Lonely Planet's Egyptian Arabic PhrasebookI've stopped reviewing books since the beginning of my AIESEC planning, but I just bought this little pocket-size travel phrasebook and it's awesome! I own two other Arabic dictionaries, but this is much more ideal for traveling with. I bought it on a whim at the bookstore, but it seems as though this is more perfect than I could have hoped for!
a) passport sized, perfect for slipping into a travel bag
b) quick reference keys on the inside covers, perfect for those moments when you've blanked on a simple phrase like "thank you."
c) easy to read and understand
I have thumbed through it several times, and I must completely agree with one of its Amazon reviewers: "I love this book!!! When in Egypt this June, I used it to my heart's content. Thanks to this book, I have learned very much in speaking the Arabic language. Being a student of Arabic, I found this small phrasebook even more efficient in teaching me than my textbook from school! It is simply awesome. Although the grammar could have been talked about more, I found this book a life-saver in many situations while being in North Africa. This book will teach you pronunciation, the Arabic alphabet, numbers, and thousands of useful phrases whilst in Egypt. The best Arabic-learning tool out there!"
I can honestly say, I like this better than any of my textbooks! Plus, it's so cheap! Only $6.99.
It will definitely be accompanying me in all of my travels around Egypt.