Some Useful Expressions

 

English

Moroccan Arabic

French

1

Yes.

eeyeh

Oui.

2

No.

la

Non.

3

Hello. (Peace be upon you.)

ssalamoo "leekm

[Same as 4 and 5 below.]

3

Hello. (Response- peace be unto you.)

Wa'alikum salam

[Same as 4 and 5 below.]

4

Good Morning.

sbaH lxair

Bonjour, Monsieur; Bonjour, Madame. (Good Morning/Afternoon)

5

Good Afternoon/Evening. 

Mselxair

Bonsoir, Monsieur; Bonsoir, Madame. (Good Evening)

6

How are you? (No harm?)

Labas?

Comment allez-vous?

7

Fine,thanks.

labas, barak llahoo feek

Bien, merci.

8

Thank You.

barak llahoo feek [or] shkran

Merci, Monsieur. Merci, Madame

9

You're welcome. (without honor.)

bla zhmeel

De rein, Je vous en prie. (It's nothing.)

10

What is your name?

asmeetek?

Comment vous appellez vous?

11

My name is __________. 

Smeetee__________

Je m'appelle__________.

12

I am a teacher.

ana'oostad[male]

ana 'oostada [female]

Je suis professeur. (secondary school)

Je suis instituteur (m); institutrice (f).  (elementary school)

13

I don't understand.

mafhemtsh

Je ne comprends pas.

14

I don't speak Arabic.

makan"refsh l"ârbeeya

Je neparle pas arabe.

15

Do you speak English?

wash kat"ref negleezeeya?

Parlez-vous anglais?

16

A little.

shweeya

Un peu.

17

Excuse me. [apology]=I'm sorry.

smeH leeya

Excusez-moi

18

No problem. [response to above]

makayn mooshkeel (technical difficulties. will have a sound link soon.)

Ça ne fait rien. (It's nothing.)

19

Where (is) the bathroom?

feen (kayn) beet lma?

Ou est le w-c? [vay-say] (water closet)

20

Please.

"afak

S'il vous plait.

21

I am from America

ana men 'amreeka

Je suis d'Amerique.

22

Congratulations!

mbrook!

Félicitations!

23

In the name of God. (A blessing before eating…)

besmeelah

 

24

God willing. (talking about the future)

ensha'llah

 

25

Good bye. (With peace.)

m"a ssalama

Au revoir