🇲🇦🇲🇦Guys JD the Kid - as you know I am Moroccan and a few other mixes so I have decided to do a learning study all the countries and first up is Morocco. 🇲🇦🇲🇦
🇲🇦Here are some super cool facts on Morocco that I learnt whilst studying🇲🇦
The official name of Morocco is the Kingdom of Morocco. 🇲🇦🇲🇦
Morocco is about the same size as the state of California. 🇲🇦🇲🇦
There are over 32 million people living in Morocco 🇲🇦🇲🇦
The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca with nearly 4 million people.🇲🇦🇲🇦
Other major cities in Morocco include Marrakech, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador.🇲🇦🇲🇦
Ethnically, Moroccans are predominately of Berber (North African indigenous) and Arabic decent.🇲🇦🇲🇦
The Berber people have been living in North Africa for centuries, historically living in the mountainous area.🇲🇦🇲🇦
The official languages of Morocco are Berber and Arabic. The distinctive group of Moroccan Arabic dialects are collectively called Darija. French and to a lesser extent Spanish and English are also spoken in the country.🇲🇦🇲🇦
From 1912 to 1956, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish zones. There are just two small Spanish-controlled areas still remaining today (Ceuta and Melilla).🇲🇦🇲🇦
The currency in Morocco is called the Dirham.🇲🇦🇲🇦
Moroccan cities commonly have mosques with beautiful towers called minarets, market areas called bazaars, old medieval sections called medinas and old fortresses called kasbahs.🇲🇦🇲🇦
Green tea with mint and sweetened with sugar is a popular beverage in Morocco.🇲🇦🇲🇦
The most famous of Moroccan dishes is couscous, other popular dishes include pastilla, tajine, and harira. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat.🇲🇦🇲🇦
There are very large concentrations of Moroccan migrants living in France (over 1 million) and Spain (over 700 thousand).🇲🇦🇲🇦
The most popular sport in Morocco is football (soccer), the Moroccan national team became the first African and Arab country to make to the 2nd round of a World Cup when they did so in 1986.🇲🇦🇲🇦
🇲🇦🇲🇦So now you know lots about Morocco - I have decided to do a video with my sister Amazing Arabella learning and teaching you some Arabic words 🇲🇦🇲🇦
So lets start with Greetings and Introductions
As-salaam Alaykum —– (literally) Peace be with you – interchangeable for “hello”
Walaykum As-salaam —- response
Sbah l’kheir —– Good morning
Labas? —- How are you?v
Labas…mama, baba, drari, rajl, mrt —- how is your mom, dad, kids, husband, wife
Culshi mzien? —– Everyone is good?
Alhamdulilah —— Thank God
Culshi mzien. —– Everyone is good. (statement)
Inta? —– and you? (to a man)
Intiya? —- and you? (to a woman)
Fimt? —- Do you understand? (to a male) I
Fimti? —- Do you understand? (to a female)
Iyah —- Yes
La —- No
Waloo —- nothing (fimt/i waloo – I don’t understand anything)
Ma’arft – I don’t know/I’m not sure.
Afak —- Please.
Shukrun —- Thank you.
Aoudi Afak — Repeat please.
Meshi Mushkil — It’s not a problem.
Kayn Mushkil — It’s a problem.
Kayna…..? —– Do you have?
Owni afak – Help me please
Atini…. —- I would like
Chwiya —- a little
Bezaf —- a lot
Smahli — Excuse me (to a man)
Smahaliya — Excuse me (to a woman)
Mashallah — When something is good or nice (like “your child is so cute mashallah”)
Bismillah — Blessing said before doing something
Arabe — Arabic
Ingles – English
So guys now you know all about Morocco and know how to speak a little arabic - why not get take a leap and go and discover Morocco - we are going to do that this year and its gonna be lit
Check out my vlog on YouTube to see how me and Arabella got on with our facts and language.