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TONE REFERENCE TABLE
Audio Pronunciation
Ah1 "a" in "art" with silent "rt"
Ah2 "ar" in "Argentina" with silent "r"
Ah3 "ar" in "Artist" with slilent "r"
De1 "de" in "deep" with silent "p"
De2 "de" as in "demote"; "demand"
De3 "dee" as in "deer"; "decent"
Ko1 "colt" with silent "lt"
Ko2 as in "co-author"; "cocaine"
Ko3 "cold" wit silent "ld"
Yu1 "u" in "Youth" with silent "th"
Yu2 "u" as in "university"; "utensil"
Yu3 "u" as in "user"; "Unix"
Shan1 as in "shunt" with silent "t"
Shan2 "shun" as in "chandelier"
Shan3 as in "shun"
Au1 as in "auction"
Au2 as in "Australia";"auditor"
Au3 as in "August"
May1 "maize" with silent "ze"
May2 "may" as in "May I?"
May3 "ay" in "amazing"
Sin1 "sink" with silent "k"
Sin2 "sin" as in "sincerely"
Sin3 "sin" as in "sinful"; "Singapore"
Un1 "aunt" with silent "t"
Un2 "un" in "understanding"; "umbrella"
Un3 "un" as in "under"
Meare1 "melt" with silent "lt"
Meare2 "mel" in "Melbourne" with silent "l"
Meare3 "mare" of "nightmare"
Tain1 "taint" with silent "t"
Tain2 "tain" as in "Captain"
Tain3 "tain" as in "maintain"
Bine1 "Bryant" without "r"
Bine2 as in "carbine"
Bine3 as in "combine"
Dome1 as in "don't"
Dome2 close to "dominate"
Dome3 as in "dome"
Toon1 "doont" in "couldn't"
Toon2 "mon" in "monastery"
Toon3 "oon" as in "cartoon"
Koun1 "count" with silent "t"
Koun2 "coun" in "counter-strike"
Koun3 "coun" as in "counsel"
ate cake, jade, eight, paid, bake
et wet, set, mad, yet
oot cook, put, look
out out, south, mouse, doubt
ike/ite sight, pipe, night, dice, like
ut up, nut, sucks
oat oat, coat, goat, soak
it it, pit, sit

Lesson 36: Burmese words with vowel 'A' — (Part 1) from (က) to ()

Burmese language is made up of a large proportion of monosyllable words where a single word has a meaning in itself. For example, က | ka1 means to dance, and ကျ | kja1 means to fall down. Those words are sometimes used as root words to form longer words or phrases, such as the word | ma1, which negates the verb that follows it.

I have already gone through the introduction of some of those words in Lesson 1 and Myanmar Script Learning Guide in Lesson 33. Those words will be fully covered here with explanations. The listing includes words with initial consonants from the 33 main characters as well as modified consonants using consonant modification symbols. The order of listing follows the standard Myanmar dictionary format. Those single-syllable words will not only help you to build up Burmese vocabulary starting from the simplest, they will also aid in reading and writing (or typing) skills.

Top 10 Words for Beginners

  1. ကြာ | kja2 - take a long time MP3 Audio File
  2. ကြား | kja3 - hear something MP3 Audio File
  3. ငါ | nga2 - I (informal) MP3 Audio File
  4. ငါး | nga3 - fish; five MP3 Audio File
  5. ငှား | hnga3 - hire; rent MP3 Audio File
  6. စား | sa3 - eat MP3 Audio File
  7. ဆာ | hsa2 - hungry MP3 Audio File
  8. ထား | hta3 - put something MP3 Audio File
  9. ဒါ | da2 - this MP3 Audio File
  10. ဘာ | ba2 - what? MP3 Audio File

I believe that grouping the Myanmar vocabulary by vowel sounds has advantages. When learning a new foreign word, you need to remember not only the meaning of the word, but also the pronunciation. When new words with similar spelling patterns are associated with certain sound group, learning process becomes more efficient.

Secondly, to recall a word or to search for the meaning of the word that you have heard of somewhere becomes easier if you remember that the word belongs to certain phonetic group.

Thirdly, vocabulary listings with Burmese to English translation captures the essential and common usages in Burmese that you will not find in English to Burmese dictionaries. To give an example, the word ba2 will never make it as an separate entry into English to Burmese dictionary although it is very commonly used.

Moreover, with English to Burmese dictionary alone, you will not know that the same Burmese word with the same spelling or other words with similar sound could mean several things in English.

Let's start with vowel "A" in 3 tone variations. As explained in the introduction to the Burmese language, the words with the stand-alone (single syllable) vowel "A" in the first tone will have the full sound such as kah1 when spoken, as opposed to a short sound such as in ကဗျာ | ka1-bya2 (Poem).

