Welcome to Moroccan Arabic guide, Moroccan Arabic is known as Darija, الدارجة, (ad-)dārija, derija or darja.
Pronunuciation: Moroccan Arabic words have been translated to latin words so they could be read as English words. To help with the proper pronunciation, and to include certain letters not found in latin words, we follow the basic rules below.
a is used as in cat
aa is used as in sad
ay is used as in stay
e is used as in check
ee is used as in see
i is used as in fit
o is used as in omlet
h is pronounced except when it is combinted woth gh, kh or sh
You n-ta (m) or ne-ti (f)
He ho-wa (m) or he-ya (f)
How much sh-hal
Moroccan Arabic Basics
Meet and Greet
Good morning Sa-bah Al Kh-ir
Good evening Ma-saa Al Kh-ir
Thank you Shouk-ran
0 zero or sifr
101 mee-ya ou wah-ed
102 mee-ya ou jou-j
Father Ba-ba or Walid
Friend Sah-bi (m) / Sah-beti (f)
Mother Ma-ma or Walida
Cousin Kha-li (m) / Kha-leti (f)
How are you Keef dayer?
I am good koulshi labas
What’s your name? Ashno smytek?
My name is Syndey Smyti Syndey
How old are you? Shehaal fe Omrek?
I am 24 years old Eendi 24 Eame
Where are you from? Mnine neta? Or Mnine neti?
I am from Miami, Ana men medina Miami
What do you do in Maimi? Ash Kader fe Maimi? Or Ash Kaderi fe Maimi
I am a journalist, Ana khddam sahafi or Ana Khaddama sahafia
How long are you staying here? Shehaal neta henaya?
12 days Tenash leyoum
Did you see the city? Shefti le medina?
Yes, most of it Ah, sheft bezaff
Did you like it? Aar gebatek ?
I like gebateni meziane
I have to go Ana ghadi nemeshi
Hello: Labass / Salam
How are you? Kayfa Halouk
How much? Beshehale
How old are you? Shehale Fe Omerek
I am American: Ana Mericani
I am sick: Ana Meridd
I am tired: Yeane
Is the location far? Wash lblassa beaida
My Name is Sam: Esemi Sam
Please: Min Fadlek
Thank you: Shoukran
What is your name? Ashnou Esemouk
What time is it? Shehale Fe Saea
Where is the police station? Fen station dial police
Where is the train station? Fen a Howa Tran
Moroccan love phrases
I want you: Kan beghik
I love you: Kan hubek
Too much: Bezaf
I love you too much: Kan hubek bezaf
My Love (him): Habibi
My Love (her): Habibati
I am thinking about you: Kan fekek fik
I want to see you: beghitt neshoufek
My life: Hayati
Words and phrases in Moroccan Arabic
Brown Shoe Se-batt Khe-he-oui
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