Visiting Morocco: Learn to speak Moroccan Arabic the right way.

If you want to speak Moroccan, and you already know the Arabic alphabet, then you won’t need to go through this page.
If, however, you are not familiar with the Arabic alphabet, and have no idea how to read and write Moroccan Arabic, then please continue reading.
On this page, I will tell you about the different languages of Morocco, the different ways of writing Arabic, and the approach I adopted on Verbling to teach Darija .

Languages in Morocco

Morocco is known for its linguistic diversity.
In Morocco, we use Modern Standard Arabic in formal contexts, such as journalism, administrative procedures, and education.
And we use Moroccan Arabic in daily conversations, informal exchanges, TV shows, and so on.
Additionally, we also speak Amazigh, French, and Spanish both formally and informally throughout the kingdom.
One of the manifestations of Morocco’s linguistic diversity is the headers of most formal documents.
As a matter of fact, we use three languages in such headers: Modern Standard Arabic, French, and Amazigh (written using the Tifinagh alphabet).

How do we write Moroccan Arabic?

In principle, we should write Moroccan Arabic using Arabic letters.
In formal contexts in Morocco, we seldom use Moroccan Arabic in the written form.
You will, however, see billboards and other marketing materials in Morocco using transcribed Moroccan Arabic, i.e. Darija written with Latin letters, also known as the Arabic Chat Alphabet. Which I tend to teach to most of my students because they prefer to accelerate in their learnings,since they don't need to focus on using the Arabic letters.
In informal contexts, on the other hand, Moroccans have different preferences, as some use Arabic letters while others use the Arabic Chat Alphabet( which I consider to be easier and a lot faster to acquire).

The Arabic Chat Alphabet

The Arabic Chat Alphabet is a popular way to write Arabic online.
This alphabet is often seen as confusing to non-Arabic speakers, though.
This is due to the peculiar use of numbers in the Arabic Chat Alphabet.For example,
Hello = Salam instead of ( سَلاَمْ)
how are you ?= labas 3lik?

Why do Arabic-speaking people transcribe Arabic using letters and numbers?

There are two reasons behind that.
The first reason is that there was a time when Arabic keyboards were not always available on computers and phones. Hence the need for Latin transcription in the first place.
The second reason is the absence of Latin equivalents for some Arabic letters.
To solve this problem, Arabic speakers had to come up with a solution to transcribe unique Arabic letters.
One creative solution was using numbers that somehow resembled the Arabic letters they were meant to transcribe, like 3 for ع and 7 for ح.

Arabic Transcription with Amine.

To transcribe the Arabic letters that do not exist in Latin, I have opted for simplicity for my materials here on Verbling.
Therefore, we will use only the three numbers that have the most consensus online, i.e. 3 and 7 used to transcribe ع and ح, as well as 2 used for glottal stops.
So, to avoid using any more numbers, and consequently avoid any unnecessary confusion, we will use “kh” to refer to the Arabic letter that sounds like the Spanish “J”.
And we will use “gh” to refer to the Arabic letter that sounds like French “r” in “Maroc”.
Additionally, we will use the letter “t” to refer to both a regular “t” as in the word “tea”, and an emphatic “t” as in “tall”.
Likewise, we will use the letter “s” to refer to both a regular “s” as in “secret”, and an emphatic “s” as in “sour”.
Finally, we will use the letter “d” to refer to both a regular “d” as in “day”, and an emphatic “d” as in “door”.
Please note that we will also be using the Arabic alphabet as a mean to learn Moroccan Darija to embark yourself to learn formal Arabic in case you want to expand your learning.
So, if you have the time, energy, and motivation.
Ready to learn to speak Moroccan Arabic ?
Drop me a message and let's discuss how we can fuel a good start to speak Darija.

