Useful Moroccan Expressions

Useful Moroccan Expressions

REMEMBER: We all smill in the same language!

English

Moroccan Arabic

Amazigh (Berber Language)

Welcome

Ahlanwasahlan/ Mrahba

 Mrahba

Hello (General greeting)

Salamo Alaykom

 salamo Alaykom

How are you?

kidayr?

 Maytaanit?

Reply to ‘How are you?’

Kolchi mazyan

 Yesthana / Yehna lhal

Where are we going now?

Fin radyin daba?

 mani nira?

What’s your name?

Chno smaytak

Maysmanak

My name is …

smayti …

 ismino ...

Where are you from?

Mnin Nta ?

 o'manitgit?

I’m from …

Ana man…

nkin d ...

nice to meet you

Fursa saida / Mcharfin

 

Good morning
(Morning greeting)

Sbah elkheir

 owafoulki / Tifaouin

Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)

Masa’a el kheir

 

Good night

Tasbah ala kheir

Timnisiouin

Goodbye
(Parting phrases)

B’eslama

 Kiaoun Rabi

Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)

B’sahatak

 

Have a nice day

Atamanalakyaoumjamil

 

Bon voyage /
Have a good journey

Ma’aal salamah

 Agharas n'slamt

I understand

Fhamtak

 snagh maytni't

I don’t understand

Mafhamtch

 orfhimh / orsingh matnit

Yes

Na’am

 

No

La

 

Maybe

mumken

 tazdart

I don’t know …

Maaraftch

 orsingh

Please speak more slowly

Afak T’kalam b’chwiya

 sawl imik imik

Please say that again

Awd afak

 

Please write it down

Ktab afak

 

Do you speak English?

Katkalam n’agliziya?

 ida tsawalt nagliziya?

Do you speak Arabic?

Katkalam Arbiya?

 Ida tsawalt taarabt?

Yes, a little
(reply to ‘Do you speak …?’)

Shwai

 yan imik

Speak to me in Arabic

T’kalam maaya Arbiya

 

How do you say … in Arabic?

Kifach katgoul…bil Arabiya?

 

Excuse me

Smah liya

 

How much is this? ?

B’chhal hadi

 

Sorry

Smah liya

 

Please

Afak

 

Thank you

Shukran

 

Reply to thank you

Machi mochkil

 

Where’s the toilet? ?

Fin toilet?

 

This gentleman will pay for everything

Howa radi ykhalas

 

This lady will pay for everything

Hiya radi tkhalas

 

Would you like to dance with me?

Briti Tachtah maaya?

 

I miss you

twahachtak

 

I love

Ana kanbghik

 

 

Go away!

Siir !

 

Leave me alone!

Khalini Bohdi !

 

Help!

Awani

 

Fire!

Hareeq

 

Stop!

W’kaf

 

Call the police!

Tasl b’lpolice

 

Christmas /New Year/ Birthday greetings

Kul a’am wa anta bikheir

 Asugas ambarki / Asugas amaynu

One language is never enough

Lugha wahda matakfich