In this article, we will see some RAMADAN vocabulary in DARIJA and some useful expressions good to know about this special month for muslims with prononciation.
What is RAMADAN ?
Briefly, RAMADAN is a fasting month for muslims which is accomplished annually and considered as a month of prayers, charity and good actions.
To know more about RAMADAN, you can check this article about this Holly month in Morocco.
RAMADAN Vocabulary in DARIJA
Fasting for Moroccans or Muslims
A part from RAMADAN, for some Moroccans or muslims in general, according to Islam ( Sunna ), they fast every week Monday and Thursday and every 13th, 14th and 15th ( called white days ) of each Lunar month of the islamic calendar, 6 days during the lunar month ” Shawwal ” following Ramadan…etc.
Some Fasting Vocabulary in DARIJA
A following list of vocabulary, are related to fasting in general :
S7our : Name of the meal before sun rise in a fasting day.
Pronocniation : S – 7OU – R
Ftour : Name of the meal just after the sun set in a fasting day and it means also a breakfast in normal days.
Prononciation : FTOUR F – TOU – R
Ssyam : Fasting
Pronocniation : Ss – YA – M
Ana Saym : I am fasting ( a man who is talking )
Pronocniation : A – NA – SAY – M
Ana Masaymch : I am not fasting ( a man who is talking )
Pronocniation : A – NA – MA SAY – M – CH
Ana Sayma : I am fasting ( a woman who is talking )
Pronocniation : A – NA – SAY – MA
Ana Masaymach : I am not fasting ( a woman who si talking )
Pronocniation : A – NA – MA – SAY – MA – CH
Some Moroccan table elements in Ramadan
You have a list of typical Moroccan things you may see on the table in Ftour meal ( Sun set meal ) in a Moroccan house during Ramadan :
7rira : Soup
Pronocniation : 7 – RI – RA
Tmer = dattes – Tmra = Datte
Pronocniation : T – MER & T – M – RA
Pronocniation : CH – BBA – KI – YA
Sllo / Slillo
Pronocniation : S – LLO & S – LI – LLO
Pronocniation : BA – GH – RI – R
Pronocniation : M – L – OUI
Pronocniation : M – SE – MMEN
Pronocniation : B – RI – WA – T