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How do you say 'stop' or 'don't' in both Dialect and MSA?

For example: Stop talking to me!
Please provide an example. Thank you.
Is بس the dialect form?

For learning: Arabic
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Stop talking:
    In standard Arabic
    توقف عن الكلام
    =tawakkaf 3an alkalam

    In dialect
    بطل كلام
    =battal kalam

    You can use ‎بس‎ (=stop!) but we use it alone, not in a sentence. If you want a complete sentence you should say it as the sentences above.

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