“But” in Egyptian Arabic

In Egyptian Arabic, “But” is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“I enjoyed the movie but I found it long.”

Kan film gamil walakn tawil gdn.

.كان فيلم جميل لكنه ولكن طويل جدا

“I like this dress but it’s a little expensive.”

Ana 3agbny el fostan dh walaken 8aly 4ewayah.

.انا عاجبني الفستان ده ولكن غالي شويه

“We want to go out but it’s raining heavily.”

3ayezn no5rug walaken el donia beta4ty gamed.

.عايزين نخرج ولكن الدنيا بتشتي جامد

“I really want to go out with you two but I have an online meeting in 15 minutes.”

3ayez a5rog ma3akum antum el 2tnen walaken 3andy agtma3 fi 5alal 15 d2e2ah.

.عايز اخرج معاكم انتم الاثنان ولكن عندي اجتماع  في خلال 15 دقيقة

“I would go in the water but I forgot my bathing suit.”

Kunt nazl el mayah walaken naset lebs alsiba7a bata3y.

.كنت نازل المياه ولكن نسبت لبس السباحه بتاعي


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“But” in Lebanese Arabic

“But” in Tunisian Arabic

“But” in Turkish

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