• Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Iraqi Dialect, Iraqi Arabic, Gulf Arabic, English Arabic, Arabic English, Iraq

  • By: Yatir Nitzany
  • Narrated by: Sara Metwally
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book doesn't contain any Arabic letters! All Arabic words in this book are in English transliteration!

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak the Iraqi Arabic dialect but simply didn’t have the time? Well if so, then, look no further. You can hold one of the most advanced and revolutionary methods that was ever designed for quickly becoming conversational in a language. 

In creating this time-saving program, 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 - discoveries that are detailed further in this book - 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. 

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 the Gulf States, 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. 

This method is designed for fluency in a foreign language, while communicating in the first person present tense. Nitzany believes that what’s most important is actually being able to understand and be understood by another human being right away. Therefore, unlike other courses, all words in this program are taught in English transliteration, without having to learn the complex alphabet. More formalized training in grammar rules, etc., can come later. 

This is one of several in a series of instructional language guides. The Nitzany Method’s revolutionary approach is the only one in the world that uses its unique language technology to actually enable you to speak and understand native speakers in the shortest amount of time possible. No more depending on volumes of books of fundamental, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all with hundreds of pages in order to learn a language. With Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy, all you need is a little time.

Learn Iraqi Arabic today, not tomorrow, and get started now!

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

©2016 Yatir Nitzany (P)2016 Yatir Nitzany

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Very happy !

Loved this Iraqi book as well all the books in the Nitzany series, and definitely am looking forward for more to come. Anxious to get the rest of this amazing colloquial Arabic series

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Fantastic for Arabic Iraqi

My wife is from Iraq and she thinks this book is fantastic. I am gonna start when I finish the French one.

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Improper Pronunciation of Iraqi Words

I love the approach of this book - but it has critical flaws that make me recommend AGAINST using this book. If you are a beginner and want to learn Iraqi Arabic, and you actually go through this course and memorize all the words as spoken and written in the book you will be doing yourself a DIS-SERVICE. Let me provide a few examples you can validate for yourself:

- "Kil shay" (everything), or "Kil yom" (every day), etc. It is not pronounced "Kil" - it it pronounced "Kol" (instead of a kesra on the kaf it is a damma).
- "Ani" (I, as in 'me') - in the book it is pronounced very strangely, like with a hamza on the alif or something - but it should be maddah alif. "Aani"

These are just two simple examples, but the book is full of strange pronunciations like this - like half the words are pronounced strangely.

These differences may sound minor to a beginner - but one must remember that, in Arabic, "minor" changes like this can completely change a word's meaning. For example; درس can mean either "to teach" or "to study" depending on the tashkil (voweling) - so these seemingly minor differences are actually major differences to the Arabic ear, and it's important to pay attention to them from the beginning.

By actually memorizing mispronunciations from the start, you will have to unlearn these words - which is much harder than just learning the correct words from the beginning.

I am not an Arabic expert - and I am not fluent - however, I have taken 5 years worth of Arabic, have visited Iraq as a tourist, and have many Iraqi friends, and one of my professors is Iraqi - all of whom, without exception, have confirmed my opinion of this content - that is it just straight wrong.

It is very hard to find good Iraqi specific content and, I'm sorry to say, this is also not good content.

I would recommend taking a look at "Modern Iraqi Arabic" (a textbook which comes with an audio CD which has proper pronunciation) if you're interested in learning Iraqi Arabic.

Good luck.

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  • 06-01-21

terrible

wow this girl says a whole lot of nothing. extremely annoying. do not reccomend at all

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