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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

Top 10 Words for Beginners

  1. | ma1 - lift up MP3 Audio File
  2. များ | mya3 - many MP3 Audio File
  3. မှာ | hma2 - in,at,on MP3 Audio File
  4. | yah1 - available MP3 Audio File
  5. ရှာ | sha2 - search MP3 Audio File
  6. လာ | la2 - come MP3 Audio File
  7. လှ | hla1 - pretty MP3 Audio File
  8. | wa1 - fat MP3 Audio File
  9. သား | tha3 - son MP3 Audio File
  10. အား | ah3 - have free time MP3 Audio File

Lesson 36: Burmese words with vowel 'A' — (Part 2) from () to ()

Vocabulary list with vowel 'A' continues...

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.

Ah1 - Ah2 - Ah3 | အ - အာ - အား

MP3 Audio File

  1. | ma1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the twenty fifth character. - (2) to lift up; to support. (3) main or big as in လမ်းမကြီး | lun3 ma1 ji3 - main road. (4) female title 'Ms.' in front of names. (5) indicates as female as in ကြောင်မ | kjoun2 ma1 - female cat. (6) odd number as opposed to စုံ | sone2 - even number. (7) part of burmese female names as in မမကြီး | ma1 ma1 ji3 - Ma Ma Gyi.

  2. | ma1 MP3 Audio File - prefix to negate the verb as in မလိုဘူး။ | ma1 lo2 bu3 - no need.

  3. မာ | ma2 MP3 Audio File - (1) hard and solid; tough. (2) free from sickness as in ကျန်းမာ | kjan3 ma2 - feeling well; healthy. (3) part of female Burmese names as in မာလာ | ma2 la2 - Marlar.

  4. များ | mya3 MP3 Audio File - (1) many; plenty. (2) plural marker in literary form as in ဘေးရန်များ | bay3 yan2 mya3 - dangers. (3) suffix to belittle or to poke fun as in ဒါလေးများ | da2 lay3 mya3 - big deal; you are making a big deal.

  5. မြ | mya1 - MP3 Audio File (1) emerald - green colored precious stone. (2) used as intensifier in literary form. E.g., အေးမြသော | ay3 mya1 dthau3... - quiet, peaceful, and serene. (3) part of both male and female Burmese names as in မြန္ဒာ | mya1 nun2 da2 - Mya Nunda (female).

  6. မြား | hmya3 MP3 Audio File - arrow.(spelled as mya3.)

  7. မွ | mwa1 - MP3 Audio File puffy as in curry puff.

  8. မှ | hma1 - MP3 Audio File (1) from. (2) decision to do something as in သွားမှပဲ။ | thwa3 hma1 beare3 - I'd better go. (3) "only if" as in သူလာမှကောင်းမယ်။ | thu2 la2 hma1 koun3 meare2 - only if he comes, everything will be OK.

  9. မှာ | hma2 MP3 Audio File - (1) preposition 'at', 'on', 'in' used as location indicator as in ဒီမှာ | de2 hma2 - here. (2) to order something as in မှာပြီးပြီလား။ | hma2 pyi3 byi2 la3 - have you make your order?

  10. မှား | hma3 MP3 Audio File - wrong; incorrect.

  11. မျှ | hmya1 - MP3 Audio File (1) to share. (2) approximate number (3) negative imperative (literary) as in မည်သူမျှမဝင်ရ။ | myi2 thu2 hmya1 ma1 win2 yah1 - No entry by anyone.

  12. မျှား | hmya3 MP3 Audio File - to fish with a bait and fishing rod.

  13. မွှား | hmwa3 MP3 Audio File - tick (a parasite).

  14. မြွှာ | hmwa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) segments of fruit such as durians or oranges. (2) twins.

  15. | ya1 - MP3 Audio File the twenty sixth character ယပက်လက်.

  16. ယာ | ya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) farmland for cultivation of crops other than လယ် | leare2 - rice. (2) right-hand side as in လက်ယာ | let ya2.

  17. ယား | ya3 MP3 Audio File - itch.

  18. | ya1 - MP3 Audio File

    To make clear that this word does not glide with the next letter, it will be spelled as yah1.

    (1) the twenty seventh character ရကောက် . (2) can be done or available as in ဘီယာရမလား။ | be2-ya2 yah1 ma1 la3 - Beer available here? (3) to get, to obtain, to get married. E.g., မိန်းမရသွားပြီ။ | main3-ma1 yah1 thwa3 byi2 - He got married. ယောက်ျားရသွားပြီ။ | yout-kja3 yah1 thwa3 byi2 - She got married. (4) imperative as in ဖိနပ်ချွတ်ရမယ်။ | pfa1-nut choot yah1 mare2 - You must remove your shoes. (5) part of female Burmese names as in ရတနာ | ya1-da1-na2 Yadana (Jewel).

