By Tim Buckwalter, Dilworth Parkinson

A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic is a useful device for all freshmen of Arabic, supplying an inventory of the 5,000 most often used phrases in sleek general Arabic (MSA) in addition to a number of of the main extensively spoken Arabic dialects.

Based on a 30-million-word corpus of Arabic such as written and spoken fabric from the whole Arab global, this dictionary presents the consumer with distinct details for every of the 5,000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization records, a sign of style version, and utilization distribution over numerous significant Arabic dialects.

Users can entry the head 5,000 phrases both in the course of the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index prepared by way of Arabic roots. through the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the pinnacle phrases from quite a few key subject matters corresponding to activities, climate, garments, and family members terms.

An attractive and hugely resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic will let scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their learn of contemporary Arabic vocabulary.

A CD model is on the market to buy individually. Designed to be used by way of corpus and computational linguists it presents the whole textual content in a structure that researchers can approach and switch into appropriate lists for his or her personal examine work.

Tim Buckwalter is study affiliate on the college of Maryland.

Dilworth Parkinson is Professor of Arabic at Brigham younger college, Provo, Utah.

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Peace process hasn’t witnessed any tangible 84 | 17343 | ‫ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻣﻦ‬n. safety, security, protection; order, control, discipline ‫ ﻗﺎﻧﹸﻮﻥ‬n. pl. ‫ ﹶﻗﻮﺍﻧﹺﲔ‬law, statutes, regulations ‫ ﺃﻻ ﻳﻌﻤﻞ ﰱ ﺷﻰﺀ‬،‫ ﺣﺴﺐ ﺍﻟﻘﺎﻧﻮﻥ‬،‫ﻛﺎﻥ ﻋﲆ ﻛﻞ ﻣﻨﻬﲈ‬ ‫ — ﻏﲑ ﻗﺮﺍﺀﺓ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ‬According to the law, each one of (the two of ) them cannot take any 233 ‫ ﺍﻷﹶ ﹾﻣ ﹺ‬and ‫ﺲ‬ ‫ ﺑﹺﺎﻷﹶ ﹾﻣ ﹺ‬yesterday ‫ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻣ ﹺ‬adv. yesterday; ‫ﺲ‬ ‫ﺲ‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻤﺖ ﺑﺨﱪ ﺍﻻﻓﺮﺍﺝ ﻋﻨﻚ ﺍﻭﻝ ﺍﻣﺲ ﻭﻓﺮﺣﺘﻰ ﻻ ﳛﺪﻫﺎ‬ ‫ — ﺣﺪﻭﺩ‬I learned of your release the day before yesterday, and my joy knew no bounds we begin with dinner or should we see the 232 ‫ ﻣﺎﺀ‬n.

Adj. pron. that, which, who; whoever, whichever; (Lev. ) ‫ ﻫﺎﻟﲇ‬/ha-lli/ (this, the one) that ‫ — ﻓﲔ ﺍﻟﺸﻘﺔ ﺍﻟﲇ ﻣﻔﺮﻭﺽ ﻧﻘﻌﺪ ﺍﺣﻨﺎ ﻓﻴﻬﺎ؟‬Where’s the apartment we are supposed to stay in? inhabitants of the villages and the countryside 107 ‫ﹶﺃ ﹾﻟ ﹺ‬ ‫ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻟﻒ‬num. pl. /acc. ‫ ) ﹶﺃ ﹾﻟ ﹶﻔ ﹾﹺﲔ‬two thousand, ‫ﺘﺎﺏ‬ two thousand books by the Iraqis without the interference of other 106 ‫ ﹶﻗ ﹾﻠﺐ‬n. pl. ‫ ﹸﻗ ﹸﻠﻮﺏ‬heart; center, essence; vn. n. ; Lev. ) pl. ‫ﻃ ﹸﺮﻕ‬ ‫ ﻋﹶﻦ ﹶﻃ ﹺﺮ ﹺﻳﻖ‬via, by way of; by means of, by using ‫ﺍﻟﺘﺎﺭﻳﺦ ﺍﻵﻥ ﻋﲆ ﻣﻔﱰﻕ ﺍﻟﻄﺮﻕ ﻓﻼ ﺍﻟﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﻗﺪ ﺍﻧﺘﻬﻰ‬ ‫ — ﲤﺎﻣﺎ ﻭﻻ ﺍﳊﺪﻳﺚ ﻗﺪ ﺑﺪﺃ ﺑﻌﺪ‬History now is at inevitable result of the rise in the prices of feed a crossroads, since the old has not completely and water and transportation costs ended, and the new has not yet started 99 | 26234 | 99 | 24751 | 115 Frequency index 116 ‫ ) ﹶﺃ ﹺ‬earth, ‫( ﹶﺃ ﹴ‬def.

Pl. ‫ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻫﺪﺍﻑ‬goal, target; intention, 86 | 17673 | +spo objective; (in sports) goal, point of death ‫ﹺ‬ ‫ﹺ‬ ‫ﻴﺠﺔ‬ ‫ ﻧﹶﺘ ﹶ‬n. pl. ‫ ﻧﹶﺘﺎﺋﺞ‬result, outcome; consequence; ‫ ﻧﹶﺘﹺﻴﺠ ﹰﺔ ﻟـﹺ‬as a result of ‫ﹶ‬ ‫ ﻭﺇﻧﲈ ﺑﻔﻀﻞ‬،‫ﺷﻔﺎﺅﻩ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻷﺯﻣﺔ ﱂ ﻳﺄﺕ ﻧﺘﻴﺠﺔ ﺍﻷﺩﻭﻳﺔ‬ ‫ — ﺻﻼﺑﺔ ﺩﺍﺧﻠﻴﺔ‬His recovery from the crisis did 98 | 15682 | not come as a result of medications, but thanks ‫ ﻭﻟﻜﻦ ﻟﻴﺲ‬،‫ﺍﻥ ﻫﺪﻓﻨﺎ ﻫﻮ ﲡﻮﻳﻊ ﺍﻟﺸﻌﺐ ﺍﻟﻔﻠﺴﻄﻴﻨﻲ‬ ‫ — ﺍﱃ ﺩﺭﺟﺔ ﺍﳌﻮﺕ‬Our goal is to starve out 225 the Palestinian people, but not to the point 219 to (his) inner strength ‫ ﹶﻋﻼ ﹶﻗﺔ‬n.

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