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here are some Arabic words translated into English,“Sh” is like She in English.“Gh” is like French R in Mardi.“Kh” is like J , Julio in Spanish.* Communication:- No --> Lla- Yes --> Iyyeh, ah, wah- Shame on you! --> Hshuma aalik! / or just Hshuma!- Please! --> A’afak!- Thanks! --> Shokran!- Thanks a lot! --> Shokran bzzaf!- Welcome / you are welcome! --> Mrehba / Mrehba Bik!- Bye / goodbye! --> B’slama!- Okay! --> Wakha!- Now! --> Daba!- Not now! --> Mashi daba!- Or… --> Oula…- And… --> W… or Ou...- Where? --> Fin?- How? --> Kifash?- A lot. --> Bzzaf.- A little. --> Shwiya.- Not me / It wasn’t me! --> Mashi ana!- I don’t want! --> Mabghit’sh!- I am done / I finished. --> Salit / or Kmelt.- It’s your turn! --> Noubtek!- Where is the W.C? --> Fin Kayna Twalit?/ or Fin Bit Lma?/ or Fin l WC?- No, not yet. --> lla Mazal / lla Baqi.- What did you say? --> Shnu glti?- Slowly please. --> B’shwya a’afak.- Repeat please. (to a man, to a woman) --> A’awed a’afak / A’awdi a’afak.- I don’t speak Arabic. --> Ma kanhdersh laarbia.- I don’t understand! / I did not understand! --> Ma kanfhemsh! / Mafhemtsh!- Do you understand me? / did you understand me? --> Wash katfhemni? / Fhamtini?- I don’t know. --> Ma areftsh.- I forgot. --> Nssit.- I have to go. --> Khassni Nemshi.* Introduction Phrases:Below are basic phrases to introduce oneself in Darija (Moroccan Arabic). These phrases are useful to break the ice, and get to know more about the new people u meet.- Hello, hi (peace) --> Salam /or/ Assalamo Alaykom (Peace be upon you).- Hello (as a reply) --> Salam /or/ Wa aalaykom Salam (And peace be upon you (too)).- Good morning! --> Sbah Lkhir!- Good afternoon / evening! --> Msa’lkhir!- Nice to meet you! --> Metsherfin!- How are you (masc, fem.)? --> Kif dayr? / Kif dayra?- Are you fine? --> Labas?- Good, thanks be to God. --> Labas /or/ Bikhir, l-нamdullah.- Everything is fine! --> Kulshi bikhir!- What’s your name? --> Ashno Smiytek?- My name is… --> Smiyti…- How old are you? --> Sh’hal f aamrek?- I am … years old. --> A’andi…Aam.- Are you married? (masc, fem) --> Mjewwej? / Mjewwja?- Yes, I am married. (masc, fem) --> Ah, ana mjewwej. / Ah, ana mjewwja.- No, I am not married. (masc, fem) --> Lla, ana ma mjewwejsh / Lla, ana ma mjewwejash.- Where are you from (masc, fem.)? --> Mnin nta? / Mnin nti?- I am from xxx --> Ana mn xxx.- I am from Morocco. --> Ana mn l-mghrib.- I am Moroccan. (masc, fem) --> Ana mghribi / mghribya.- Are you ... (masc, fem)? --> Wash nta/ Wash nti ...?- And you? (masc, fem) --> W nta /W nti?* Offering Help / Asking for Favors:- Can I help you? --> Wash na’awnek?- Can you help me, Please? --> Momkin t3awnni, A’afak?- Excuse me. (to a man, to a woman) --> Smeh Lia / Smehi lia.- Give me ... please. --> A’atini…A’afak.* Transportation Expressions:- I want to go to ... --> Bghit nmshi l…- Take me to ... please. --> Ddini l…A’afak.- Stop here, please. --> Wqef hna, A’afak.- Is the meter on? --> Wash l’kuntur khddam?- Turn on the meter, please. --> Khddem l’kuntur a’afak.- Where is the train station? --> Fin kaina la gare?- Where is the bus station? --> Fin kaina l’mahtta d’lkiran?- Where is the city bus stop? --> Fin kaina l’mahtta d’tubissat?- Stop here, please! --> Wqef hna, A'afak!* Responses to Problems/Difficulties/Apologies:- It’s not a problem. --> Mashi mushkil.- There is no problem. --> Makayn mushkil.