To change into the second tone, add yay3-cha1 to the right, which comes in two shapes: or .

To further change into the third tone, add | shay1-ga1-pout to the right of yay3-cha1.

In addition to the main single-syllable words that the beginners must first focus on, I have also included words in the same vowel group, so Lesson 36 to Lesson 57 can be used as an essential mini-dictionary arranged in vowel groups.

Ah1 - Ah2 - Ah3 | အ - အာ - အား

MP3 Audio File

Myanmar Script has 33 main characters or letters. The first letter က - ka1 means to dance.

The First Letter in Burmese Script

Burmese Script has 33 main characters or letters. The first letter က "ka1" means to dance. (38 seconds). This is not a traditional dance like မှုန်ရွှေရည် (Hmone2 Shway2 Yi2) for which I had already dedicated the whole lesson explaining word by word.

Posted by Naing Tinnyuntpu on Monday, May 2, 2016
Tint Tint Htun | တင့်တင့်ထွန်း | tin1 tin1 htoon3 at 2009 April Queens 1 stage show.
  1. က | ka1 - MP3 Audio File and gah1 for some words. (1) the first character ကကြီး . (2) to dance.(3) from. E.g., ဘယ်ကလာလဲ။ | beare2 gah1 la2 leare3 - Where do you come from?

    Words with ka1:

    1. ကချင် | ka1-chin2 - various ethnic people in Kachin state.
    2. ကစား | ga1-za3 - to play.
    3. ကစားကွင်း | ga1-za3 kwin3 - playground.
    4. ကစားစရာ | ga1-za3 sa1-ya2 - toy.
    5. ကစဉ့်ကလျား | ka1-sin1-ka1-lya3 - in disorder.
    6. ကညွတ် | ka1-nyoot - asparagus.
    7. ကဏန်း | ga1-nun3 - crab.
    8. ကတိ | ga1-di1 - promise.
    9. ကတော့ | ga1-dau1 - funnel.
    10. ကတည်းက | ga1-deare3-gah1 - since. E.g., မနက် ကတည်းက စောင့်နေတယ်။ | ma1-net ga1-deare3-gah1 soun1 nay2 deare2 - (I have been) waiting since this morning.
    11. ကတုန်ကယင် | ga1-dome2-ga1-yin2 - trembling with fear.
    12. ကတွတ် | ga1-doot - a type of fig used to make sweet snack.
    13. ကထိက | ka1-hti1-ka1 - lecturer.
    14. ကထိန် | ka1-htain2 - Offering to several Buddhist monasteries around November on lucky-draw basis. (See lesson 26 for more.)
    15. ကနုကမာ | ka1-nu1-ka1-ma2 - oyster that bears pearl inside its shell.
    16. ကနွဲ့ကလျ | ka1-nweare1-ka1-lya1 - girlish manner as opposed to manly manner.
    17. ကပိုကရို | ga1-bo2-ga1-yo2 - unkempt appearance.
    18. ကပေါက်တိကပေါက်ချာ | ga1-bout-ti1-ga1-bout-cha2 - poor workmanship; anyhow does something.
    19. ကပျာကယာ | ga1-bya2-ga1-ya2 - in a hurry.
    20. ကဗျာ | ga1-bya2 - poem.
    21. ကဗျာဆန် | ga1-bya2 hsun2 - poetic.
    22. ကမကထ | ka1-ma1-ka1-hta1 - supervise.
    23. ကမောက်ကမ | ka1-mout-ka1-ma1 - chaotic; in disorder.
    24. ကမန်းကတန်း | ga1-mun3-ga1-dun3 - rush to do something.
    25. ကမြင်းကြောထ | ka1-myin3-jau3 hta1 - monkey play.
    26. ကယား | ka1-ya3 - ethnic "Kaya" people to the north of Kayin State.
    27. ကယောင်ချောက်ချား | ga1-youn2-chout-cha3 - deranged with unreasonable fear.
    28. ကရဝိက် | ka1-ra1-wate - mythical bird. (Note: the tourist attraction in Kandawgyi lake, Yangon is misspelled as ကရဝိတ် on some maps.)
    29. ကရာတေး | ka1-ra2-tay3 - Japanese martial art "Karate".
    30. ကရုဏာ | ga1-yu1-na2 -[Pali] compassion.
    31. ကရင် | ka1-yin2 - ethnical "Kayin" also known as "Karen" group.
    32. ကရိန်း | ka1-rain3 - [English] crane, a machine to move heavy objects.
    33. ကလတက် | ka1-la1-det - hollowed log, which is being replaced by recorded sound in some monasteries, stroke or played as a wake up call, usually around 4 in the morning. A series of beats has increasing in timing, followed by decreasing in timing to a stop. The pattern is repeated for about three times.
    34. ကလီစာ | ka1-li2-za2 - tripe and viscera of pigs or bovine used as delicacy in cooking.
    35. ကလေကချေ | ka1-lay2-ka1-chay2 - unrefined and uneducated person.
    36. ကလေး | kha1-lay3 - child; infant; baby.
    37. ကလဲ့စားချေ | ga1-leare1-sa3-chay2 - take revenge.
    38. ကလန်ကဆန် | ka1-lun2-ka1-hsun2 - rebellious.
    39. ကလန်ကလား | ga1-lun2-ga1-la3 - lanky.
    40. ကလိမ်ကျ | ka1-lain2-kja1 - swindle.
    41. ကလျာ | ka1-lya2 - desirable features of a woman with excellent figure, hair, skin, bones, and youthfulness.
    42. ကသိကအောင့်ဖြစ် | ka1-thi1-ka1-oun1 pfyit - caused uncomfortable feeling.

