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How to say "shop" in Egyptian?

Hi guys 

what's the most common word in Egyptian Arabic to say "a shop" and "a market"? I've found two words but I don't know how accurate they are, if they are used in Egypt and what's the difference between them (محلّ and دكّان)?

thanks in advance!

Jul 19, 2016 9:37 AM
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*mostly we use the word محل e.g. محل موبايلات - محل ملابس - محل احذية ....etc.
*some people may use دكان  mainly in the countryside
*كشك like this http://gate.ahram.org.eg/Media/News/2013/10/22/2013-635180694115991195-599_main.jpg
  usually present by the roadside " famous expression كشك سجاير"
*If its well known place e.g. Carrefour u can just use its name انا رايح كارفور
*still no need to use محل - دكان with places like مكتبة - مقلة ...etc.
July 19, 2016

We use محل (shop) more. I think many people don't use the word دكان recently. If someone said دكان, I can only imagine a small and old shop. So you'd better use محل. And as Abd Elaziz said, we use كشك (kiosk) too.

July 19, 2016
We use محل more than دكان to mean any modern shop but دكان means to me an old shop, but, in general, both are correct.
July 19, 2016
Thanks a lot guys! Now it's 101% clear ))
July 19, 2016
both are same mean
July 19, 2016
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