Darija is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. I ask myself daily what the heck was I thinking when I chose Morocco? But honestly learning any new language is difficult and I have found myself understanding more and more each day. I’ve even become fairly proficient with a couple of the sounds that don’t exist in English.
I have a few favorite words that I thought I’d share:
Mashi Muskil: No problem. I use this all.the.time. Especially since there is a 2 year in my house and the family thinks he is bothering me when he wants to play.
Nchoufak mnBa3d: See you later! I use this every time I leave the house.
Safi. Chb3t hamdullah: Done/Enough. I’m full, Thanks to God. Used every meal and then my family pushes fruit in front of me.
Shwiya B Shwiya: Little by Little. I’m learning Darija shwiya b shwiya.
Some day I’ll figure out how to show you the pronunciations. Two things to remember is that all letters are pronounced and numbers represent sounds not made in English.