  2. ကာ | ka2 - MP3 Audio File to block; to shield; to defend as in ကာကွယ် | ka2-kweare2. Related words: (1) ကာကွယ်ဆေး | ka2-kweare2-hsay3 - vaccine. (2) ကာကွယ်ရေး | ka2-kweare2-yay3 - defence.

  3. ကား | ka3 - MP3 Audio File - to exaggerate; to spread legs or hands; [English] car.

  4. ကျ | kja1 - MP3 Audio File (1) to fall as in သူသစ်ပင်ပေါ်ကပြုတ်ကျတယ်။ | thu2 thit-pin2 pau2 gah1 pyoat kja1 deare2 - He fell down from the tree. (2) to fail as in မောင်ဘစာမေးပွဲကျပြန်ပြီ။ | moun2-ba1 sa2-may3-pweare3 kja1 pyan2 byi2 - Maung Ba failed the exams again. (3) to cost as in ဘယ်လောက်ကျမလဲ။ | beare2-lout kja1 ma1 leare3 - how much will the service cost? (4) to die in battle. (5) be in certain positive condition or desirable state of mind. Examples:

    1. စိတ်တိုင်းကျ | sate-tine3-kja1 - as one wishes.
    2. ဇိမ်ကျ | zain-kja1 - in the state of enjoyment.
    3. သဘောကျ | tha1-bau3-kja1 - highly appreciative of the beauty or something desirable.
    4. ဟန်ကျ | hun2-kja1 - something turned out as one's need; in luck.

Burmese word ကျ | kja1 can mean many things: to fall down, objects to drop, to fail the exam. item to cost certain amount of money, to die in the battle, or the satisfied and desired state of the mind over something. It can also be used for the season or the occasion to arrive or fall on certain date and time. For example, the traditional three days (now 5 days) of the Thingyan water festivals are compared to the three phases of the lunar eclipse where the shadow of the Earth falls ကျ | kja1, moves over completely ကြတ် | kjut, and out of the moon တက် | tet.

Fall

Burmese word ကျ | kja1 can mean many things: to fall down, objects to drop, to fail the exam. item to cost certain amount of money, to die in the battle, or the satisfied and desired state of the mind over something. It can also be used for the season or the occasion to arrive or fall on certain date and time. For example, the traditional three days (now 5 days) of the Thingyan water festivals are compared to the three phases of the lunar eclipse where the shadow of the Earth falls ကျ | kja1, moves over completely ကြတ် | kjut, and out the moon တက် | tet. [38 seconds]

Posted by Naing Tinnyuntpu on Monday, May 16, 2016
May Thu | မေသူ | may2 thu2 and Jade Dragon Dancer Group
  1. ကျား | kja3 MP3 Audio File - (1) tiger. (2) checkers game. (3) buttress; support in building structure. (4) short for Men as in Men's room.

  2. ကြ | kja1 MP3 Audio File - volume measurement for granary equivalent to 256 တင်း | tin3.

  3. ကြ | ja1 MP3 Audio File - suffix after verbs to indicate plurality; reference to more than one person as in နေကောင်းကြလား | nay2 koun3 ja1 la3 - How's everyone?

  4. ကြာ | kja2 MP3 Audio File - (1) take a long time as in ကြာလိုက်တာ။ | kja2 lite da2 - Why is it taking so long? (2) lotus; water lily.

  5. ကြား | kja3 - MP3 Audio File hear something. E.g., ကြားရလား။ | kja3 yah1 la3 - Can you hear me?

