Moroccan Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Moroccan. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Moroccan.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Moroccan conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
I speak English
كانهدر انگليزيا
[kanehder neglizia] Audio
you speak French
نتا كاتهدر لفرانساويا
[nta katehder lfransawia] Audio
he speaks German
هووا كايهدر لالمانية
[huwa kayehder lalmania] Audio
she speaks Italian
هييا كاتهدر تاليانية
[hiya katehder taliania] Audio
we speak Arabic
حنا كانهدرو لعاربية
[ĥna kanhedru lƷarbia] Audio
they speak Chinese
هوما كايهدرو شينوية
[huma kayhedru chinwia] Audio

The past tense in Moroccan conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
I visited France
انا زرت فرانسا
[ana zert fransa] Audio
you visited Italy
نتا زرتي تاليان
[nta zerti talian] Audio
he visited Morocco
هووا زار لمغرب
[huwa zar lmeghreeb] Audio
she visited China
هييا زارت شينوا
[hiya zart chinwa] Audio
we visited Mexico
حنا زرنا لمكسيك
[ĥna zerna elmexik] Audio
they visited Kenya
هوما زارو كينيا
[huma zaru kenya] Audio

The future tense in Moroccan conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
I will drink milk
انا غادي نشرب لحليب
[ana ghady neshreb lĥleeb] Audio
you will drink coffee
تنا غادي تشرب لقهوا
[tna ghady teshreb lqehwa] Audio
he will drink tea
هوا غادي يشرب اتاي
[huwa ghady yeshreb atay] Audio
she will drink water
هييا غادي تشرب لما
[hiya ghady teshreb lma] Audio
we will drink apple juice
حنا غادي نشربو عاصير التفاح
[ĥna ghady nsherbu Ʒasir teffaĥ] Audio
they will drink tea
هوما غادي يشربو اتاي
[huma ghady ysherbu atay] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear Audio
ودن [wden]
eye Audio
عين [Ʒeen]
mouth Audio
فوم [fom]
nose Audio
نيف [neef]
hair Audio
شعر [shƷer]
face Audio
وجه [wjeh]
head Audio
راس [ras]
heart Audio
قلب [qelb]
hand Audio
يد [yed]
fingers Audio
صبعان [sebƷaan]
leg Audio
رجل [rjel]
feet Audio
رجل [rjel]

Travel Phrases in Moroccan

Imagine yourself in some Moroccan speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

Can you help me?
واش مومكن تساعدني؟
[wash mumken tsaƷedni?] Audio
Can I help you?
واش مومكن نساعدك؟
[wash mumken nsaƷdek?] Audio
Where is the airport?
فين هووا لماطار؟
[feen howa lmatar?] Audio
Go straight
سير نيشان
[sir nishan] Audio
من بعد
[men beƷd] Audio
Turn left
دور عل لسر
[door Ʒel leser] Audio
Turn right
دور عل لمن
[door Ʒel lemen] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Moroccan was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Moroccan Vocabulary   Moroccan Vocabulary

Moroccan Audio   Moroccan Audio


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