terms on a particular page as possible. This will help you retain the vocabulary and remember the spelling. If you want to build up to writing a longer text, start with sentences incorporating 2–3 words.
drawing or tracing items from the book onto a piece of paper, then close the book and fill in the words below the picture.
words in the foreign language index and see if you know what they mean before turning to the relevant page to check if you were right.
|March 13, 2020
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