25 [English/Darija] Au Revoir Alif – French Origin, Darija Pronunciation

In this episode, Chad describes the rule that Darija tends to drop an initial alit, which obscures the origin of several French words.

Automobile – automobile – طوموبيل

Bus – autobus – طوبيس

Apartment – appartement – برطما

Hospital – hôpital – صبيطار

This rule was previously discussed in Episode 3: Basic Darija Phonetics. 

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