  19. ရာ | ya2 MP3 Audio File - (1) hundred. (2) suitable. (3) place as in ရေကြည်ရာ မြက်နုရာ | yay2 kji2 ya2, myet nu1 ya2 - where the water is clear and grass is green.

  20. ရွ | ywa1 - MP3 Audio File crispy; crunchy.

  21. ရွာ | ywa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) village. (2) falling of the rain.

  22. ရှ | sha1 - MP3 Audio File superficial cut by blade, etc..

  23. ရှာ | sha2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to search. (2) 'pity' to show sympathy as in ဆင်းရဲရှာတယ်။ | hsin3-yeare3 sha2 deare2 - pity him, he's so poor.

There is only a slight tone difference between superficial cut as in ( ရှ | sha1), to search for something or someone as in ( ရှာ | sha2), and rare or scarce as in ( ရှား | sha3). The clip below is about how this guy has been searching for his girlfriend everywhere, but nowhere to be found. "Forget about her. You will have to wait for a long, long time until you die and become a ghost," said the girl.

Searching for you everywhere

There is only a slight tone difference between superficial cut as in (ရှ | sha1), to search for something as in (ရှာ | sha2), and rare or scarce as in (ရှား | sha3). The clip below is about how this guy has been searching for his girlfriend everywhere, but nowhere to be found. "Forget about her. You will have to wait for a long, long time until you die and become a ghost," said the girl. [38 seconds]

Posted by Naing Tinnyuntpu on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Nandar | နန္ဒာ | nun2 da2 (female) and Zay Ya | ဇေယျ | zay2 ya1 (male) at 2009 April Queens 1.
  1. ရှား | sha3 MP3 Audio File - rare; scarce.

  2. | la1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the twenty eighth character. (2) moon. (3) month. Other usage: ၎င်း | la1-goun3 - the subject or person in the discussion; above-mentioned.

  3. လာ | la2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to come. E.g., လာပါဦး။ | la2 ba2 ome3 - Please come here. (2) has just started as in မိုးရွာလာပြီ။ | mo3 ywa2 la2 byi2 - It starts raining.

  4. လား | la3 MP3 Audio File - (1) equivalent to question mark at the end of the sentence as in ဒါပဲလား။ | da2 beare3 la3 - Is that all? (2) mule. (3) to reach as in နတ်ပြည်သို့လားပါစေ။ | nut-pyi2 dtho1 la3 ba2 zay2 - "May you reach the Heavenly World!" - eulogy to the deceased.

  5. လှ | hla1 - MP3 Audio File (1) pretty. E.g., လှလိုက်တာ။ | hla1 lite da2 - So pretty! (2) part of both male and female Burmese names as in လှမြင့် | hla1 myin1 - Hla Myint.

  6. လျှာ | sha2 MP3 Audio File - tongue; relating to speech. E.g., လျှာမရှည်နဲ့။ | sha2 ma1 shay2 neare1 - Don't talk so much.

  7. လွှ | hlwa1 - MP3 Audio File saw (used for cutting trees.)

  8. လွှာ | hlwa2 MP3 Audio File - layers.

  9. လွှား | hlwa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to shield over. (2) to hurdle over as in ခုန်ပျံကျော်လွှား | khone2 pyan2 kjau2 hlwa3.

  10. | wa1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the twenty ninth character. (2) fat; plump; chubby. (3) sufficient; satiated. E,g., အိပ်ရေးဝရဲ့လား။ | ate-yay3 wah1 yeare1 la3 - Did you sleep well? (4) ethnic people living in north eastern Myanmar known as ဝလူမျိုး | wah1 lu2 myo3.

  11. ဝါ | wa2 MP3 Audio File - (1) yellow. (2) cotton plant. (3) three months of rainy season retreats for Buddhist monks. (3) AKA (also known as). (4) part of female Burmese names as in ခိုင်ရွှေဝါ | khine2 shway2 wa2 - Khine Shwe War. Other usages: (1) ဝါဒ | wa2-da1 - ideology; doctrine; suffix 'ism' as in ကွန်မြူနစ်ဝါဒ | koon2-mu2-nit wa2-da1 - communism. (2) ဝါဒဖြန့် | wa2-da1-pfyan1 - disseminate propaganda. (3) ဝါသနာ | wa2-tha1-na2 - hobby.

  12. ဝါး | wa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to chew as in ဝါးစား | wa3 sa3. (2) blurred vision. (3) indistinct voice. (4) bamboo. (Note: bamboo shoot is called မျှစ် | hmyit, and sour bamboo shoot is called မျှစ်ချဉ် | hmyit-chin2.)

