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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. ကန် | kun2 - lake; kick MP3 Audio File
  2. ချမ်း | chan3 - feel cold MP3 Audio File
  3. ထမ်း | htan3 - carry on shoulder MP3 Audio File
  4. ပန်း | pan3 - flower MP3 Audio File
  5. ပြန် | pyan2 - return MP3 Audio File
  6. ဖမ်း | pfun3 - catch; arrest MP3 Audio File
  7. ဘဏ် | bun2 - bank MP3 Audio File
  8. မြန် | myan2 - fast MP3 Audio File
  9. ရန် | yan2 - hostility; danger MP3 Audio File
  10. လမ်း | lun3 - street; road MP3 Audio File

Lesson 42: Burmese words with vowel 'Un' or 'An'

The list of Burmese words with the vowel 'Un' or 'An' sounds are given below in Burmese alphabetical order in the same sequence as in Myanmar dictionary. Regardless of whether the word is romanized with 'un' or 'an', it should be pronounced with 'un' sound as in 'understanding'. Burmese language does not have 'an' sound as in "Danny".

Three common ways to spell words in this sound group are with the character or consonant modified character followed by either | thay3-thay3-tin2 on top of the character, or with န် | na1-thut, or မ် | ma1-thut at the right. A few words are spelled with ဏ် | na1-ji3-thut. Those words will be in the second tone.

To change into the first tone from the second tone, add | out-myit. To change into the third tone from the second tone, add | shay1-ga1-pout.

Un1 - Un2 - Un3 (or) An1 - An2 - An3 | အံ့ - အန် - အမ်း

MP3 Audio File

  1. ကံ | kun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) luck; fortune. E.g., ဒီလူ ကံကောင်းလိုက်တာ။ | de2 lu2 kun2-koun3 lite da2 - That man is so lucky. (2) [Pali] ကမ္မ | kun2-ma1 - Buddhist concept of 'Karma' where thoughts, actions, speech, and deeds result in consequences.

  2. ကံ့ | gun1 MP3 Audio File - as in ကံ့ကော်ပန်း | gun1-gau2 pan3 - white colored and sweet-scented flower from a type of hardwood tree.

  3. ကန် | kun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to kick. (2) lake. E.g., အင်းလေးကန် | In3-lay3 kun2 - Inle Lake.

  4. ကန့် | kun1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to object or oppose as in ကန့်ကွက် | kun1-kwet. (2) to set limitations as in ကန့်သတ် | kun1-thut. E.g., ကန့်သတ်ချက်များ | kun1-thut-chet mya3 - restrictions.

  5. ကန်း | kun3 MP3 Audio File - blind; visually impaired.

  6. ကမ်း | kun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) bank of the river; shore of lake or sea. (2) to make an offer for truce, negotiations, etc. as in ကမ်းလှမ်း | kun3-hlun3.

  7. ကျန် | kjan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) remainder. (2) left behind as in ကျန်ရစ်သူ | kjan2-yit-thu2 - person or persons, especially family members who are left behind. E.g., ကျန်ရစ်သူ မိသားစု | kjan2-yit-thu2 mi1-tha3-zu1 - bereaved family.

  8. ကျန်း | kjan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) tough. (2) healthy as in ကျန်းမာ | kjan3-ma2. (3) robust as in ကျန်းတန်း | kjan3-tan3.

  9. ကျမ်း | kjan3 MP3 Audio File - a book regarded as authoritative in its field; reference book; bible E.g., သမ္မာကျမ်းစာအုပ် | thun2-ma2 kjan3 sa2 oat - The Christian Bible.

  10. ကြံ | kjan2 MP3 Audio File - devise a plan in the mind. Related word: အကြံ | a-kjan2 - idea. E.g., အကြံရပြီ။ | a-kjan2 yah1 byi2 - I've got an idea!

  11. ကြံ | kjan2 MP3 Audio File - sugarcane. E.g., ကြံရည်ရမည်။ | kjan2-yay2 yah1 myi2 - sugarcane water is available.

  12. ကြံ့ | kjan1 MP3 Audio File - (1) hippo (hippopotamus); (2) tough and strong as in ကြံ့ခိုင် | kjan1-khine2 - ability to withstand weather and outside forces.

  13. ကြန့် | kjan1 MP3 Audio File as in ကြန့်ကြာ | kjan1-kja2 - delay.

  14. ကြမ်း | kjan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) floor. (2) unrefined. (3) poor workmanship; poor product quality characterized by lack of detailed styling.

  15. ကျွမ်း | kjwun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) intimate with; familiar with. (2) skilled in something as in ကျွမ်းကျင် | kjwun3-kjin2. (3) burned up as in လောင်ကျွမ်း | loun2 kjwun3. (Note: the same word can also be pronounced joon3 with different meaning. See joon3.)

  16. ခံ | khan2 - MP3 Audio File (1) to collect water, food, donation, etc. (1) to be in the receiving end of assault, punishment, consequences, scolding, abuse, etc.. Related word: ခံစစ် | khan2-zit - defensive (play) as opposed to တိုက်စစ် | tite-sit - offensive (play); attacking game.

  17. ခံ့ | khan1 - MP3 Audio File (1) grand; magnificent as in ထည်ဝါခံ့ညား | hteare2-wa2 khan1-nya3. (2) good-looking male who appears to be educated, intelligent, respectable, and good-natured.

  18. ခန့် | khan1 - MP3 Audio File (1) to appoint a job; to assign a duty. E.g., အလုပ်ခန့်စာ | a-loat khan1 sa2 - job appointment letter from the employer. (2) to estimate as in ခန့်မှန်း | khan1-hmun3. E.g., ခန့်မှန်းခြေ | khan1-hmun3-chay2- approximately; roughly. (3) to manage and assign duties as in စီမံခန့်ခွဲ | si2-mun2 khan1-khweare3

  19. ခန်း | khan3 - MP3 Audio File (1) evaporated. (2) room as in အခန်း | a-khan3. Related word: အိပ်ခန်း | ate-khan3 - bedroom.

