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[سلام] Welcome to Arabic weekly words. I am Chaima and let’s discover the theme of this week. The weather [حالة الطقس]. In Darija Moroccan Arabic, we’d say [الجو]. Yeah let’s get started.
First word
[lbarq] means lightning and
in Darija, we would say just [al-barq]
ما عمرني ما شفت البرق
[ma ‘ammarnî shaft lbarq.]
I have never witnessed lightning ever.
Next word
[Sahd] hot.
In Darija, we say either [ṣahd] which means literally hot or
[ṣahd] like uh it’s hot like
ف مراكش ديما كاين الصهد
[f marraksh dîmâ kaykûn SSahd.]
Marrakech is always hot.
America is just always hot in summer yeah to be frank.
Next word
كاين لومدتي
[kâyna lûmiditî/ rTb] humid.
In Darija, we just say like there is humidity which is
[kâyna lûmiditî/ rTb] like we just used the French word and a good sentence with this would be الدار البيضاء مدينة زوينة ولكن لجو فيها رطب or
الدار البيضاء مدينة زوينة ولكن لجو فيه لومدتي .
[ddâr lbîDa mdîna zwîna walakin ljaw fîhâ raTb.]
Casablanca is a beautiful city but it’s humid.
Next word is
كاين الريح
[kâyn rrîH] is windy and
in Darija, we would say – we don’t have a word for that.
So we just say like there is wind like
كاين الريح
[kâyn rrîH] a sentence with this would be
الصويرة كايجي فيها السرف مزيان حنت كاين فيها الريح بزاف.
(SSawîra kayjî fîhâ ssurf mzyân Hint kâyn fîhâ rriH bzzâf.)
So surfing is always good in Essouria because it’s windy.
Next word
(mshammis) is sunny.
For Darija, we’d say [مشمش (mshammis] If you are like this is too [ (merrakchi) مراكشي] in other places in Morocco,
maybe they would say [مشمس (mshammis)] like which is more correct.
في مراكش ديما كيكون النهار مشمش في الصيف
(f marrâksh dîma kaykûn nnhâr mshamms f SSîf.)
Yeah. In Marrakech in summer, the day would be always sunny. Days are always sunny in Marrakech, right. Yeah that was it for our series of words for the weather. Thank you for joining us and I will see you next week. Bye!