The Resource All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (ebook)

All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (ebook)

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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world
Title
All strangers are kin
Title remainder
adventures in Arabic and the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
Zora O'Neill
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Language
eng
Summary
The shadda is the key difference between a pigeon (hamam) and a bathroom (hammam). Be careful, our professor advised, that you don't ask a waiter, 'Excuse me, where is the pigeon?'-or, conversely, order a roasted toilet . . . If you've ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O'Neill recalls, you feel like a magician. If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard. They say that Arabic takes seven years to learn and a lifetime to master. O'Neill had put in her time. Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy. She took a decade-long hiatus, but couldn't shake her fascination with the language or the cultures it had opened up to her. So she decided to jump back in-this time with a new approach. In this book, she takes us along on her grand tour through the Middle East, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon and Morocco. She's packed her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humor, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. From quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets to the lively buzz of crowded medinas, from families' homes to local hotspots, she brings a part of the world thousands of miles away right to your door-and reminds us that learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words
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Midwest
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O'Neill, Zora
Dewey number
910.917/5927
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • O'Neill, Zora
  • Women journalists
  • Travel writers
  • Arabic language
  • O'Neill, Zora
  • Arab countries
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adult
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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780547853192
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12178526
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remote
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12178526
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MWT12178526
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547853192
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12178526
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12178526
System control number
MWT12178526
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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