Moroccan Phrases

The Moroccan phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: سلام  [salam] Audio
What is your name?: شنو سميتك؟  [shnu smeytek?] Audio
Nice to meet you: متشرفين  [metsherfeen] Audio
How are you?: كيداير؟  [kidair?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: انا بخير, شكرا  [ana bekheer, shukran] Audio
And you?: وأنتا؟  [wenta?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Moroccan)?: واش كاتهدر (نگليزيا/ داريجا)؟  [wash katehder (neglizia/ darija)?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: واش كاتهدر هييا بشينوية؟  [wash katehder hiya bshinwia?] Audio
A little bit: شويا  [shwia] Audio
How old are you?: شحال عندك من عام؟  [sh7al 3endek men 3am?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: عندي تلاتا و تلاتين عام  [3andy tlata we tlateen 3am] Audio
It was nice talking to you: شوكران علا هاد لحوار  [shukran 3la had el 7ewar] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: شنو كاتعني؟  [shno kate3ni?] Audio
I don't understand: ما فهمتش  [ma fhemtsh] Audio
I don't know: ما عارفش  [ma 3arefsh] Audio
Sorry: سمحليا  [smehlia] Audio
What is that called in Moroccan?: شنو كايعني هادا بل المغريبية؟  [shno kaye3ni hada bel meghribia?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: شنو كاتعني هاد ل كلما بنگليزيا؟  [shno kate3ni had el kelma beneglizia?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: منين نتا؟  [mneen nta?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: انا من ميريكان  [ana men mirikan] Audio
I'm American: انا ميريكاني  [ana mirikani] Audio
Where do you live?: فين عايش؟  [feen 3ayesh?] Audio
I live in the U.S: عايش فميريكان  [3ayesh f mirikan] Audio
What do you do for a living?: شنو كتخدم؟  [shno katekhdem?] Audio
I'm a student: انا طالب  [ana taleb] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: واش مومكن نساعدك؟  [wash mumken nsa3dek?] Audio
Can you help me?: واش مومكن تساعدني؟  [wash mumken tsa3edni?] Audio
Where is the airport?: فين هووا لماطار؟  [feen howa lmatar?] Audio
Go straight: سير نيشان  [sir nishan] Audio
Then: من بعد  [men be3d] Audio
Turn left: دور عل لسر  [door 3el leser] Audio
Turn right: دور عل لمن  [door 3el lemen] Audio


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Good wishes in Moroccan in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: عيد ميلاد سعيد  [3eed milad sa3eed] Audio
Happy new year: سنة سعيدة  [sana sa3eeda] Audio
Merry Christmas: جوايو نويل  [jwayu nowel] Audio
Good luck: بون شونص  [bon chons] Audio
Congratulations: مبروك  [mabrook] Audio

Moroccan expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: عندي ريزيرفاسيون  [3endi rezervasion] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: واش كاينا شي بيت خاويا؟  [wash kaina shi beet khawya?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: بغيت بيت ما كياكميوش فيه  [bgheet beet makaykmewsh fiha] Audio
How much it costs per night?: شحال لليلة؟  [sh7al le lila?] Audio
Waiter: كارسون  [garson] Audio
How much is this?: شحال هادا؟  [sh7al hada?] Audio
What is this?: شنو هادا؟  [shno hada?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: مالك؟  [malek?] Audio
I need a doctor: بغيت طبيب  [bgheet tbeeb] Audio
Help: عاوني  [3aweni] Audio
Call the ambulance: عيط لامبولانس  [3eyet lambulance] Audio
Call the police: عيط لبوليس  [3eyet lbolis] Audio
I am sick: انا مريض  [ana mreed] Audio

These Moroccan phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Moroccan Vocabulary and Moroccan Grammar, you might want to visit our Moroccan Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Moroccan Vocabulary

Moroccan Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Moroccan phrases.