Days and months in Moroccan Arabic

Days and months in Moroccan Arabic

On this page, you will learn the names of days and months in Moroccan Arabic.

You will learn the conventional names of months in Moroccan Arabic.

You will also learn the formal (Modern Standard Arabic) names of months.

Finally, you will also learn the names of months of the Islamic calendar in Moroccan Arabic.

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, is used in all Muslim countries.


Days and Months in Moroccan Arabic

Days in Moroccan Arabic

The names of days in Moroccan Arabic are not too different from Modern Standard Arabic.

They only differ slightly in pronunciation, and therefore in spelling.

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicMoroccan Darija in Arabic letters
MondayEttninالتّنِين
TuesdayEttlatالتّلات
WednesdayLarbe3لاربْع
ThursdayElkhmisالْخميس
FridayEjjem3aالجّمْعة
SaturdayEssebtالسّبْت
SundayEl7eddالحد

Conventional Names of Months in Moroccan Arabic

In Darija, we conveniently call months by their order: month 1, month 2, month 3, and so on.

Note that this is different from ordinal names (first month, second month, third month, etc).

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicMoroccan Darija in Arabic letters
JanuarySheher wa7edشهر واحد
FebruarySheher joujشهر جوج
MarchSheher tlataشهر تلاتة
AprilSheher reb3aشهر ربعة
MaySheher khemsaشهر خمسة
JuneSheher settaشهر ستة
JulySheher seb3aشهر سبعة
AugustSheher tmenyaشهر تمنية
SeptemberSheher tes3odشهر تسعود
OctoberSheher 3ashraشهر عشرة
NovemberSheher 7dashشهر حداش
DecemberSheher tnashشهر طناش

Formal Names of Months in Morocco

Alternatively, we use the months’ names in Modern Arabic.

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicMoroccan Darija in Arabic letters
JanuaryYanayerيناير
FebruaryFabrayerفبراير
MarchMarsمارس
AprilAbrilأبريل
MayMayماي
JuneYonyoيونيو
JulyYolyozيوليوز
AugustGhoshtغشت
SeptemberShotanbirسبتمبر
OctoberOctoberأكتوبر
NovemberNowanberنونبر
DecemberDojanberدجنبر

The Names of the Hijri Calendar Months

Since Morocco is a Muslim country, it’s also useful to learn about months in the Hijri calendar.

Hijri months, unlike in the Gregorian ones, are never referred to by their order in the calendar.

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicMoroccan Darija in Arabic letters
MuharramMo7arramمحرم
SafarSafarصفر
Rabi’ al-awwalRabi3 el2awwalربيع الأول
Rabi’ al-thaniRabi3 ettaniربيع التاني
Jumada al-awwalJomada el2oulaجمادى الأولى
Jumada al-thaniJomada ettanyaجمادى التانية
RajabRajabرجب
Sha'banShe3banشعبان
RamadanRemdanرمضان
ShawwalShewwalشوال
Dhu al-qi'dahDo elqi3daدو القعدة
Dhu al-HijjahDo el7ijjaدو الحجة

Learn more vocabulary from our other Moroccan Arabic vocabulary lists.

Also, don’t forget to check out our selections of useful Moroccan Arabic phrases.

For an overview, have a look at all other Speak Moroccan materials.

Do you want to practice Moroccan Arabic and work on more Darija exercises?

Head over to Speak Moroccan Forums.

[Last updated in December 2017]

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