For Arabic and English speakers there are many user-friendly features. For Modern Standard Arabic, vowels are included in the headwords to help with pronunciation, and headwords are ordered alphabetically rather than by the more traditional root order. For English, phonetic transcriptions are given for every headword. In both sides of the dictionary there is clear help for words that have more than one meaning. There is also a supplement giving extra help for tricky areas such as English irregular verbs, Arabic verb forms, and Arabic numbers
Presented with a brilliantly clear and open design, the Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary is the ideal companion for anyone needing a reliable and portable Arabic-English and English-Arabic Dictionary for business, travel, and home.