Darija Pronunciation Guide

Pronunciation Guide
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The majority of words in Moroccan Darija are similar to Modern Standard Arabic. However, there are some letters that are pronounced differently and the main reason behind this is the derivation of some words from other languages like French, English or Spanish.

These words are the following:

گ as in گارسون  = garson (waiter) or گلس = glas (to sit)

ڤ as in ڤيزا  = Visa or ڤيلا  = Villa

پ as in پرطما  = patma (Apartment) پورطابل  = portable (Cell phone)