  13. | tha1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the thirtieth character. (2) make something such as one's own car or hair presentable and good looking by polishing, grooming, etc.. Words sound like tha1:

    1. သားမက် | tha1-met - son-in-law.
    2. သူခိုး | tha1-kho3 - thief.
    3. သူငယ်ချင်း | tha1-ngeare2-jin3 - friend.
    4. သီချင်း | tha1-chin3 - song.
    5. သူဌေး | tha1-htay3 - rich man; the boss.
    6. သန်ဘက်ခါ | tha1-bet-kha2 - day after tomorrow.

သီချင်း meaning song or melody is spelled as thi2-chin3, but read as tha1-chin3.

Melody in Burmese

သီချင်း meaning song or melody in Burmese is spelled as "thi2-chin3" but read as "tha1-chin3". [ 24 seconds]

Posted by Naing Tinnyuntpu on Thursday, May 5, 2016
Rebecca Win (born 1986) | ရေဗက္ကာဝင်း | Yay2-bet-ka2 Win3 (Kachin-Myanmar Singer Model, left side) and ငယ်ငယ် | Ngeare2 Ngeare2 (right side)
  1. သာ | tha2 MP3 Audio File - (1) better; superior as in သူပိုသာတယ်။ | thu2 po2 tha2 deare2 - He's better. (2) pleasant; peaceful as in သာယာ | tha2 ya2. (3) moonshine as in လသာနေတယ်။ | la1 tha2 nay2 deare2 - The moon is shining.

  2. သာ | dtha2 MP3 Audio File or tha2 MP3 Audio File - 'just' as in သူ့ကိုသာပေးလိုက်။ | thu1 go2 dtha2 pay3 lite - Just give it to him.

  3. သား | tha3 MP3 Audio File - son; reference to younger male in place of "you" and "I".

  4. သား | dtha3 MP3 Audio File or tha3 MP3 Audio File - (1) suffix for wood or meat and poultry as in အမဲသား | a-meare3 dtha3 - beef, or ဝက်သား | wet-tha3 - pork. (2) weight measurement in ticals as in ၁၀သားဘယ်လောက်လဲ။ | ta1-hseare2 dtha3 beare2 lout leare3 - How much for 10 tha3 (0.036 lb or 0.016kg)? (3) belong to certain group as in မြန်မာပြည်သား | myan2-ma2 pyi2 dtha3 - Myanmar Citizen; တိုင်းရင်းသား | tine3 yin3 dtha3 - ethnic group. (4) belong to male classification as in ကျောင်းသား | kjoun3 dtha3 - male student as opposed to ကျောင်းသူ | kjoun3 thu2 - female student.

  5. သွား | thwa3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to go as in ဘယ်သွားမလဲ။ | beare2 thwa3 ma1 leare3 - Where are you going? (2) teeth; cog. (3) roughly equivalent to 'has' or 'have' as in သူသိသွားပြီ။ | thu2 thi1 thwa3 byi2 - He has found out; ကုန်သွားပြီ။ | kone2 thwa3 byi2 - We have run out of the item. (4) goner; doomed; lost as in သွားပါပြီ။ | thwa3 ba2 byi2 - We are doomed!; It's all gone; We lost everything!

  6. | THA1 ji3 MP3 Audio File - stand alone character equivalent to သ် + သ | tha1-thut plus tha1. E.g., ဝိပဿနာ | wi1-pup-tha2-na2 can be broken down as ဝိ ပသ် သ နာ - Vipassana meditation.
  7. | ha1 - MP3 Audio File (1) the thirty first character. (2) to open the mouth. (3) ajar the door or window. (4) part of male Burmese names as in သီဟ | thi2 ha1 - Thiha (lion).

  8. ဟာ | ha2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to feel empty as in ရင်ထဲမှာ ဟာသွားတာပဲ။ | yin2 hteare3 hma2 ha2 thwa3 ta2 beare3 - I was left with emptiness in my heart. (2) interjection "Gosh" as in ဟာ... တိုက်တော့မလို့ပဲ။ | ha2.. tite tau1 ma1 lo1 beare3 - Gosh... it almost got hit. (3) ending word equivalent to "of course, it has to be that way" as in ဝယ်နိုင်တာပေါ့၊ သူဌေးပဲဟာ။ | weare2 nine2 ta2 pau1... tha1-htay3 beare3 ha2 - Of course he can afford it, he's rich.

  9. ဟား | ha3 MP3 Audio File - to jeer; to ridicule.

  10. | la1 - MP3 Audio File the thirty second character ဠကြီး.

  11. | ah1 or shorter a- as in "America". - MP3 Audio File (1) the thirty third character. (2) dumb; stupid. (3) prefix in front of verbs and adjectives to form nouns as in သူ့အပြောပဲ။ | thu1 a-pyau3 beare3 - Those are his words. (That's what he said.) (4) negate the words with Pali roots as in အကုသိုလ် | ah1 ku1-dtho2 - misdeed; demerit.