  20. ခမ်း | khan3 - MP3 Audio File grand; impressively large; magnificent as in ထည်ဝါခမ်းနား | hteare2-wa2 khan3-na3. Related word: အခမ်းအနား | a-khan3 a-na3 - social function; ceremony. E.g., မင်္ဂလာအခမ်းအနားမှုး | min2-gla2 a-khan3 a-na3 hmu3 - Master of Wedding Ceremonies.

  21. ချမ်း | chan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) feeling cold (chilly); (2) peaceful as in ချမ်းမြေ့သာယာ | chan3-myay1 tha2-ya2. (3) rich; wealthy as in ချမ်းသာ | chan3-tha2. (4) show compassion; have mercy as in ချမ်းသာပေး | chan3-tha2 pay3. E.g., ချမ်းသာပေးပါ။ | chan3-tha2 pay3 ba2 - Have mercy on us! Related word: လွတ်ငြိမ်းချမ်းသာခွင့် | loot-nyain3-chan3-tha2 khwin1 - clemency.

  22. ခြံ | chan2 MP3 Audio File - fence; garden; farm.

  23. ဂန်ဒူး | GUN2-du3 MP3 Audio File - gay; male transvestite.
  24. ငံ | ngan2 MP3 Audio File - salty fish or squid sauce as in ငံပြာရည် | ngan3-pya2-yay2 - fish sauce. (Thai: numbplah + Burmese: yay2 meaning liquid.)

  25. ငန် | ngan2 MP3 Audio File - salty. E.g., အငန်ပေါ့ရင် ဆားထပ်ထည့်ပါ။ | a-ngan2 pau1 yin2 hsa3 htut hteare1 ba2 - If the taste is too bland and not salty enough, put some more salt.

  26. ငန်း | ngan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) goose. (2) a type of snake with alternating yellow and black stripes as in ငန်းတော်ကျား | ngan3-dau2-ja3. Another dangerous type that attacks humans is called ငန်းမြွေ | ngan3-mway2. (3) workload after distributed in respective areas. Related word: လုပ်ငန်း | loat ngan3 - business; type of industry. E.g., ခရီးသွားလုပ်ငန်း | kha1-yi3-thwa3 loat-ngan3 - Travel Agency (business in travel-related industry).

  27. ငြမ်း | nyan3 MP3 Audio File - scaffold. Related word: မှီငြမ်းကိုးကား | hmi2 nyan3 ko3 ka3 - make reference.

  28. စံ | sun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) standard measurement, time, or quality, Related words:

    1. စံချိန်စံညွှန်း | sun2-chain2 sun2-hnyoon3 - industry or international quality standard. Complete sentence: စံချိန်စံညွှန်း မမီသေးဘူး။ | sun2-chain2 sun2-hnyoon3 ma1-hmi2 thay3 bu3 - It's still not up to the industry standard.
    2. စံတော်ချိန် | sun2-dau2-chain2 - standard time. Complete sentence: မြန်မာစံတော်ချိန် ၈ နာရီခွဲ ရှိပါပြီ။ | myan2-ma2 sun2-dau2-chain2 shit na2-yi2 khweare3 shi1 ba2 byi2 - It's 8:30 Myanmar Standard Time.

    (2) attainment of the best performance as in စံချိန် | sun2-chain2. Complete sentence: ကမ္ဘာ့စံချိန်ကျိုးသွားတယ်။ | ka1-ba1 sun2-chain2 kjo3 thwa3 deare2 - broke the World's record. (3) [sarcastic] to describe the bad behavior, laziness, etc. of a person as the best performance in a negative sense. စံပဲ။ | sun2 beare3 - This must be the World record for laziness, stupidness, incompetence, etc..

  29. စန် | sun2 MP3 Audio File - No meaning by itself. Other usage: စန္ဒာ | sun2-da2 - poetic word for the moon; female Burmese name.

  30. စန့် | sun1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to straighten out by stretching. Examples:

    1. အညောင်းစန့် | a-nyoun3 sun1 - to stretch muscles and do light exercises. Complete sentence: အညောင်းစန့် လိုက်ဦးမယ်။ | a-nyoun3 sun1 lite ome3 meare2 - I am going to stretch muscles.
    2. ဆွဲစန့်လိုက်။ | hsweare3 sun1 lite - pull and stretch it out.

    (2) [slang] to die. E.g., စန့်သွားပြီ။ | sun1 thwa3 byi2 - He's dead.

  31. စန်း | sun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) [astrology] moon, also refer to as တနင်္လာဂြိုဟ် | ta1-nin2-la2-jo2. (2) popular and loved by people. (3) part of some Burmese names.

  32. စန္ဒရား | SUN3-da1-ya3 MP3 Audio File - piano.

  33. စမ်း | sun3 - MP3 Audio File (1) natural hot spring water from underground as in စမ်းရေ | sun3 yay2. Related words:

    1. စမ်းစလုတ် | sun3 za1-loat - natural hot spring water pool.
    2. စမ်းချောင်းလမ်း | sun3 chaun3 lun3 - Sanchaung Street.

    (2) to test it out; a trail run; to experiment. E.g., စမ်းကြည့်ပါလား။ | sun3 kji1 ba2 la3 - Why don't you test it out and see what happens. Related word: စမ်းတဝါးဝါး | sun3 ta1 wa3 wa3 - undertaking under uncertain conditions.

