Monika Jdida – New Doll

Darija text Karima kant 3andha wa7ed lmonika zwina u 3ziza 3liha bezzaf; tatbqa tel3eb biha nnhar kamel. Karima 3andha wa7ed khuha smitu Mouad. 3reftu shnu dar Mouad l’lmonika dyal khtu Karima? Wa7ed nnhar, shaf khtu tatl3eb b’lmonika dyalha u huwa ykh6efha liha men yedha u harres l’lmonika yedha u ntef liha sh3erha. Melli shaftu karima,…

Darija Shepherd - Ra3i

Serra7 – The shepherd

Darija Text Shufu lghnem tattakul f rbi3 u sserra7 tayghanni liha b lmezmar dialu. Sh7al zwina 6abi3a f l3rubiyya, u lmander dyal lxerfan u heya tattakul f rrbi3 wa3er bezzaf. Darija Text in Arabic شوفو الخرفان تتاكل ف الربيع أو السراح تيغني ليها بالمزمار ديالو. شحال زوينة الطبيعة ف العروبية، أو المنضر ديال الخرفان أو…

Moroccan Arabic Alphabet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjTK1ODgI0k In this video, you are going to learn the Moroccan Arabic alphabet (or Darija Alphabet); starting by the easiest and finishing by those usually written with numbers. Vowels a 'a' is pronounced as the English 'a' in "father". u 'u' is pronounced as in "put". i 'i' is pronounced as in "sheep". e 'e'…

Verb Conjugation Part 1

In this post, we're going to explore the different approaches to the different verb types and how we can do verb conjugation in Darija. First we start with the 3-letter verbs, verbs that contain 3 letters only.  Verbs containing 3 consonants Example: 3raf (to know) The Verb 3raf in the Past Tense 3raft (I knew) 3rafti…

Verb Types

In this post we illustrate the different verb types you may encounter in Darija. The 3-letter verbs are the most common in Darija. The 4-letter and 5-letter verbs are extensions of the 3-letter verbs. Verbs with 3 letters Verbs with 3 consonants in sequence Ex: kteb (write), b7et (search), zre3 (plant), sna3 (create), 3raf (know),…

Prepositions

These are the prepositions we use in Darija. We will discuss them in depth under the transition from English to Darija later. About – 3la Are you talking about that movie? Wash tathdar 3la dak lfilm? After – men ba3d, men wra What do you do after work? Shnu tatdir men ba3d ma tatsali khdemtek?…

Conversation in Darija Lesson 1

This is our first real life conversation lesson. Two men at the coffee discussing whether one of them should buy a car or not from another friend. At the coffee - fl9ahwa Real conversation in Darija A: Lbare7, mshit lsu9 net9edda shwia dial khudra u ana ntla9a dak siyed li t9ehwa m3ana dik marra... 3raftih?…

Present Tenses Transition

Introduction to the present tenses transition When you want to speak Darija, you probably transition from English to Darija; that's why I came up with this post; to make it easy for English speakers to learn to speak Darija in an easy and smooth way. First, we start with how to transition the present tenses…

Future Perfect Tense

The use of the future perfect tense In Darija, ghadi ykon + verb (in the past) is the equivalent of the future perfect in English. The positive form of the future perfect tense Examples Ghadi nkun salit dik sa3a. I will haven finished by then. Ghadi yekun sala lfilm melli tewsel sa3a lreb3a (4). The movie will…