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Topic: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

I'll be the monitor of this exercise. I'll write something in Darija, and YOU should be telling me what it means. You can translate the sentence exactly if you understand it completely, or try to guess for the bits that you know of the words.
Let's start:

Ana mrida shwiyya, fiyya sskhana.

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

"I am a little sick, I have a fever."

I remember these words from when I actually was sick in Morocco.  That was quite an experience... but it didn't scare me away, and I couldn't have made it without the help of so many people there.  smile

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

Very good smile. I suppose that you can prunounce that correctly as well.

Next one:
Ghadi nmshi m3a sa7bti lssôq.

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

I'm going to the suq with my friend

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

Shukran 3la the exercice !

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

You're welcome lisec smile.
And your answer's correct. And it's a female friend, to be more precise.

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Ma bghitsh lqhwa, ma kanshrbhash.

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

I don't want coffee, I don't drink it (coffee).

Re. female friend. How do you tell it's female in this case : 'saHb' ?

Shukran 3la lmusa3da dyalk (Thank you for you help)   
I want to put a happy smilie face here, but I can't work out how to do it !!!!!!
bghit ndir (?) smilie Hna, blHkh maimkinsh ...(????)

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

I should start putting hard stuff for advanced people like yourself smile.

I don't want coffee, I don't drink it (coffee).

Very good! Correct answer.

Re. female friend. How do you tell it's female in this case : 'saHb' ?

You can tell it's feminine from the t, sa7bti. A male friend would be: sa7bi.

I want to put a happy smilie face here, but I can't work out how to do it !!!!!!

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bghit ndir (?) smilie Hna, blHkh maimkinsh ...(????)[/quote
I guess you meant bl7qq. Isn't it a bit difficult to say? smile

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3ndi tlata d lkhwatat, w jôj khôt.

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

blati - (Is that right for 'hang on a minute' ?)
I have to think about the sister and brother bit. Although it's basic vocab, I still have problems with it.
I think sister = akht, brother = okh (??)
So I guess the translation is 'I have 3 sisters and two brothers' ?
Et moi, 3ndi w7da akht, w w7ed okh.
Re. feminine of s7b, I realise I got confused, reading the 'ti' as 'your', but of coure it is 'i' mine.
Is  (female) friend : s7ba ? with the 'a' turning into a 't' before the possessive ending 'i' ?  Plural : s7bat ?
Shukran 3la lmusa3ada dyalek / thank you for your help.

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Re: Exercise 10 - What does this mean?

blati - (Is that right for 'hang on a minute' ?)

Yes, bllati, with some stress on L.

I think sister = akht, brother = okh (??)

You have the vowels confusion syndrom big_smile.
It's okht for sister, and akh for brother, and that's MSA but we say them the same way in Darija.

So I guess the translation is 'I have 3 sisters and two brothers' ?

Correct. (Not a statement, just an example wink )

Et moi, 3ndi w7da akht, w w7ed okh.

Correction: 3ndi wa7d l2okht, w wa7d l2akh. But it sounds too MSA to say akh and okht, so we say:
3ndi wa7d khti w wa7d khoya.
You'll sure notice that we say wa7d + feminine, not wa7da + feminine. Rules!

Is  (female) friend : s7ba ? with the 'a' turning into a 't' before the possessive ending 'i' ?  Plural : s7bat ?

Yes, sa7ba and s7abat.

Good job lisec smile.

Next sentence:
Shft wa7d ssrwal zwin. 3jbni w shrito.

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