When learning Arabic, the challenge begins as soon as you realize you have to flick the pages of your student book backwards. Unless you would like to proceed to reading the book from the end all the way to the beginning, you will have to incorporate this fact into your Arabic-learning rituals.
Whether you are a writer, translator or simply learning a foreign language, a dictionary can be your best friend. In fact, even a native speaker of a given language has to resort -at some point in their lives- to dictionaries when facing an obscure term. These reference books do not only offer definitions of terms but also details on pronunciation, usage, etymology and oftentimes their translation into a preselected language.