    Words with ah1:

    1. အက | a-aka1 - dance.
    2. အကာအကွယ် | a-aka2-a-kweare2 - protection.
    3. အကုသိုလ် | ah1-ku1-dhto2 - wrongdoing; demerit; misdeed.
    4. အကူအညီ | a-ku2-a-nyi2 - assistance; help.
    5. အကဲခတ် | a-keare3-khut - observe the person or situation to determine the true nature and to form opinions.
    6. အကောက်ခွန် | a-kout-khoon2 - Customs department.
    7. အကင့်းပါး | a-kin3-pa3 - shrewd.
    8. အကောင်အထည်ဖော် | a-koun2-a-hteare2-pfau2 - implement.
    9. အကောင်းပဂတိ | a-koun3-ba1-ga1-di1 - in perfect working condition.
    10. အကန့်အသတ် | a-kun1-a-thut - put the limit; restrictions.
    11. အကုန်အကျ | a-kone2-a-kja1 - expenses.
    12. အကိုင်အတွယ် | a-kine2-a-tweare2 - handling; management.
    13. အကယ်၍ | a-keare2-yway1 - if.
    14. အကျိုး | a-kjo3 - (1)consequence. (2) advantage.
    15. အကျိုးကျေးဇူး | a-kjo3 kjay3-zu3 - benefit.
    16. အကျိုးဆောင် | a-kjo3 hsoun2 - service provider; agent; broker.
    17. အကျင့် | a-kjin1 - habit; trait; ethics. E.g., ဒီလူ အကျင့်မကောင်းဘူး။ | de2 lu2 a-kjin1 ma1 koun3 bu3 - This man has bad moral behaviors.
    18. အကျင့်စာရိတ္တ | a-kjin1 za1-rate-ta1 - moral behaviors.
    19. အကျဉ်း | a-kjin3 - summary; abstract.
    20. အကျဉ်းထောင် | a-kjin3-htoun2 - prison; jail.
    21. အကျဉ်းသား | a-kjin3-dtha3 - prisoner.
    22. အကျည်းတန် | a-kji3-tan2 - ugly (life, situation, etc..)
    23. အကျိတ် | a-kjate - gland; tumor.
    24. အကျပ်ကိုင် | a-kjut kine2 - coerce to do something under pressure.
    25. အကျပ်ရိုက် | a-kjut yite - to be in a difficult situation.
    26. အကျပ်အတည်း | a-kjut a-teare3 - difficult situation; crisis.
    27. အကျုံးဝင် | a-kjone3 win2 - inclusive of.
    28. အကျယ်ချဲ့ | a-kjeare2 cheare1 - elaborate; expand.
    29. အကျယ်ချုပ် | a-kjeare2 choat - house arrest.
    30. အကျယ်တဝင့် | a-kjeare2 ta1-win1 - (explain) in length.
    31. အကျယ်အဝန်း | a-kjeare2 a-wun3 - area.
    32. အကြားအမြင် | a-kjeare2 a-myin2 - clairvoyance; extra-sensory perception (ESP).
    33. အကြီး | a-kji3 - the bigger; the elder.
    34. အကြီးအကဲ | a-kji3 a-keare3 - leader; chief.
    35. အကြီးအကျယ် | a-kji3 a-kjeare2 - extensively; drastically. E.g., အကြီးအကျယ် ပြောင်းလဲသွားတယ်။ | a-kji3 a-kjeare2 pyoun3-leare3 thwa3 deare2 - There was a drastic change.
    36. အကြေးခွံ | a-kjay3 khoon2 - scales of fish and reptiles such as သင်းခွေချပ် | thin3-khway2-chut - pangolin (scaly anteater).
    37. အကြော | a-kjau3 - nerves; veins; grain of wood.
    38. အကြော် | a-kjau2 - fried snacks; fritter.
    39. အကြံ | a-kjan2 - idea; advice. Related words:

      1. အကြံဉာဏ် | a-kjan2-nyan2 - idea.
      2. အကြံပေးပုဂ္ဂိုလ် | a-kjan2-pay3 poat-ko2 - advisor.
      3. အကြံပြု | a-kjan2-pyu1 - suggest.
      4. အကြံရ | a-kjan2 yah1 - got an idea.
      5. အကြံသမား | a-kjan2 tha1-ma3 - schemer, usually in a wicked way.
      6. အကြံအိုက် | a-kjan2 ite - in a difficult situation.

    40. အကြင်လင်မယား | a-kjin2 lin2-ma1-ya3 - husband and wife.
    41. အကြောင်ရိုက် | a-kjoun2 yite - bluff and fool someone.
    42. အကြောင်း | a-kjoun3 - fact; reason; cause.
    43. အကြောင်းကြား | a-kjoun3 kja3 - inform; make a report.
    44. အကြောင်းပြန် | a-kjoun3 pyan2 - reply.
    45. အကြောင်းအရာ | a-kjoun3 a-ya2 - subject.
    46. အကြည်တော် | a-kji2-dau2 - term used by kings and head of states to address each others.
    47. အကြိတ်အနယ် | a-kjate a-neare2 - with all efforts (usually in team-sporting matches.)
    48. အကြမ်း | a-kjan3 - (1) rough; roughly; rough estimates. (2) green tea. Related words:

      1. အကြမ်းခံ | a-kjan3 khan2 - able to withstand rough handling; durable.
      2. အကြမ်းဖက်သမား | a-kjan3-pfet tha1-ma3 - terrorist.

