Living Arabic is a comprehensive introductory Arabic textbook that
integrates an Arabic colloquial dialect with Modern Standard Arabic
(MSA) in a way that reflects the use of the language by native
speakers. Arabs communicate in the colloquial in everyday
situations, and use MSA for reading, writing, and formal speaking.
The colloquial variety used is Levantine Arabic, which is the
Arabic spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, and Jordan. It