With this idea I pressed him to read the beginning, and doing so, turning the Arabic
offhand into Castilian, he told me it meant, "History of Don Quixote of La Mancha, written by Cide Hamete Benengeli, an Arab historian.
The following night they passed through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, which means in Arabic
The Bridge of Tears, and the next day they put in at Steamer Point, north-west of Aden harbour, to take in coal.
I know the Arab had this idea, because when he brought the horse out for inspection in Beirout, he kept jerking at the bridle and shouting in Arabic
The resources of his mind on this occasion were truly astonishing: his conversation was full of imagination; and very often, in imitation of the Persian and Arabic
writers, he invented tales of wonderful fancy and passion.
Ferguson, not having understood them, shouted some sentences in Arabic
, at a venture, and was immediately answered in that language.
Unless his devoted toil was to be wasted for ever, his successor must have some knowledge of Arabic
, but I had studied Oriental languages at the Armenian Convent.
FSI's second-year Arabic
course is held in Tunis and trains students to more advanced levels.
In part two the author contends that the Arabic
language is underdeveloped as it is not being used in all aspects of social life across the Arab homeland.
We begin by learning the Alif, the first letter of the Arabic
Translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies with an aim to produce a translation for accuracy and readability, the books are printed with the original Arabic
alongside the English translation.
The center will teach Arabic
phonics, reading and writing skills, Arabic
comprehension and grammar and creative writing in audio visual classes, a news release said.
These initiatives included sponsoring the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) 'Bil Arabi' initiative in its fifth edition as well as launching a region-wide social media campaign to emphasise the importance of promoting Arabic
in the digital age.