‘ers (عَرْسْ): wedding
Bismillah: Literally, in the name of God. You say bismillah as you start something: your first sip of water or bite of food at the start of a meal, as you get in a car to go somewhere, or to seal an agreement.
Derija: Mainstream Moroccan dialect, which combines elements of Arabic, French, Spanish, and indigenous Berber languages (Tamazight, Tashel7it)
ftour: breakfast–literally breaking fast, but also the first meal of the day.
gaouri, gaouria: Morocco’s answer to the Mexican word “gringo,” meaning a foreigner, especially someone who’s white and/or from Europe.
alHamdulilah: Expression in arabic meaning “Thanks be to God” الحمد الله
Inshallah: Expression meaning “God Willing” اِن شاء الله
Khti, Khouati: sister, sisters
l3alm saghir (العلم سغير): “The world is small”
mashi mushkil! The “Hakuna Matata” of Morocco. Literally, it means, “no problems!”
medina: short for medina qadima, or old city. Moroccan cities consist of an old city and a “ville nouvelle,” or new city built since colonization around the old city.
Nhar kabir hada!: ” It’s a great day!”
Ousted, ousteda (أستاذ, استاذة): teacher
as-hab (اصهاب) (sing. sahb): friends.
Souq (سوق): Market
Tabiat alHal (طَبِة الحال): “of course”