Mazyan Bizaf Show | Morocco, Moroccan Arabic, and Culture | مزيان بزاف شو

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Mazyan Bizaf Show is a podcast by a Moroccan and an American, focused on the etymology and usage of Moroccan Arabic (Darija) and Moroccan culture. Each episode is marked with the language or languages used: [English] [Darija] [Eng/Darija] [عربي]
Our English episodes describe Morocco to foreigners who are interested in other societies or considering a trip to Morocco. We have bilingual segments to teach practical usage of Darija. We try to connect new expressions in Darija to what you already know in Modern Standard Arabic so it is easier to remember. Some segments are completely in Arabic and we discuss the etymological origin of seemingly unArabic Darija words. If you enjoy our show, please give us a rating and leave a review.

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Website
http://www.mazyanbizaf.com
Description
A podcast about Moroccan Arabic (Darija) and culture
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2016-09-27 01:15
last episode published
2016-09-27 01:15
publication frequency
18.23 days
Contributors
Mazyan Bizaf Show | Morocco, Moroccan Arabic, and Culture | مزيان بزاف شو author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
29
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
27.09.2016

26 [English] Islamic Geometric Art and the World’s Biggest Couch Fort: Interview with Dr. Craig Kaplan

In this episode, Chad interviews Dr. Craig Kaplan, Associate Professor in the Computer Graphics Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. Editor of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. Organizer of The Bridges Organization – Bridges ...
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20.09.2016

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 T...
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13.09.2016

24 [English] Living with a Moroccan Host Family

Eid Mubarak everyone! This episode was recorded In this episode, Addie tells Abdessamad about her experience living with her Moroccan host family. List for details on culture shock, hospitality, religion, and great learning opportunities. Also, learn t...
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5.09.2016

23 [Darija] Slam and Rap Phonetics in Morocco– Interview with Sarah Schwartz

In this episode Chad interviews guest Sarah Schwartz on her Fulbright research. Learn about the social role of rap and slam poetry in Morocco, and their their distinct phonetic features. مورة \مرّة – next (temporal and spatial)
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30.08.2016

22 [Darija] Let Sleeping Camels Lie

Season 4 is back, for real! In this episode, guest Addie tells Abdessamad her favorite Darija expression and discusses her experience as a student who has done multiple study abroad programs in Morocco. “خلي داك الجمل راكد” ك = G في هاد السياق
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13.06.2016

MBS 021‘Awashir Mabrouka + Start of Ramadan| عواشر مبروكة

In this episode, Chad and Abdessamad discuss ‘Awashir (the ten days before Ramadan) and the start of Ramadan in Morocco. Please forgive the terrible sound quality as we continue to figure out our solution to the VoIP issue. If you have suggestions or r...
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3.04.2016

20 [Eng/Darija]“I Wouldn’t Mind” / Sufi Lodges and the Hajj

In this episode: We explain the term “ماكرهتش” literally “I don’t hate…” Matt and I discuss his research on the role of Sufi orders in organizing Hajj caravans, which maintained the link between Maghreb and Mashriq.
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29.02.2016

19 [Eng/Darija] Connection Trouble and“كبغيتي”

Chad explains the meaning of “كبغيتي,” which seems to be lost on the Moroccan telecom companies.
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22.02.2016

18 Matt and Dallas– Welcome to the Show

Matt and Dallas Schumann of the Armchair Arabist join Mazyan Bizaf Show. Check out some of their other work here.
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14.02.2016

17 [Eng] Happy Valentine’s: The Legendary Fertility of Moulay Ismael, Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Shownotes at: http://www.mazyanbizaf.com/mbs017/ Transcript and additional notes coming later this week! “The Case of Moulay Ismael – Fact or Fancy?” by Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners (see: Mathematics) Figure 2....
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7.02.2016

