Real Arabic Bookstore

The first-ever bookstore to translate English-language novels and stories into Levantine Arabic.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: Part I

Written By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Translated by Majd Al Rishani

The first ever Sherlock Holmes mystery translated into Levantine Arabic.

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More About Real Arabic Bookstore

We created the Real Arabic Bookstore because we wanted to finally read Arabic books written in the language that people speak.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your spoken Arabic skills, you’ve probably asked yourself — Where are all the books? You’ve searched far and wide and only found books in Fusha. You’ve given up on finding anything engaging to read in Levantine.

That is, until now.

We’re the first ever bookstore to translate and record well-known English-language stories into Levantine Arabic.

We believe that literacy = fluency. And our goal is get more Arabic learners reading, so that they can finally reach their fluency goals.

Our customers are non-native Arabic students, Arabic speakers who want to improve their fluency in dialect, and Arabic programs who want to offer their students engaging reading materials in Levantine.

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NO TIME TO READ? NO PROBLEM. LISTEN TO IT

Each book purchase comes with a free audiobook, so that you can listen as you read or listen on the go. Never miss a day without Arabic!

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TESTIMONIALS FROM ARABIC LEARNERS AROUND THE WORLD

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An Essential Resource

The compilation of the first half of The Hound of The Baskervilles in colloquial Arabic is an essential resource for language learners who want to communicate more fluently. While the original story is in an older form of English, the meaning is captured and re-told in Aamiya (dialect) using the type of words people actually use to communicate in daily life. Other reading resources use Fusha, but this side-by-side text and audio helps the reader fully immerse in the story.  Rather than translating word for word, the Real Arabic Bookstore team has instead re-told the story in a way that offers the readers useful sentences and phrases without losing the meaning of the story. It offers a beautiful example and exercise for learners on how to translate complicated sentences and phrases from English into Arabic with commonly used words and phrases. It will be invaluable for learners who want to move beyond translating word for word. At times I even found the Arabic easier to follow along than the English story, which was a first for me on my learning journey! 

Grace, North Carolina

A fantastic resource for learners at any stage

Reading resources for students of Levantine Arabic are in short supply, so this translation of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, ‘The Hound of Baskerville’ is a welcome surprise. The side-by-side translation, combined with the crystal clear audio voice-over, is a fantastic resource for learners at any stage and provides a fun way to learn new words and phrases in a familiar context. I look forward to more stories!

Brett, New York City

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