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Mr.MojoRisin'

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English - Canada
A "pain in the ass" is an annoying or tedious thing. For example, "driving in rush hour traffic is a pain in the ass". I'm wondering how to say "pain in the ass" in Tagalog. My best guess is "buwisit". Is this correct? & if it's not, please let me know what the right definition is. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to your response.
 
  • Pertinax

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    BrE->AuE
    I think that "nakakabagot" (i.e. "exasperating") is a better match here. "buwisit" (from Chinese "bo ui sit") literally describes the superstitious effects of an immoral act: the act taints the surroundings in which it was committed and brings bad luck to the places subsequently visited by the perpetrator.
     
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