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[سلام عليكم (salam 3alikoum)] My name is Chaima. Welcome to Arabic weekly words again. Let’s find out today’s or this week’s topic. Moroccan or famous Moroccan foods. [أكل مغربية مشهورة (‘ukal maghribya mashhoura)]
First word of course
[طاجين] who comes to Morocco and doesn’t get that?
[Tâjîn] we say the same word in [فصحة (fusḥa)] and
Darija and foreign people use also the same word
الطاجين المفضل عندي هو طاجين اللح م
TTâjîn lmufaDDal ʻindî huwwa Tâjîn llHam bilbarqûq..
My favorite [ṭajīn] is beef and prunes with some onion stew.
Next word
[بسطيلة] this word means
[bsTîla] it’s a good thing
ف المغرب عندنا بسطيلة بالدجاج و بسطيل ة
flmaghrib ʻindna bsTîla bddjâj w bsTîla blHût..
In Morocco, we have Chicken pastilla which is sweet and Fish pastilla which is also great.
Next word
[كسكس] kuskus of course you know this word couscous
ف المغرب كناكلو كسكس كل جمعة
flmaghrib kanâklû kusksu kulla jimʻa..
In Morocco, we eat couscous every Friday, not every day.
Next word
[طنجية] Tanjiyya I am not translating because they are the same words in Fusa and Darija English.
الطنجية هي أكلة مراكشية بامتياز
TTanjiya hiya ’ukla marrakshiya bi’mtiyâz..
is a Moroccan dish.
Next word is
[حرير ة] means soup but like Moroccan soup is called [Hrîra].
In Ramadan, we have [Hrîra] every day.
ف رمضان كنشربو الحريرة كل نهار
f ramDân kanshrbû lHrîra kull nhâr..
That was it for food.
I will see you next week [بسلامة(bslama)].


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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Friday at 03:05 PM
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Hi Miki,

Thank you for your question! I believe the verb


is the most commonly used verb in that context.


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Tuesday at 02:53 AM
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Nice lesson, I think my favorite of them is harira! Does Chaima say that in ramadan they "drink"/ka-nashrabu the soup everyday?

and do you also use in the Moroccan dialect the verb "sharaba" for cigarettes and nargila as well? Because in the Gulf and Levatine dialect, which I studies before, they always "drink nargila" :)

btw, I think Chaima is doing a good job, she has very positive vibes and for me the speed is not too fast - that's (unfortunately for learners) how Moroccans talk in every day life 😆

Sunday at 10:20 PM
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Sunday at 05:40 AM
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talks too fast, please translate whole sentence!

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Tuesday at 04:10 AM
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Hi Ulrike,

That's very exciting! I'm totally jealous :sob:


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Friday at 08:20 AM
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I am hungry now! I will travel to Morocco in June, and I am already very curious about trying all the food!