Many foreigners have a hard time understanding the idea of darija. Here’re some facts that may make it easier for you to understand:)
#1 ARE THEY ARGUING?!
No they are not! This language is just so far from being romantic:)
#2 ARABIC VS ARABIC
To my bitter disappointment my classical Arabic classes I had back in Poland were not useful. Moroccan darija is a fusion of Spanish, French, Berber dialects and Arabic.
#3 MOROCCANS AND THE REST OF THE WORLD…
Moroccans understand other Arabic-speakers. Other Arabic-speakers don’t understand Moroccans. Morocco 1:0.
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