Brahim tells me that I must learn Moroccan Arabic from scratch. I only have six weeks, but I'm going to try to learn as much as possible (hopefully I won't forget all of the Inupiaq I've learned).
Here's a start:
no = la (short a, like in laugh)
yes = eeyah (long e, uh)
thank you = shukran (shook-ran)
Khadija was delighted when I thanked her for dinner using shukran. That was nice encouragement. ")