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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi, my name is Amine.' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] السلام, سميتي أمين (ssalâm, smiytî ’amîn)
Becky: First is a word literally meaning 'Peace'
Khalil: [Normal] السلام [Slow] السلام (ssalâm)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my name'
Khalil: [Normal] سميتي [Slow] سميتي(smiytî)
Becky: Last is the name, Amine
Khalil: [Normal] أمين [Slow] أمين(’amîn)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hi, my name is Amine.'
Khalil: [Slow] السلام, سميتي أمين [Normal] السلام, سميتي أمين
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Hello, my name is Amine Bennis.'
Khalil: [Normal] السلام عليكم, سميتي أمين بنيس(ssalâmu ‘alaykum, smiytî ’amîn bnnîs)
Becky: First is an expression meaning 'Peace upon you'
Khalil: [Normal] السلام عليكم [Slow] السلام عليكم (ssalâmu ‘alaykum)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my name '
Khalil: [Normal] سميتي [Slow] سميتي(smiytî )
Becky: Last is the name, Amine Bennis
Khalil: [Normal] أمين بنيس [Slow] أمين بنيس(’amîn bnnîs)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Hello, my name is Amine Bennis.'
Khalil: [Slow] السلام عليكم, سميتي أمين بنيس [Normal] السلام عليكم, سميتي أمين بنيس
Becky: Next up is the informal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Khalil: [Normal] متشرفين(mtsharrfîn)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'honored'
Khalil: [Normal] متشرفين [Slow] متشرفين(mtsharrfîn)
Becky: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Khalil: [Slow] متشرفين [Normal] متشرفين
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Khalil: [Normal] متشرفين بلقائكم(mtsharrfîn bliqâ’kum)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'honored'
Khalil: [Normal] متشرفين [Slow] متشرفين(mtsharrfîn)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'with meeting you'
Khalil: [Normal] بلقائكم [Slow] بلقائكم(bliqâ’kum)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Khalil: [Slow] متشرفين بلقائكم [Normal] متشرفين بلقائكم
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: In Morocco, people usually shake hands when they meet. It is important to make sure that you offer the right hand and not the left one, as the left one is considered unclean and never used to shake hands or to eat. Family and close friends tend to also kiss each other on the cheeks. The number of times tends to vary, from 2 to 4 kisses.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Khalil: بسلامة (bslâma)

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Moroccan Arabic?

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Monday at 09:08 PM
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Hi Ady,


1- The letter before m in salam are actually 2 letters in 1:

ل ا alif and lam


2- The al is a definite article, like "the" in English.


3- We are working on it!


Hope that answers your questions!

Nora

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Ady Parzentny
Sunday at 07:35 AM
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Hey,


Love your content but I have three questions 😄


Just finished the Alphabet & pronunciation lessons!


I need help to understand this last letter before the last "m" السلام what is it?


And the word is Salam but it starts with "Al-s", is this common to add "AL" before and "s" in Arabic? 😅


and the last questions:


Is there are tutorial that covers the different writing styles (Initial, Iso, Mid, Final) forms of letters like ي ? :)


Thank you in advance!


Ady

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Tuesday at 08:24 AM
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Hi Ramzy,


Good luck! Let us know if you have any questions.


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رمزي
Wednesday at 04:11 PM
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Hello guys am so interested to know Arabic

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Saturday at 11:32 PM
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Salaam Rosemary,


Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. Unfortunately, we do not currently have materials in Algerian Arabic. On ArabicPod101.com we offer courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, and Moroccan Arabic. If you are new to the language, I'd recommend you to start with the MSA first. We have plenty of resources on MSA. 😇


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Levente (ليفينتي)

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Rosemary
Thursday at 03:00 AM
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Do you have any resources for learning Algerian Arabic>


Thanks immensely


Kindest regards


Rosemary

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Thursday at 03:30 AM
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Hi Shayana,


Could you specify which part in the lesson you are referring to? They are many ways to incorporate "you" into the sentence in Arabic.


Nora

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Shayana Wolfe
Wednesday at 01:31 PM
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سلام الله عليكم، إسمي شياتا ولف

Shayana Wolfe
Tuesday at 01:25 PM
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I'm a little confused. In one of the lessons, it specifically states that the pronoun "you" mus have a gender, yet that is not true in Moroccan Arabic? or am I just missing it?

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Tuesday at 10:29 AM
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Hi Raphael,


You can listen to the Review track by clicking on the play button next to “Vocabulary,” above the list of words.


Thank you,

Ofelia

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