How to Introduce Yourself in DARIJA ?

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

Introduce Yourself in DARIJA :

How to introduce your Name :

The question ==> Achno/Chno Smitk ? = What is your name ?

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 3emrk ? ( 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 :

Addressing a Woman :
==> Mnin Nti ? = Where are you from ?
Addressing a Man :
==> Mnin Nta ? = Where are you from ?

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 article : 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 article : Pronounce your Nationality in Moroccan Arabic.

How to Introduce Where you live ?

The question :

Addressing a Woman :
Fin Katsokni ? = Where do you live ?
Addressing a Man :
Fin Katskon ? = Where do you live ?

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 article : How to Pronounce the famous Moroccan cities in Darija

Introduce yourself in DARIJA : Occupation

The question :

Version 1 :

While addressing a Woman :

⇒ Fach Khdama ? = What do you do ?

While addressing a Man :

⇒ Fach Khdam ? = What do you do ?

Fach : in what

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

Khdam : I am / you are / He is working 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 verbe ” DAR ” = TO DO

Katdir ( Addressing a Man ) = You are doing.

NB : You can check the article about How to pronounce Jobs in DARIJA

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

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