Moroccan Gender

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.

man
man Audio
راجل [rajel]
woman
woman Audio
مرا [mra]
husband
husband Audio
راجل [rajel]
wife
wife Audio
مرا [mra]
boy
boy Audio
دري [derri]
girl
girl Audio
بنت [bent]
father
father Audio
اب [ab]
mother
mother Audio
وم [um]

Gender Grammar Rules

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 Audio
[weldi tilmeed]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
بنتها تيلميدة Audio
[bent-ha tilmeeda]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
خوه طويل Audio
[khoh tweel]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ختها طويلة Audio
[kht-ha tweela]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
خوتو طوال Audio
[khutu twaal]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
خواتاتو طوال Audio
[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.

son
son Audio
ولد [weld]
daughter
daughter Audio
بنت [bent]
brother
brother Audio
اخ [akh]
sister
sister Audio
اخت [ukht]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
جد [jed]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
جدة [jedda]
child
child Audio
دري [derri]
children
children Audio
دراري [drari]

Expressions in Moroccan

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?] Audio
I don't understand
ما فهمتش
[ma fhemtsh] Audio
I don't know
ما عارفش
[ma Ʒarefsh] Audio
What is that called in Moroccan?
شنو كايعني هادا بل المغريبية؟
[shno kayeƷni hada bel meghribia?] Audio
What is this?
شنو هادا؟
[shno hada?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
شنو كاتعني هاد ل كلما بنگليزيا؟
[shno kateƷni had el kelma beneglizia?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
سمحليا
[smehlia] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Moroccan. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Moroccan Plural   Moroccan Plural

Moroccan Numbers   Moroccan Numbers



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