Know B4 U Go – Morocco

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''Morocco is like a tree nourished by roots deep in the soil of Africa, which breathes through foliage rustling to the winds of Europe.'' King Hassan II 1. Meet the Free People Most Moroccans are of Berber (Amazigh) decent.  The Amazigh – meaning “the free people” – are the original...

Which Arabic Should You Learn? Unorthodox Advice for a Traveling Linguist

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TWO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES Before coming to Morocco, I make a point of completing the first level of Pimsleur’s Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) course. My thinking is that I want to learn the most “common” language and adjust to the local dialect when I am in the country.  After all, most...