  34. ဆံ | hsun2 MP3 Audio File - mix; mingle; fraternize as in ပေါင်းသင်းဆက်ဆံရေး | poun3-thin3-hset-hsun2-yay3 - social relations. Complete sentence: ပေါင်းသင်းဆက်ဆံရေး မကောင်းဘူး။ | poun3-thin3-hset-hsun2-yay3 ma1 koun3 bu3 - poor social and communication skills. (2) hair on the head as in ဆံပင် | za1-bin2.

  35. ဆန် | hsun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) uncooked rice. (Note: Use ထမင်း | hta1-min3 - "cooked rice" in phrases like "Have you eaten (rice)?", and "I need to cook rice.") (2) to resemble; behave like. E.g., ကလေးဆန်တယ်။ | kha1-lay3 hsun2 deare2 - Childish. (child + behave like). (3) against the current. E.g., ရေစုန် ရေဆန် | yay2-sone2 yay2-hsun2 - downstream and upstream.

  36. ဆန္ဒ | HSUN2-da1 MP3 Audio File - 'wish', which is part of the word မဲဆန္ဒ | meare3 hsun2-da1 - 'vote' in general elections.

  37. ဆန့် | hsun1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to oppose as in ဆန့်ကျင် | hsun1 kjin2. E.g., ဆန့်ကျင်ဘက် | hsun1 kjin2 bet - opposite. (2) epileptic seizure, or painful death with seizure as in ဆန့်ငင်ဆန့်ငင် | hsun1-ngin2 hsun1-ngin2.

  38. ဆန်း | hsun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) renewal of the cycle as in လဆန်း | lah1 hsun3 - beginning of the month. (2) unusual; strange; something new and refreshing. Examples:

    1. ဒီအိမ်ပုံလေးက ဆန်းတယ်။ | de2 ain2 pone2 lay3 gah1 hsun3 deare2 - The shape of this house is unlike any other we have seen before.
    2. ထူးဆန်းတယ်။ | htu3 hsun3 deare2 - So strange!

  39. ဇန် | zun2 MP3 Audio File - [English] January as in ဇန်နဝါရီ | zun2-na1-wa2-yi2.

  40. ဈာန် | zun2 MP3 Audio File - metal absorption during meditation. E.g., ဈာန်ဝင်နေတယ်။ | zun2 win2 nay2 deare2 - (Someone) is in the state of deep mental concentration.

  41. ဉာဏ် | nyan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) intelligence; knowledge and insight attained during Vipassana meditation. E.g., ဒီကောင် ဉာဏ်မရှိဘူး။ | de2 koun2 nyan2 ma1 shi1 bu3 - This fellow is dumb. (intelligence + lacking.) Related words:

    1. ဉာဏ်ပူဇော်ခ | nyan2 pu2-zau2 kha1 - consultation fee.
    2. ဉာဏ်နီဉာဏ်နက် | nyan2-ni2-nyan2-net - wicked, cunning, and deceptive mind.

    (2) part of some male Burmese names.

  42. ညံ | nyan2 MP3 Audio File - noisy as in ဆူညံ | hsu2 nyan2.

  43. ညံ့ | nyan1 MP3 Audio File - inferior; weak performance. E.g., ညံ့တယ်။ | nyan1 deare2 - Lousy!

  44. တံ | tan2 MP3 Audio File - rod or shaped like a rod. Related words:

    (1) တံချူ | da1-ju2 - pole to twist off fruits and flowers. (2) တံကောက်ကွေး | da1-gout-kway3 - back part of the knee joint. (3) တံစို့ | da1-zo1 - skewer to make roast and barbecue. (4) တံစဉ် | da1-zin2 - sickle. (5) တံစဉ်း | da1-zin3 - file, a hand tool for smoothing wood or metal. (6) တံတောင်ဆစ် | ta1-doun2-zit - elbow joint. (7) တံမြက်စည်း | da1-byet-si3 - broom. Other usages:

    1. တံခါး | da1-ga3 - door.
    2. တံဆိပ် | da1-zate - medal; stamp; seal; badge.
    3. တံငါ | ta1-nga2 - fisherman.
    4. တံတား | ta1-da3 - bridge.
    5. တံတွေး | za1-dway3 - saliva; spittle.

  45. တန် | tan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) worth; value as in တန်ဖိုး | tan2-pfo3. E.g., ဒီအိမ် ဘယ်လောက်တန်လဲ။ | de2 ain2 beare2-lout tan2 leare3 - How much is this house worth? (2) deserving as in ထိုက်တန် | htite-tan2. E.g., နောက်ဆုံးကြတော့ ဘဝမှာ ထိုက်ထိုက်တန်တန် ဖြစ်လာတာပဲ။ | nout-hsone3 kja1 tau1, ba1-wa1 hma2 htite-htite-tan2-tan2 pfyit la2 ta2 beare3 - In the end, you get exactly what you deserve in life.