    49. အကြိမ်းအမောင်း | a-kjain3 a-moun3 - scolding.
    50. အကွာအဝေး | a-kwa2 a-way3 - distance.
    51. အကွေ့အကောက် | a-kway1 a-kout - twists and turns.
    52. အကွဲအပြဲ | a-kweare3 a-pyeare3 - cuts and bruises.
    53. အကွက် | a-kwet - (1) square pattern. (2) plot of land. (3) opportunity.
    54. အကျွေးအမွေး | a-kjway3 a-mway3 - social gathering where food is served; party.
    55. အကျွန်ုပ်တို့ | a-kja1-note doh1 - [literary] we; our.
    56. အကျွမ်းတဝင် | a-kjoon3-ta1-win2 - intimately.
    57. အကျွမ်းဝင် | a-kjoon3-win2 - has intimate relation with.
    58. အကြွားအဝါ | a-kjwa3 a-wa2 - brag.
    59. အကြွေအမ်း | a-kjway2 un3 - return a smaller change. (See lesson 16.)
    60. အကြွေးဆပ် | a-kjway3 hsut - repay the debt.
    61. အကြွေးတင် | a-kjway3 tin2 - to be in debt.
    62. အကြွင်းမဲ့ | a-kjwin3 meare1 - entirely without remainder; unconditional and without reservation.
    63. အကြွင်းအကျန် | a-kjwin3 a-kjan2 - left-overs.
    64. အခကြေးငွေ | a-kha1-jay3 ngway2 - wages; fee.
    65. အခမဲ့ | a-kha1-meare1 - free of charges.
    66. အခရာ | a-kha1-ya2 - the most important point.
    67. အခါ | a-kha2 - time; moment. Related words:

      1. အခါခပ်သိမ်း | a-kha2 khut-thain3 - inclusive of all the times; always.
      2. အခါမလပ် | a-kha2 ma1-lut - not missing a single moment; always.
      3. အခါသမယ | a-kha2 tha1-ma1-ya1 - on this occasion.

    68. အခါး | a-kha3 - bitter taste.
    69. အခု | a-khu1 - (1) now; at this moment. (2) pad to support.
    70. အခုအခံ | a-khu1-a-khan2 - opposition.
    71. အခဲမကျေ | a-kheare3 ma1-kjay2 - having revenge in mind; unforgiving.
    72. အခေါ်အဝေါ် | a-khau2 a-wau2 - word usage; terms.
    73. အခံရခက် | a-khan2 yah1 khet - difficult to bear, usually to the verbal insult.
    74. အခိုးအငွေ့ | a-kho3 a-ngway1 - vapor; fume.
    75. အခက်အခဲ | a-khet a-kheare3 - difficulty.
    76. အခေါင်း | a-khoun3 - (1) hollow; (2) coffin.
    77. အခိုင် | a-khine2 - bunch of fruits; spray of flowers
    78. အခိုင်အခံ့ | a-khine2 a-khan1 - firmly.
    79. အခိုင်အလုံ | a-khine2 a-lone2 - irrefutable (evidence, etc..)
    80. အခန့်မသင့် | a-khan1 ma1-thin1 - ill-timed; inopportune moment.
    81. အခမ်းအနား | a-khan1 a-na3 - ceremony. Related word: အခမ်းအနားမှုး | a-khan1 a-na3 hmu3 - master of ceremonies.
    82. အခုံး | a-khone3 - convex surface.
    83. အချီးစကား | a-chi2 za1-ga3 - prologue
    84. အချောသပ် | a-chau3 thut - give a finishing touch.
    85. အချို | a-cho2 - sweet taste. Related words:

      1. အချိုတည်း | a-cho2 teare3 - have dessert.
      2. အချိုပွဲ | a-cho2 pweare3 - dessert.
      3. အချိုမှုန့် | a-cho2 hmone1 - monosodium glutamate (MSG).

    86. အချို့ | a-cho1 - [literary] some. colloquial equivalent of တချို့ | ta1-cho1.
    87. အချိုး | a-cho3 - proportion; ratio. Related word: အချိုးကျ | a-cho3 kja1 - well-proportioned. E.g., ကိုယ်လုံးကိုယ်ပေါက် အချိုးကျတယ်။ | ko2-lone3 ko2-bout a-cho3 kja1 deare2 - She has a good figure.
    88. အချက် | a-chet - point; center; signal. Related words:

      1. အချက်ကျ | a-chet kja1 - concise and to the point.
      2. အချက်ပြ | a-chet pya1 - to signal.
      3. အချက်အချာ | a-chet a-cha2 - central, strategic location or point.
      4. အချက်အလက်များ | a-chet a-let mya3 - facts; points; information.

