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In this lesson, we will see how to introduce yourself in Darija: Name, Age, Nationality, Where you live, and Occupation.

How to introduce your name?

The question: What is your name?

The question ==> Achno/Chno Smitk ? 

The answer:

Smiti …. / Smiya dyali …. = My name is …

Smiti Khalid / Smiya dyali Khalid = My name is Khalid

Smiya = Name

Smiti … = My name is …
Smiya dyali … = My name is …

Smitk = Your name.

How to introduce your age?

The question: How old are you?

Version 1: Ch7al F 3mrk? ( Addressing a Woman/Man )
Version 2: Ch7al 3ndk mn 3am ? ( Addressing a Woman/Man )

The answer: I am …

3ndi Tlatin 3am = I am 30 years old.       

3ndi : I have

Tlatin : 30  (  Check the article about numbers in Moroccan Arabic to be able to say the other ages ).

3am : Year

How to introduce your nationality?

The question: Where are you from?

Mnin Nti ?  ( Addressing a Woman )
Mnin Nta ? ( Addressing a Man )

NB : when Moroccans ask each other ” Mnin Nti/Mnin Nta “, this means the city She/He comes from. But, if they are asking a foreigner, they mean the Country.

To know the equivalent of countries in Darija, check this lesson: How to pronounce countries in Moroccan Arabic.

Examples of answers:

Morocco :

Ana Mghribia ( F ) : I am Moroccan

Ana Mghribi ( M ) : I am Moroccan.

Ana mn Lmghrib ( F and M ) : I am from Morocco.

France :

Ana Faransia ( F ) / Ana Fransaouiya ( F ) : I am French

Ana Faransi ( M ) / Ana Fransaoui ( M ) : I am French.

Ana mn Fransa ( F and M ) : I am from France.

Belgium :

Ana Beljikia ( F ) = I am Belge

Ana Beljiki  ( M ) = I am Belge.

na mn Beljika = I am from Belgium.

United states :

Ana Merikania ( F ) = I am American

Ana Merikani ( M ) = I am American

Ana mn Lingliz = I am from Great Britain.

England :

Ana Inglizia ( F ) / Ana Britania  ( F ) = I am British

Ana Inglizi ( M ) / Ana Britani ( M ) = I am British.

Ana mn Lingliz = I am from Great Britain.

China :

Ana Chinouia ( F ) = I am Chinese

Ana Chinoui ( M ) = I am Chinese.

Ana mn Chinoi = I am from China.

Japan :

Ana Japonia ( F ) = I am Japanese

Ana Japoni ( M ) = I am Japanese.

Ana mn Japon = I am from Japan.

To know about more Nationalities, check this lesson: Pronounce your Nationality in Moroccan Arabic.

How to introduce where you live?

The question: Where do you live?

Fin Katsokni ? ( Addressing a Woman )

Fin Katskon ?  ( Addressing a Man )

Example of answers:

Ana Kanskon F Lmghrib = I live in Morocco

Ana Kanskon F Fransa = I live in France

Ana Kanskon F Merikan = I live in United states.

Ana Kanskon F Mrrakch = I live in Marrakech

Ana Kanskon F Dar Lbayda = I live in Casablanca

Ana Kanskon F Fes = I live in Fez

To know most of the Moroccan cities in DARIJA, check this lesson: How to Pronounce Moroccan cities like locals.

How to introduce your Occupation?

The question: What do you do?

Version 1 :

Fach Khdama ? ( Addressing a Woman )

Fach Khdam ?  ( Addressing a Man )

Fach : in what

Khdama : I am / you are / She is working ( Woman )

Khdam : I am / you are / He is working ( Man )

Version 2 :

Ach/Achno Katdir F L7ayat ? = What do you do?

Achno / Ach = What

L7ayat : Life

Katdiri ( Addressing a Woman ) = you are doing. from the verb ” DAR ” = TO DO

Katdir ( Addressing a Man ) = You are doing.

The answer:

Ana Khdam F Lmdrasa = I work in school

Ana Gezzar = I am Butcher

Ana 3ndi jouj khdami, kan9ari Lfaransia W khdama f hôtel = I have two jobs, I teach french and I am working in a hotel

Ana/Nti/Nta/Hiya/Howa Khdam F … 

7na/Ntouma/Houma Khdamin F … 

Mdrasa: school

Charika = Company

Jouj = 2

Khdami ( = “Jobs” plural of the word khadma = job )

Kan9ari = I teach ( the verbe is ” 9ra = teach ” conjugated in the present tense )

Lfaransia = the french language

W = and

You can also check the lesson about useful expressions in Moroccan Arabic (DARIJA).


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