Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

How not to get lost in Morocco in the literal and figurative sense. I suggest to learn the differences of culture and peculiarities of the national identity of the inhabitants Country setting sun.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They think the money not only in the national currency, but also in the "virtual"

Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the currency of the state in 1960, however, you may hear the prices, announced in rials. To transfer the amount of rials in dirhams, it is necessary to divide the title number by 20. Yet it should be noted that, in contrast to the Russian ruble exchange rate fluctuations dirham not peculiar. In a country due to strict regulation by the state dirham is about $ 0, 1 and 0 € 09 and can be deflected in one direction or another only slightly. You might meet in banknotes 10, 20, 50 and AED 100, coin 10, 5, 2, 1 and 1/2 AED as well as 5, 10 and 20 centimes (100 centimes are 1 dirham).

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

When the marriage they are not supposed to change the name

At the conclusion of the marriage, each spouse remains under his name. Citizens' orange kingdom "does not attach much importance to this fact at the time of marriage. And when children are born, they are written in the name of the father already.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They have no numbers on the houses

Moroccan address - is generally a different world for our rights. In addition to apartment buildings, commonly referred to as residences, as yet they often do not have the numbers and refer to them using the names. Local live in the residence of "Layla" and "Fatima" - a common phenomenon. So for travelers trying to find an address on their own, it is likely to be very difficult. Add to this the fact that the signs on the buildings, with their numbers and street names are rare.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

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They can be seen on the street shoe cleaning

If suddenly a resident of Morocco forgot to clean boots or stain on the road for a small fee, he can use the services of cleaning shoes. And if our ears it sounds strange, at the streets in Morocco man with wooden boxes in their hands, filled with everything you need to work, rub to a shine and polish the client's shoes. So what on earth from the fairy tales of Scheherazade, you can still run into representatives of this vanishing trade.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They often give alms

Parents in El Maghreb are taught from childhood to help children in need. And because a lot of people found in the busiest parts of the city (parking lots near the supermarkets and cafes, near the attractions in crowded intersections, tourist spots and, of course, at the entrance to the mosque), and begging on the street money, do not make the Moroccans nor irritation nor the more contempt. Most often in the form of grandparents, child or even teenager with outstretched hands in the Moroccan response will give a coin.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They can give an even number of flowers on the feast of

Moroccans do not know superstitions (such rigor is respected, in our society) with respect to an even number of flowers in the bouquet, and therefore free to boldly to present as a gift floristic composition, consisting of any number of flower buds.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They know more than two languages ​​

Features of the historical development of the state, in particular long-colonial status in relation to France and Spain, formed a special stage for the development of multilingualism on the territory of this region. The vast majority of the population in addition to the local dialect of Arabic -darizha used in everyday life, yet they say in French, and in the north of the kingdom - in Spanish. At the same time the official state language is Arabic and tamazihtsky (you can find some of his dialects among the Berber population).

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They like to combine incongruous in her kitchen

Kitchen Maghreb united in a few traditions in cooking and local dishes are filled with diverse, often seemingly incompatible tastes. For example, hot tomato soup Harira fed with sweet figs. One type Tazhin (perhaps the most recognizable local dishes) were prepared from meat with prunes, and traditional layered cake stuffed with chicken or seafood sugar sprinkled on top. Even here salted lemons and drink is very sweet, a really pungent, strong tea with mint.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They clean the tomatoes peeled and seeds for human consumption

In Morocco, it takes off the peel all fruits and vegetables, from what is possible. Peaches, nectarines, apples, cucumbers, for there the usual inhabitants have cleared. And in the tomatoes on top and even get rid of the seeds, using only the food pulp.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand

They hug and kiss each other, even with strangers

Moroccans - very friendly people. When meeting people of both sexes exchanged hugs and kisses, despite the fact that they can be hardly know or even see each other for the first time, but once in the same company, so accustomed to a warm welcome to each other. Interpersonal distance adopted for communication in Morocco, the Russian people seem uncomfortable because of the proximity of the interlocutor. If you ask for directions from a taxi driver or waiter, he can explain the process to count quite appropriate in a brotherly hug your shoulders.

Moroccans well, the Russian did not understand