How to use this directory?

In no particular order, here is a list of vocabulary-building publications that we recommend for Arabic language learners who wish to expand their knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and consolidate what they have learned in class.

Categories & Type of Publications

The listings below are organised into the following categories:

  1. Theme-Based Lexicons
  2. Specialised Vocabulary Lexicons
  3. Vocabulary Kinaesthetic Material
  4. Audio-Based Vocabulary Courses
  5. Root-Based Dictionaries & Lexicons
  6. Vocabulary of Arabic Dialects

Skill Levels

BEG. : Brief & Concise | INT. – Fairly Comprehensive | ADV. Comprehensive & Complex

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โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Theme-Based Lexicons
Theme-Based LexiconsHarrapโ€™s Pocket Arabic VocabularyBEG. - INT. 2010HarrapMcGraw-Hill EducationGet
Theme-Based LexiconsBuild Your Arabic VocabularyBEG.2006H. ShirwaniMcGraw-Hill EducationGet
Theme-Based LexiconsTeach Yourself: Essential Arabic Vocabulary: A Handbook of core TermsBEG. - INT. 2015M. DiouriTeach YourselfGet
Theme-Based LexiconsChambers Arabic VocabularyBEG.2009Chambers Chambers Get
Theme-Based LexiconsArabic Vocabulary: Reference Guide/Pamphlet2007BarCharts Inc.Barcharts, IncGet
Theme-Based LexiconsYour First 100 Words Arabic w/Audio CDBEG. 2006J. WightwickMcGraw-Hill ContemporaryGet
Theme-Based LexiconsGCSE Arabic Essential Vocabulary List: An Arabic-English Vocabulary List Arranged by topicsBEG. - INT. 2004Z. Khayat and L. Al-WaraaArab Scientific PublishersGet
Theme-Based LexiconsThe Arabic/English Thematic LexiconINT. - ADV.2007D. NewmanRoutledgeGet
Theme-Based LexiconsMastering Arabic Vocabulary: For Intermediate to Advanced Learners of Modern Standard Arabic INT. 2017Nadia R. Sirhan RoutledgeGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Standard Dictionaries (alphabetised)
Standard Dictionaries Collins Pocket Arabic DictionaryBEG.2012Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.Get
Standard Dictionaries M-W Arabic-English DictionaryBEG. - INT. 2010Merriam-WebsterMerriam-WebsterGet
Standard Dictionaries Collins Gem Arabic DictionaryBEG. - INT. Collins GemCollins GemGet
Standard Dictionaries Arabic-English/English-Arabic DictionaryBEG. - INT. 2003N. Awde & K. Smith Bennett & BloomGet
Standard Dictionaries Oxford Essential Arabic DictionaryBEG. - ADV. 2010OxfordOUP OxfordGet
Standard Dictionaries Al Mawrid (English- Arabic/ Arabic-English)BEG. - ADV. 1998M. Baalbaki & R. Baalbaki Dar El Ilm LilmalayinGet
Standard Dictionaries The Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in ContextINT. - ADV. 2011Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Kamar Mostafa Abdou, Dalal Abo El SeoudThe American University in Cairo PressGet
Standard Dictionaries Lingualism Alphabetical Arabic Learner's Dictionary: Arabic-EnglishBEG. - ADV. 2015Matthew Aldrich Lingualism Get
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Root-Based Dictionaries & Lexicons
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsDictionary of Modern Written Arabic: Arabic-English. 4th Revised Edition1976H. Wehr (Edited by J. Milton Cowan)Spoken Language Services Inc.,U.SGet
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsThe Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written ArabicBEG. - ADV.2011Hans Wehr (Author), J. Milton Cowan (Editor)Spoken Language Services Inc.,U.SGet
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsOxford Arabic Dictionary (Oxford Dictionary) BEG. - ADV.2014Oxford Dictionaries Oxford University Press Get
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsThe Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in ContextINT. - ADV.2011Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Kamar Mostafa Abdou, Dalal Abo El SeoudThe American University in Cairo PressGet
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsArabic-English Lexicon (Islamic Texts Society)ADV. 1984E. W. LaneThe Islamic Texts SocietyGet
