as salaam aleikum! have been interested inmaghreb al aqsa for 32 years (i am 57). for a living i drive a truck. being lazy i get by speaking french and a small amount of classical arabic/darija mix. the first time i visited was in the hippy days, 1976 and stayed 6 months (2 of them as a guest of the governor of “ain cadouz” prison civlie de fez) as you know, english people are not good at speaking other languages and although i learned french at school, it wasn’t that i had to speak it that i learned it properly. it was only on my last visit 2007 when i had learned a little classical arabic that i was told that although moroccan people understood what i was saying, it sounded odd! i think the only way for me to learn to speak darija well would be to stay in morocco for some time.
Wa 3alaykom assalâm :).
Welcome to the forum, abdangie. I hope that you’ll find it useful, and that you’ll get to improve your Darija with us.
Just a little curiosity, what does your nickname stand for? Is that Abd like in Abdullah?
mr7ba bik abdangie ! :welcome:
Welcome among us
Well, it’s true that all Arabic countries don’t use Classical Arabic in conversations and… But since you know the Classical Arabic, it won’t be difficult for you to learn Darija. Good luck !
welcome abdangie, yes the best way is to practice just make sure to stay away from driving the truck while staying Morocco j/k
you’re right, the best way to learn is to be there !!!
i wish i could go there
ana asif; too long since i first posted: angie is my wife and i am her slave! hope to stay for a few weeks in tetouan and take an intensive course in darija. why tetouan? spent some time there many years ago, closest to england (best for coach travel; don’t like airplanes). if i do come it will be after ramadan!