Moroccan Negation

Moroccan Negation

If you're trying to learn Moroccan Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Moroccan grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Moroccan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Moroccan Negation

Learning the Moroccan Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Moroccan language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Moroccan.

Moroccan negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationMoroccan Negation/ Arabic Script
Negation - نفي
he is not heremakayanshe hna - انه ليس هنا
that is not my bookhada mashy ktaby - هذا ليس كتابي
do not entermadkhoulshe - لا تدخل

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Negation in Moroccan has a logical pattern. Locate the Negation above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Moroccan.

List of Negation in Moroccan

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Moroccan placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Moroccan vocabulary.

English NegationMoroccan Negation/ Arabic Script
I don't speakmakantkallamshe - أنا لا أتكلم
I don't writemakanaktabshe - أنا لا أكتب
I don't drivemakansougshe - أنا لا اقود
I don't lovemakanabghishe - أنا لا أحب
I don't givemakanaatishe - أنا لا أعطي
I don't smilemakanabtasamshe - أنا لا ابتسم
I don't takemakankhoudshe - أنا لا آخذ
he doesn't speakmakayatkallamshe - انه لا يتحدث
he doesn't writemakayaktabshe - انه لا يكتب
he doesn't drivemakaysougshe - انه لا يقود
he doesn't lovemakayabghishe - انه لا يحب
he doesn't givemakayaatishe - انه لا يعطي
he doesn't smilemakayatbassamshe - انه لا يبتسم
he doesn't takemakayakoudshe - انه لا يأخذ
we don't speakmakanatkallmoushe - نحن لا نتحدث
we don't writemakankatboushe - نحن لا نكتب
we don't drivemakansougoushe - نحن لا نقود
we don't lovemakanabgiwshe - نحن لا نحب
we don't givemakanaatiwshe - نحن لا نعطي
we don't smilemakanatbassmoushe - نحن لا نبتسم
we don't takemakanakhdoushe - نحن لا ناخذ

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Moroccan, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Moroccan Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Moroccan lessons here: Learn Moroccan. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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