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.
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 phrases 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 lkhir||Good morning / Good evening|
|Labas Hania?||How are you?|
|Labass hamdoullah||Fine, thank you, and you?|
|Ma Fhamtchi / Fhamte||I don’t understand / I understand|
|Smahlia||Sorry or excuse me|
|Chokran Bazaf||Thank you (very much)|
|Smiti Hia …||My name is…|
|La Chokran Bzaf||No thank you|
|Naam / La||Yes / No|
|La Chokran Ala Wajib||You’re welcome|
Commerce Important Moroccan words
|bchal hada?||How much is it?|
|Rkhis Bzaf||It is very cheap|
|Ghali Bzaff||It 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 it||Ajabni / Majabnich|
Transportation important Moroccan words
|I’d want to go||bghit nmchi|
|I would like to rent …||Bghit nkiri|
Directions Important Moroccan words & phrases
|Where is …? / How can I get to …?||fink / Bghit Nmchi l…|
|Centre||Ouassit el medina|
|Is it close / far?||wach Aarib wla Baaid|
|Left / Right||Lissar/ Limin|
|North / South / East / West||chamal / Ljanoub / chark / Lgharb|
Numberssix, eight, nine, ten
|one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten||ouahed, jouj, tlata, rbaâ, Khamsa, sitaa, sebaa, tamaniyaa, taassoud, achraa|
|twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty||Achrin, tlaatin, raabin, khaamsin, settiin|
|seventy, eighty, ninety||saabin, tmaanin, Taassin|
|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|
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||Ltnin , tlaat , lalbaa, Lkhmiss, Ljoumouaâ, sebt, Lhad|
|I am here on vacation||Ana F Outla|
|I’ve come to do business.||Ana hna Fkhdmaa|
It’s time to eat
|I’m hungry and thirsty||Fiya Jouû wta el êtach|
|Enjoy||Basaha Wraha (Stamtaa)|
|It was delicious||Ladid|
|What suggestions do you have?||Bach kat tnsahni|
|I am vegeterian||Maka naklch lhaam|
|It’s too hot||Hadchi skhon Bzaf|
|I am allergic||Fya lhassasya|
|Sea food||« Froui dmer » : crouvite|
|Tee / Coffee||Atay / Lkahwa|
|Beer / Wine||Birra / Roj|
You may learn the names of over 20 animals, birds, and insects in Moroccan Arabic phrases 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!
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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