Moroccan Grammar

The Moroccan grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Moroccan and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: و  [we] Audio Under: تحت  [ta7t] Audio
Before: قبل  [qbel] Audio After: بعد  [ba3d] Audio
Inside: داخل  [dakhel] Audio Outside: برا  [berra] Audio
With: مع  [m3a] Audio But: ولكين  [walakin] Audio
For: ل  [l] Audio From: من  [men] Audio
To: ل  [l] Audio In: ف  [f] Audio

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: شنو؟  [shno?] Audio Who?: شكون؟  [shkoon?] Audio
How?: كيفاش؟  [kifaash?] Audio Why?: علاش؟  [3laash?] Audio
Where?: فين؟  [feen?] Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: ابادان  [abadan] Audio Rarely: ناديران  [nadiran] Audio
Sometimes: مرا مرا  [merra merra] Audio Usually: عاداتا  [3adatan] Audio
Always: ديما  [dima] Audio Very: بزاف  [bezaf] Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Moroccan:

I: انا   [ana ] Audio You: نتا  [nta] Audio
He: هووا  [huwa] Audio She: هييا  [hiya] Audio
We: حنا  [7na] Audio They: هوما  [huma] Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: ديالي  [dyali] Audio Your: ديالك  [dyalek] Audio
His: ديالو  [dyalu] Audio Her: ديالها  [dyalha] Audio
Our: ديالنا  [dyalna] Audio Their: ديالهوم  [dyalhum] Audio

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: كانهدر انگليزيا  [kanehder neglizia] Audio
You speak French: نتا كاتهدر لفرانساويا  [nta katehder lfransawia] Audio
He speaks German: هووا كايهدر لالمانية  [huwa kayehder lalmania] Audio
She speaks Italian: هييا كاتهدر تاليانية  [hiya katehder taliania] Audio
I visited France: انا زرت فرانسا  [ana zert fransa] Audio
I will drink milk: انا غادي نشرب لحليب  [ana ghady neshreb l7leeb] Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: فهمتك  [fhemtek] Audio
I don't understand you: مافهمتكش  [mafhemteksh] Audio
I don't speak French: ماكانهدرش لفرونسي  [makanehdersh lefronsi] Audio
This is my house: هادي داري  [hadi dari] Audio
That restaurant is far: هاداك ريستورو بعيد  [hadak ristoro b3eed] Audio
No problem: ماشي موشكيلة  [mashi mushkila] Audio

The above Moroccan grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Moroccan vocabulary to obtain some popular Moroccan phrases.

Moroccan Phrases

Moroccan Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.