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21 Phrases You Need to Know in Three Different Languages When Visiting Morocco

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Web Content Writer
Updated: 26 September 2017
Many languages are spoken in Morocco due to the colonialism—while the Spanish took over the Kingdom of Morocco’s northern region and the Sahara, the French took over the rest of the country. Berber is the initial language of Morocco, spoken before Arabs started settling there, but it is not uncommon to hear Berber, Moroccan Arabic, or French spoken.

Salam

Pronounce it like this: sA-lam

Au revoir

Pronounce it like this: O-rev-wAr

Amattukale ousbihe

Pronounce it like this: ama-TKal W-sbIh

Bechhale?

Pronounce it like this: be-ch’Hal

Pourquoi?

Pronounce it like this: por-kWa

Milmy?

Pronounce it like this: mIl-my

Kif Halek?

Pronounce it like this: kIf-H’alK

Après

Pronounce it like this: Ap-rÉ

Maydashe Kkarane

Pronounce it like this: mAy-dAsh K-KrAn

Sbah Lkheir

Pronounce it like this: sbA-H’ L-khIR

Bonsoir

Pronounce it like this: bOnS-wAr

Manidage Tzadghade

Pronounce it like this: mA-ni-DAg tZad-ghAd

Bessaha

Pronounce it like this: B-ssA-H’A

On arrive

Pronounce it like this: oNa-RRiV

Many illa

Pronounce it like this: mAn-i iLA

Fhemt

Pronounce it like this: FH-mT

Bien sûr

Pronounce it like this: biEn-SwR

Manayane wou

Pronounce it like this: mAnAyAn WU

Wqef!

Pronounce it like this: wQEff

Non

Pronounce it like this: nOn

Aghtnatshe

Pronounce it like this: aGHt-nAtSH