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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank people in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Thank you.' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا(shukran)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'thanks'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا [Slow] شكرا (shukran)
Becky: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Thank you.'
Khalil: [Slow] شكرا [Normal] شكرا
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Thank you very much.'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا جزيلا(shukran jazîlan)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'thanks'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا [Slow] شكرا (shukran)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'a lot'
Khalil: [Normal] جزيلا [Slow] جزيلا(jazîlan)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Thank you very much.'
Khalil: [Slow] شكرا جزيلا [Normal] شكرا جزيلا
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'Thanks for everything.'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا على كلشي(shukran ’lâ kulshî)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'thanks'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا [Slow] شكرا (shukran)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'about'
Khalil: [Normal] على [Slow] على(‘lâ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'everything'
Khalil: [Normal] كلشي [Slow] كلشي(kulshî)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Thanks for everything.'
Khalil: [Slow] شكرا على كلشي [Normal] شكرا على كلشي
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'You're welcome.'
Khalil: [Normal] لا شكر على واجب.(lâ shukra ’alâ wâjib)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no thanks'
Khalil: [Normal] لا شكر [Slow] لا شكر(lâ shukra)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'for'
Khalil: [Normal] على [Slow] على(‘alâ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'duty'
Khalil: [Normal] واجب [Slow] واجب(wâjib)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'You're welcome.'
Khalil: [Slow] لا شكر على واجب. [Normal] لا شكر على واجب.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: When being thanked, people can often respond by saying هانية which means "no problems." Maybe this can sound dismissive in some other cultures but in Morocco, it’s intended and viewed as showing humility.

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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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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Friday at 04:34 PM
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Hi Susan,


In the browser version, you can create your own flashcard decks :)!


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Susan Brink
Saturday at 09:52 PM
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Is there a way to create flash cards from words outside of the vocabulary here

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Monday at 09:10 PM
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Hi Ady,


That letter is actually 2 letters in 1:


ل ا alif and lam = لا


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Ady parzentny
Sunday at 07:54 AM
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Yes I luckily did knew them 😎 We are in morocco since a long time but I knew only the not formal way, great to learn the formal one as well!


I have one question regarding this letter: لا

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Saturday at 08:01 PM
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Hi Maliha,


Moroccan Arabic is a mix of many languages like French, Spanish, Berber, and Arabic. Knowing one of these languages definitely helps! Good luck!


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Maliha
Monday at 11:56 PM
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this is 😳harder than than standard Arabic

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Tuesday at 01:23 AM
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Hi Alexandre,


We apologize for the confusion. They are both the same word. The romanization and the diacritics are only for reference and we apologize for any inaccuracies.


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Alexandre
Saturday at 07:25 PM
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Hello 😄

I have noticed that 'lâ and 'alâ appear as two different prepositions (about and for).

I see that they are written in the same way in Arabic ( على ).

However, when I put the vowels on, I note that the diacritical marks are not exactly the same:

'lâ is (عْلَى) and 'alâ is (عَلى). This is really confusing! Could someone clarify this?

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Hi Elissa,


Thanks for the tips!


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Elissa
Wednesday at 05:43 AM
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I'm really enjoying the lessons on your site. Having lived in Morocco, I have a correction for you here. Most Moroccans tend to say "شكرا بزاف" instead of "شكرا جزيلا".