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.
Both بس and لكن are used to mean “but” in Egyptian dialect.
لكن does exist in MSA
Or is ولا in Egyptian dialect not أو which is from MSA.
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