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A Dictionary of Idiomatic Expressions in Written Arabic

Mahmoud Sami Moussa 

An invaluable new resource for learners and users of Classical and Modern Standard Arabic

How would you ever know that “to lose a baby ostrich” means to rush into something without thinking? Or that “what can the wind take from the pavement?” is said when someone has nothing left to lose? This comprehensive guide to idiomatic expressions in literary Arabic, the first of its kind, will inform, amuse, and entertain, through more than 8500 entries found in texts from the Qur’an to today’s newspapers...

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