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How To Say "Cannot"
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ID: QW0412 Intermediate
Ever found yourself wondering when you should use 不了 bùliǎo，不起 bù qǐ or 不到 bù dào? Specifically, when to use 买不了mǎi bù liǎo，买不到 mǎi bù dào and 买不起 mǎi bù qǐ. Check out this Qing Wen where we show you what these endings mean and how you can use these definitions and apply them to other verbs.
Fri Oct 30 2015 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym
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mǎi bùliǎo ：yīnwèi huánjìng huò zìjǐ de zhuàngkuàng suǒyǐ bùnéng huò bù kěyǐ 。
unable to buy: because your environment or your own circumstance disallows you to do something, in this case buy something.
wǒ xiànzài mǎi bùliǎo xīn de iPhone diǎn diǎn diǎn
I can't buy a new iPhone now...
bùguò wǒ xià ge yuè etc.） xīnshuǐ de shíhou jiù kěyǐ mǎi le
but next month, after I get paid, I'll be able to buy one.
wǒ de qiánbāo bùjiànle ，mǎi bùliǎo wǔcān 。
I lost my wallet, I can't buy lunch.
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