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Friendly greetings

Hi, we're going to Marrakech for 5 days in a week.

I'd like to learn few friendly phrases to say to the locals, so any idea?

I think it's only polite to learn a bit of the local customs to show respect and appreciation towards the countrymen.

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I just discovered www. fodors.com, which has exactly what you're looking for. If you can get yourself to the section on Morocco, there's a part where you can click on phrases. And then the computer says them, which is fantastic. And then you can repeat them, as I do, blanching at how badly I sound.

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Hi,

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293730-s604/Morocco:…

From the travel guide on the left of the page gives a few pointers.

Casablanca
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4. Re: Friendly greetings

If you take frommer's Book it has so many Darija Words to use during your travelling in Morocco, because in Morocco locals does not use the Standard arabic which you might learn from Books.

Go with the Link Shimmin has porvided above.

Good Luck and have fun in Morocco.

Marrakech, Morocco
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For a more extensive study go here:

http://www.speakmoroccan.com/

Maidstone, United...
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6. Re: Friendly greetings

thank you all.

I hope I can get the pronunciation as close as possible and not offend anyone with my attempts to speak Arabic.

Edinburgh
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I dont think you will offend Moroccans with attempts to greet them in Arabic .

Happy Holiday

Mick

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8. Re: Friendly greetings

The Fodors website recommended earlier in the post is only showing Modern Standard Arabic words under the "Morocco" heading - this is different to Moroccan.

I use shimmin's link as well as others that my friend Google provides me with! http://www.mylanguages.org/learn_moroccan.php

There are videos on YouTube too, just type in "Moroccan Arabic" and quite a few come up such as this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKzbOz0MsQ

Have fun!

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