    89. အချက်အပြုတ် | a-chet a-pyoat - culinary.
    90. အချင်း | a-chin3 - (1) placenta. (2) [Math] diameter. (3) song; poem. (4) each other. Related words:

      1. အချင်းချင်း | a-chin3 chin3 - each other in the same classification. E.g., လူအချင်းချင်း ကိုယ်ချင်းစာတရား ထားကြပါ။ | lu2 a-chin3 chin3 ko2-chin3-sa2 ta1-ya3 hta3 ja1 ba2 - Be considerate to other people (as if they were you.)
      2. အချင်းပွား | a-chin3 pwa3 - quarreling; arguing.

    91. အချောင် | a-choun2 - get something for free without paying or working hard for it.

      1. အချောင်ခို | a-choun2 kho2 - shirk responsibilities.
      2. အချောင်သမား | a-choun2 tha1-ma3 - opportunist.

    92. အချောင်း | a-choun3 - rod; rod-like.
    93. အချိုင့် | a-chine1 - depression on the surface.
    94. အချစ် | a-chit - (1) love. (2) beloved. Related word: အချစ်ဦး | a-chit u3 - first love.
    95. အချဉ် | a-chin2 - sour taste. Related words:

      1. အချဉ်တည် | a-chin2 teare2 - to pickle vegetables and fruits.
      2. အချဉ်ဓာတ် | a-chin2 dut - sourness.
      3. အချဉ်ပေါက် | a-chin2 pout - become sour and fermented.
      4. အချဉ်ဖေါက် | a-chin2 pfout - to ferment
      5. အချဉ်သိပ် | a-chin2 thate - make pickles by keeping vegetables and fruits in an enclosed container.

    96. အချည်းနှီး | a-chi3-hni3 - in vain.
    97. အချိတ်အဆက် | a-chate a-hset - (1) connection. (2) mutual understanding.
    98. အချိန် | a-chain2 - time. Related words:

      1. အချိန်ကိုက် | a-chain2 kite - (1) at the exact time. (2) synchronize or set the clock with the standard time.
      2. အချိန်ကုန် | a-chain2 kone2 - waste of time.
      3. အချိန်စာရင်း | a-chain2 sa1-yin3 or အချိန်ဇယား | a-chain2 za1-ya3 - timetable.
      4. အချိန်ဆွဲ | a-chain2 hsweare3 - prolong.
      5. အချိန်ဖြုန်း | a-chain2 pfyone3 - to waste time.
      6. အချိန်မတော် | a-chain2 ma1-tau2 - improper time, e.g., late at night.
      7. အချိန်မရွေး | a-chain2 ma1-yway3 - anytime.
      8. အချိန်မီ | a-chain2 hmi2 - in time.
      9. အချိန်မှန် | a-chain2 hman2 - punctual.
      10. အချိန်ရှိရင် | a-chain2 shi1 yin2 - if you have the time. E.g., အချိန်ရှိရင် လာခဲ့ပါ။ | a-chain2 shi1 yin2 la2 kheare1 ba2 - Please come if you have the time.
      11. အချိန်အရွယ်ရောက် | a-chain2 a-yweare2 yout - has reached the proper time of life (to get married, etc..)

    99. အချိန်းအချက် | a-chain3 a-chet - pre-arranged signal.
    100. အချုပ် | a-choat - (1) prison. (2) main point. (3) sewing. Examples:

      1. အချုပ်ခန်း | a-choat khan3 - prison cell while in police custody.
      2. အချုပ်ထောင် | a-choat htoun2 - prison; jail.
      3. အချုပ်အခြာအာဏာ | a-choat a-cha2 ah2-na2 - sovereignty.
      4. အချုပ်အနှောင် | a-choat a-hnoun2 - fetters; hinderance.
      5. အချုပ်အလုပ် | a-choat a-loat - tailoring.

    101. အခြေ | a-chay2 - (1) foundation. (2) situation. Examples:

      1. အခြေခံ | a-chay2-khan2 - basic.
      2. အခြေခံပညာ | a-chay2-khan2 pyin2-nya2 - basic education.
      3. အခြေချ | a-chay2 cha1 - settle down.
      4. အခြေမလှ | a-chay2 ma1 hla1 - unfavorable turn of events.
      5. အခြေအနေ | a-chay2 a-nay2 - situation.

    102. အခြောက် | a-chout - (1) [slang] - male transvestite. (2) to dry. Examples:

      1. အခြောက်ခံ | a-chout khan2 - to air-dry.
      2. အခြောက်လှန်း | a-chout hlun3 - to hang clothes, etc. in order to dry in the air or in the sun.

