In this episode, I talk about Moroccan Arabic and address its similarities and differences compared to other Arabic dialects.
Is it accurate to call it ‘Arabic’?
- It’s common to hear people say that Moroccan Arabic is like a completely separate language.
- Moroccan is the most ‘geographically limiting’ dialect.
- Even native Arabic speakers struggle with it.
- While speaking Moroccan may not be important to you, it’s important to be able to grasp the dialect (listening comprehension).
- Consonant clusters and vowel variation take time to adjust to.
- Moroccan syntax is actually only slightly different to other dialects.
- Moroccan is full of Berber, French and Spanish influence.
Related blog post:
I talked about Moroccan at length in this article.
Check out TalkInArabic.com which covers Moroccan and Algerian Arabic (which is very similar).