  46. တန်း | tan3 MP3 Audio File or dun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) straight; direct. E.g., ဒီဘတ်စကားက မြို့ထဲကို တန်းရောက်တယ်။ | de2 but-sa1-ka3 ka1 myo1-hteare3 go2 tan3 yout deare2 - This bus goes straight to downtown. (2) something that is stretched out straight or arranged in a straight line as in အဝတ်ကြိုးတန်း | a-woot kjo3-dun3 - clothesline. E.g., ကြိုးတန်းပေါ်မှာ အဝတ်လှန်း။ | kjo3-dun3 pau2 hma2 a-woot hlan3 - Hang your clothes on the clothesline. Related word: တန်းလျား | tan3-lya3 - rectangular shaped building or group of buildings used as workers' quarters or military barracks. (3) standard; classification as in အဆင့်အတန်း | a-hsin1 a-tan3. E.g., လူနေမှု အဆင့်အတန်း | lu2-nay2-hmu1 a-hsin1 a-tan3 - living standard. Related word: တန်းတူ | dan3-du2 - in the same or similar class. (4) to line up; to queue up as in တန်းစီ | tan3 si2. E.g., ဟိုမှာတန်းသွားစီ။ | ho2-hma2 tan3 thwa3 si2 - line up over there. (5) something dragged along or hanging down; in the middle of doing something as in တန်းလန်း | tan3 lun3. (6) grade 1 from primary school to grade 10 in high school. E.g., ကျွန်တော် ၁၀တန်း အောင်သွားပြီ။ | kja1-nau2 hseare2-dun3 oun2 thwa3 byi2 - [spoken by male] I passed the 10th grade.

  47. တမ်း | tan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) record as in မှတ်တမ်း | hmat-tan3. (2) long for; yearning as in တမ်းတ | tan3-ta1.

  48. ထန် | htan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) powerful; forceful as in ပြင်းထန် | pyin3-htan2. E.g., ပြင်းထန်သော လေမုန်တိုင်း | pyin3-htan2 dthau3 lay2-mone2-dine3 - Powerful storm. (2) tough and rough in speech and manner as in ခက်ထန်မာကျော | khet htan2 ma2-kjau3.

  49. ထန်း | htan3 - MP3 Audio File toddy-palm as in ထန်းပင် | htan3-pin2 - toddy-palm tree.

  50. ထမ်း | htan3 MP3 Audio File - (1) carry on the shoulder. E.g., ဦးလေး၊ ဘာထမ်းလာလဲ။ | u3-lay3 ba2 htan3 la2 leare3 - What are you carrying on your shoulder, Uncle? Related word: ဝန်ထမ်း | woon2-dun3 - employee.

  51. ဒံ | dun2 MP3 Audio File as in ဒံပေါက်ထမင်း | dun2-bout hta1-min3 - Biryani rice.

  52. ဒဏ် | dun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) punishment ranging from fine to jail term. Examples:

    1. ဒဏ်ငွေ ၅ထောင် | dun2-ngway2 nga3 htoun2 - five thousand kyat in fine.
    2. ထောင်ဒဏ် ၄နှစ် | htoun2-dun2 lay3 hnit - four years in jail.

    (2) wound; injury as in ဒဏ်ရာ | dun2-ya2.

  53. ဒဏ္ဍာရီ | DUN2-da2 yi2 MP3 Audio File - fable.

  54. ဒန့် | dun1 MP3 Audio File as in ဒန့်သလွန်သီး | dun1-tha1-loon2 thi3 - drum-stick. (vegetable longer than lady's fingers with hard outer skin.)

  55. ဒန် | dun2 MP3 Audio File - aluminum.
  56. ဒန်း | dun3 MP3 Audio File - a set of swings.

  57. ဒါန်း | dun3 MP3 Audio File - words of historical significance and remembrance handed down from generation to generation as in ဥဒါန်း | u1-dun3.

  58. နံ | nun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) bad, offensive smell. e.g., နံစော်နေတာပဲ။ | nun2-sau2 nay2 ta2 beare3 - (Something or someone) stinks. (2) astrological sign under which a person is born. (3) ribs as in နံရိုး | nun2-yo3. Other usages:

    1. နံကထိုင် | nun2-ka1-htine2 - sweet pastry made from flour, better, and sugar.
    2. နံနက် | nun2-net - morning [literary].
    3. နံပါတ် | nun2-but - number.
    4. နံပြား | nun2-bya3 - breakfast item made of dough and shaped like a pancake.

  59. နန် | nun2 MP3 Audio File - female Burmese name as in နန္ဒာ | nun2-da2 - Nanda.

  60. နန့် | nun1 MP3 Audio File - (1) to wag the tail as in အမြီးနန့် | amyi3-nun1. (2) wiggle or jiggle the knee as in ဒူးနန့် | du3-nun1. (3) flirt (by female).

  61. နန်း | nun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) root word for royalty. E.g., နန်းတော် | nun3-dau2 - Royal Palace. (2) thread of gold or thread-like object. E.g., နန်းကြီး | nun3-ji3 - thick noodle. (3) part of some female Myanmar ethnic (Shan) names as in နန်းခင်ဇေယျာ | nun3 khin2 zay2 ya2 - Nang Khin Zay Yar (or) Nan Khin Zayar - Miss Myanmar 2012. (See left coumn.)

  62. နမ်း | nun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to smell; caress with the nose and inhale to show affection. (Note: not exactly "kiss" with the mouth as in the western culture, but "kiss" is translated as နမ်းရှုပ် | nun3 shoat, and the phrase မွှေးမွှေးပေး | hmway3-hmway3 pay3 is used for a light smack on the cheek.)

  63. နှံ | hnun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) grasshopper as in နှံကောင် | hnun2 koun2. (2) ear or spike of grain as in အနှံ | a-hnun2. Related word: အသီးအနှံ | a-thi3 a-hnun2 - fruits and crops. (3) entrust someone to keep something as in အပ်နှံ | ut-hnun2.

  64. နှမ်း | hnun3 MP3 Audio File - sesame. Related words:

    1. နှမ်းဆီ | hnun3 hsi2 - sesame oil.
    2. နှမ်းထောင်း | hnun3 htoun3. roasted sesame powder.
    3. နှမ်းပျစ် | hnun3 byit - sesame brittle.

