16 Moroccan Arabic Books Every Learner Needs To Own

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For those of you who prefer books, with or without audio, below is a list of Moroccan Arabic books to help you conquer this beautiful language.

Moroccan Arabic Books for Beginners

1. Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On H’naa?

This book is produced by an all-volunteer bi-national team of experts, and all its sales go to support Moroccan-USA NGO for more community and education-based materials, activities, and exchange.

2. A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic with MP3 Files

This textbook is written for beginners who are unfamiliar with the Arabic language, alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.

3. An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic

This book covers phonology, basic units, conversations, verb tables, glossary of technical and grammatical terminology, and lexicon.

4. An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Arabic Edition)

This book comes with a multimedia DVD.

5. The Routledge Introductory Course in Moroccan Arabic

A step-by-step guide through the essentials of Moroccan Arabic.

6. Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Moroccan Dialect

This 44-page instructional language guide contains conversational tips for Darija learners.

7. Moroccan Arabic: Lonely Planet Phrasebook

This book contains a two-way dictionary, a sentence builder, quick tips for pronunciation and grammar, and useful expressions for finding accommodation and for talking about health and emergency.

8. Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook & Dictionary

This phrasebook also includes Tamazight and standard Arabic.

9. A Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic: Moroccan-English/English-Moroccan

This dictionary covers core vocabulary with examples of usage, formulaic phrases, and idiomatic expressions.

Moroccan Arabic Books for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

10. Enjoy Morocco, Speak Darija

Enjoy Morocco, Speak Darija! Book 1, Enjoy Morocco, Speak Darija! Book 2, and Enjoy Morocco, Speak Darija! Book 3: These books offer 100 lessons of Darija.

11. A Short Reference Grammar of Moroccan Arabic

This book teaches the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the Moroccan dialect, and gives access to MP3 files.

12. A Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic Moroccan-English, English-Moroccan

A standard 289-page dictionary for the most common words in Darija.

13. Moroccan Arabic Verb Dictionary

This dictionary contains over 3500 main English verb entries and expressions with their corresponding Moroccan Arabic verbs.

14. The Georgetown Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic: Arabic-English, English-Arabic

This etymological dictionary uses the latest computational linguistics ideas and tools to help English speakers gain proficiency in colloquial Arabic dialects.

15. Advanced Moroccan Arabic

This book is an introduction to Moroccan ethnology, culture, history, folklore, and literature. “Advanced Moroccan Arabic” includes a more sophisticated exposure to the syntax of the language.

16. Moroccan Short Stories. A Bilingual Reader (Arabic – English)

A collection of ten short stories for intermediate to advanced students.

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