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Moroccan Arabic phrasebook

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Moroccan Arabic 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 guide[edit]

asas

Phrase list[edit]

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Basics[edit]

Hello. 
. slaam 3likum
Hello. (informal
. Labas?
How are you? 
 ? ki dayer?m., ki daayra? f.
Fine, thank you. 
. labs, el-7emdulilah/"labas,shokran"
What is your name? 
chnou smeetik?
My name is ______ . 
______ . smiti_____ .
Nice to meet you. 
. mcherfine
Please. 
. 3afak
Thank you very much. 
. choukrane bzzaf
You're welcome. 
. la choukra 3ala waajib
Yes. 
. iyyeh
No. 
. la
Excuse me. (getting attention
. sme7 liyya
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. balak
Come here
. "aji lahna"
I'm sorry. 
. sme7 liyya
Goodbye 
. bsslama
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ma kanhderch [ mghrbiya]' mzyan'
Do you speak English? 
 ? katehdr belinglizya?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? kaayin chi oua7ed kayhder belinglizya ?
Help! 
 ! 3teqni! "3awnini" .female "3awani" .male
Look out! 
 ! CHOUF LHIHE!
Good morning. 
. sba7 elkhir
Good evening. 
. msa elkhir
Good night. 
. tssbe7 3la khir
Good night (to sleep
. sir tn3s
I don't understand. 
. mafhmtch
Where is the toilet? 
 ? finahiya kabina?, fin kaayin lbit lma?

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

1: wahed 2: juj 3: tleta 4: rab-a 5: hamsa 6: s-ta 7: saba 8: t'minya 9: tsoad 10: ashra

20: eshren 50: khamsyn 100: mya 200: myeteyn 500: khamsamya

1000: al-ef 2000: alf-eyn 5000: khamsalaf

Time[edit]

waqt

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

ayaam

Months[edit]

sh-har

January: Yanayir

February: Febrayir

March: Maris

April: Afril

May: Maay

June: Youlyouz

July: Younyouz

August: Aghoustous

September: Shoutanbir

October: Ouctoubir

Novemeber: Nouwanbir

December: Doujanbir

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

alwan


Black: Khal

Blue: Zraq

Red: Hmar

Yellow: Sfer

Green: Khdar

Brown: Marron/kahwi

Pink: Wardi

Orange: Orange/Limouni

White: Byadh

Grey: Gris

Beige: Beige

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

tobis/tren

Directions[edit]

tijah

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

floos

Eating[edit]

makla

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

tkadya

Driving[edit]

sogan

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

Speak Morocccan: Learn Moroccan Arabic


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