  65. ပန် | pan2 MP3 Audio File - to wear a flower on the head as in ပန်းပန်ထားတဲ့ အမျိုးသမီး | pan3 pan2 hta3 teare1 a-myo3-tha1-mi3 - The lady with the flower on the head. (2) to make a polite request as in ပန်ကြား | pan2-kja3. The phrase ပန်ကြားအပ်ပါတယ်။ | pan2-kja3 ut ba2 deare2 is the same as မေတ္တာရပ်ခံအပ်ပါတယ်။ | myit-ta2 yut-khan2 ut ba2 deare2.

  66. ပန်း | pan3 MP3 Audio File - flower. Related words:

    1. ပန်းကုန်း | pan3 gome3 - garland.
    2. ပန်းခြံ | pan3 chan2 - public park with flower garden.
    3. ပန်းခွေ | pan3 khway2 - wreath.
    4. ပန်းဂေါ်ဖီ | pan3 gau2-be2 - cauliflower.
    5. ပန်းတိုင် | pan3 dine2 - finish line in the race.
    6. ပန်းသေ | pan3 thay2 - become impotent.

    Other usages:

    1. ပန်းသေး | pan3 thay3 - Chinese muslim.
    2. ပန်းသေးခေါက်ဆွဲ | pan3 thay3 khout-hsweare3 - Chinese muslim style spicy fried noodle. ( Mee Goreng in Malaysia and Singapore.)
    3. ပန်းကန် | ba1-gun2 - dinner plate.

  67. ပန်း | pan3 MP3 Audio File - exhausting; tiring as in မောပန်း | mau3 pan3. E.g., ခရီးပန်းလာခဲ့တယ်။ | kha1-yi3 pan3 la3 kheare1 deare2 - We had gone through the tiring journey.

  68. ပန်း | pan3 MP3 Audio File - fluid to gush out; E.g., အရည်ပန်းထွက်လာတယ်။ | a-yay2 pan3 htwet la2 deare2. The liquid has gushed out.

  69. ပန်း | pan3 MP3 Audio File - The ten Burmese traditional arts and crafts:

    1. ပန်းချီ | ba1-ji2 - painting.
    2. ပန်းပု | ba1-bu1 - sculpturing by curving wood or ivory.
    3. ပန်းပဲ | ba1-beare3 - blacksmith.
    4. ပန်းထိန် | ba1-dain2 - goldsmith; silversmith.
    5. ပန်းပွတ် | ba1-boot - making pots by turning.
    6. ပန်းယွန်း | pa1-yoon3 - making lacquerware.
    7. ပန်းရန် | pa1-yan2 - masonry.
    8. ပန်းတဉ်း | ba1-din3 - casting bronze.
    9. ပန်းတော့ | ba1-dau1 - decorative work with stucco.
    10. ပန်းရွဲ | pa1-yweare3 - art of lapidary with precious stones.

  70. ပျံ | pyan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to fly. (2) passing away of Buddhist monks.

  71. ပျံ့ | pyan1 MP3 Audio File - to diffuse such as the scent of the flower.

  72. ပျမ်း | pyan3 MP3 Audio File - to distribute. Related word: ပျမ်းမျှ | pyan3 hmya1 - on the average.

  73. ပြန် | pyan2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to return. E.g., သူပြန်လာပြီ။ | thu2 pyan2 la2 byi2 - He has returned. (2) to translate as in ဘာသာပြန် | ba2-tha2 pyan2. (3) to reply as in စာပြန် | sa2 pyan2. (4) to reflect light as in အလင်းပြန် | a-lin3 pyan2. (5) to repeat doing something as in လုပ်ပြန်ပြီ။ | loat pyan2 byi2 - Not again!

  74. ပြန့် | pyan1 MP3 Audio File - (1) flat and even as in မြေပြန့် | myay2 byan1 - flat land; the plains. (2) spread of news and diseases.

  75. ဖန် | pfun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) slightly bitter and sour taste. (2) glass as in ဖန်ခွက် | pfun2 khwet. (3) to create as in ဖန်တီး | pfun2-ti3 - creation by human, and ဖန်ဆင်း | pfun2-zin3 - creation by supernatural power.

  76. ဖန့် | pfun1 MP3 Audio File - tinged; pale and subdued color. E.g., စိန်းဖန့်ဖန့် | sain3 pfun1-pfun1 - a tinge of green.

  77. ဖမ်း | pfun3 MP3 Audio File - catch a person; arrest a person; seize illegal goods. (Note: cannot be used in other sense like "catch a cold".) အဖမ်းခံရတယ်။ | a-pfun3 khan2 yah1 deare2 - (The person in the conversation) was arrested.

  78. ဖျံ | pfyan2 MP3 Audio File - otter.

  79. ဖျန် | pfyan2 MP3 Audio File - mediate for reconciliation as in ဖျန်ဖြေ | pfyan2 pfyay2.

  80. ဖျန်း | pfyan3 MP3 Audio File - to sprinkle water or to spray compressed liquid as in ခြင်ဆေးဖျန်း | chin2-hsay3 pfyan3 - spray mosquito repellent.

  81. ဖြန့် | pfyan1 MP3 Audio File - to spread or spread out wings, table cloth, news, etc.. (2) to distribute goods and publications as in ဖြန့်ချိ | pfyan1 chi1.

  82. ဗန်း | bun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) tray. (2) slang as in ဗန်းစကား | bun3 za1-ga3.

  83. ဘဏ် | bun2 MP3 Audio File - bank; the banking institution. related word: ဘဏ္ဍာရေးနှစ် | bun2-da2-yay3 hnit - fiscal year.

  84. ဘန်း | bun3 MP3 Audio File - [English] bun as in ဘန်းမုန့် | bun3 mone1 - sweet small bun.

  85. မံ | mun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to coat over with sticky material. Related word: စီမံ | si2-mun2 - to organize.