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsThe Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb ADV.2018 Peter John GlanvilleOxford University PressGet
Root-Based Dictionaries & LexiconsA Frequency Dictionary of Arabic: Core Vocabulary for Learners (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)2011Tim Buckwalter, Dilworth Parkinson RoutledgeGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Visual-Based Dictionaries & Lexicons
Visual-Based DictionariesDK Arabic-English Bilingual Visual DictionaryBEG.2009D. Kindersley D. KindersleyGet
Visual-Based DictionariesOxford Picture Dictionary English-Arabic Edition: Bilingual Dictionary for Arabic-speaking teenage and adult students of EnglishBEG. - INT. 2016by N. Shapiro & J. Goldstein Oxford University PressGet
Visual-Based DictionariesFirst 1000 Words in Arabic (Usborne First 1000 Words)BEG.2001by H. Amery UsborneGet
Visual-Based DictionariesWord by Word Picture Dictionary: English/Arabic EditionBEG.2008B. Bliss and S. MolinskyPearson EducationGet
Visual-Based DictionariesOxford First Arabic Words (First Words)BEG.2009D. Melling Oxford University PressGet
Visual-Based DictionariesMy Arabic Words BookBEG.2007S. Juma Tahrike Tarsile Qur'anGet
Visual-Based DictionariesMy First Bilingual Book โ€“ Opposites: English-ArabicBEG.2012MiletMilet Publishing;Get
Visual-Based Dictionaries Point it: Traveller's Language KitBEG.2013Dieter Graf Graf EditionsGet
Visual-Based DictionariesJust POINT!BEG.2016Lonely PlanetLonely PlanetGet
Visual-Based Dictionaries The Universal Phrase Book: A Picture Dictionary for International TravelersBEG.2005Mark FranklinSterling PublishingGet
Visual-Based DictionariesThis, Please (Picture Dictionary)BEG.2011Michael O'MaraMichael O'MaraGet
Visual-Based Dictionaries The Wordless Travel Book: Point at These Pictures to Communicate with AnyoneBEG.1995 Jonathan MeaderTen Speed Press Get
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Vocabulary Workbooks
Vocabulary WorkbooksArabic in 10 Minutes a DayBEG. 2004K. KershulBilingual BooksGet
Vocabulary WorkbooksPractice Makes Perfect Arabic VocabularyINT. - ADV.2012Jane Wightwick , Mahmoud Gaafar McGraw-Hill EducationGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Synonyms and Frequency Dictionaries
Synonyms and Frequency DictionariesA Frequency Dictionary of Arabic: Core Vocabulary for Learners (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)ADV.2009T. Buckwalter & D. Parkinson Routledge Get
Synonyms and Frequency DictionariesUsing Arabic SynonymsADV.2005D. Parkinson Cambridge University PressGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Specialised Vocabulary Lexicons
Theme-Based LexiconsMedia Arabic: Essential Middle Eastern VocabulariesADV. 2012E. KendallEdinburgh University PressGet
Arabic Media DictionaryINT. - ADV. 2018El Mustapha LahlaliRoutledgeGet
Specialized Vocabulary LexiconsInternet Arabic: Essential Middle Eastern VocabulariesADV. 2012M. DiouriEdinburgh University PressGet
Specialized Vocabulary LexiconsSecurity Arabic: Essential Middle Eastern VocabulariesADV. 2015M. EvansEdinburgh University PressGet
Specialized Vocabulary LexiconsBusiness Arabic: An Essential VocabularyADV. 2008J. MaceEdinburgh University PressGet
Specialized Vocabulary LexiconsIntelligence Arabic (Essential Middle Eastern Vocabularies) (Essential Middle Eastern Vocabularies Eup)ADV. 2017Julie C. Manning & Elisabeth Kendall Edinburgh University PressGet
Specialized Vocabulary LexiconsA Dictionary of Idiomatic Expressions in Written Arabic: For the Reader of Classical and Modern TextsADV. 2014Mahmoud Sami MoussaThe American University in Cairo PressGet
Specialized Vocabulary Lexicons Gender Dictionary: traveling concepts and local usages in Lebanon ( - ู‚ุงู…ูˆุณ ุงู„ุฌู†ุฏุฑ: ู…ูุงู‡ูŠู… ู…ุชู†ู‚ู‘ู„ุฉ ูˆุงุณุชุนู…ุงู„ุงุชู‡ุง ุงู„ู…ุญู„ูŠุฉ ููŠ ู„ุจู†ุงู†)ADV. 2016Lebanon SupportLebanon SupportGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Vocabulary Kinaesthetic Material
