مش

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See also: مس

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَا هِيَ شَيْء (mā hiya šayʾ, she/it is nothing) and مَا هُوَ شَيْء (mā huwa šayʾ, he/it is nothing), respectively. The gender distinction was eventually lost, leaving miš, muš as interchangeable or regional variants.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

مش (miš, muš)

  1. not
    انا مش مصرى.‎
    ana miš maṣrī.
    I'm not Egyptian.

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Central Atlas Tamazight ⵎⵛⵉⵛ (mšiš).

Noun[edit]

مش (mašš)

  1. cat

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

مش (muš)

  1. not
    انا مش تونسي.‎
    ʾānā muš tūnsī.
    I am not Tunisian.