Days, months, and years in Moroccan Arabic

In this lesson, you will learn to talk about days, months, and years in Moroccan Arabic, and you will learn how to count them as well.

Days, months, and years In Moroccan Arabic

Days, Months, and Years in Moroccan Arabic

Week Days In Moroccan Arabic

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
MondayTtninالتّنِين
TuesdayTtlatالتّلات
WednesdayLarbe3لاربْع
ThursdayLkhmisلْخميس
FridayEjjem3aالجّمْعة
SaturdayEssebtالسّبْت
SundayLhed/L7edلحد

Note: in Darija the days are used with the definite article, in written form, you may also write: tnin, tlat, larbe3, lkhmis, jem3a, sebt, lhed/l7ed (colored ones can not be used without the definite article)

If you’re familiar with Standard Arabic, you may notice that the weekdays aren’t very different from the Darija ones.

Months In Moroccan Arabic

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
JanuaryYanayerيناير
FebruaryFebrayerفبراير
MarchMarsمارس
AprilAbrilأبريل
MayMayماي
JuneYonyoيونيو
JulyYolyozيوليوز
AugustGhoshtغشت
SeptemberShutanbirسبتمبر
OctoberOctoberأكتوبر
NovemberNowanberنونبر
DecemberDojanberدجنبر

In Morocco, you will hear people also say numbers instead of months, for example: shhar wahed (January, literally month one), shhar joj (February, literally month two), so it’s a good thing to keep in mind.

Lunar Calendar (Hijri)

It’s also useful to learn the Hijri calendar, just notice that in this case, we don’t use numbers to talk about them:

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
MuharramMuharramمحرم
SafarSafarصفر
Rabi’ al-awwalRabi3 el2awwalربيع الأول
Rabi’ al-thaniRabi3 ettaniربيع التاني
Jumada al-awwalJomada l ulaجمادى الأولى
Jumada al-thaniJomada ttanyaجمادى التانية
RajabRajabرجب
Sha’banShe3banشعبان
RamadanRemdanرمضان
ShawwalShewwalشوال
Dhu al-qi’dahDu lqi3daدو القعدة
Dhu al-HijjahDu lhijjaدو الحجة

Counting Days, Months, And Years In Darija

Counting Days In Darija

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
1 dayNhar/yomنهار/يوم
2 daysYominيومين
3 daysTlt yamتلتيام
4 daysRb3 yamربعيام
5 daysKhmsiyamخمسيام
6 daysSettiyamستيام
7 daysSeb3iyamسبعيام
8 daysTemniyamتمنيام
9 daysTes3iyamتسعيام
10 days3eshriyamعشريام
11 daysHdasher yomحضاشر يوم
12 daysTnasher yomتناشر يوم
13 daysTlettasher yomتلطاشر يوم
14 daysRbe3tasher yomربعطاشر يوم
15 daysKhmestasher yomخمسطاشر يوم
20 days3eshrin yomعشرين يوم
21 daysWahed w3eshrin yomواحد و عشرين يوم

From 21 on, you will use numbers normally and add yom

Note: you may hear people also hear people say L instead of R (Tnashel yom instead of tnasher yom, for example)

Counting Months In Darija

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
1 monthShherشهر
2 monthsShehrinشهرين
3 monthsTlt shhorتلت شهور
4 monthsRb3 shhorربع شهور
5 monthsKhms shhorخمس شهور
6 monthsSett shhorست شهور
7 monthsSeb3 shhorسبع شهور
8 monthsTemn shhorتمن شهور
9 monthsTes3 shhorتسع شهور
10 months3eshr shhorعشر شهور
11 monthsHdasher shherحضاشر شهر
12 monthsTnasher shherتناشر شهر

Counting Years In Darija

EnglishTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
1 yearNhar/3amعام
2 years3aminعامين
3 yearsTlt sninتلت سنين
4 yearsRb3 sninربع سنين
5 yearsKhmsi sninخمس سنين
6 yearsSetti sninست سنين
7 yearsSeb3 sninسبع سنين
8 yearsTemn sninتمن سنين
9 yearsTes3 sninتسع سنين
10 years3eshr sninعشر سنين
11 yearsHdasher 3amحضاشر عام
12 yearsTnasher 3amتناشر عام
13 yearsTlettasher 3amتلطاشر عام
14 yearsRbe3tasher 3amربعطاشر عام
15 yearsKhmestasher 3amخمسطاشر عام
20 years3eshrin 3amعشرين عام
21 yearsWahed w3eshrin 3amواحد و عشرين عام

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