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What are the best books on English Arabic Dictionaries?

What are the best books on English Arabic Dictionaries?

Best books on English Arabic Dictionaries

When learning a new language, we usually need to look up new words’ meanings, therefore, today we will mention the best English and Arabic Dictionaries.

Arabic is one of the major languages spoken by people around the world, there are 25 countries speaking the Arabic language as the official language or as a co-official language.

But why should you learn it? Here’s the answer:

  •       High demand for the Arabic language:

Today the US government agencies are searching for Arabic speakers; if you can speak it then you will be an excellent candidate.

Besides that, you could work in one of the Arab countries like Emirates in different fields like engineering, medical, and business.

One of the top 5 spoken languages in the world is Arabic, and only one percent of US universities study Arabic, if you learn it you will get many job opportunities and excel in them.

There are some languages like Spanish and French that learning will offer you opportunities to travel around the world and find many jobs. While other languages like Chinese will offer you job opportunities in a few countries.

The Arabic language is a mix of those two, you won’t find many of your colleagues speaking Arabic yet there are 25 countries speaking the Arabic language.

  •       Gain international experience:
  •       The Arabic language offers you the opportunity to study abroad.
  •       Arabic is a critical and powerful language.
  •       Access to a booming economy and young population.
  •       Many scholarships and study-abroad programs.
  •       Arabic is in high demand.
  •       Arabic is a gateway to other languages in the region.
  •       Access to the rich Islamic and Arab culture.
  •       Arabic is such a rich language.
  •       You will learn about the world’s second-largest religion.
  •       It opens a whole new world of travel opportunities.
  •       Discover some of the countries that contributed to global civilization.
  •       You can choose the Arabic that interests you the most.
  •       Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world.
  •       High Demand Arabic Speakers in the Western World.
  •       Arabic is the Language of the Qur’an, the Holy Book of Islam.
  •       Business Opportunities in Arabic Speaking Countries. 

What is the best English Arabic dictionary?

Here I will tell you about a punch of great dictionaries that will help you in your Arabic Learning Journey, let’s get started:

1-     One of the best dictionaries that people search for is ‘Arabic At A Glance’:

This book is great for learning Arabic fast, especially for traveling to an Arab country. The book contains thousands of phrases and expressions that is used in daily life situations like in hotels, airports, restaurants, train stations, and other places they are likely to visit. You can learn them fast at any time even if you’re busy and once you learn them you will be able to make conversation with native people. That’s not all, the book also includes English Arabic Dictionaries with more than 2000 words that you will need in your daily life. Arabic at a glance will help you kick start your learning journey. Additionally, the book includes driving tips, plus travel tips, simplified maps of major cities, and more. So, yes, this book comes in handy, especially for travelers.

 

2-     Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary:

As the Arabic language is becoming more and more important to learn, the more learning resources that you will find. People don’t learn Arabic for fun these days or because they love the language, no, now people learn it to increase their job opportunities, once you learn Arabic you can literally work anywhere, you can work at your country as Arabic is important for work affairs, or you can travel to and Arab country for work, both ways you are the winner.

Now you will say, okay, I know that but how can I learn it? Well, here’s one of the best English Arabic dictionaries to use, which is called ‘Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary’. Why is it one of the best books to use?  Because it is a brand-new Arabic-English dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all essential daily vocabularies of both languages. This dictionary contains over 16000 words, phrases, and translations.

This compact dictionary is easy to use and carry. So, it is an ideal dictionary for students, travelers, and especially for people who are looking for a portable and reliable dictionary of English and Arabic. Vocabularies are up-to-date and contain high-profile words and phrases. Moreover, Supplementary sections include guidance on Arabic verbs and irregular verbs. Furthermore, it also contains phonetic transcriptions, respelling, and Arabic pronunciation for each English entry. Arabic words are listed in alphabetical order so that users find it easy to search words.

 

Among the special features that the dictionary includes are:

  •       Compact and handy Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionary.
  •       Over 16000 up-to-date vocabularies and phrases.
  •       Each English vocabulary contains phonetic transcriptions and phonetic respelling for irregular Arabic pronunciation,
  •       Alphabetically listed which makes it user-friendly
  •       Supplementary sections English irregular verbs, Arabic verbs, numerals, and expressions of time. 

3-     Arabic – English Advanced Learner’s Dictionary:

If you’re at an advanced level and you want to level up your Arabic then this book is the one for you. The Arabic – English Advanced Learner’s Dictionary helped many people learn and enhance their Arabic and is used widely around the world.

Countless students around the world have improved their written and spoken Arabic by using this Arabic-English Dictionary. Its comprehensiveness and reliability as well as its clear presentation of the material have made the dictionary a prime aid in the study of written Arabic. For the college student and also the younger scholar, it will be a handy and extremely useful tool for anyone who wants to learn Arabic.

