You could devote the remainder of your life to the study of Arabic and you'd never truly be able to communicate with these people.
They could note I had posted several YouTube videos of the Quran being recited in Arabic, after the devastating loss of my father.
Stevens, who spoke Arabic, took up his appointment as Ambassador to Libya in the Spring of this year.
To explain his optimism, he lights up another of his hand-rolled cigarettes and cites an Arabic proverb.
Later they found a Lebanese-American agent who spoke some Arabic.
Parr explained that this stranger was prepared to give lessons in Arabic.
It was a letter in Arabic in Bosambo's characteristic and angular handwriting.
Straightway the fellow in the bow opened conversation, trying several tongues, till finally he essayed the Arabic.
Substitute Roman figures for the Arabic numerals, and transpose the letters.
The three books on Mechanics survive in an Arabic translation which, however, bears a title “On the lifting of heavy objects.”
early 14c., from Old French Arabique (13c.), from Latin Arabicus "Arabic" (see Arab). Old English used Arabisc "Arabish." Originally in reference to gum arabic; noun meaning "Arabic language" is from late 14c.
Arabic numerals (actually Indian) first attested 1727; they were introduced in Europe by Gerbert of Aurillac (later Pope Sylvester II) after a visit to Islamic Spain in 967-970. A prominent man of science, he taught in the diocesan school at Reims, but the numbers made little headway against conservative opposition in the Church until after the Crusades. The earliest depiction of them in English, in "The Crafte of Nombrynge" (c.1350) correctly identifies them as "teen figurys of Inde."