Days and months in Moroccan Arabic

On this page, you will learn the names of days and months in Moroccan Arabic.

You will learn the conventional names of months in Moroccan Arabic.

You will also learn the formal (Modern Standard Arabic) names of months.

Finally, you will also learn the names of months of the Islamic calendar in Moroccan Arabic.

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, is used in all Muslim countries.

Days and Months in Moroccan Arabic

Days in Moroccan Arabic

The names of days in Moroccan Arabic are not too different from Modern Standard Arabic.

They only differ slightly in pronunciation, and therefore in spelling.

English Transcribed Moroccan Arabic Moroccan Darija in Arabic letters
Monday Ettnin التّنِين
Tuesday Ettlat التّلات
Wednesday Larbe3 لاربْع
Thursday Elkhmis الْخميس
Friday Ejjem3a الجّمْعة
Saturday Essebt السّبْت
Sunday El7edd الحد

Conventional Names of Months in Moroccan Arabic

In Darija, we conveniently call months by their order: month 1, month 2, month 3, and so on.

Note that this is different from ordinal names (first month, second month, third month, etc).

English Transcribed Moroccan Arabic Moroccan Darija in Arabic letters
January Sheher wa7ed شهر واحد
February Sheher jouj شهر جوج
March Sheher tlata شهر تلاتة
April Sheher reb3a شهر ربعة
May Sheher khemsa شهر خمسة
June Sheher setta شهر ستة
July Sheher seb3a شهر سبعة
August Sheher tmenya شهر تمنية
September Sheher tes3od شهر تسعود
October Sheher 3ashra شهر عشرة
November Sheher 7dash شهر حداش
December Sheher tnash شهر طناش

Formal Names of Months in Morocco

Alternatively, we use the months’ names in Modern Arabic.

English Transcribed Moroccan Arabic Moroccan Darija in Arabic letters
January Yanayer يناير
February Fabrayer فبراير
March Mars مارس
April Abril أبريل
May May ماي
June Yonyo يونيو
July Yolyoz يوليوز
August Ghosht غشت
September Shotanbir سبتمبر
October October أكتوبر
November Nowanber نونبر
December Dojanber دجنبر

The Names of the Hijri Calendar Months

Since Morocco is a Muslim country, it’s also useful to learn about months in the Hijri calendar.

Hijri months, unlike in the Gregorian ones, are never referred to by their order in the calendar.

English Transcribed Moroccan Arabic Moroccan Darija in Arabic letters
Muharram Mo7arram محرم
Safar Safar صفر
Rabi’ al-awwal Rabi3 el2awwal ربيع الأول
Rabi’ al-thani Rabi3 ettani ربيع التاني
Jumada al-awwal Jomada el2oula جمادى الأولى
Jumada al-thani Jomada ettanya جمادى التانية
Rajab Rajab رجب
Sha'ban She3ban شعبان
Ramadan Remdan رمضان
Shawwal Shewwal شوال
Dhu al-qi'dah Do elqi3da دو القعدة
Dhu al-Hijjah Do el7ijja دو الحجة

Learn more vocabulary from our other Moroccan Arabic vocabulary lists.

Also, don’t forget to check out our selections of useful Moroccan Arabic phrases.

For an overview, have a look at all other Speak Moroccan materials.

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