i saw some of these while at Jeddah international airport and chuckled to myself translating away with what little arabic i know…
Malaikat & Syaitan = Angels & Demons; by Dan Brown
Body (Jasad) Language (Lughah) by Allan & Barbara Pease
Rich Dad (Abi Ghani) Poor Dad (Abi Faqir) by Robert Kiyosaki
this one was an *aha!* How to say NO (coz the LAA made it obvious)
and this one is cute! The Cat (Qittun) in the Hat (Qab’ah) by Dr. Seuss
translating the covers is as far as i go… i still have a long long way to go to read the inside, which is in complete arabic *faints*.
that aside, i managed to converse with some people there in arabic. simple questions like “mina anti/anta?” (where are you from?) and “bikam?” (how much?), also correcting a seller when she shortchanged me by 1 riyal. i gave her 10 riyal for a 2 riyal socks and received 7 riyal in return when i was supposed to get 8. so i told her, “sabb’ah” (7 in arabic) coz she couldn’t understand malay/english (some sellers can converse in malay very well since they have a lot of malaysian, indonesian & sg customers) and she gave me my intended 1 riyal.
now i have a stronger motivation to learn arabic! :D