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; How are you? :  ? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  ? ('' ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
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; What is your name? :  SHNOO SMEETIK/AK? ('' ?'')
; My name is ______ . :   ______ . (''  _____ .'')
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; My name is ______ . : SMEETEE ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Please. :  . (''AAFAK '')
 
; Please. :  . (''AAFAK '')

Revision as of 19:58, 16 March 2010

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.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
. ( SALAM )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
SHNOO SMEETIK/AK? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
SMEETEE ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (AAFAK )
Thank you. 
. ( CHOUKRANE )
You're welcome. 
. (LAHAFEK )
Yes. 
. (NAAM )
No. 
. (LLLAA )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (ESSMAHHLIYA )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (BALLAK )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. (BSSLAAMAA )
Goodbye (informal
. (MAA SALAMA )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( MOSAADA!)
Look out! 
 ! ( CHOUF LHIHE!)
Good morning. 
. (SBAH ELKHEIR )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. (MASSA ELKHEIRR )
Good night (to sleep
. (SIIR TN3ASS )
I don't understand. 
. ( MAFHAMETE WALOU )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( FINAHIYA KABINA?)

Problems

Numbers

1: wahed 2: juj 3: tleta 4: r-ba 5: hamsa 6: s-ta 7: s-ba 8: t'minya 9: tsoad

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages