What are the best books to learn the Arabic language?

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    #1Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds

    Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds

    Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds is written by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi. This book includes a DVD. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Georgetown University Press.

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    Theresa Fuller
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Because it was a class requirement last semester, I had no choice but to buy it. I think that it's ok, it has helped me most with my diction and conversation skills. "
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    #2First Arabic Reader Bilingual for Speakers of English

    First Arabic Reader Bilingual for Speakers of English

    First Arabic Reader Bilingual For Speakers Of English: First Arabic Reader Bilingual For Speakers Of English With Bidirectional Dictionary is written by Saher Ahmed Salama, Vadim Zubakhin.

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    Kelly Hoffman
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This solution offers mp3 options as well which helps the user understand it visually and audibly. The ratings on the book are quite mediocre however so I am not sure how well that will help"
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    #3The Arabic Alphabet

    The Arabic Alphabet
    The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It is a book for learning the Arabic language written by Nicholas Awde and Putros Samano. This book is published in 2000 by Lyle Stuart. It is first published in 1987.
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    Russell Peters
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Great starting point to learn a new language. It is clear and concise and easy to follow for beginners. "
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    #4Your First 100 Words in Arabic

    Your First 100 Words in Arabic

    Your First 100 Words in Arabic: Beginner's Quick & Easy Guide to Demystifying Non-Roman Scripts is written by Jane Wightwick as a supplement for learning the Arabic language. Published in 1999 by McGraw-Hill Education.

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    Richard Collins
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "ive actually seen thie book before. it was on amazon and very well reviewed and i think it would be a good coihce"
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    #5Lebanese Arabic Phrasebook

    Lebanese Arabic Phrasebook
    Lebanese Arabic Phrasebook Vol. 1: An Effective Way to Learn Lebanese through Practical Sentences, Puzzles, and Videos is a supplementary book to learn Arabic Lebanese written by Hiba Najem.

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    Rose Campbell
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book is great if your trying to learn arabic. Has a lot of useful information in it. It was very clear cut and very easy to use. My only complaint is I wish the font was a little bigger. Even with my glasses on I struggled to read it. It's still a good book though!"
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    #6Al-Kitaab Part One

    Al-Kitaab Part One

    Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya - A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One is written by  Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Georgetown University Press.

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    Jacqueline Ford
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I see why Al-Kitaab Part One is the best book to learn the Arabic language. I think the authors make Al-Kitaab Part One easy to grasp. I know picking up a copy of Al-Kitaab Part One is a must for the Arabic learner."
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    #7Easy Arabic Grammar

    Easy Arabic Grammar

    Easy Arabic Grammar is written by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar as a reference for learning the Arabic language. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2015 by McGraw-Hill Education.

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    Billy Garcia
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "If you go in knowing and understanding this book is for basic Arabic grammatical understanding then you should be good. It misses some key points but as a beginner's book it's solid. I bought this for my friend who is visiting Egypt and she seems to be getting through well."
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    #8Mastering Arabic 1 Activity Book

    Mastering Arabic 1 Activity Book

    Mastering Arabic 1 Activity Book: Practice for Beginners is written by Jane Wightwick as a guide for learning the Arabic language. With over 90 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Hippocrene Books.

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    Doris Ramos
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "It's always a challenge to learn new things, but learning a new language can feel overwhelming when you're just beginning. This activity book makes it easy for anyone to begin practicing their new language and it works great in conjunction with the book and audio cd!"
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    #9Conquering Babel: A Practical Guide to Learning a Language

    Conquering Babel: A Practical Guide to Learning a Language

    Conquering Babel: A Practical Guide to Learning a Language is written by Claire Handscombe as a motivational reference guide in starting to learn a new language. With over 70 pages, it is published in 2011.

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    Gregory Ramos
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "so you don't actually learn a language with this book you just get tips on how to to learn one."
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    #10Build Your Arabic Vocabulary

    Build Your Arabic Vocabulary

    Build Your Arabic Vocabulary: 1,000 Key Words to Move Beyond Beginner Arabic is a supplementary book to learn the Arabic language written by Haroon Shirwani. Published in 2006 by McGraw-Hill Companies.

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    Christopher Perkins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Build Your Arabic Vocabulary: 1,000 Key Words to Move Beyond Beginner Arabic is a great tome for those that have studied Arabic already. I would be hesitant to recommend it to novices however. While its never a bad thing to learn new words this book is not meant for those just starting out."

Summary

Best What are the best books to learn the Arabic language
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and SoundsBooks 20 Paid
2First Arabic Reader Bilingual for Speakers of EnglishBooks 17 Paid
3The Arabic AlphabetBooks 15 Paid
4Your First 100 Words in ArabicBooks 14 Paid
5Lebanese Arabic PhrasebookBooks 12 Paid
6Al-Kitaab Part OneBooks 12 Paid
7Easy Arabic GrammarBooks 11 Paid
8Mastering Arabic 1 Activity BookBooks 10 Paid
9Conquering Babel: A Practical Guide to Learning a LanguageBooks 7 Paid
10Build Your Arabic VocabularyBooks 2 Paid
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