How to SAY and COUNT Days, Months and Years in DARIJA

In this article, we will see the Week Days in DARIJA and months. Also, we will see how to count Days, Months and Years in Moroccan Arabic.

Week Days in DARIJA :

L7D : SUNDAY            

TNIN : MONDAY

TLAT : TUESDAY

LARB3 : WEDNESDAY

LKHMIS : THURSDAY

JM3A : FRIDAY

SBT : SATURDAY

NB : if you know numbers from 1 to 7, it may help you to remember week days names except for FRIDAY :

WA7D ==> L7D  ( SUNDAY )

The word TNAYN refers to ” 2 ” ( we find it in numbers like 22 : TNAYN W 3CHRIN / 32 : TNAYN W TLATIN / 42, 52, … etc ) ==>  TNIN ( MONDAY )

TLATA ==> TLAT ( TUESDAY )

RB3A ==> LARB3 ( WEDNESDAY )

KHMSA ==> LKHMIS ( THURSDAY )

JM3A

SB3A ==> SBT : SATURDAY ( SATURDAY )

Months of the Year in Darija :

CHHR WA7D : JANUARY
CHHR JOUJ : FEBRUARY 
CHHR TLATA : MARCH
CHHR RB3A : APRIL
CHHR KHMSA : MAY
CHHR STA : JUNE 
CHHR SB3A : JULY 
CHHR TMNYA : AUGUST 
CHHR TS3OUD : SEPTEMBER 
CHHR 3CHRA : OCTOBER
CHHR 7DACH : NOVEMBER 
CHHR TNACH : DECEMBER

NB : To know the religious events dates like RAMADAN, moroccans take in account the 12 months of the Hijri Calendar ( Islamic Lunar Calendar ).

Counting Days in Darija :

NHAR = 1 Day

YOUMAYN = 2 Days

TLTAYAM = 3 Days

RB3AYAM = 4 Days

KHMSAYAM = 5 Days

STAYAM = 6 Days

SB3AYAM = 7 Days

TMNAYAM = 8 Days

TS3AYAM = 9 Days

3CHRAYAM = 10 Days

7DACHR YOUM = 11 Days

TNACHR YOUM = 12 Days

TLTACHR YOUM = 13 Days

RB3TACHR YOUM = 14 Days

KHMSTACHR YOUM = 15 Days

STACHR YOUM = 16 Days

SB3TACHR YOUM = 17 Days

TMNTACHR YOUM = 18 Days

TS3TACHR YOUM = 19 Days

3CHRIN YOUM = 20 Days

Counting Months in Darija :

CHHR = 1 month     ( You do not need to say WA7D CHHR ) 

CHHRAYN = 2 months

TLTCHHOUR = 3 months

RB3CHHOUR = 4 months

KHMSCHHOUR = 5 months

STCHHOUR = 6 months

SB3CHHOUR = 7 months

TMNCHHOUR = 8 months

TS3CHHOUR = 9 months

3CHRCHHOUR = 10 months

7DACHR CHHR  = 11 months    (  7DACH + R + CHHR ) 

TNACHR CHHR = 12 months    (  TNACH + R + CHHR ) 

NB :

  • In classical Arabic we say : CHAHR = Month  and CHOHOUR = Months.
  • You may here some people pronouncing L instead of R : 7DACHL (  7DACHL piasa = 11 pieces ) and the same thing until TS3TACHL (  TS3TACHL ktab = 19 books ).

Counting Years in Darija :

3AM   = 1 Year 

3AMAYN = 2 Years 

TLTSNIN = 3 Years 

RB3SNIN = 4 Years 

KHMSNIN = 5 Years 

STSNIN = 6 Years 

SB3SNIN = 7 Years 

TMNSNIN = 8 Years 

TS3SNIN = 9 Years 

3CHRSNIN = 10 Years 

You may be interested in the course about Numbers in Moroccan arabic

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