Basic Phrases

Here is a list of the 40 most useful Moroccan Arabic words and phrases:

– No = Lla =لا
– Yes = Iyyeh, ah, wah = إييه، آه، واه
– Please = 3afak = عافاك
– Thanks = Shokran = شكرا
– Thanks a lot = Shokran bzzaf = شكرا بزاف
– A lot = Bzzaf = بزاف
– A little = Shwiya = شوية
– Hello, hi (peace) = Salam = سلام
– Bye = Bslama = بسلامة
– Okay = Wakha (kh = J in Spanish) = واخا
– Now = Daba = دابا
– Not now = Mashi daba = ماشي دابا
– Or = oula = أولا
– And = w, ou = و
– It’s not a problem / It’s okay = Mashi moshkil = ماشي مشكل
– Not me / It wasn’t me = Mashi ana = ماشي أنا
– I don’t want = Ma bghitsh (Gh = French r like in Mardi) = ما بغيتش
– I am done / I finished = Salit = ساليت
– I want… = Bghit… (Gh = French r like in Mardi) = بغيت…
– Where? = Fin? = فين؟
– How? = Kifash? = كيفاش؟
– Beautiful = Zwin = زوين
– Bad, ugly = Khayb (kh = J in Spanish) = خايب
– Good = Mezyan = مزيان
– Excuse me = Sma7 lia = سمح ليا
– I don’t speak Arabic = Ma kanhdersh l3erbia = ما كنهدرش العربية
– I don’t understand = Ma fhemtsh = ما فهمتش
– Do you understand me ? = Fhamtini? = فهمتيني؟
– I don’t have any money = Ma 3ndish leflouss = ما عنديش الفلوس
– Welcome = Mer7ba = مرحبا
– Here, take = Hak = هاك
– Give me… = 3tini… = عطيني…
– I don’t know = Ma 3reftsh = ما عرفتش
– I forgot = Nssit = نسيت
– I have to go = Khassni nmshi (kh = J in Spanish) = خاصني نمشي
– It’s your turn = Noubtek = نوبتك
– I am tired = 3yit = عييت
– Where is the W.C? = Fin kaynin twalit? = فين كاينين الطواليت
– Congratulations= Mabrouk = مبروك
– Can you help me? = Wakha t3awnni? (kh = J in Spanish) = واخا تعاوني

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