Tag Archives: culture

13 [English] Moroccan Holidays: Eid el-Kebir

MBS013 Eid al-Adha (“the Feast of Sacrifice”), also known as Eid el-Kebir (“the Big Holiday”) in Morocco, is an important celebration in the Muslim world. Today, Chad and Abdessamad are back in the same episode to discuss some important traditions for celebrating Eid.

In this episode:

-Livestock markets

-Charities related to Eid


-Sheep poop


-Supermarket livestock layaway

-Grilled sheep livers

-Khlie (the delicious Moroccan meat-and-eggs breakfast)

-Sheep brain couscous

12 [Darija] حوار: بحث عن مول الحانوت

MBS012 يناقش الاستاذ عبد الصمد و الطالبة الأمريكية كايلي بحثها عن دور مول الحانوت في       المجتمع المغربي و دور الحوانت في التسويق المعربي و الأقتصاد و العلاقة بين الحوانت و العولمة

10 [English] Souq: Rials


MBS010 In this episode, we discuss the rial and it’s role in traditional markets and chaabi accounting of money. We are starting a series on the souq in Moroccan society.Real


9 [Darija] حوار بين الأستاذ عبد الصمد و الطالب لوقاس

MBS009 في هذه الحلقة، يتخدث الأساذ عبد الصمد و الطالب لوقاس عن الدارجة المغربية و الثقافة المغربية و المأكولات إلخ


Harira oranaise

For more information:

معقودة – Maakouda Batata | MoroccanFood.About.com

حريرة – Harira | Wikipedia

8 [Darija] Season 2 and Recap of Summer بداية الموسم الجديد

MBS008 Chad and Abdessamed talk in Darija about their summer and some of their plans for the new season.

Stay tuned for a lot of new content during Season 2 in our podcast and on our website. We have big plans!

7 [Eng/Darija] “Greetings in Darija” التحيات بالدارجة

MBS007 Darija terms for various greetings. We discuss body language, multiple meanings of “la bas,” and tricks to help you fake it ’til you make it. Using proper greetings can help you get out of the French sand trap and start learning Darija.

This episode was recorded during Season 1. It is the companion episode for Episode 6 (in which we described the cultural importance of greetings in Morocco).

6 [English] “Greetings in Moroccan Culture” التحيات في الثقافة المغربية

MBS006 A discussion about the importance of greetings, Moroccan hospitality, and some comments on street harassment. This is one of our last episodes recorded in Meknes and Chad is now back in the United States.