- Excuse me (masc, fem)--> Smeh Lia / Smehi Lia* Congratulations:- Congratulations. --> Mebruk.- Happy holiday. --> mebruk l’Aaid.- May God grant you grace. (response to the above) --> Allah ybarek fik.* Expressions for Nighttime / Sleeping:- I’m tired. (masc, fem) --> Ana a’ayan./ Ana a’ayana.- I want to read a little bit. --> Bghit nqra shwyia.- I want to go to bed. --> Bghit na’aes.- Where I am going to sleep? --> Fin ghadi na’aes ?- Excuse me; I want to go to bed. (addressing a group of people) --> Smhu li, bghit nmshi na’aes.- I want to go to bed early. --> Bghit na’aes bkri.- I want to get up early. --> Bghit nfiq bkri.- I want a blanket. --> Bghit wahd l manta.- Good night --> Layla sa’aida.* Meals and Drinks:- In the name of God (said when you begin an activity: eating, drinking, working, studying, traveling, etc.). --> bismillah- Thanks to God (said after finishing a meal, or after expressing that all is well in life). --> l-нamdullah- I don’t eat ... meat --> Makan’akulsh…L’hem.- Eggs --> L’bid.- Fish --> L’нut.- Chicken --> D’djaj.- I drink tea / coffee without sugar. --> Kan’shreb atay/ l’qhwa bla skkar.- I eat everything. --> Kan’akul kulshi.- I eat vegetables only. --> Kan’akul ghir l’khudra.- I don’t feel like eating. --> Mafya ma’yakul.- I want just/only ... --> Bghit ghir…- I don’t want to have breakfast. --> Ma’bghitsh n’fter.- The food is delicious. --> Lmakla bnina.- I’m full. --> Shba’at.- I want to learn how to cook. --> Bghit nta’allem ntiyyeb.- May God replenish / reward you. (said after a meal to thank host) --> Allah ykhlf.- To your health (said to someone after eating, drinking, coming out of the hammam, wearing new clothes, having a hair cut, etc.) --> B’ssehha / Bssehhtek.- May God grant you health too. --> Allah Iaatik ssehha* Shopping-Money:Moroccan people use different names for the currency; same money but different names and numbers; Ryal, Frank and Dirham:* From Ryals to Dirhams, divide by 20, e.g. 1000 Ryals: 1000 ÷ 20 = 50 DHs = 5000 Franks.* From Franks to Ryal, divide by 5, e.g. 2000 Franks ÷ 5 = 400 Ryals = 20 DHs.* From Franks to Dirhams, divide by 100. For example, 200 Franks ÷ 100 = 2 DHs = 40 Ryals.- How much is this? --> Bsh’hal hadi?- it is very expensive! --> Ghali bzzaf!- give me the change back. --> Red lya serf.- I don’t have any money! --> Ma andish leflouss!- Do you have change? Wash A’andk serf?- Do you have change for ...? --> Wash A’andk serf dyal..?- I want… --> Bghit…- Beautiful (masc, Fem). --> Zwin / Zwina.- Bad, ugly. --> Khayb.- Big (masc, fem). --> Kbir / kbira.- Small (masc, fem). --> Sghir / Sghira.- Good! --> Mezyan!- Here, take. --> Hak / or Shed.- Give me… --> A’atini…* Hygiene/Cleanliness Expressions:- I want to wash my hands with soap. --> Bghit nghsel yiddi b sabun.- I want to brush my teeth. --> Bghit nghsel snani.- I want hot water, please. --> Bghit l’ma skhun aafak.- I want to take a shower. --> Bghit nduesh.- I want to go to the hammam. --> Bghit nmshi l hemmam.- I want to change my clothes. --> Bghit nbedel hwayji.- Where is the toilet? --> Fin bit l’ma?- I want to do laundry. --> Bghit nsbben hwayji.- Where can I do laundry? --> Fin ymkn nsbben hwayji?i really wish that those words will be useful enough to make your learning easier and much enjoyable.greetings from the land of peacepeace & hugs
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