  86. မန် | mun2 MP3 Audio File - flower on vine as in the Burmese proverb: သစ်သီးဝလံ ပန်းနှင့်မန် | thit-thi3 wa1-lun2, pan3 hnin1 mun2. Other usages:

    1. မန်ဒါလီ | mun2-da2-li2 - a type of duck which is like a cross between a duck and a goose; muscovy duck.
    2. မန်နေဂျာ | mun2-nay2-ja2 - [English] manager.

  87. မန်း | mun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) mantra to ward off evil spirits and misfortunes. (2) inflammation. (3) title "Mr" in front of ethnic Pwo Kayin names. (4) relating to the city of မန္တလေး | mun3-da1-lay3 - Mandalay.

  88. မဏ္ဍပ် | MUN3-dut MP3 Audio File A pavilion; temporary housing and stage used during celebrations such as in Burmese Water Festival shown in the video clip below.

Pavilion

What is a မဏ္ဍပ် | MUN3-dut? A pavilion; temporary housing and stage used during celebrations such as in Burmese Water Festival shown in the video clip below. [29 second]

Posted by Naing Tinnyuntpu on Sunday, May 8, 2016
Eint Chit | အိမ့်ချစ်
  1. မာန် | mun2 MP3 Audio File - pride as in မာန်မာန | mun2 ma2-na1.

  2. မြန် | myan2 MP3 Audio File - fast. E.g., မြန်မြန်လုပ် | myan2-myan2 loat - Do it fast! Related word: မြန်မာပြည် | myan2-ma2 pyi2 - Myanmar (The land of the fast and the strong.)

  3. မြန်း | myan3 MP3 Audio File - [infrequent usage] to engage; to go. Related word: စုံစမ်းမေးမြန်း | sone2-zun3 may3-myan3 - to make inquires.

  4. မှန် | hmun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) mirror. (2) correct; true; reflection of true picture. E.g., အချိန်မှန် | a-chain2 hmun2 - correct time; on time; as scheduled. Complete sentence: ရထား အချိန်မှန်တယ်။ | yet-hta3 a-chain2 hmun2 deare2 - The train arrives on time. Related words:

    1. မှန်တင်ခုံ | hmun2-tin2-gome2 - dresser with drawers.
    2. မှန်ပြောင်း | hmun2-byoun3 - binoculars.
    3. မှန်ဘီလူး | hmun2-ba1-lu3 - magnifying glass.

  5. မှန်း | hmun3 MP3 Audio File - estimation; guesswork. Related words:

    1. ခန့်မှန်းခြေ | khan1-hmun3-chay2 - approximately; roughly.
    2. မှန်းခြေကိုက် | hmun3-chay2 kite - meet the expectations. (Note: This word is used in business with regard to profits.)

  6. ယန္တရား | YAN3-da1-ya3 MP3 Audio File - mechanism.

  7. ယွမ် | ywan2 MP3 Audio File - Chinese currency Yuan.

  8. ရံ | yan2 MP3 Audio File - to surround. Related word: ကိုယ်ရံတော် | ko2-yan2-dau2 - bodyguard.

  9. ရန် | yan2 MP3 Audio File - danger; hostilities; quarrel. Related words:

    1. ရန်ငြိုးထား | yan2-hnyo3 hta3 - to harbor a grudge.
    2. ရန်စ | yan2-sa1 - to provoke a fight.
    3. ရန်တိုက် | yan2-tite - to instigate with the intent of creating fights among others.
    4. ရန်တွေ့ | yan2-tway1 - provoke and start a quarrel where the other party has not responded yet.
    5. ရန်ဖြစ် | yan2-pfyit - fight; quarrel. E.g., နှစ်ယောက် ရန်ဖြစ်နေကြတယ်။ | hna1-yout yan2-pfyit nay2 ja1 deare2 - Those two are quarrelling and fighting.
    6. ရန်သူ | yan2-thu2 - enemy.
    7. ရန်သူမျိုးငါးပါး | yan2-thu2 myo3 nga3 ba3 - The five enemies that Burmese Buddhist people wish and pray to avoid, namely: flood, fire, tyrant, thief, and unpleasant people | ရေ၊ မီး၊ မင်း၊ ခိုးသူ၊ မချစ်မနှစ်သက်သောသူ | yay2, mi3, min3, kho3-thu2, ma1-chit ma1-hnit-thet-dthau3 thu2.
    8. ရန်ကုန် | yan2-gome2 - Yangon - end of strife.

  10. ရန် | yan2 MP3 Audio File - [literary] reference to the future where an action is needed in order for something to happen. Examples:
    1. ဆရာဝန်ဖြစ်ရန် ကြိုးစားနေသည်။ | hsa1-ya2-woon2 pfyit yan2 kjo3-za3 nay2 dthi2 - (He is) trying to become a doctor.
    2. သူ့အားမေးရန်လိုသည်။ | thu1 ah3 may3 yan2 lo2 dthi2 - (You) need to ask him.

  11. ရန် | yan2 MP3 Audio File - measure word for a pair of slippers, shoes, etc.. E.g., ဖိနပ်တစ်ရန် | pfa1-nut ta1-yan2 - a pair of sandals.

  12. ရမ် | ran2 MP3 Audio File - [English] - Rum (liquor).

  13. ရမ်း | yan3 MP3 Audio File - reckless and without consideration for others; thoughtlessness; without thinking over. Examples:

    1. ဒီကောင်ရမ်းတယ်။ | de2 koun2 yan3 deare2 - This guy is reckless.
    2. အရမ်း အရမ်း မလုပ်နဲ့။ | a-yan3 a-yan3 ma1 loat neare1 - Don't do it mindlessly. Think it over first.