 

4-     Arabic Between Your Hands (Dictionary (Arabic-Arabic)):

This amazing book is designed to teach Arabic to native speakers in addition to non-native speakers by explaining each word in a simple yet great way to understand with images to illustrate each word.

Arabic Between Your Hands helps you enhance your pronunciation in addition to learning new words as it has more than 7000 words and expressions. Plus, learning through images is the best way to learn new words and never forget them.

The book is well structured and organized alphabetically which makes it really easy to find the word you are looking for. The words in this book are the most common words that you will use in your daily life. Moreover, these words are explained in many ways using synonyms, contrasts, and illustrative examples from the holy Quran, Hadith, and soft sentences.


5-     Arabic English Bilingual Dictionary:

Another great Arabic English dictionary is ‘Arabic English Bilingual Dictionary’, which uses colorful images to teach the learner new words. It’s a simple book for beginners and advanced learners to recall and learn more words that they will commonly use in daily life situations.

The book also has an app that you can use to scan the words and hear its correct pronunciation in Arabic and also listen to their meaning in English. The colorful images will help your brain process and memorize the words faster than the traditional way that will teach you vocabulary, important verbs, nouns, and useful phrases.

Here are some of the features that are included in this book:

  •       Learners can learn thousands of words in a quick and intuitive way.
  •       This dictionary illustrates scenes and objects from everyday life in order to teach vocabulary.
  •       Fast and effective way to learn from any situation, such as from home, office, shopping, and dining out.
  •       This book uses a detailed index for instant reference.
  •       Easy to carry so that learners can learn while traveling as well. 

6-     GoodWord Arabic English Dictionary:

As we said before learning through images is the best way to memorize new words and phrases, and this amazing book uses detailed pictures to explain each word, which makes the learning process more fun.

The GoodWord Arabic English Dictionary contains more than twenty thousand words and phrases that are commonly used in daily life situations. Additionally, the book provides a wealth of information on the central core of Arabic vocabulary.

Also, the book is organized and structured in a way that makes it easy for you to find what you’re searching for, the dictionary is also written in modern Arabic. The book is great for intermediate level upwards, and it uses a clear presentation of each word which makes it easier to understand the meaning, therefore it is one of the ideal Arabic language reference books.

 

7-     GoodWord English-Arabic Pocket Dictionary:

English-Arabic Pocket Dictionary comes in handy for travelers and learners, it’s small so you can carry it in your pocket and learn from it at any time. It has more than fifteen thousand words and phrases that are structured and organized in a way that makes it easy for you to learn and find what you’re looking for.

 

Who is the best dictionary book?

There are many great Arabic English dictionaries out there and we have mentioned the best of the above, and in my opinion, the best dictionary to use is:

1-     Arabic At A Glance:

This book is great for learning Arabic fast, especially for traveling to an Arab country. The book contains thousands of phrases and expressions that are used in daily life situations like in hotels, airports, restaurants, train stations, and other places they are likely to visit. You can learn them fast at any time even if you’re busy and once you learn them you will be able to make conversation with native people. That’s not all, the book also includes English Arabic Dictionaries with more than 2000 words that you will need in your daily life. Arabic at a glance will help you kick start your learning journey. Additionally, the book includes driving tips, plus travel tips, simplified maps of major cities, and more. So, yes, this book comes in handy, especially for travelers.

2-     Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary:

Why is it one of the best books to use?  Because it is a brand-new Arabic-English dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all essential daily vocabularies of both languages. This dictionary contains over 16000 words, phrases, and translations.

This compact dictionary is easy to use and carry. So, it is an ideal dictionary for students, travelers, and especially for people who are looking for a portable and reliable dictionary of English and Arabic. Vocabularies are up-to-date and contain high-profile words and phrases. Moreover, Supplementary sections include guidance on Arabic verbs and irregular verbs. Furthermore, it also contains phonetic transcriptions, respelling, and Arabic pronunciation for each English entry. Arabic words are listed in alphabetical order so that users find it easy to search words.

 

Which dictionary is best for reading?

All the dictionaries that we have mentioned above are great, but here is the one that I find best for reading:

Arabic Between Your Hands (Dictionary (Arabic-Arabic)):

This amazing book is designed to teach Arabic to native speakers in addition to non-native speakers by explaining each word in a simple yet great way to understand with images to illustrate each word.

Arabic Between Your Hands helps you enhance your pronunciation in addition to learning new words as it has more than 7000 words and expressions. Plus, learning through images is the best way to learn new words and never forget them.

The book is well structured and organized alphabetically which makes it really easy to find the word you are looking for. The words in this book are the most common words that you will use in your daily life. Moreover, these words are explained in many ways using synonyms, contrasts, and illustrative examples from the holy Quran, Hadith, and soft sentences.

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