french words used in moroccan arabic

French Words used in Moroccan Arabic

There are so many French Words used in Moroccan Arabic because of the influence of the french culture during the period of the French Protectorate in Morocco and french language is considered until now as the first foeign language teached in schools and english come in the second place. 

Some French Words used in Moroccan Arabic

We will see in this section, a list of some DARIJA vocabulary coming from French Language :

NB : words written in arabic represent the transcription of the DARIJA words with standard arabic letters.

Lagar لا ڭار : it comes from the word La gare (Train station) which also means train station in Darija.

Bato باطو : from the word ” Bateau “.  

Tran تران : Train.

Tabla طبلة : Table.

Fromage فْرُماج / Frmage فْرْماج : they come from the french word Fromage (Cheese).

Parizian برزيان : Pain parisien (Parisian Bread).

Bagita بڭيطة : Baguette.

Frchita فرشيطة : Fourchette (Fork).

Brika بريكة : Briquet (Lighter).

Placar بلاكار : Placard (Cupboard).

Partma بارتمة : Appartement (apartment) with the same meaning.

Garage ڭاراج : Garage.

Tobis توبيس : Autobus (Bus).

Tomobil طوموبل : Automobile (Car).

Ronpwan رُمبوان : Rond Point (traffic circle).

Sbitar سبيتار : hôpital (Hospital).

Banka : Banque (Bank).

Portable بورتابل : Portable (Cell phone).

Tilifoun تليفون : Téléphone (telephone).

Radio راديو : Radio.

Tilivision تليفزيون : Télévision (television).

Bakiya بكية : le paquet (Package).

3attach : Homme travaillant à la tâche ( Man working on task ).

Bichklita : bicyclette ( Bike ).

Boita : la boite  ( The box ).

Bombiya : Pompiers ( Firefighters ).

Boulis : Police.  

BoulisiPolicier ( police man ).

Boulisia : Policière ( police woman ).

Coiffoura : Coiffeuse  ( heardresser  ” woman ” )

Drougri : Droguerie ( drugstore ).

Fargonite : fourgonnette ( Minivan ).

Galizi : Légaliser  ( Legalize ).

Grafata : Cravate ( Tie ). 

Grafouze : Agrafeuse ( Stapler ).

Kouippa : Coupe de cheveux ( Haircut ).

Lbosta : La poste ( The post office ). 

Tobis : L’autobus ( Bus ). 

Tractour : Traccteur ( Tractor ).

Zizoir : Rasoir ( Shaver ).

Zmagri : Immigré  ( Immigrant ” Man “).

Zmagria : Immigrée ( Immigrant “Woman ” ). 

NB : You can also check some words used in DARIJA coming from a Spanish language.

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