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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]

Phrase list[edit]

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Basics[edit]

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 KABINA?)

Problems[edit]

Machakil(several) /mouchkil

Machi muchkil - no problem

Numbers[edit]

1
wahed
2
juj
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

Time[edit]

waqt

Clock time[edit]

What time is it? Chhal fi saa?

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

ayaam

Months[edit]

Chehar[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

naql

Bus and train[edit]

Tobis/trun

Directions[edit]

itijahat

Taxi[edit]

taxi kbeer - big taxi (for intercity travel)

taxi sghir - small taxi (for shorter distance travel)

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Flous

Eating[edit]

I am vegetarian

ana nabatiya

Tea without sugar 
(chai blas sukar): atay bla ssukar

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Fin hya l koumisarya?

Learning more[edit]


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