    103. အခွေ | a-khway2 - something that is coiled or rolled up and packed.
    104. အခွဲအစိတ် | a-khweare3 a-sate - surgery. Related word: ခွဲစိတ်ခန်း | khweare3-sate khan3 - surgical operations room.
    105. အခွံ | a-khoon2 - (1) outer covering of fruits or nuts. In English there are several words for it. E.g., shell, skin, peel, husk, rind, etc.. Related word: အခွံမာသီး | a-khoon2 ma2 thi3 - nut. (2) empty containers, cans, and bottles of processed food and drinks. E.g., ပုလင်းခွံတွေ ဝယ်တယ်၊ သတင်းစာဟောင်းတွေ ဝယ်တယ်၊ သံတိုသံစတွေ ဝယ်တယ်။ | pa1-lin3 khoon2 dway2 weare2 deare2... dtha1-din3-sa2 houn3 dway2 weare2 deare2... thun2-toh2 thun2-sa1 dway2 weare2 deare2 - buying empty bottles... buying old newspapers... buying scrapped metals. (for recycling.)

    106. အခွင့် | a-khwin1 - (1) permission. (2) opportunity. Related words:

      1. အခွင့်ကောင်းယူ | a-khwin1 koun3 yu2 - make good use of the opportunity.
      2. အခွင့်ထူးခံ | a-khwin1 htu3 khan2 - privileged person.
      3. အခွင့်အရေး | a-khwin1 a-yay3 - right of a member, citizen, etc..
      4. အခွင့်အရေးသမား | a-khwin1 a-yay3 tha1-ma3 - opportunist.

    107. အခွန် | a-khoon2 - tax; duty. Related words:

      1. အခွန်ကောက် | a-khoon2 kout - levy tax.
      2. အခွန်ငွေ | a-khoon2 ngway2 - tax revenue.
      3. အခွန်ဆောင် | a-khoon2 hsoun2 - pay tax.

    108. အချွဲအကျိ | a-chweare3 a-kji1 - slimy; slippery stuff.
    109. အချွန်အတက် | a-choon2 a-tet - pointed tip, for example, the Burmese architecture style with pointed structures on the roof of some buildings.
    110. အခြွေအရံ | a-chway2 a-yan2 - attendants; retinue.
    111. အဂတိ | ah1-ga1-di1 - favoritism; prejudice.
    112. အငိုက်မိ | a-ngite mi1 - taken by surprise.
    113. အငတ်ခံ | a-ngut khan2 - starve oneself, usually to show protest in hunger strike.
    114. အငုတ် | a-ngote - stump of a tree after it was cut and fell.
    115. အငန် | a-ngan2 - saltiness. Related word: အငန်ပေါ့ | a-ngan2-pau1 - not salty enough.
    116. အငမ်းမရ | a-ngan3 ma1 yah1 - unrestrained.
    117. အငုံ | a-ngone2 - flower bud.
    118. အငယ် | a-ngeare2 - younger; smaller. Related word: အငယ်အနှောင်း | a-ngeare2 a-hnoun3 - concubine.
    119. အငြိအစွန်း | a-nyi1 a-soon3 - entanglement.
    120. အငြိုးထား | a-hnyo3 hta3 - bear a grudge.
    121. အငြင်း | a-ngyin3 - argument. Related words:

      1. အငြင်းပွား | a-ngyin3 pwa3 - to argue.
      2. အငြင်းသန် | a-ngyin3 thun2 - quarrelsome.

    122. အငြိမ့် | a-nyain1 - night time song and dance stage show in festivals featuring at least a leading female dancer accompanied by comedians.
    123. အငြိမ်းစား | a-nyain3-za3 - retiree.
    124. အငွေ့ | a-ngway1 - vapor.
    125. အငှားယာဉ် | a-hnga3 yin2 - hired vehicle; taxi.
    126. အစ | a-sa1 - (1) beginning; origin. Related word: အစစအရာရာ | a-sa1-sa1 a-ya2-ya2 - everything. (2) fragment; piece. Related word: အစအန | a-sa1 a-na1 - trace; fragment.

    127. အစာ | a-sa2 - food. Related words:

      1. အစာကြေဆေး | a-sa2 kjay2 hsay3 - another word for လျက်ဆား | yet hsa3 - herbal and mineral salt mixture which aids in digestion.
      2. အစာခြေ | a-sa2 chay2 - digest the food.
      3. အစာရေစာ | a-sa2 yay2-za2 - food and water needed for sustenance of life.
      4. အစာအာဟာရ | a-sa2 a-ha2-ra1 - food and nourishment.

