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


Questions and Adverbs

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


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

Grammar in a sentence

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


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


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.