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Important Moroccan words to know

Moroccan words

Learn the simple Moroccan words phrases “Hello” and “Thank you” throughout your stay in Morocco. They will come in handy in a variety of scenarios.

Several languages.

Morocco has two official languages: Arabic and Amazigh, both of which are spoken throughout Morocco’s streets and villages. The country’s administrative language is Classical Arabic, sometimes referred to as Literary Arabic. In general, you’ll hear Moroccan Arabic being spoken in the streets.

French is very extensively spoken in Morocco, and you may use it practically wherever to interact and receive information. In the north of the nation, you will also find numerous Moroccans that speak Spanish owing to their closeness to Spain.

How to Make a Deal

It is quite important to know and utilize some Moroccan words to haggle rates in stores, restaurants, and accommodations when traveling in Morocco. It will always leave a positive impression and help you to stand out among the mass of visitors by demonstrating your willingness to put out effort in their nation.

Writing in Arabic

Arabic script is extremely difficult to master since it is so unlike the English and Latin alphabets. It’s great to study a few fundamentals of Arabic calligraphy if you get the chance during your stay. In the stunning and touching works of calligrapher Hassan Massoudy, you will discover the beauty of calligraphed letters.

Salam Alekum Sabah lkhir / Msaa lkhirGood morning / Good evening
Labas Hania? How are you?
Labass hamdoullahFine, thank you, and you?
Ma Fhamtchi / FhamteI don’t understand / I understand
SmahliaSorry or excuse me
Bslama aalikBye
MarhabaWelcome
Chokran Bazaf Thank you (very much)
Smiti Hia …My name is…
La Chokran BzafNo thank you
Naam / La Yes / No
La Chokran Ala Wajib You’re welcome

Commerce Important Moroccan words

bchal hada?How much is it?
Rkhis BzafIt is very cheap
ghaliexpensive!
Ghali BzaffIt is too expensive!
Can you lower the price?Nkass Taman
I’d want to buy… this one!gha nchri hada !
I like it / I don’t like itAjabni / Majabnich
MoneyLflos

Transportation important Moroccan words

I’d want to gobghit nmchi
PlaneTyara
BoatLbato
TrainTran
TaxiTaxi
BusTobis
MotorbikeLmotor
CarTmobila
BikeBichklid
I would like to rent …Bghit nkiri

Directions Important Moroccan words

Where is …? / How can I get to …?fink / Bghit Nmchi l…
BankLbanka
Train stationLmahta
CentreOuassit el medina
HotelFondok
HospitalSbitar
Is it close / far?wach Aarib wla Baaid
Straight aheadDirikt
Left / RightLissar/ Limin
North / South / East / Westchamal / Ljanoub / chark / Lgharb

Numberssix, eight, nine, ten

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, tenouahed, jouj, tlata, rbaâ, Khamsa, sitaa, sebaa, tamaniyaa, taassoud, achraa
twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixtyAchrin, tlaatin, raabin, khaamsin, settiin
seventy, eighty, ninetysaabin, tmaanin, Taassin
One hundredMiaa
One hundred one Miaa w wahd

days/hours/dates/days/days/days/days/day Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

What time is it, exactly?Chhal Saaa
WhenImta (Fokach)
YesterdayLbarh
Today (morning/midday/evening)Lyoma
TomorrowGhdaa
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, SundayLtnin , tlaat , lalbaa, Lkhmiss, Ljoumouaâ, sebt, Lhad
I am here on vacationAna F Outla
I’ve come to do business.Ana hna Fkhdmaa

It’s time to eat

I’m hungry and thirstyFiya Jouû wta el êtach
EnjoyBasaha Wraha (Stamtaa)
Cheers!Basaha!
It was deliciousLadid
What suggestions do you have?Bach kat tnsahni
I am vegeterianMaka naklch lhaam
It’s too hotHadchi skhon Bzaf
I am allergicFya lhassasya
Sea food« Froui dmer » : crouvite
WaterLmaa
Tee / CoffeeAtay / Lkahwa
Beer / WineBirra / Roj

Animals

You may learn the names of over 20 animals, birds, and insects in Moroccan Arabic on this website.

If you’d like to see this list extended, please let us know in the comments area below.

Have you checked out our Moroccan Arabic grammar section?

What about our Darija classes that deal with numbers?

Now it’s time to return to animals, birds, and insects!

AlligatorTimsah
AntNmlaa
BearDoob
BeeNhlaa
Black beetleLkhnfos
ButterflyLfaracha
CamelJmal
CatLmach
ChickenDjaja
CockroachSra9ziyt
CowLbgraa
DogLkalb
DolphinDilfine
DonkeyLhmar
DuckLbtaa
ElephantLfiel
FishSamak
GoatLmaaza
HorseL3awd
MonkeyLkard
MouseLfar
PigLhlof
SheepLhawli
SnakeLf3a
TurkeyBibi
LionSbaa3

How do you say ‘I love you’ in Moroccan Arabic?

  • I love you / Kanbghik
  • Kanhbak / i love you I’m crazy about you / Kanhmaa9 3lik
  • I’m crazy about you / Kanhbal 3lik



What are the Arabic terms for marriage, wife, husband, man, woman, boy, girl, kid, son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, and sex?

  • Wife = Zaoujaa
  • Husband = Zaouj
  • Man = Rajl
  • Woman = Maraa
  • Boy = Lwalad
  • Girl = Lbint
  • Child = Drii (for male child) – Tiflaa (Female child)
  • Son = Iban
  • Daughter = LBnt
  • Brother = Khoya
  • Sister = Khati
  • Mom = Oom
  • Dad = Baba
  • Sex = Jins

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