different ways to say i love you in darija, moroccan arabic
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Kanbghik = I love you.

It comes from the verb “Bgha” which means “to want” and it’s like you are saying I want you (Kanbghik).

Kan7abbak = I love you.

it comes from the Standard Arabic word ” أُحِبُّك ” which means I love you.

Kan3ach9ak = I’m passionate about you.

It comes from the Standard Arabic word ” العشق ” which means ” Adoring “.

Kanmout 3lik = I’m dying for you.

Kanmout comes from the Standard Arabic word ” الموت ” which means ” Death “.

Kanhbal 3lik = I’m crazy about you.

It comes from the word ” الهبل ” which means “craziness” and we say in DARIJA Hbil (Masc) / Hbila (Fem) which means Crazy.

Kan7ma9 3lik / Kan7maq 3lik = I’m crazy about you.

It comes from the word ” الحمق ” which means “craziness” and we say in DARIJA 7ma9 (Masc) / 7am9a (Fem) which means Crazy.

Kantsatta 3lik = I’m crazy about you.

Kantsatta is also similar to Kanhbal or Kan7ma9 and we can say Msatti (Masc) / Msatya (Fem) which means Crazy.

Reminder about The Transcription:

As a reminder, the way we pronounce DARIJA is influenced by the French language and you can check the lesson about the transcription:

For those who know Standard Arabic:

GH” is pronounced like the letter ” غ ” ( like “R” in the French language);

7” is pronounced like the Arabic letter “ح “;

3” is pronounced like the Arabic letter ” ع “;

9” and “ Q “ are considered the same in DARIJA and pronounced like the letter ” ق ” (The Rooster Sound);

H” is pronounced like the Arabic letter ” ه ” (like the pronunciation of “H” in Home or Holiday );

You can also check our Online Course on Udemy explaining DARIJA Transcription and many lessons in different contexts useful to a foreigner willing to visit or live in Morocco.

If you need one-to-one Moroccan Arabic online classes, do not hesitate to write us.


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