Mazyan Bizaf Show | Morocco, Moroccan Arabic, and Culture | مزيان بزاف شو
By 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.
||Clean26 [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||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 [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 – برط||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 [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,||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 [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)||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 [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||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMBS 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.||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 [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.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 [Eng/Darija] Connection Trouble and “كبغيتي”||Chad explains the meaning of “كبغيتي,” which seems to be lost on the Moroccan telecom companies.||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 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.||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 [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) Figu||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 [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 bee||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 [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||12/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 [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 p||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 [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 tradition||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 [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 ا||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 [Darija] Simo||MBS011 In this (late) episode (sorry about that), we discuss the origins and usage of the term/name “Simo.”||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 [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.||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 [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 Ba||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 [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!||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 [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.||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell your friends! Fill out our listener poll,||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 [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.||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 [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?||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 [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||5/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief 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,||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3(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.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 [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.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 [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 Episo||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 [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. المدخل العام لبرنامجنا||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast so much because it does an excellent job clarifying the relationship between MSA and the Moroccan dialect, which isn't always clear to students first learning the dialect. It's helpful, witty, and fun, and I would definitely recommend it to all Arabic students who are even remotely interested in Moroccan Darija.
Mazyan Bizaf- love it
As an Arabic student, I love this podcast. It helps me understand the origin of darija phrases, which, as a fusha student traveling to Morocco, is extremely helpful. I was fortunate enough to go to a live taping of this show at the University of Maryland and Chad is wonderful and very knowledgeable. I listen to this podcast whenever I need to practice my listening skills, and I will be sure to use it in preparation for my next trip to Morocco.
Very helpful and clear
I love this podcast. It is really hard to find a way to review and reinforce Moroccan dialect when you are no longer in country so this show was a great find. The hosts do a great job of speaking to their target audience so this is a great and interesting learning tool for Americans studying Moroccan Arabic. I would recommend this show to anyone interested in Darija, or even someone looking to visit Morocco for the first time and learn a bit about their language. Well done guys!