I spent several hours today at the Library getting a closer look at the various spoken Arabic dictionaries in circulation so the chapter on written resources in my upcoming book on developing high-level spoken Arabic skills is as practically useful as possible.
One resource that I had heard many good things about but hadn’t seen myself until this morning is The Olive Tree. After flipping through it for an hour, now I understand why it is so highly regarded.
The book is truly indispensable for Arabic students. Frankly, I don’t see how anyone whose priority is Levantine Dialect can get away with not having a copy (or at least regular access to one)
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