  6. ကြား | ja3 MP3 Audio File - in-between; interim.

  7. ကွ | kwa1 - MP3 Audio File colloquial ending word used when explaining or telling something to someone with enthusiasm. E.g., ဒီမှာကွ။ | di2 hma2 kwa1 - It's right here!

  8. ကွာ | kwa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) colloquial ending word to express frustration as in ကြာလိုက်တာကွာ။ | kja2 lite da2 kwa2 - It's taking ages! (2) to be separated; to differ.

  9. ကြွ | kjwa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) arrival of honorable person; to invite such persons. (2) [slang] get killed as in ကြွသွားပြီ | kjwa1 thwa3 byi2.

  10. ကြွား | kjwa3 MP3 Audio File - to brag.

  11. | kha1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the second character ခခွေး . (2) to approach with respect. (3) part of male Burmese names as in မောင်မောင်ခ | moun2 moun2 kha1 - Maung Maung Kha. (3) common names for streets as in ခရေပင်လမ်း | kha1-yay2-pin2 lun3 - Khayae Pin Road. (Indian Medlar tree.)

    Words with kha1:

    1. ခဏ | kha1-na1 - for a while. E.g., ဒီမှာခဏစောင့် | de2 hma2 kha1-na1 soun1 - Wait here for a while.
    2. ခဏခဏ | kha1-na1 kha1-na1 - frequently; often.
    3. ခနော်ခနဲ့ | kha1-nau2 kha1-neare1 - not strong, firm, or secure in structure.
    4. ခမောက် | kha1-mout - bamboo hat with broad brim all around.
    5. ခမည်းတော် | kha1-myi3-dau2 - father of Buddhist monks or royalty. Sometimes the word is also used to show euphoric effect for a father of an ordinary person.
    6. ခရာ | kha1-ya2 - bugle.
    7. ခရီး | kha1-yi3 - travel; journey.
    8. ခရီးသွားလုပ်ငန်း | kha1-yi3-thwa3 loat-ngan3 - travel business; travel agency. E.g., အာရှပုလဲ ခရီးသွားလုပ်ငန်း | ah2-sha1 pa1-leare3 kha1-yi3-thwa3 loat-ngan3 - Asia Pearl Travels.
    9. ခရု | kha1-yu1 - snail; shellfish.
    10. ခရိုင် | kha1-yine2 - district.
    11. ခရစ်တော် | kha1-rit-tau2 - Jesus Christ.
    12. ခရစ်ယာန် | kha1-rit-yan2 - Christian.
    13. ခရမ်းသီး | kha1-yan3-thi3 - egg-plant.
    14. ခရမ်းချဉ်သီး | kha1-yan3-chin2-thi3 - tomato.
    15. ခရမ်းရောင် | kha1-yan3-youn2 - purple; violet.
    16. ခရမ်းလွန်ရောင်ခြည် | kha1-yan3-loon2 youn2-chi2 - ultraviolet rays.
    17. ခလုတ် | kha1-loat - switch.
    18. ခလုတ်တိုက် | kha1-loat tite - trip over.
    19. ခလုတ်နှိပ် | kha1-loat hnate - press the button.
    20. ခလုတ်ပိတ် | kha1-loat pate - switch off.
    21. ခလုတ်ဖွင့် | kha1-loat pfwin1 - switch on.

  12. ခါ | kha2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to shake off as in ခါချလိုက်။ | kha2 cha1 lite - shake it off.(2) suffix used for frequency and time. (3) red ant as in ခါချဉ် | kha2-chin2.

  13. ခါး | kha3 MP3 Audio File - (1) bitter (2) waist.

  14. ချ | cha1 - MP3 Audio File (1) [slang] to fight. (2) [slang] to consume alcohol, etc.. (3) to put down; to lower. E.g., ဒီမှာချ။ | de2 hma2 cha1 - Put it down here. (4) to place or arrange.

  15. ချာ | cha2 MP3 Audio File - inferior in quality.

  16. ချား | cha3 MP3 Audio File - ferris-wheel. ချားစီး | cha3 si3 - to ride a ferris-wheel.

  17. ခြ | cha1 MP3 Audio File - termite.

  18. ခြာ | cha2 MP3 Audio File - occur at intervals.

  19. ခြား | cha3 MP3 Audio File - to differ; to separate.

  20. ခွ | khwa1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to straddle as in ခွစီး | khwa1 si3 - to ride by sitting astride. (2) wrench; spanner.

  21. ခွ | gwa1 - MP3 Audio File to be in a difficult situation as in ခွကျတာပဲ။ | gwa1 kja1 ta2 beare3.

