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The Coxford Singlish Dictionary|
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BUAY SAI (Contributed by K. Ang)
Hokkien for ‘cannot’ or ‘incapable’. Can be used in many forms.
1. “You want Ah Beng to help you with your maths? Buay sai! (“Impossible!” or “You can’t!”)
2. “You want Ah Beng to help you with your maths? He damn buay sai one!” (“He’s incapable!”)
3. “Ah Beng buay sai help you with your maths.” (Ah Beng cannot help you with your maths.”)
See also: Cannot Make It