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic in a Flash Kit Volume 1 (Tuttle Flash Cards)BEG. 2014F. MansouriTuttle PublishingGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic in a Flash: v. 2 (Tuttle Flash Cards)INT. - ADV. 2006F. MansouriTuttle PublishingGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic Berlitz Vocabulary Study CardsBEG. 2011Berlitz Berlitz PublishingGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialFlashcards: School and Classroom Vocabulary Set 2 (Gateway to Arabic)BEG.2010I. AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialGateway to Arabic Flashcards Set Four: Food and Drink VocabularyBEG.2011I. AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialGateway to Arabic Flashcards Set Three: Fruit and Vegetable VocabularyBEG.2011I. AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialGateway to Arabic Verb Conjugation Flashcards: Set One: Form One VerbsBEG.2010I. AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic Vocabulary (Speedy Study Guides: Academic)BEG. 2014Speedy Publishing LLCSpeedy Publishing LLCGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialGateway to Arabic Flashcards Set Five: Action Words: Set 5: Action WordsBEG.2016Imran AlawiyeAnglo-Arabic Graphics LtdGet
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic Vocabulary Made Easy: Using mnemonics to remember a huge list of Arabic vocabulary (300+ Words): Volume 1BEG.2011D. J. WesternArabic Vocabulary Made Easy Get
Vocabulary Kinaesthetic MaterialArabic Vocabulary Made Easy: Volume 2INT. - ADV.2011D.J. WesternCreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Audio-Based Vocabulary Courses
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesArabic Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)INT. 2013Jane Wightwick , Mahmoud Gaafar John Murray LearningGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesPerfect Arabic Intermediate Course: Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method: Intermediate level audio course (Michel Thomas Method Speak...)INT. 2012J. Wightwick and M. GaafarJohn Murray LearningGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesFoundation Modern Standard Arabic (Learn MSA with the Michel Thomas Method) Audio CD โ€“ Audiobook, CD, UnabridgeBEG.2017J. Wightwick and M. GaafarJohn Murray LearningGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesStart Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method) BEG.2011J. Wightwick and M. GaafarJohn Murray LearningGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesBerlitz Language: Rapid Arabic Vol. 1BEG. 2008Berlitzearworms Publishing LtdGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesBerlitz Language: Rapid Arabic Vol. 2INT. 2011Berlitzearworms Publishing LtdGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesArabic Vocabulary (Flash Forward)BEG. 2009Living LanguageLiving LanguageGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesVocabulearnยฎ Arabic/ English Level 1BEG. 2005VocabulearnPenton OverseasGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesVocabuLearn Arabic/English: Level 2INT. - ADV. 2005VocabulearnPenton OverseasGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesVocabulary Builder Arabic: Language fun for all the familyBEG. - INT.2000EuroTalk LimitedEuroTalk LimitedGet
Audio-Based Vocabulary CoursesModern Standard Arabic Vocab ClinicINT. 2005American University Cairo PressAmerican University Cairo PressGet
โ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆโ–ˆ Vocabulary of Arabic Dialects
Vocabulary of Arabic DialectsEgyptian Arabic Vocabulary Course New Edition (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method): Intermediate Arabic Audio Course INT. 2019Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud GaafarJohn Murray LearningGet
Palestinian ArabicThe Olive Tree Dictionary: A Transliterated Dictionary of Conversational Eastern Arabic (Palestinian)2007J. Elihay (Author), A. Golani (Editor), C. Sutherland (Translator) Minerva Publishing HouseGet
Vocabulary of Arabic DialectsAn Arabic-English Vocabulary of the Colloquial Arabic of Egypt: Containing the Vernacular Idioms and Expressions, Slang Phrases, Used by the Native Egyptians2015Socrates SpiroAndesite PressGet

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