"Learn Arabic, Any Arabic pt 2" Top 5 Page for this destination Morocco Local Custom Tip by JamalMorelli

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My friends from Egypt speak English have everybody here speaking Egyptian Arabic because of it's popular use in film and music. But it's a one -way street - as my Egyptian friends often can't understand anything my Moroccan friends (including me) are saying.

Without plugging LP, they are about the only people who put a book out of Morrocan arabic that I know of. (My family uses it to communicate with my Moroccan friends online!)

There are some awesome books from the mid-60's by Georgetown Press on the Moroccan Arabic and if you can find them I can't recommend them enough.

Simple answer - MSA is understood by enough people to make your trip easier, but learning the Moroccan Arabic will make it easier still and win you a few culture points.

and again: the Moroccan Arabic Podcast

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  • Updated Nov 9, 2006
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