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  • Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy (Syrian Dialect)

  • By: Yatir Nitzany
  • Narrated by: Sara Elzayat Metwally
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Master linguist Yatir Nitzany spent years examining the 27 most common languages in the world and distilling from them the 350 words that are most likely to be used in real conversations. These 350 words were chosen in such a way that they were structurally interrelated and, when combined, form sentences. Through various other discoveries about how real conversations work, Nitzany created the necessary tools for linking these words together in a specific way so that you may become rapidly and almost effortlessly conversant now. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent source for Arabic

  • By ML on 02-26-19

Good to get started

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

I currently am learning Lebanese and Syrian Arabic at the present time. The Syrian colloquial Arabic is extremely popular lately considering the refugee crisis in Syria. I know several Syrians who escaped the war torn country and are currently living in the USA. My husband’s extended family are from there and luckily they have all left.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

  • By: Darina Al-Joundi
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Raised on Charles Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and fine Bordeaux in 1970s Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi was encouraged by her unconventional father to defy all taboos. As the bombs fell, she lived an adolescence of excess and transgression, defying death in nightclubs. The more oppressive the country became, the more drugs and anonymous sex she had, fueling the resentment by day of the same men who would spend the night with her. As the war dies down, she begins to incur the consequences of her lifestyle. On his deathbed, her father's last wish is for his favorite song, "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone, to be played at his funeral.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I did this, then I did that, then I did that, then

  • By joyce on 10-28-13

Brought tears to my eyes

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

Very sad story of how someone can endure such a hard life and overcome such obstacles.

  • Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy

  • The Most Advanced Revolutionary Technique to Learn Lebanese Arabic Dialect!
  • By: Yatir Nitzany
  • Narrated by: Sara Ismael Elzayat
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

If your desire is to learn complicated grammatical rules or to speak perfectly proper and precise Arabic, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while on a trip to Lebanon, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany Method is what you have been looking for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Purchased for my daughters

  • By Abdel Khoury on 07-07-17

Ahla kitab - wonderful book

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

Wonderful investment, perfect for my needs, my husband is Lebanese, during his life in Lebanon he would travel back and forth to Syria to visit his extended family, and he is impressed by this book also by the Syrian book. Hopefully soon we can communicate in Arabic without the kids understanding. JOKE.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful