Arabic for Nerds two

A grammar compendium – 450 questions about Arabic grammar

  • August 2018
  • Publisher: pochemuchka books
  • 548 pages
  • Language: English
  • Price: € 26,99 / $ 25,99 / £ 21,99 / Hardcover: $ 29,99
  • ISBN-13: 978-3-9819848-0-4
  • ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-3-9819848-1-1
  • E-book, paperback and hardcover are available at amazon, The Book Depository and almost all other booksellers.
Arabic for Nerds 2


Have you been in the following situation? You know every single word in an Arabic sentence, but you don’t have a clue what the sentence is all about? The painful reason is: you don’t understand the grammar.

Arabic for Nerds two aims to transform grammar, a subject that is hated by many people, into an understandable and enjoyablesubject. This is not another boring grammar book. ARABIC FOR NERDS 2 will teach you in an entertaining way how to dissect a sentence, how to identify the function of letters, words, and syntax – in short: the I’rab.

It is specifically intended for advanced learners.


This book has got to be every serious (nerdy) Arabic student’s dream. It's just brilliant.

The Arabic Pages

The author has managed to simplify the complex issues   associated with Arabic. He has added relevant information about former Arabic grammarians. Also, by discussing 450 grammatical questions he has succeeded in making learning Arabic relatively easy–a hard task but will-achieved. Highly recommended.

Rami Yelda,

I keep it on my desk and read 2-3 random sections a day. It brings back the feeling of reading dictionaries or encyclopedias as a kid. hey are written as though you are sitting with a friend who *really* gets it and is happy to explain it to you. Easy to breeze through, and it isn't difficult to skim through the list of topics if you are looking for something specific.


Gerald Drißner has produced a comprehensive compendium of nettlesome and problematic issues plaguing non-native students of Arabic more likely than not from the first one that ever tried to learn Arabic. The second volume following its concomitant Arabic for Nerds is a heavy tome (both literally and figuratively) weighing in at 828 pages (including the very useful index) and is decidedly not for the faint of heart.

Reginald Lee Hefner, Arabic teacher, University of Pennsylvania
Islam for Nerds
Arabic for Nerds 1
In einem Land das neu beginnt
Schwarzer Tee und Blaue Augen
Als Spion am Nil