16 [English/Darija] Season 3: Shal Hadi شحال هادي

MBS016 In this episode, we make some announcements about Season 3 and introduce the Darija term “شحال هادي,” which roughly means “way back when” or “…شحال هادي ما” meaning “I haven’t … in a forever” or “It’s been a long time since I’ve…” And it’s been ...
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6.12.2015

15 [English/Darija] Mazyan Bizaf Show: Live From the University of Maryland AKA Shabab Bizaf Show

MBS015 Our live episode was recorded at the University of Maryland.  Chad Ratashak and Mourad Benboussetta discuss the similarities and differences between Moroccan and Algerian Darija. Topics mentioned in the course of discussion: Rials in the souq Qu...
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13.11.2015

14 [Darija] Same Difference كيف كيف و بحال بحال

MBS014 In this episode, we discuss the meaning and usage of the terms “Kif Kif – كيف كيف” and “Bhal bhal – بحال بحال” These terms both me “same thing,” or “it’s the same to me.” You can use them to politely express no preference between two or more opt...
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23.10.2015

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 ...
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8.10.2015

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
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9.09.2015

11 [Darija] Simo

MBS011 In this (late) episode (sorry about that), we discuss the origins and usage of the term/name “Simo.”
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25.08.2015

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.
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18.08.2015

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 For more information: معقودة – Maakouda Batata | MoroccanFood.About.com حريرة – Harira | Wikipedia
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4.08.2015

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!
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4.08.2015

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 epi...
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17.06.2015

End of Season 1– نهاية الموسم الاولى

Thanks for listening to Season 1!  Season 2 will begin in August. In the meantime, please review our podcast on the iTunes store, send feedback to chad@mazyanbizaf.com, and tell your friends! Fill out our listener poll, to find out more about you and y...
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4.06.2015

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.
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26.05.2015

5 [English] “Question Words” كلمات الاستفهام بالدارجة

MBS005 Learn the question words in Darija! Who? What? Where? Where from? When? Why? How? How much/how many? How much (cost)? What kind?
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23.05.2015

4 [Eng/Darija] “Bisaha” بصحة و راحة

MBS004 We explain the use of “bisaha,” an important word for being polite. This word is versatile and used in many contexts in Darija. بصحة و راحة “bi-sa-ha” or “bis-ha” الله يعطيك الصحة “Allah ya3-tik a-sa-ha” or “lah-taks-ha“ Food: Thanking your host...
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19.05.2015

Brief Announcement 1 إعلان مختصر

Hey everyone, Thanks for all of your support so far! We want to let you know we have not given up after three episodes and we are far from running out of material! “MBS 004: Bisaha” will arrive sometime this week. Fortunately, Chad just completed his A...
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12.05.2015

3(Short) “Basic Darija Phonetics” صوتيات الدارجة الأساسية

MBS003 (short)  6-minute read-through of Abdessamed’s paper, “Sounds in Moroccan Arabic.” For more details and information, listen to the long version of episode 3.
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12.05.2015

3 [Eng/Darija] “Basic Darija Phonetics” صوتيات الدارجة الأساسية

MBS003 We discuss Abdessamad’s paper on Moroccan Darija Phonetics, “Sounds in Moroccan Arabic,” and some stories about initial difficulties Chad had with the sound of Moroccan Darija and the use of Modern Standard Arabic in Morocco.
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5.05.2015

2 [English] “Nasara, ISIS, and Darija” استخدام“نصارى” بالدارجة

MBS002 We explain the way Moroccans use the word “Nasara” and how this is related to the Quranic term and the use of ن on Facebook profile pictures. Important Points: -“Mazyan bizaf” is a common Darija expression, learn about its roots from Episode 1. ...
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5.05.2015

1 [عربي]“Etymology of‘Mazyan Bizaf'” جذور: مزيان بزاف

MBS001 An explanation of the origin and usage of the words “mazyan” and “bizaf.” We also get to know about Abdessamed and the stereotypes American students and other Arabs have about Moroccan Arabic.<بالفصحى> المدخل العام لبرنامجنا “مزيان بزاف شو...
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