What is Darija?
Darija is the variety of Arabic spoken in the Maghreb, North Africa; more specifically though, it refers to the dialect spoken in Morocco, referred to as Moroccan Arabic. You would want to learn Moroccan Arabic to communicate with the locals in the market, shops, cafés. However you cannot use Moroccan Arabic Darija in a business context or in formal letters. It is highly advisable to learn Standard Arabic also referred to as Fusha (fus7a).
Is Moroccan Arabic a written language?
Not officially though! But you can learn to chat in Moroccan Arabic either in Roman letters or Arabic letters (if you already know Arabic). Most of Moroccans type Moroccan Arabic in Roman letters though. So you can just learn how to write or type in Moroccan Arabic with Roman letters.
How can I Learn Moroccan Arabic?
On Hello Darija, you can learn to speak Moroccan Arabic through our free lessons.