  22. ခွာ | khwa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) hoof. (2) to peel off. (3) to pull away as in ဆုတ်ခွာ | hsoat khwa2.

  23. | ga1 - MP3 Audio File the third character ဂငယ်. Words that sound like ga1:
    1. ကန်စွန်းရွက် | ga1-zoon3-ywet - watercress.
    2. ကန်စွန်းဥ | ga1-zoon3-u1 - sweet potato.
    3. ကန်တော့ | ga1-dau1 - Burmese Buddhists to show respect to the elders, teachers and the monks by putting the palms together in the kneeling position, and the upper body is bent forward until the palms touch the ground. The act is repeated three times.
    4. ခါးပိုက်နှိုက် | ga1-bite-hnite - pick-pocket.
    5. ခေါင်းတုံး | ga1-dome3 - bald head; clean-shaven head.
  24. | ga1 - MP3 Audio File the fourth character ဃကြီး .
  25. | nga1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the fifth character. (2) derogatory prefix used as names or in front of names such as ငကြွား | nga1-kjwa3 - braggart.

  26. ငါ့ | nga1 MP3 Audio File - [informal] my. E.g., အဲဒါငါ့ဟာကွ။ | eare1-da2 nga1 ha2 kwa1 - That's mine!

  27. ငါ | nga2 MP3 Audio File - [informal] I; colloquial first person term used when speaking to one's equal or lower in social status.

  28. ငါး | nga3 MP3 Audio File - (1) fish. (2) five.

  29. ငြာ | nya2 MP3 Audio File - to shout in a sense to incite and rouse emotions, or show of support as in ငြာသံပေး | nya2 thun2 pay3 - rallying cry. Related word: ကြော်ငြာ | kjau2 nya2 - advertisement.

  30. ငှ | hnga1 - MP3 Audio File to distribute as in ဝေငှ | way2 hnga1.

  31. ငှာ | hnga2 MP3 Audio File - suffix used as 'for' as in အကျိုးငှာ | a-kjo3 hnga2 - for the benefit of.

  32. ငှား | hnga3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to borrow something; to hire someone; to rent a house or a car. E.g., ကားငှားချင်တယ်။ | ka3 hnga3 chin2 deare2 - I want to rent a car. (2) to lend or loan something to someone.

  33. | sa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the sixth character စလုံး . (2) to start. (3) to tease. (4) combined with other words for euphonic effect as in ရှက်စနိုး | shat-sa1-no3 - bashful.

  34. စာ | sa2 - MP3 Audio File(1) writing; letter; language as in မြန်မာစာ | myan2-ma2 sa2 - Burmese Language. (2) sparrow. (3) to sympathize with as in စာနာ | sa2 na2. (4) reference to food as in ညစာ | nya1-za2 - dinner. (5) for a certain number as in နှစ်ယောက်စာ | hna1 yout sa2 - for two persons.

  35. စား | sa3 - MP3 Audio File(1) to eat or to consume. (2) to make a living as in ဘာလုပ်စားလဲ။ | ba2 loat sa3 leare3 - What do you do for living? (3) to corrode as in သံချေးစား | thun2-ji3 sa3. (4) to erode as in ရေစါးသွားပြီ။ | yay2 sa3 thwa3 byi2. (5) [Math] to divide.

  36. စွ | swa1 - MP3 Audio File an ending word for emphasis more often used in literary form.

  37. စွာ | swa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) rude and quarrelsome. E.g., စွာလိုက်တာ။ | swa2 lite da2 - how rude! (2) part of male Burmese names as in ကျော်စွာ | kjau2 zwa2 - Kyaw Swa.

  38. | hsa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the seventh character ဆလိမ် . (2) proportion; a number of times as in နှစ်ဆတိုး | hna1 hsa1 toe3 - to increase by two folds.

  39. ဆာ | hsa2 MP3 Audio File - hungry. E.g., ဆာပြီလား။ | hsa2 byi2 la3 - Are you hungry?

  40. ဆား | hsa3 MP3 Audio File - salt.

  41. ဆွ | hswa1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to loosen the soil, etc. (2) to instigate.

  42. | za1 - MP3 Audio File the eighth character ဇကွဲ. Words that sound like za1:

    1. စကား | za1-ga3 - spoken language; speak; speech.
    2. စားပွဲ | za1-bweare3 - table.
    3. ဆံထုံး | za1-dome3 - traditional hair-style for Myanmar women.
    4. ဆံပင် | za1-bin2 - hair.
    5. တံတွေး | za1-dway3 - saliva; spittle.

