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Morocco - YouTube School

March 31, 2018

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦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.Β πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦Here are some super cool facts on Morocco that I learnt whilst studyingπŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

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  • The official name of Morocco is the Kingdom of Morocco.Β πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Morocco is about the same size as the state of California.Β πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • There are over 32 million people living in MoroccoΒ πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca with nearly 4 million people.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Other major cities in Morocco include Marrakech, Tangier, Tetouan, SalΓ©, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Ethnically, Moroccans are predominately of Berber (North African indigenous) and Arabic decent.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • The Berber people have been living in North Africa for centuries, historically living in the mountainous area.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • 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.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • 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).πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • The currency in Morocco is called the Dirham.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Moroccan cities commonly have mosques with beautiful towers called minarets, market areas called bazaars, old medieval sections called medinas and old fortresses called kasbahs.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Green tea with mint and sweetened with sugar is a popular beverage in Morocco.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • The most famous of Moroccan dishes is couscous, other popular dishes include pastilla, tajine, and harira. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • There are very large concentrations of Moroccan migrants living in France (over 1 million) and Spain (over 700 thousand).πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • 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.πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦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 wordsΒ πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

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So lets start with Greetings and Introductions

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦Greetings:πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • As-salaam Alaykum Β  —– (literally) Peace be with you – interchangeable for β€œhello”

  • Walaykum As-salaam β€”- response

  • Sbah l’kheir  —– Good morning

  • Labas? β€”- How are you?v

  • Labas…mama, baba, drari, rajl, mrt Β β€”- how is your mom, dad, kids, husband, wife

  • Culshi mzien? —– Everyone is good?

  • Alhamdulilah β€”β€” Thank God

  • Culshi mzien. —– Everyone is good. (statement)

  • Inta?  —– and you? (to a man)

  • Intiya? β€”- and you? (to a woman)

πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦Useful ExpressionsπŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

  • Fimt? β€”- Do you understand? (to a male)Β I

  • Fimti? β€”- Do you understand? (to a female)Β 

  • Iyah β€”- Yes

  • La β€”- No

  • Waloo β€”- nothing (fimt/i waloo – I don’t understand anything)

  • Ma’arft – I don’t know/I’m not sure.

  • Afak β€”- Please.

  • Shukrun β€”- Thank you.

  • Aoudi Afak β€” Repeat please.

  • Meshi Mushkil β€” It’s not a problem.

  • Kayn Mushkil β€” It’s a problem.

  • Kayna…..? —– Do you have?

  • Owni afak – Help me please

  • Atini…. β€”- I would like

  • Chwiya β€”- a little

  • Bezaf β€”- a lot

  • Smahli β€” Excuse me (to a man)

  • Smahaliya β€” Excuse me (to a woman)

  • Mashallah β€” When something is good or nice (like β€œyour child is so cute mashallah”)

  • Bismillah β€” Blessing said before doing something

  • Arabe β€” 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 litΒ 

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Check out my vlog on YouTube to see how me and Arabella got on with our facts and language.Β 

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