  14. ရှမ် | shan2 MP3 Audio File - no meaning in itself. Other usages: ရှမ်ပိန် | shan2-pain2 - [French] Champagne.

  15. ရှမ်း | shan3 MP3 Audio File - ethnic Shan people of eastern Myanmar highland region.

  16. လံ | lun2 MP3 Audio File - [archaic] two yards in length. Other usages: လံဗား | lun2-ba3 - [Hindi] tall man.

  17. လန် | lun2 - MP3 Audio File turned up or upside down as in ပက်လက် လန်သွားတယ်။ | pet-let lun2 thwa3 deare2 - fall on one's back.

  18. လန့် | lun1 - MP3 Audio File startled; be afraid. E.g., ကြောက်လန့်နေကြတယ်။ | kjout-lun1 nay2 ja1 deare2 - They are scared.

  19. လန်း | lun3 MP3 Audio File - fresh, radiant. E.g., စိတ်ထဲမှာ လန်းဆန်းသွားတယ်။ | sate hteare3 hma2 lun3-hsun3 thwa3 deare2 - It was a refreshing experience.

  20. လမ်း | lun3 - MP3 Audio File street; road. E.g., ကမ္ဘာအေးဘုရားလမ်း | ka1-ba2-ay3 pfa1-ya3 lun3 - Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. Related words:

    1. လမ်းကြား | lun3 ja3 - alley.
    2. လမ်းခုလတ် | lun3 khu1 lut - mid-way; on the way.
    3. လမ်းဆုံ | lun3 zone2 - junction.
    4. လမ်းဆုံး | lun3 hsone3 - terminal station.
    5. လမ်းညွှန် | lun3 hnyoon2 - guide as in ဧည့်လမ်းညွှန် | eare1 lun3 hnyoon2 - tourist guide.
    6. လမ်းပြ | lun3 pya1 - give direction.
    7. လမ်းမ | lun3 ma1 - main road.
    8. လမ်းမကြီး | lun3 ma1 ji3 - highway.
    9. လမ်းသရဲ | lun3 tha1-yeare3 - hooligan.
    10. လမ်းသွယ် | lun3 thweare2 - branch road.

  21. လှံ | hlun2 MP3 Audio File - spear; lance. Related words; (1) လှံစွပ် | hlun2-zoot - bayonet. (2) လှံတံပစ် | hlun2-tan2 pyit - javelin throw.

  22. လှန် | hlun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) to lift up the clothing and expose the body such as ပုဆိုးလှန် | pa1-hso3 hlun2 - to lift up male sarong, or ထဘီလှန် | hta1-main2 hlun2 - to lift up the female sarong. (2) to turn over. Examples:

    1. ပက်လက်လှန် | pet let hlun2 - turn the body and lie on one's back in reclining position.
    2. စာရွက်လှန် | sa2-ywet hlun2 - turn the pages.

  23. လှန့် | hlun1 MP3 Audio File - to scare or frighten someone as in ခြောက်လှန့် | chout-hlun1. E.g., ကြောက်အောင် ခြောက်လှန့်ပေးလိုက်။ | kjout oun2 chout-hlun1 pay3 lite - Give (him) a scare so that (he) is frightened. (The words 'him' and 'he' are implicitly implied.)

  24. လှန်း | hlun3 MP3 Audio File - to dry things like clothes in the sun or in the air by hanging down or laying flat. E.g., အဝတ်လှန်း | a-woot-hlun3 - let the clothes dry by hanging on the clothesline.

  25. လှမ်း | hlun3 MP3 Audio File - step; pace. E.g., ခြေတစ်လှမ်း | chay2 ta1 hlun3 - one foot step. (2) hand something to someone. E.g., ရော့၊ ဒါလှမ်းပေးလိုက်။ | yau1, da2 hlun3 pay3 lite - Here, take this and give it to him (by reaching out the hand.) (3) be in the distance where one can call out to someone by shouting. E.g., လိုတာရှိရင် လှမ်းခေါ်လိုက်။ | lo2 da2 shi1 yin2 hlun3 khau2 lite - Call me if you need anything.

  26. လျှံ | shun2 MP3 Audio File - overflow from the glass, tank, container, river, etc.. ရေလျှံနေပြီ။ | yay2 shun2 nay2 byi2 - Water is overflowing. (for example, when filling up the water tank by electric pump.)

  27. လျှမ်း | shun3 MP3 Audio File - glow as in လရောင်လျှမ်း | la1 youn2 shun3 - radiance of the moonlight.

  28. ဝမ်း | wun3, MP3 Audio File also pronounced woon3 - stomach. Related words:

    1. ဝမ်းကွဲ | woon3 kweare3 - cousin.
    2. ဝမ်းချုပ် | woon3 choat - constipated. E.g., ဝမ်းချုပ်နေတယ်။ | woon3 choat nay2 deare2 - (I am) constipated.
    3. ဝမ်းနှတ်ဆေး | woon3 hnoat hsay3 - laxative.
    4. ဝမ်းရောဂါ | woon3 yau3 ga2 - cholera.
    5. ဝမ်းလျှော | woon3 shau3 - diarrhea.
    6. ဝမ်းသာ | woon3 tha2 or wun3 tha2 - be glad; be happy.

  29. ဝှမ်း | whun3 MP3 Audio File - large crater as in ချိုင့်ဝှမ်း | jine1-whun3.

  30. သံ | thun2 MP3 Audio File - iron; iron nail. Related words:

    1. သံခမောက် | thun2 kha1-mout - helmet.
    2. သံချေး | thun2-ji3 - rust. E.g., သံချေးတက်နေတယ်။ | thun2-ji3 tet nay2 deare2 - It's rusty.
    3. သံဆူးကြိုး | thun2-hsu3-kjo3 - barbed wire.
    4. သံဖြူ | thun2-pfyu2 - tin.
    5. သံမဏိ | thun2-ma1-ni1 - steel.
    6. သံလိုက် | thun2-lite - magnet.