  43. ဇာ | za2 MP3 Audio File - (1) lace. (2) part of both male and female Burmese names as in သူဇာ | thu2 za2 - Thuzar (female), and ဇာနည် | za2 ni2 - Zarni (male).

  44. | za1 - MP3 Audio File the ninth character ဈမျည်းဆွဲ.

  45. | nya1 - MP3 Audio File the tenth (Pali) character ဉကလေး.

  46. | nya1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the tenth character ညကြီး . (2) night.

  47. ညာ | nya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) right-hand side. (2) to lie.

  48. ညား | nya3 MP3 Audio File - to marry as in 'A' got married to 'B'.

  49. ညှာ | hnya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to be considerate. (2) be lenient.

  50. | ta1 - MP3 Audio File the eleventh character ဋသန်လျင်းချိတ်.

  51. | hta1 - MP3 Audio File the twelfth character ဌဝမ်းဘဲ.

  52. | da1 - MP3 Audio File the thirteenth character ဍရင်ကောက်.

  53. | da1 - MP3 Audio File the fourteenth character ဎရေမှုတ်.

  54. | na1 - MP3 Audio File the fifteenth character ဏကြီး.

  55. | ta1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the sixteenth character တဝမ်းပူ . (2) adverb maker when combined with other words such as ဂရုတစိုက် | ga1-yu1-ta1-site - with care. (3) to long for; to wish for as in ဘုရားတ | pfa1-ya3 ta1 - to wish for God (or the Buddha) by saying prayers.

  56. တာ | ta2 MP3 Audio File or soften da2 MP3 Audio File - suffix appended to verbs or adjectives to make nouns. E.g., ပြော | pyau3 - to say (verb). ပြောတာ | pyau3 da2 - speech (noun).
  57. တား | ta3 MP3 Audio File - to prevent; to prohibit.

  58. တွား | twa3 MP3 Audio File - to crawl.

  59. | hta1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the seventeenth character ထဆင်ထူး . (2) to get up, to rise up, to stand as in အိပ်ရာထ | ate-ya2 hta1 - to get up from bed. (3) erupt; outbreak as in ရောဂါထ | yau3-ga2 hta1 - outbreak of disease.

  60. ထား | hta3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to put; to place; to keep as in ဒီမှာထား | di2 hma2 hta3 - put it here. (2) equivalent to present participle [~ing] : အဖြူရောင်အင်္ကျီဝတ်ထားတဲ့လူ | a-pfyu2-youn2 ain3-ji2 woot hta3 deare1 lu2 - The man who is wearing a white shirt. (3) to do something in advance as in ဝယ်ထားလိုက်။ | weare2 hta3 lite - buy now while there is opportunity although the item is not for immediate use or consumption.

  61. ထွာ | htwa2 MP3 Audio File - a span of a stretched palm from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger used as measurement.

  62. ထွား | htwa3 MP3 Audio File - burly; large in size usually used to describe the spurt of growth during adolescence; plants that grow to a large size.

  63. | da1 - MP3 Audio File the eighteenth character ဒထွေး.

  64. ဒါ | da2 MP3 Audio File - this. ( Common colloquial words : ဒါနဲ့ | da2 neare1 - by the way. ဒါပေမဲ့ | da2 pay2 meare1 - but. ဒါဖြင့် | da2 pfyin1 - in that case.)

  65. | da1 - MP3 Audio File the nineteenth character ဓအောက်ခြိုက်.

  66. ဓါး | da3 MP3 Audio File - knife.

  67. | na1 - MP3 Audio File the twentieth character နငယ်.

    Words with na1:

    1. နဂါး | na1-ga3 - mythical dragon.
    2. နဂါးငွေ့တန်း | na1-ga1-ngway1 dun3 - the Milky Way.
    3. နဂို | na1-go2 - original state or condition.
    4. နပန်း | na1-bun3 - wrestling.
    5. နဖူး | na1-pfu3 - forehead.
    6. နဘေ | na1-bay2 - rhyme.
    7. နမူနာ | na1-mu2-na2 - example.
    8. နမော်နမဲ့ | na1-mau2-na1-meare1 - careless.
    9. နယုန် | na1-yone2 - third month of the year in Burmese calendar.
    10. နရား | na1-ya3 - mythical dragon-like animal. Unlike နဂါး | na1-ga3, it has hind-legs and tail of the lion.
    11. နဝမ | na1-wa1-ma1 - [Pali] ninth.
    12. နဝရတ် | na1-wa1-rut - [Sanskrit] the nine precious stones namely, ruby, pearl, coral, emerald, topaz, diamond, sapphire, garnet and cat's eye.

