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Maghrebi dialect of the Arabic language spoken in Morocco

The Moroccan dialect of Arabic (الدارجة, Darija) is the main spoken language of Morocco. It is not written down nor used for official speeches or news programs; only Standard Arabic is used for those purposes. Moroccan Arabic is, however, the main language used at home and in the streets of Morocco for everyday conversation.

Pronunciation guideEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Hello. 
. ( SALAM )
Hello. (informal
. (AHLAAN )
How are you? 
? ( kif dayer?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( MZYAN, CHOUKRANE)
What is your name? 
(SHNOO SMEETIK/ -AK??)
My name is ______ . 
______ . (SMEETEE_____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. (mcherfine )
Please. 
. (AAFAK )
Thank you. 
. ( CHOUKRANE )
You're welcome. 
. (LA CHOUKRA AALA WAJIB )
Yes. 
. (NAAM ) Ah Iyeh
No. 
. (LLLAA )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (ESSMAHHLIYA )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (BALLAK )
I'm sorry. 
. ( SMEHLIYA, AASIF)
Goodbye 
. (BSSLAAMAA )
Goodbye (informal
. (MAA SALAMA )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (MA KANE HDERCH [ MGHRIBYA]' MZYAN' )
Do you speak English? 
? ( KATE HDER BEL NEGLIZYA ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( KAAIN chi OUAHAD LI ki hder nglizya ?)
Help! 
! ( MOSAADA!)
Look out! 
! ( CHOUF LHIHE!)
Good morning. 
. (SBAH ELKHEIR )
Good evening. 
. ( massa elkheir )
Good night. 
. (tssbeh aala kheir ): Laila Saida
Good night (to sleep
. (SIIR TN3ASS )
I don't understand. 
. ( MAFHAMETCH )
Where is the toilet? 
? ( FINAHIYA TWALIT?)

ProblemsEdit

Machakil(several) /mouchkil

Machi muchkil - no problem

NumbersEdit

1
wahed
2
zuj
3
tleta
4
r-ba
5
hamsa
6
s-ta
7
s-ba
8
t'minya
9
tsoad
10
ashra
20
eshren
50
khamsun
100
mya
200
meyten
500
hamsamaa
1000
al-ef
2000
alf-en
5000
hamsaalef

TimeEdit

waqt

Clock timeEdit

What time is it? Chhal raha sar-a

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

ayaam

MonthsEdit

CheharEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
khel
white
byad
red
ahmar
yellow
asfar
green
akhdar
blue
azrak
orange
limouni
bortokali
brown
khwi
bonni

TransportationEdit

naql

Bus and trainEdit

Tobis/tran

DirectionsEdit

itijahat

TaxiEdit

taxi kbeer - big taxi (for intercity travel)

taxi sghir - small taxi (for shorter distance travel)

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

Flous

EatingEdit

I am vegetarian

ana nabati

Tea without sugar 
(atay bla sekkar): atay bla sukar

BarsEdit

Bar

ShoppingEdit

Shopping/t'kedya

DrivingEdit

Sougan

AuthorityEdit

Fin hya l koumisarya?

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