Language

English is  used quite widely in most tourist towns, but more people speak French. Here are a few basic words in Arabic:

Yes           iyeh

No            la

Please        men fadhlek

Thank you     shukran

Hello         asalam alaykum(to which the response is wa alaykum asalam)

Goodbye       ma’as salama

 

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Caleche       A horse-drawn carriage

Hammam        Public bath-house

Kasbah        A fortress or citadel

Ksibah        A small fortress

Medressa      An Islamic school, like a seminary

Medina        The city, but specifically the old city

Minaret       The tower in a mosque

Muezzin       Mosque official who makes the call to prayer

Ribat         Fortified Islamic monastery

Souq          Market