    128. အစား | a-sa3 - food as in အစားအစာ | a-sa3 a-sa2. Related words:

      1. အစားကြူး | a-sa3 kju3 - fond of eating.
      2. အစားစား | a-sa3-sa3 - different types as in အမျိုးမျိုးအစားစား | a-myo3-myo3 a-sa3-sa3.
      3. အစားထိုး | a-sa3 hto3 - substitute.
      4. အစားပေး | a-sa3 pay3 - compensate in place of something.
      5. အစားပုပ် | a-sa3 poke - overindulgent in eating.
      6. အစားမှား | a-sa3 hma3 - having eaten unsuitable food, one has stomach upset.
      7. အစားအသောက် | a-sa3 a-thout - food and drink.

    129. အစီရင်ခံ | a-si2-yin2 khan2 - submit a report; present the facts and explain.
    130. အစီအစဉ် | a-si2 a-sin2 - program; arrangement.
    131. အစီအလျဉ် | a-si2 a-hlyin2 - arrange in sequence or in order.
    132. အစု | a-su1 - group. Related words:

      1. အစုရှယ်ယာ | a-su1 sheare2-ya2 - stock share.
      2. အစုလိုက်အပြုံလိုက် | a-su1 lite a-pyone2 lite - in large quantity; massive amount.
      3. အစုအဝေး | a-su1 a-way3 - gathering of people; assembly.

    133. အစေအပါး | a-say2 a-pa3 - servant.
    134. အစေ့ | a-say1 or a-si1 - (1) seed; kernel of corn; grain; nut.
    135. အစေး | a-say3 or a-si3 - gum; resin.
    136. အစောကြီး | a-sau3-ji3 - too early. E.g., အစောကြီးမလာနဲ့။ | a-sau3-ji3 ma1 la2 neare1 - Don't come so early.
    137. အစိုးရ | a-so3-ya1 - government.
    138. အစက် | a-set - drop of liquid; spot; speck.
    139. အစင်း | a-sin3 - stripe.
    140. အစောင့် | a-soun1 - - security guard. Related word: အစောင့်အရှောက် | a-soun1 a-shout - guard.
    141. အစိုင်အခဲ | a-sine2 a-kheare3 - solid mass.
    142. အစစ် | a-sit (1) genuine as opposed to အတု | a-tu1 - fake; artificial. E.g., သားရေအစစ် | tha1-yay2 a-sit - genuine leather. (2) pure as opposed to adulterated. E.g., နွားနို့အစစ်ရမည်။ | nwa3-no1 a-sit yah1 myi2 - pure milk available.
    143. အစဉ် | a-sin2 - (1) according to the sequence as in အစဉ်အတိုင်း | a-sin2 a-tine3. (2) according to tradition as in မိရိုးဖလာ အစဉ်အလာ | mi1-yo3-pfa1-la2 a-sin2 a-la2. (3) always; eternal; forever as in အစဉ်ထာဝရ | a-sin2 hta2-wa1-ra1. (4) continuously as in အစဉ်မပြတ် | a-sin2 ma1-pyut.

    144. အစဉ်းသိ | a-sin3 thi1 - know the true nature about someone inside out and thoroughly.
    145. အစည်း | a-si3 - bundle. Related words:

      1. အစည်းအရုံး | a-si3 a-yone3 - political organization; party.
      2. အစည်းအဝေး | a-si3 a-way3 - meeting; conference.

    146. အနာဂတ် | a-na2-gut - [literary] the future.
    147. အနာဂါမ် | a-na2-gun2 - [Buddhism] the third stage of the path to Nibbana.
    148. အနိစ္စ | a-nate-sa1 - [Buddhism] impermanence.
    149. အနိစ္စရောက် | a-nate-sa1 yout - to pass away.
    150. အနတ္တ | a-na1-ta1 - [Buddhism] not-self; without inner core.
    151. အဝီစိငရဲ | a-wi2-zi1 nga1-yeare3 - [Buddhism] the eighth level of hell. (most suffering)
    152. အဝီစိတွင်း | a-wi2-zi1 twin3 - artesian well where water is pumped to the surface by vacuum pressure.
    153. အသုဘ | ah1-thu1-ba1 - funeral.
    154. အသူရကာယ် | a-thu2-ra1-keare2 - [Buddhism] beings from the one of the four lower realms.
    155. အသင်္ချေ | ah1-thin2-chay2 - countless number.

  12. အာ | ah2 - MP3 Audio File (1) caw of the crows. (2) to verbally pick up a fight. E.g., လာမအာနေနဲ့။ | la2 ma1 ah2 nay2 neare1 - Don't come here yelling at me.

  13. အား | ah3 - MP3 Audio File (1) strength; force; power. (2) to be free. E.g., မနက်ဖြန်အားလား။ | ma1-net-pfyan2 ah3 la3 - Are you free tomorrow? (3) 'to' in literary form as in သူ့အားမေးကြကုန်၏။ | thu1 ah3 may3 kja1 kone2 e1 - Questions were put forth to him.