Moroccan Dialect: A Short Sample of Darija (مرحباً بالدارجة المغربية)


Mourad Diouri

Mourad Diouri is teaching fellow and e-learning instructor/developer in Arabic Language Studies at CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World) at the University of Edinburgh.

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5 Responses

  1. ekendall says:

    I found the Moroccan dialect completely fascinating! I had to listen a couple of times as the unfamiliar elements took a while to sink in. The diction is wonderfully clear and it’s very helpful to have the written text to follow so that one can hear the differences between expected and actual pronunciation. Thanks so much! Lis

  2. Jones.Marc says:

    This is excellent, albeit short. It seems like a good idea for those behind Mastering Arabic to include examples of different dialects, but this sample clearly illustrates the need for a hefty publication on Moroccon dialect. Is there one? If so, would it yu3jibnaa? I’d like to know.

  3. @Jones.Marc: Dear Marc, Thanks for the feedback. There are a few excellent publications from Georgetown. See the shared bookmarks in the “Further Resources” tab . Some books are available on limited preview from Google Book Search.

  4. Annett.Rachel says:

    This podcast is a great intro to a dialect that is quite new to me. The vocabulary is useful and I really like the expressions. It is neat to have the scribd tool to print out the list. The podcast sounds clear, as ever, and the speed is just right. Awesome!
    Btw Marc, the Lonely Planet has a Morrocan Arabic phrasebook. I think I saw one in Blackwells and otherwise check on Amazon.

  5. jfeather says:

    I listened to your introduction which I liked very much. It is clear and gives a nice flavour of the dialect.
    I do hope that if some of our students go to Morocco you will be able to give them an introduction to the dialect focusing on the major differences. One of these came out clearly in your intro. the prefix ka/ or ki in the front of present tense verbs.

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