How to Say Money in DARIJA : Vocabulary and Expressions

We will see in this article, vocabulary and expressions related to money in Darija. knowing about money is important because in Morocco, people are used to bargain in traditional markets or shops with a non-fixed prices.

Vocabulary & Expressions about Money in DARIJA

DIRHAM, RIAL and CENT ( Moroccan FRANC )

The official currency of Morocco is DIRHAM ( denoted as MAD or DHS )

1 Dhs = 20 Rials = 100 cents = 100 Franc

1 Rial = 5 cents ( Moroccan Franc ) 

Vocabulary and Expression used in DARIJA :

Money : Flous

Dirham : Derhem

Rial : Rial

Cent : Santim / Frank 

I have Money : 3ndi Lflous.

I don’t have any money : Ma3ndich Lflous

How much money do you have ? : Ch7al 3ndk dyal / d Lflous ?

Do you have change Please ? : 3ndk Sarf 3afak ?

I do have Change : 3ndi Sarf 

I do not have change : Ma3ndich Sarf.

DIRHAM Prononciation Variations in DARIJA

Knowing how to pronounce Dirham for different numbers is important in your conversations with sellers about prices and when you bargain.

1 Dh = Derhem  
2 Dhs = Jouj Drahem
3 Dhs = Tlata Drahem

… 9 Dhs : Ts3oud Drahem

10 Dhs = 3chra Drahem
11 Dhs = 7dachr Derhem
12 Dhs = Tnachr Derhem

… 19 Dhs : Ts3tachr Derhem

20 Dhs = 3chrin Derhem
30 Dhs = Tlatin Derhem
100 Dhs = Myat Derhem
200 Dhs = Myatayn Derhem
300 Dhs = Tltmiyat Derhem

NB : Concerning numbers we did not mentioned, Check this article : Numbers in Moroccan Arabic.

Sammury :

For 1 and starting from 11 Dhs we say Derhem.

From 2 to 10, we say Drahem.

Banknotes and Coins in circulation in Morocco

For more information about coins, check this link of  BANK AL-MAGHRIB web page ( 2002 series ).

Exchange Rates Today ( Moroccan 10 MAD )

Exchange Rate: MAD

List of Currencies in the World

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