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what language in Marrakach?

I assume the locals speak a form of Arabic, which I have no knowledge of. I know a little French, will most locals know French as well?

In terms of menus at restaurants, will most of these be in French, or English as well? Am thinking of restaurants away from the tourist traps, which I assume have menus in about 10 different languages!

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Moroccan Arabic, French and then English. Expect almost everyone to speak the 1st 2...English is not always guaranteed but lots of people speak a little bit of it. I'd suggest brushing up on your French as it will probably come in handy.


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I don;t think I've seen more than 2 languages on menus - and away from the tourist traps, you generally just point at a lump of raw meat on the counter.

A few words of Arabic would help you enormously. Even 'please' and 'thank you' (and "NO thankyou') are worth knowing.

The menus don't tend to be very extensive, and tagine or cous cous will be the majority of choices, with the pigeon pie a regular.

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In the main square at night the language will be Cockney Slang, "see ya later alligator!"

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We found that being able to speak French (albeit not very well!) helped especially in those 'non-touristy' restaurants where you will find the menus in French only.

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