  68. နာ | na2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to be painful; to feel hurt psychologically as in စိတ်နာတယ် | sate na2 deare2. (2) suffer a loss of time, money or chance as in နစ်နာတယ် | nit-na2 deare2 (3) listen attentively as in တရားနာ | ta1-ya3 na2 - to listen to Dhamma (religious) talks.

    Words with na2:

    1. နာဂ | na2-ga1 - ethnic people living in the north west hills of Myanmar.
    2. နာနတ် | na2-nut - pineapple.
    3. နာမ | na2-ma1 - [Pali] name as in နာမ ရူပ | na2-ma1 yu2-pa1 - name and form; spiritual and physical.
    4. နာမဝိသေသန | na2-ma1-wi1-thay2-tha1-na1 - adjective.
    5. နာမည် | nun2-meare2 - name.
    6. နာယက | na2-ya1-ka1 - chairperson.
    7. နာရီ | na2-yi2 - clock; watch.
    8. နာရီဝက် | na2-yi2-wet - half an hour

  69. နား | na3 MP3 Audio File - (1) ear. (2) to rest. E.g., နားပါဦး။ | na3 ba2 ome3 - Please take a rest.

  70. နွား | nwa3 MP3 Audio File - ox; bull, cow.

  71. နှာ | hna2 MP3 Audio File - nose.

  72. နွှာ | hnwa2 MP3 Audio File - to peel off.

  73. | pa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the twenty first character ပစောက် . (2) to remove; be eradicated as in ပပြောက် | pah1 pyout. (3) part of female Burmese names as in ပပ | pa1 pa1 - Pa Pa. Other usages:

    1. ပကတိ | pa1-ga1-di1 - original, normal, unaffected state.
    2. ပခုံး | pa1-khone3 - shoulder.
    3. ပဋိပက္ခ | pa1-ti1-pet-kha1 - conflict.
    4. ပဋိသန္ဓေ | pa1-ti1-thun2-day2 - pregnancy.
    5. ပဋိစ္စသမုပ္ပာဒ် | pa1-date-sa1 tha1-mote-pup - [Buddhism] - Law of Dependent Origination; Law of Dependent Co-Arising.
    6. ပထမ | pa1-hta1-ma1 - first.
    7. ပထဝီဝင် | pa1-hta1-wi2 win2 - geography.
    8. ပထွေး | pa1-htway3 - step-father.
    9. ပဒေသာ | pa1-day2-dtha2 - variety; plenty of something.
    10. ပဓာန | pa1-da2-na1 - what is important, essential, fundamental.
    11. ပမာဏ | pa1-ma2-na1 - magnitude; size.
    12. ပရမတ် | pa1-ra1-mut - [Buddhism] Ultimate Reality; Absolute Truth as opposed to ပညတ် | pyin1-nyut - conventional truth.
    13. ပရိဘောဂ | pa1-ri1-bau3-ga1 - furniture.
    14. ပရိသတ် | pa1-rate-thut - audience.
    15. ပရုတ်ဆီ | pa1-yote-hsi2 - hot rubbing balm to relieve muscular pain.
    16. ပရုတ်လုံး | pa1-yote-lone3 - moth-ball.
    17. ပလာတာ | pa1-la2-ta2 - Indian pancake parata.
    18. ပလုတ်ကျင်း | pa1-loat kjin3 - gargle; rinse the mouth.
    19. ပဟေဠိ | pa1-hay2-li1 - riddle; puzzle.

    Words that sound like pa1:

    1. ပုခက် | pa1-khet - cradle.
    2. ပုဆိုး | pa1-hso3 - Sarong worn by Burmese male. ထဘီ | hta1-main2 is a similar garment worn by female in a different fashion. Unisex term is လုံချည် | lone2-ji2, worn in different styles according to the gender.

  74. ပါ့ | pa1 MP3 Audio File - emphasizes the verb as in ဟုတ်ပါ့ | hote pa1 - yes, indeed.

  75. ပါ | pa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to include. (2) to accompany. (3) to be carried. (4) keen interest; hobby; inclination as in ဝါသနာမပါဘူး။ | wa2-tha1-na2 ma1 pa2 bu3 - I am not too keen in this.

  76. ပါ | ba2 MP3 Audio File - emphasis in speech as in ဟုတ်ပါတယ်။ | hote ba2 deare2 - yes, indeed.

  77. ပါး | pa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) thin. E.g., ပါးပါးလှီး။ | pa3 pa3 hli3 - Cut into thin slices. (2) small in amount. (3) shrewd. (4) cheek.

  78. ပျာ | pya2 MP3 Audio File - become restless.

  79. ပျား | pya3 MP3 Audio File - bee.

  80. ပြ | pya1 MP3 Audio File - to show; to display.

