How to Speak

Greeting People

min-g?la-ba Hello
(k'?myà/shin) ne-kaùn-yéh-là? (m/f) Are you well?
ne-kaùn-ba-deh I am well
tw-meh naw ?(or) nauq-tw-dh-da-bw See you again/later
pyan-tw-mal ? Are you going home?
thw-tw-mal ? Are you leaving now?
thw -ba-on-meh I am leaving now
pyan-meh naw ? I am going home, OK?
mathw-ba-nh-on! Please dont go
nauq-tw-dh-da-bw See you later
t'amin s-p-bi- l? Have you eaten?
s-p-bi I have eaten
beh thw-mal-lh? Where are you going?
z thw-mal I am going to the market
kay thw-mal I am travelling
my-dh thw-mal I am going to town
pyan-tw-mala? Are you going home?
beh-g la-dha lh? Where have you been?
pyan-tw-meh I am going home
ho-teh-go pyan-tw-meh I am going back to my hotel
yan-goun-g la-ba-deh I have come from Yangon
can-g la-ba-deh I have come from school
ame-r-k-g la-ba-deh I have come from America
(kamy / shin)-nh tw-ya-da wn-tha-ba- deh (m/f) I'm glad to meet you I'm glad to meet you
keiq-s mash-ba-b Never mind
c-z py-b ku-nyi-ba Please help
tan-ban-ba-deh I am sorry
-na-ba-deh I do feel about it
(kamy / shin) na-meh beh-lo-kaw-dhalh? What is your name?
(canaw / cam) l kaw-ba-deh (m/f) My Name is
d thangeh-jn-dwe-ba We are friends
theiq pu-deh naw? It's very hot
di-n-mha ne-dhal? Do you live near here?
(kamy-go / shin-go) daq-poun yaiq-nain-mal? Can I take a photo (of you)?
da-go beh-lo-kaw-lh? What's this called?
aleh la-da-l? Are you here on holiday?
aleh la-ba-deh I'm here for a holiday
beh-lauq ca-ja ne- malh How long are you here for? 	b
kan-l naw Just a minute
n-leh- dhal? Do you understand?
n-leh-ba-deh I understand
n-maleh-ba-b I dont understand
pyan-pyw-ba-on Please say it again

Useful Words

c-z-py-b Please
taseiq-lauq Excuse me(attracting attention)
c-z naw Thanks
c-z tin-ba-deh Thank you
amy-j c-z tin-ba-deh Thank you very much
py- py Take it easy
houq-kh Yes
mahouq-pa-b No
keiq-s mash-ba-b Never mind
c-z py-b ku-nyi-ba Please help
tan-ban-ba-deh I am sorry
-na-ba-deh I do feel about it
da-go beh-lo-kaw-lh? What's this called?
aleh la-da-l? Are you here on holiday?
kan-l naw Just a minute
n-leh- dhal? Do you understand?
n-leh-ba-deh I understand
n-maleh-ba-b I dont understand
pyan-pyw-ba-on Please say it again

At Meal

t'amin s-p-bi- l? Have you eaten?
s-p-bi I have eaten
ˈsɑː pɑːr əʊn ˈlɑː Would you like to eat?
bɑː ˈsɑː sa yar ʂ ˈlæl Where is there to eat?
baɪk ˈsɑː neɪ ˈtɑːl I am hungry
ˈtʃəʊ ˈtɑːl It is sweet
tʃɪn ˈtɑːl It is sour
st 't??l It is spicy
khar 't??l It is bitter
ˈsɑː ˈləʊ <kaung> ˈtɑːl This is good to eat
<kyun> tɔː ðət ðət <lut> pæl ˈsɑː ˈtɑːl I'm a vegetarian
mɑː næt ˈsɑː Breakfast
neɪ ˈlæl ˈsɑː Lunch
<nya> ˈsɑː Dinner
ˈsɑː sa <yar> Food
<hta> miːn Cooked rice
ˈmɑːnt ˈhɪn <khar> Rice vermicelli in fish soup
ˈkuːn <yar> Betel quid
læt <phat> ˈjeɪ Tea

Getting Around

ˈbæl <hmar> ˈlæl Where is the..?
leɪ seɪt Airport
bət tɑː <yone> Railway station
kɑː ɡeɪt Bus station
θɪn <baw> seɪt Jetty
diː <nar> <hmar> ˈlɑː Is it nearby?
ˈweɪ <tha> ˈlɑː Is it far?
ˈbæl ˈbæk Left
<nyar> ˈbæk Right
<talt> <talt> Straight (ahead)
lɑn ʃaʊt ɪn jə mɑː ˈlɑː Can I walk there?
sæt <twar> pɑːr əʊn Continue!
<phyaye> <phyaye> <twar> pɑː Please go slowly
<saunt> pɑːr əʊn Please wait for me
diː <mhar> <yat> pɑː Stop here

Shopping

ˈbæl ˈlaʊk ˈlæl How much
ˈkiː <yone> pɑː pæl I'm just looking
tɑː tʃɑː hɑː ʂ <thay> ˈlɑː Do you have any others?
<thate> ˈtɔːk mɑː <kyite> buː I don't really like it
<zay> ʃɒt pɑːr əʊn Please reduce the price
ˌpiːˈəʊ <kyee> <talt> tɑː <khu> peɪ pɑː Please give me a bigger one
<zay> <thate> <kyee> ˈtɑːl It is very expensive
<wut> ˈkiː ˈləʊ jə mɑː ˈlɑː Can I try it on
ˈbæl <hmar> ˈwɒl jə mɑː ˈlæl Where can I buy?