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How do you say hello in Moroccan Arabic dialect (Darija) – the simplest way with audio!

Best free basic lesson to learn Moroccan Arabic dialect (Darija) with audio

How to greet each other in Morocco?

The greetings, in Morocco as in other Muslim countries, follow a real ritual. These greetings, which are good to know, transport you in an atmosphere that goes back to the Middle Ages and that contrasts with the modernity of the country.

God is omnipresent in these expressions. The respect of the other is the basis of politeness and cordiality of Moroccans. It is more important to know the complementary answer to each greeting than its correct grammatical form.

Learn how to say hello in Moroccan (Darija) without needing to know a thing of Arabic, this is what we are going to teach you in this free Darija lesson. By the end of this article, you will able to say hello in Moroccan Arabic dialect hopefully as a pro from the get-go, so let’s get started.

How to say hello in Moroccan in Arabic dialect (Darija)

 Saying hello in Maroccan in the most basic way (with audio)
English Moroccan (Darija) Audio Slow version
Hi/hello Salam
Response: Hi! you good? Salam! Labass?
Hello/hi (in a more formal way) Es-salam ‘ali-kum
Response: Wa-alay-kumu-s-salam

In Morocco, most of the time, when you meet someone, you don’t just say hello. We start by saying hello, then we add a follow-up question or more. Take a look below to understand. Feel free to listen to the audio and the slow version of the audio to hear and learn how to say hello properly in Moroccan!

Saying hello in the most common way, the Moroccan way (with audio)
English Which gender Moroccan (Darija) Audio Slow version
Question:

Hi! how are you? Male: Salam! Ki dayer?
Female: Salam! Ki dayera?
Response:   For both genders: Labass el-hemdoulah.
Question: Hi! You good? For both genders: Salam! Labass?
Response: For both genders: Labass el-hemdoulah
Question:

Hi! How are you? good? Male: Salam! Ki dayer? Labass?
Female: Salam! Ki dayera? Labass?
Response: For both genders: Labass el-hemdoulah
Question:

Hi! How are you? good?Everything alright? Male: Salam! Ki dayer? Labass? Koulchi mezyane?
Female: Salam! Ki dayera? Labass? Koulchi mezyane?
Response: For both genders: Labass. Koulchi bekhire el-hemdoulah

Now that you’ve learned the most common way to say hello in Moroccan, all you have to do is add two more things to your vocabulary: how to say good morning and good afternoon in the Moroccan Arabic dialect.

Say hello in Moroccan according to the time of day (with audio)
English Moroccan (Darija) Audio Slow version
Good morning: Sbah el-khir
Response: Sbah el-nore
Good evening: Msal’ lkhir
Response: Massa’ nour

 

The bottom line:

This free Moroccan Arabic dialect Darija lesson helps you understand and learn the basics of interacting, saying hello, and how to respond in the Moroccan Arabic Language.

Hope that this lesson helped in your Darija learning process. Study well, and stick around to learn more about the Moroccan Arabic dialect.

 

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