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[سلام (salam)] It’s me again Chaima and welcome to Arabic weekly words and let’s get started. This week’s topic is hiking. I love hiking. Hiking in Arabic would be translated just into walking in the mountains [المشي في الجبال (al mashy fi ljibal] or yeah [المشي في الجبال (al mashy fi ljibal]. but in Darija, we say like to hike, to go up a mountain, we say [طلع في الجبل] (ṭliʻ fi jjbil). So let’s get started.
The first word is
1.[مشا في الجبل (Tliʻ fi jjbal]
[مشا في الجبل] exactly what I just said [Tliʻ fi jjbal] would be the Fusa translation but for Darija it would be [طلع في الجبل (ṭliʻ fi jjbil)]
بزّاف تلمراكشيّين كيطلعو جبل توبقال الّي ه و
أعلى قمة في المغرب.
bzzâf talmarrâkshiyyîn kayiTlʻû jbal tûbqâl llî huwa ’aʻlâ qimma fî lmaghrib.
So many Marakkeshi people like to hike up the [Toubqal] mountain which is the highest mountain in Morocco.
Next word
2.
[جبال] means mountains and
in Darija, we just say [jbal] like to refer to many mountains [جبل] almost the same word
أنا كنفضّل الجّبل ع البحر.
’anâ kanfDDil jjbl ʻalbHar.
I prefer the mountains to the beach.
Next word is
3.
[مرشد] means guide.
In Moroccan Arabic, we say the French word which is [gîd] just like English guide
بعض المناطق الجبليّة في المغرب ضروري م ن
القيد باش طلع في الجبل إذا ما خديتيش القي د
غادي ترد.
baʻD lmanâTiq ljabaliyya fî lmaghrib Darurî min lgîd bâsh Tlaʻ fî jjbil idhâ makhditîsh lgîd ghâdî trud.
In some mountains in Morocco, it’s necessary to have a guide with you for the hike. Otherwise you will get lost there.
The another word that’s related to hiking is
4.
[خيمة] tent. In Fusa and
Darija, we would say [khîma] it’s the same word so
بغينا نباتو هنايا و لكن خصّنا خيمة.
bghînâ nbâtû hnâyâ walakin khaSSanâ khîma.
we would like to spend the night here but we need a tent to do so.
Next word is
5.
[خيم] is from [خيمة] and it means to camp.
And like in general people to camp they use like tents. So that’s why the word [خيمة (khima)] is related to the verb
مشينا نخيّمو في الجّبال كان الجّو زوين.
mshîna nkhiyymû fî jjbâl kân ljjuw zwîn.
we went to camp in the mountains, the weather was great but that’s nothing like this.
Yeah thank you for joining us for this series of words and I will see you next week.

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