13 Mayıs 2020
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HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO,VIDEO AND THE INTERNET 🎤🔊🎥 🌐 Marhaban! My name is Amine, I am a native Arabic speaker from Morocco. I hold a Bachelor's in English Language and Literature at the University of Abdel Malek Essaadi. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Translation and Interpreting English - Arabic - English. I taught Arabic Fusha (MSA) and Moroccan Dialect (Darija) for over 4 years to different levels online, as well as in offline classrooms. With this experience, I was able to develop one of my greatest assets in my style of teaching, and that is SIMPLICITY. A crucial key that encouraged every student of mine to express with total clarity. Whether you want are interested in visiting the great parts of the Arab world, or want to advance your career. My job as a certified Arabic teacher is to make you eloquent and help you realize the mistakes you are making while reading, speaking or writing. This can be achieved quickly if we put on the work needed together. How?👍My classes are very dynamic 💯, You will develop all the necessary skills such as: ✅The grammar📚 ✅The pronunciation 📢 ✅The writing ✍ ✅Oral listening 👂 ✅Oral expression 👄🗣 ✅And more💪 If you are a total beginner in Arabic or Moroccan Dialect, I am here to tell you that it is not hard as you think but rather very simple. You will feel confident in being able to communicate regardless of whether your level is basic, intermediate or advanced. All I ask from you is to never be shy or hesitant to ask me questions no matter how silly you think they would be. I hope to see you soon and thank you for your time. PS= I also offer Darija (Moroccan Arabic )classes مَرْحَباً اسمي أمين من المغرب. أحمل شهادة البكالوريوس في اللغة الإنجليزية من جامعة عبد الملك السعدي. أَتابع .دراستي في الماجستير سلك الترجمة التحريرية والشفوية- عربي- إنجليزي أدرس اللغة العربية واللهجة المغربية منذ أكثر من 4 سنوات لمختلف المستويات على الانترنت وكذلك في المدارس:خلال هذه التجربة العظيمة، طورت أسلوبي التعليمي الذي يتمحور حول البساطة في الشرح,فالْبساطة في الفهم هي المفتاح الرئيسي لجعل الطالب قادراً على التعبير بكل أريحية. مهمتي كأستاذ معتمد في اللغة العربية هي أن تصبح بليغا في النطق وأن تكون مدركا لأخطائك أُثناء القراء,التحدث أو الكتابةسواء كنت ترغب في زيارة مناطق رائعة من العالم العربي ، أو ترغب في تعزيز حياتك المهنية. سوف تقوم بتطوير جميع المهارات اللازمة مثل: "قواعد اللغة" نطق 📢 الكتابة ✍ الاستماع 👂 التعبير 👄🗣 و اكثر إذا كنت مبتدئًا بالكامل في اللغة العربية أو اللهجة المغربية ، فأنا هنا لأخبرك أن الأمر ليس صعبًا كما تظن ولكنه بسيط جدًا. ستشعر بالثقة في القدرة على التواصل بغض النظر عما إذا كان مستواك أساسيًا أو متوسطًا أو متقدمًا. كل ما أطلبه منك هو أن لا تكون خجولًا أو مترددًا في طرح الأسئلة. اتمنى ان اراك قريبا وشكرا على وقتك
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HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO,VIDEO AND THE INTERNET 🎤🔊🎥 🌐 Marhaban! My name is Amine, I am a native Arabic speaker from Morocco. I hold a Bachelor's in English Language and Literature at the University of Abdel Malek Essaadi. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Translation and Interpreting English - Arabic - English. I taught Arabic Fusha (MSA) and Moroccan Dialect (Darija) for over 4 years to different levels online, as well as in offline classrooms. With this experience, I was able to develop one of my greatest assets in my style of teaching, and that is SIMPLICITY. A crucial key that encouraged every student of mine to express with total clarity. Whether you want are interested in visiting the great parts of the Arab world, or want to advance your career. My job as a certified Arabic teacher is to make you eloquent and help you realize the mistakes you are making while reading, speaking or writing. This can be achieved quickly if we put on the work needed together. How?👍My classes are very dynamic 💯, You will develop all the necessary skills such as: ✅The grammar📚 ✅The pronunciation 📢 ✅The writing ✍ ✅Oral listening 👂 ✅Oral expression 👄🗣 ✅And more💪 If you are a total beginner in Arabic or Moroccan Dialect, I am here to tell you that it is not hard as you think but rather very simple. You will feel confident in being able to communicate regardless of whether your level is basic, intermediate or advanced. All I ask from you is to never be shy or hesitant to ask me questions no matter how silly you think they would be. I hope to see you soon and thank you for your time. PS= I also offer Darija (Moroccan Arabic )classes مَرْحَباً اسمي أمين من المغرب. أحمل شهادة البكالوريوس في اللغة الإنجليزية من جامعة عبد الملك السعدي. أَتابع .دراستي في الماجستير سلك الترجمة التحريرية والشفوية- عربي- إنجليزي أدرس اللغة العربية واللهجة المغربية منذ أكثر من 4 سنوات لمختلف المستويات على الانترنت وكذلك في المدارس:خلال هذه التجربة العظيمة، طورت أسلوبي التعليمي الذي يتمحور حول البساطة في الشرح,فالْبساطة في الفهم هي المفتاح الرئيسي لجعل الطالب قادراً على التعبير بكل أريحية. مهمتي كأستاذ معتمد في اللغة العربية هي أن تصبح بليغا في النطق وأن تكون مدركا لأخطائك أُثناء القراء,التحدث أو الكتابةسواء كنت ترغب في زيارة مناطق رائعة من العالم العربي ، أو ترغب في تعزيز حياتك المهنية. سوف تقوم بتطوير جميع المهارات اللازمة مثل: "قواعد اللغة" نطق 📢 الكتابة ✍ الاستماع 👂 التعبير 👄🗣 و اكثر إذا كنت مبتدئًا بالكامل في اللغة العربية أو اللهجة المغربية ، فأنا هنا لأخبرك أن الأمر ليس صعبًا كما تظن ولكنه بسيط جدًا. ستشعر بالثقة في القدرة على التواصل بغض النظر عما إذا كان مستواك أساسيًا أو متوسطًا أو متقدمًا. كل ما أطلبه منك هو أن لا تكون خجولًا أو مترددًا في طرح الأسئلة. اتمنى ان اراك قريبا وشكرا على وقتك
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