By Ronak Husni

The A to Z highlights universal pitfalls confronted via translators engaged on either Arabic–English and English–Arabic texts. every one translation challenge is punctiliously contextualized and illustrated with examples drawn from modern literature and the media. utilizing a comparative research procedure, the authors speak about grammatical, lexical and semantic translation matters, and supply suggestions concerning right and idiomatic utilization. A much-needed addition to the sphere for university-level scholars of translation translators alike, the A to Z has been designed for you to • constructing and honing abilities in translating among Arabic and English • improving idiomatic expression in either languages; • elevating know-how of difficulties particular to Arabic–English and English–Arabic translation; • expanding competency through delivering applicable recommendations for powerful translation. Alphabetic association of the entries guarantees ease of use as either a...

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G. ” Anymore/no more/no longer/any longer All three adverbials denote cessation of an activity or non-availability of something and the difference between them is primarily one of grammatical usage: anymore (or any more) and any longer should only be used with negatives, whereas no more and no longer occur only with affirmative verbs. e. g. ” “You (m. ”] In some cases, however, the same meaning is conveyed in Arabic by a content verb or adverbial. g. ” NOTE: TO BE + no more/longer means ‘to die’.

In some cases, these verbs have a completely different meaning when used as a main verb. g. ‘to begin to’ (auxiliary)/’to take’. In terms of construction, they have in common that the subject tends to be placed between the auxiliary and ‘main’ verb. The verbs may be divided into a number of categories, according to meaning: 1.

In the latter context, teachers may, for instance, choose to concentrate on certain items that may be relevant to a text that is being discussed in class. Finally, a word about language variety. When dealing with a diglossic language such as Arabic, the question that arises is, of course, which kind of Arabic. e. the formal normative variety of the language as it is used today in formal writing by educated native speakers. As a result, we have eschewed dialectisms and regionalisms. The English variety employed in the book is formal British English, though relevant comments are provided regarding North American usage when necessary.

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