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Publisher's Summary

Thirty Arabic short stories for complete beginners.

One of the smartest ways to improve fluency is to read stories in your chosen language. Finding appropriate literature can be tough when you’re just starting out, but this collection of 30 short stories is a fun and entertaining way of learning Arabic vocabulary and grammar. Each story is around 300 words, making them very quick reads without overwhelming you. Crafted for beginners, this is ideal for newcomers who are trying to approach fluency in a natural way.

Rapidly Learn New Vocabulary

Classes often emphasize the most proper way of speaking and writing a language, but that’s rarely found with native speakers. These stories will help you learn how Arabic is commonly written and conveyed with natural dialogues and expressions. Following each story is a list of interesting words used in the story along with an English translation. No more reaching for an Arabic-to-English dictionary when encountering uncommon words.

Grasp the Grammar

Each story has a mixture of simple dialogue, descriptive sentences and everything in-between. This allows you to pick up how sentences are commonly written along with how to describe scenery, items and people, giving you an overall and detailed way of understanding the written language.

Reading and Listening Skills

Each story is only 300 words, giving you an engaging yet simple story that you can quickly read through. We also supply you with a free audio file so that you can follow along and understand how each word is said and how the sentences should be read. This is narrated by a native Arabic speaker, ensuring every inflection is correct.

With this book you’ll get:

  • Thirty short stories - each story just 300 words long, 110 pages.
  • Sixty minutes of audio from a native Arabic speaker.
  • Their English translation after each paragraph.

If you want to improve your reading fluency as quickly and naturally as possible, then this book is ideal. Not only that, but each story is interesting, and you can read them in a matter of minutes.

Please note: This audiobook is in Arabic.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Totally amazing.

Totally amazing. Should absolutely be a required text from Beginners Arabic - day one and beyond. Don't overlook this treasure. Storytelling is the absolute best way to feel the texture of the language you seek. Very entertaining stories, my son enjoys me reading them to him, English translation along with the original Arabic.

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A beautiful book.

A beautiful book. Completely fulfilled my expectations. The book is useful for Arabic learners - it would have been better if the diacritics were also provided. Translations are decent. The fun of reading so many different stories itself justifies the purchase.

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I am impressed.

I must say that I am impressed with the book thus far and the stories to come. I have found several stories to be quite hysterical! As an Arabic language learner, it helps immensely to have the audio available along with stories. The stories are easy to read and follow along.

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Very useful. By no means a beginner's book

First of all occasionally the pdf contains some typos. No big issues.
The performance is solid. Good voice. A tad too fast for most beginners.
Though most stories/sentences are simple enough, at times the grammatical complexity and the range of vocabulary can be somewhat daunting. I have a B1/ B2 level-ish arabic and still find it challenging at times. The language is very, very formal even as Al-Fusha goes. If you manage to digest the whole book and are able to make your own sentences/ speeches accurately on a similar scale, your Arabic would be considered more than solid.

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Excellent book!

Excellent for the intermediate Arabic student, especially thanks to the audio recordings and the comfortably mirrored test in Arabic and English. I also enjoyed learning more about older Arabic culture dating before the rise of Islam. Excellent book!

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The Audio recording is helpful.

This would work well for Arabic or English language learners - would help to have a small vocabulary list ahead of sections, but that's not a major point.

The Audio recording is helpful.

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Excellent resource!

An excellent resource for Arabic language learners. The side by side text provides enough information for beginner/intermediate learners to engage the material, improve reading speed, and gain cultural knowledge.

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Nice Vocabulary.

The book has different short stories from Arabic literature with an audio recording for each story in Arabic. It is good for AFL teachers to use it in the class and also for Non-Arabic students as it has a translation in English.

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Excellent resource for Arabic language learners.

An excellent resource for Arabic language learners. The side by side text provides enough information for beginner/intermediate learners to engage the material, improve reading speed, and gain cultural knowledge.

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Totally amazing. Should absolutely be a required text from Beginners Arabic - day one and beyond. Don't overlook this treasure. Storytelling is the absolute best way to feel the texture of the language you seek.

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  • 04-07-21

Good stuff, too much English

This is a great resource which I will be incorporating into my learning. If I’m honest, I’ve been looking for something like this. The only issue I have is that long narrations of Arabic are followed by long translations in English.

This can be problematic because you end up listening to as much English as you do Arabic.

It would be better if narrations we broken up a bit more.

Nevertheless, a great resource.

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  • PGA Eyre
  • 03-25-20

Brilliant -- but with faults

The idea behind this publication is excellent, and the performance -- particularly Emma Lanners' wonderful elocution -- is also to be praised. But....(1) The English translation ought to come BEFORE the Arabic, not after. That would prepare
the listener mentally to understand the Arabic. That is fundamental. (2) The purpose of the stories is only to improve listening-comprehension, , so much simpler stories, with lots of words repeated, would be better. (3) In particular, the stories ought to start at the very simplest level, gaining in sophistication only very, very gradually. (4) The readings ought to be broken up into much shorter pieces, perhaps of only a single sentence each, before coming to the translation. (5) The reading-speed is far, far too fast. Even with the speed-setting at 75%, I am compelled to listen to each story again and again. I can study written Arabic for several hours a day, but after no more than 1 hour of this publication, I am too tired to continue. I ought just to mention that I am an experienced linguist and translator in a number of other languages, so studying a new language holds no terrors for me

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  • Will
  • 06-12-21

Good but issues with PDF

Have a look back through your PDF please - a few chapters have the text written backwards! (As in backwards for Arabic!!) Think it’s only 3 or 4, but is pretty annoying when you’re trying to follow it precisely. Otherwise good, despite the ridiculously, annoyingly posh English translation voice.

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  • Jose Ranea Calvo
  • 04-12-21

The "view companion PDF" link is not working

I receive the following message: <Error> <Code>MissingKey</Code> <Message>Missing Key-Pair-Id query parameter or cookie value</Message> </Error> To be able to red the pdf book is very important for the student listening this interesting book.