  81. ပြာ | pya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) blue. (2) dim vision as in မျက်စိပြာသွားတယ်။ | myet-si1 pya2 thwa3 deare2 - blur vision caused by bright light. (3) vocal quality such as that of Cliff Richard or Rod Steward with resonance as opposed to sharp vocal sound as in အသံပြာတယ်။ | a-thun2 pya2 deare2. (4) ash.

  82. ပြား | pya3 MP3 Audio File - (1) flat and thin; flattened. (2) 1/100 of 1 Kyat. (3) vary as in ကွဲပြား | kweare3 pya3.

  83. ပွ | pwa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) to swell; puffy; fluffy; pulpy as opposed to compact with high density ကျစ် | kjit. (2) encounter with good fortune as in ပွတာပဲ။ | pwa1 da2 beare3. (3) loose and baggy as in ဘောင်းဘီပွတယ်။ | boun3-be2 pwa1 deare2 - those pants are baggy.

  84. ပွား | pwa3 MP3 Audio File - to grow and increase in number.
  85. | pfa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the twenty second character ဖဦးထုပ် . (2) father as in ဖခင် | pfa1 khin2.
  86. ဖာ | pfa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to mend; patch. E.g., ဘီးပေါက်နေတာ ဖာပေးပါ။ | bain3 pout nay2 da2 pfa2 pay3 ba2 - Please help to patch the punctured tire. (2) [vulgar] prostitute.

  87. ဖား | pfa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) frog. (2) to flatter in servile way to get favors; to curry favor.

  88. ဖျာ | pfya2 MP3 Audio File - mat.

  89. ဖျား | pfya3 MP3 Audio File - have fever.

  90. ဖြာ | pfya2 MP3 Audio File - to radiate out in different directions.

  91. ဖြား | pfya3 MP3 Audio File - to seduce and deceive as in ဖြားယောင်း | pfya3 youn3.

  92. ဖွ | pfwa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) to mess up the room, etc. (not applicable to life, situations, etc..)(2) to ruffle the hair. (3) incantation to ward off pain etc.. Similar to English expression, "touch wood", but used by adults to console small children. E.g., ဥုံဖွ၊ နာနာပျောက်စေ။ | Ome2 pfwa1, na2 na2 pyout say2 - Go away pain, go away, I say.

  93. ဖွာ | pfwa2 MP3 Audio File - to puff a cheroot, cigar or cigarette.

  94. ဖွား | pfwa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to give birth to a child. (2) to be born in certain country or year as in မြန်မာပြည်ဖွား | Myan2-ma2 pyi2 pfwa3 - born in Myanmar.

  95. | ba1 - MP3 Audio File the twenty third character ဗထက်ခြိုက်.

  96. ဗျ | bya1 - MP3 Audio File colloquial ending word (male) as in ဟုတ်တယ်ဗျ။ | hote teare2 bya1 - Yes, true!

  97. ဗျာ | bya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) colloquial (male) answer to the call. (2) interjection (male) to express shock.

  98. ဗျား | bya3 MP3 Audio File - (1) colloquial (male) answer to the call. (2) colloquial ending word (male) for positive statements as in ဟုတ်ပါံ့ဗျား။ | hote pa1 bya3 - absolutely!

  99. | ba1 - MP3 Audio File the twenty fourth character ဘကုန်း . (2) father. (3) prefix for father's elder brother or someone older than father as in ဘဘကြီး | ba1 ba1 ji3 - big Uncle, as opposite to ဦးလေး | u3 lay3 - young Uncle. (4) part of male Burmese names as in ဘမော် | ba1 mau2 - Ba Maw. Words that sound like ba1:

    1. ဘီလူး | ba1-lu3 - ogre; giant.
    2. ဘုရင် | ba1-yin2 - king.
    3. ပုစဉ်း | ba1-zin3 - dragon fly.
    4. ပုစွန် | ba1-zoon2 - prawn.
    5. ပြတင်းပေါက် | ba1-din3-pout - window.
    6. ပြဒါး | ba1-da3 - mercury (Hg); the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.

  100. ဘာ | ba2 MP3 Audio File - The first word in questions "what" and "why". E.g., ဒါဘာလဲ။ | da2 ba2 leare3 - What is this?

  101. ဘား | ba3 MP3 Audio File - (1) [English] a horizontal rod used by gymnasts. (2) [English] establishment where alcohol is served.

  102. ဘွား | bwa3 MP3 Audio File - grandmother as in ဘိုးဘွား | bo3 bwa3 - ancestors. Also commonly pronounced as pfwa3 MP3 Audio File in အဘွား | a-pfwa3 - grandmother.