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(2012) While most courses in Egyptian Arabic teach the essentials of syntax, morphology, and vocabulary, this resource book takes the student a step beyond. Intended for the advanced learner of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic who has mastered the basics, this third in a series of three books (following Volume 1, Adjectives and Descriptions, and Volume 2, Proverbs) focuses on colorful expressions used by native speakers. The learner will advance from knowing how to form a good sentence to being able to express his or her thoughts about the ups and downs of daily life using culturally appropriate expressions. This third volume, Idiomatic Expressions, focuses on the many figures of speech and traditional sayings that native speakers use constantly in social situations. Each entry is given fully voweled followed by its feminine form and plural. Definitions (including connotation) and explanations are given in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, and words taught in the book are used in many of the definitions, thus providing further reinforcement. Organized as a reference work, the book can also be used as a textbook, as it contains exercises.