Moroccan Arabic Lesson: There is

"There is"

The word kayn كاين is used to mean "there is" and more generally to express something's existence or presence in a given situation, or lack thereof. This is the equivalent of fi في in other Arabic Dialects:

واش كاين شي خبز؟
wash kain shi khobz?

Is there any bread?

لا الخبز ماكاينش
la lkhobz makainsh 

No, there's no bread.

كاينة كنزة أو لا ماكايناش؟
kaina kenza o la makainash? 

Is Kenza there [or is she not]?


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