Patois: Mi cyaan believe a dat Jimmy duh
English: I can't believe that Jimmy did that
Patois: I cyaan guh deh caw ah place of babylon
English: I can't go there because that's the place of babylon
cannot or can't
Patois: Him cyaan dweet
English: He cannot do it
Patois: Wah mek yuh cyaan cum todeh?
English: Why can’t you come today?