In Morocco there are two official languages, Arabic and Amazigh, which are spoken in the streets and villages of Morocco. Classical Arabic, more commonly known as Literary Arabic, is the administrative language of the country. Generally speaking, you will hear Moroccan Arabic spoken in the streets.
French is also widely spoken in Morocco, and you can use it almost everywhere to communicate and get information. In the north of the country, you will also find many Moroccans who speak Spanish due to their proximity to Spain.
How to negotiate
Duringyour travels in Morocco, it is very useful to know and use some Arabic words to negotiate prices in shops, restaurants or hotels . It will always make a very good impression and will allow you to stand out from the crowd of tourists and show you are willing to make an effort in their country.
Arabic writing is particularly difficult to learn and very different from the English and Latin alphabets. If you have the opportunity during your stay, it is fascinating to learn a few basics of Arabic calligraphy You will discover the beauty of the calligraphed letters in the magnificent and moving works of the the calligrapher Hassan Massoudy.