Welcome to the fifth Moroccan lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Moroccan to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Moroccan + Pronunciation|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] ولدي تيلميد [weldi tilmeed]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] بنتها تيلميدة [bent-ha tilmeeda]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] خوه طويل [khoh tweel]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] ختها طويلة [kht-ha tweela]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] خوتو طوال [khutu twaal]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] خواتاتو طوال [khwatatu twaal]
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Moroccan, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Moroccan - Pronunciation|
|What do you mean? شنو كاتعني؟ [shno kateƷni?]|
|I don't understand ما فهمتش [ma fhemtsh]|
|I don't know ما عارفش [ma Ʒarefsh]|
|What is that called in Moroccan? شنو كايعني هادا بل المغريبية؟ [shno kayeƷni hada bel meghribia?]|
|What is this? شنو هادا؟ [shno hada?]|
|What does that word mean in English? شنو كاتعني هاد ل كلما بنگليزيا؟ [shno kateƷni had el kelma beneglizia?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) سمحليا [smehlia]|
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