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For the Egyptian dialect specifically, for the word “but” is it best to use بس or لاكن And then for the word “or” is it best to use ولا or او ? Are any of these words used in MSA only? Thank you for any help.
Jan 21, 2021 9:27 PM
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Both بس and لكن are used to mean “but” in Egyptian dialect. لكن does exist in MSA بس doesn’t. Or is ولا in Egyptian dialect not أو which is from MSA. Good luck
January 21, 2021
you can use either بس or لكن، you can use لكن in MSA. as for او or ولا , both are used, and there is no difference. I think we use them interchangeably, and it doesn’t matter. But for MSA, say او or ام
January 22, 2021
Language Skills
Arabic (Egyptian), English
Learning Language
Arabic (Egyptian)