  31. သံ | thun2 MP3 Audio File - embassy; diplomat; envoy. Related words:

    1. သံတမန် | thun2-ta1-mun2 - diplomat.
    2. သံရုံး | thun2-yone3 - embassy.
    3. သံအမတ် | thun2-a-mut - ambassador and related words such as appointment for the ambassador position. Use more polite သံအမတ်ကြီး | thun2-a-mut-ji3 when addressing to the ambassador.

  32. သံ | thun2 MP3 Audio File - sound or voice as in အသံ | a-thun2. Related word: သံချပ်ထိုး | thun2-jut hto3 - a type of traditional chorus and chants mixed with rap-style song accompanied by the beats of drums performed during Thingyan Water Festival.

  33. သန် | thun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) strong as in သန်မာ | thun2 ma2. (2) tapeworm as in သန်ကောင် | thun2-goun2.

  34. သန်ဘက်ခါ | dtha1-bet-kha2 MP3 Audio File - the day after tomorrow.

  35. သန္တာန် | THUN2-dun2 MP3 Audio File - [Buddihism] - life continuum of mind and body.

  36. သန္ဓေ | THUN2-day2 MP3 Audio File - pregnancy; conception.

  37. သန္နိဋ္ဌာန် | THUN2-nate-htan2 MP3 Audio File - resolution; determination. E.g., သန္နိဋ္ဌာန် ချလိုက်တယ်။ | THUN2-nate-htan2 cha1 lite deare2 - I have decided. I made a resolution.

  38. သန့် | thun1 MP3 Audio File - (1) clean. (2) pure (food item). E.g., ပဲဆီသန့် | peare3 hsi2 thun1 - pure peanut oil. (3) part of some Burmese names. E.g., ဦးသန့် | u3 thun1 - U Thant who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. (See left column.)

  39. သန်း | thun3 MP3 Audio File - (1) to cross over; to hover from the above. Related word: ကူးသန်းရောင်းဝယ်ရေး | ku3-thun3 youn3-weare2 yay3 - commerce. (2) tinted with color as in အရောင်သန်း | a-youn2 thun3. (3) head louse. (4) million. (5) part of some male and female Burmese names as in သန်းတိုးအောင် | thun3 toh3 oun2 - Than Toe Aung. Other usage: သန်းကောင် | tha1-goun2 - midnight.

  40. သမ္မတ | THUN2-ma1-da1 MP3 Audio File - President. Related word: ဒု-သမ္မတ | du1 thun2-ma1-da1 - vice president.

  41. သမ္မာ | THUN2-ma2 MP3 Audio File - or THA1-ma2 MP3 Audio File - [Pali] correct way. E.g., သမ္မာသမာဓိ | thun2-ma2 tha1-ma2-di1 - Right Concentration.

  42. သမ်း | thun3 MP3 Audio File - yawn.

  43. ဟန် | hun2 MP3 Audio File - (1) lucky as in ဟန်ကျ | hun2 kja1 - fortunate in a sense that situation turns out to fit the need. E.g., ဟန်ကျတာပဲ။ | hun2 kja1 ta2 beare3 -We are in luck! That's exactly what we need. (2) gesture as in ခြေဟန်လက်ဟန် | chay2-hun2 let-hun2. Related words:

    1. ဟန်ကြီးပန်ကြီး | hun2-ji3, pan2-ji3 - arrogance; haughtiness.
    2. ဟန်ဆောင် | hun2-hsoun2 - to pretend. E.g., ဟန်မဆောင်နေနဲ့။ | hun2 ma1-hsoun2 nay2 neare1 - Stop pretending.
    3. ဟန်လုပ် | hun2-loat - affect modesty. E.g., ဟန်လုပ်မနေနဲ့၊ စါးသာစါး။ | hun2 loat ma1 nay2 neare1, sa3 dtha2 sa3 - Don't be so modest. Just eat as much as you want.

  44. ဟန့် | hun1 MP3 Audio File - to prevent someone from doing something as in ဟန့်တား | hun1 ta3.

  45. အံ | un2 MP3 Audio File - (1) molar as in အံသွား | un2-thwa3. (2) exact fit as in အံကိုက် | un2-kite or အံဝင်ခွင်ကျ | un2-win2-khwin2-kja1. (3) dresser drawer as in အံဆွဲ | un2-zweare3. (3) experienced and used to the situation as in အံတို | un2-toh2. E.g., ယီးတီးယားတား မလုပ်နဲ့၊ အံတိုနေပြီ။ | yi3-ti3 ya3-ta3 ma1 loat neare1, un2 toh2 nay2 byi2 - Don't try to be funny with me. I wasn't born yesterday.

  46. အံ့ | un1 - MP3 Audio File (1) amaze as in အံ့ဩ | un1-au3. (2) literary counterpart of colloquial မယ် | meare2 to indicate the intention of the action in the future or near future. E.g., သွားအံ့။ | thwa3 un1 - I will go now. (Note: The writing style with this word is not very common in the present day. Use မည် | myi2 instead.)

  47. အန် | un2 - MP3 Audio File (1) vomit. (2) spill over. Other usages: (1) အန်စာတုံး | un2-za2-tone3 - dice. (2) အန်တု | un2 tu1 - to challenge.

  48. အန်း | un3 MP3 Audio File - [infrequent use] - injury to swell sightly.

  49. အမ်း | un3 - MP3 Audio File (1) to refund; (2) to return change as in အကြွေအမ်း | a-kjway2 un3.