Thank you! I will say “sahbi” because that’s what the guys say to each other. (A Rabat word, maybe?)
Also, when I say “sahbi” to them, it just means “friend”, right? Not boyfriend.
They told me there isn’t a word for boyfriend, really…
I call my boyfriend “sahbi dyali” just to be cute-- hehe. I hope it makes sense!
Also, I have memorized SO MANY verbs in Moroccan, but I have a hard time conjugating them correctly. I think I’m going to be speaking in past-tense forever!! (That seems the easiest to get a handle of!!)
I use two of Harrell’s textbooks, and do the exercises, but the vocabulary seems old and the Moroccans I’m around (Rabat friends) usually have a different word! I watch Moroccan tv online-- that helps, too! I just feel like it’s taking FOREVER to learn. I’ve been studying for almost a year and still can only have basic conversations… I think that’s a PERFECT excuse to vacation in Morocco-- an EXTENDED vacation!! hehe.
Thank you, guys, for ALL of your help! I had never posted until recently. I find that if I do my own translations, and then ask you all, I can make corrections to my sentences and learn!! You’re the best!! Thanks.