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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. ကိုက် | kite - bite MP3 Audio File
  2. ကြိုက် | kjite - like MP3 Audio File
  3. စိုက် | site - plant tree MP3 Audio File
  4. ဆိုက် | hsite - plane to land MP3 Audio File
  5. တိုက် | tite - building MP3 Audio File
  6. ဗိုက် | bite - stomach MP3 Audio File
  7. မိုက် | mite - foolish MP3 Audio File
  8. ရိုက် | yite - hit MP3 Audio File
  9. လိုက် | lite - follow MP3 Audio File
  10. အိုက် | ike - feel warm MP3 Audio File

Kjite Hti3 Yo3 | ကျိုက်ထီးရိုး

Kyaikhtiyo

In Mon language, ကျိုက် | kjite means stupa or Pagoda, and Kyaikhtiyo is the most well-known.

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, situated at 1,100 meter (3,600 ft) above the sea level, is one of major tourist attractions and a pilgrimage site for Myanmar people.

The pagoda is built on a boulder hanging precariously at the edge of the vertical ridge.

The mysterious boulder is about 25 feet high and 50 feet in circumference.

The base camp 210 kilometer (130 miles) away from Yangon is now accessible by air-conditioned weekend train as an alternative to a five hour drive from Yangon.

There is a 11 kilometer (6.8 mile) hiking trek from the base camp as well as a paved road to the bus terminal closer to the hotels and the Pagoda at top of the mountain.

Kyaikhtiyo Map

Lesson 52: Burmese words with Single Tones 'Kite', 'Like', 'Mike' Group

Vocabulary list continues for single tone word that sound like 'Kite', 'Like', 'Mike'. Those words should be pronounced without closing consonants. So, when the word is romanized as 'like', do not stress on closing 'k' sound.

Most of the words in this category are spelled with | lone3-ji3-tin2 on top of the character, followed by | ta1-choun3-ngin2 at the bottom, and က် | ka1 thut at the right side.

Some of those single tone words sound and romanized like existing English words. If you are viewing this page with the google translator on top of the page, beware that those words meant to show how they sound in English will be translated into your language, which was not the intention. Be sure to refer back to the original English page to see how the words sound.

Ike | အိုက်

MP3 Audio File

  1. ကိုက် | kite MP3 Audio File - (1) bite. (2) cut with scissors. (3) ache and pain. (4) suitable. (5) right amount. (6) profitable as in တွက်ခြေကိုက် | twet-chay2 kite. (7) yard = 3 feet. Other usages: (1) ကိုက်လန် | kite lan2 - kai lan (Chinese mustard.)

  2. ကျိုက် | kjite MP3 Audio File - (1) [Mon Language] pagoda. E.g., ကျိုက်ထီးရိုး | kjite hti3 yo3 - Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. (2) ခါးတောင်းကျိုက် | ga1-doun3 kjite - Burmese male to tuck the Longyi for physical activities by folding the length of the front portion between thighs and tuck in at the back side thus thighs are exposed as if wearing shorts. (3) boiling hot and bubbling up with effervescent as in ကျိုက်ကျိုက်ဆူ | kjite kjite hsu2.

  3. ကြိုက် | kjite MP3 Audio File - (1) like something or someone. (2) happen to be; meet by chance; occur at the same time as in ကြုံကြိုက် | kjone2-kjite.

  4. ခိုက် | khite MP3 Audio File - (1) to cause damage as in ထိခိုက် | hti1-khite. (2) 'while' word to mean during some kind of activity. E.g., သွားခိုက်လာခိုက် | thwa3-khite la2-khite - while going and coming. (3) shivering with cold as in ခိုက်ခိုက်တုန် | khite khite tone2.

  5. ခြိုက် | chite MP3 Audio File - (1) concave. (2) fond of something or someone; to like as in နှစ်ခြိုက် | hnit chite. (3) comfortable and enjoyable (usually sleep, i.e., sleep well) as in နှစ်နှစ်ခြိုက်ခြိုက် | hnit-hnit chite-chite.

  6. ဂိုက် | gite MP3 Audio File - [English] guise. dress up and pretentious as in ဂိုက်ထုတ် | gite htoat.

  7. ဂျိုက် | jite MP3 Audio File - [English] jack (a tool for lifting a car when changing tire.)

  8. ငိုက် | ngite MP3 Audio File - head to droop due to drowsiness or sleepiness.

  9. စိုက် | site MP3 Audio File - (1) cultivate crops, vegetable, and trees by sowing seeds, stems, etc. in the soil. Related word: စိုက်ပျိုးရေး | site-pyo3-yay3 - agriculture. (2) sharp object penetrated or lodged into something. (3) put an effort as in လုံ့လစိုက် | lone1-la1 site. (4) invest capital, principal, amount of money. (5) temporarily loan the money for someone's use.

  10. ဆိုက် | hsite MP3 Audio File - aircraft to land; ship to make port call; vehicle on the road to park. Related word: ဆိုက်ဆိုက်မြိုက်မြိုက် | hsite-hsite myite-myite - reach the destination without any problem; smooth-sailing. Other usage: ဆိုက်ကား | hsite ka3 - [English: side + car] tricycle with the capacity to carry two passengers sitting back to back at the side of the pedaler.

  11. ဆိုဒ် | hsite MP3 Audio File - corrupted English word 'size' commonly used commercially such as by photo shops.

  12. တိုက် | tite MP3 Audio File - (1) collide as in ကားတိုက် | ka3 tite - automobile collision; car accident. (2) wind to blow as in လေတိုက် | lay2 tite. (3) to brush as in သွား တိုက် | thwa3 tite MP3 Audio File - brush teeth.(4) attack as in စစ်တိုက် | sit tite - engage in war. Related words:

    1. တိုက်စစ် | tite-sit - offensive play in game or to attack in war.
    2. တိုက်စစ်မှုး | tite-sit hmu3 - the captain of the soccer team.
    3. တိုက်လေယာဉ် | tite lay2-yin2 - fighter plane.
    4. တိုက်ရေယာဉ် | tite yay2-yin2 - gunboat.
    5. တိုက်သင်္ဘော | tite thin3-bau3 - battleship.

    (4) rob as in ဓားပြတိုက် | da1-mya1 tite. (5) incite hatred as in ရန်တိုက် | yan2 tite. (6) brush teeth as in သွားတိုက် | thwa3 tite. (7) polish to shine as in ပါလစ်တိုက် | pa2 lit tite. (8) scrub to clean as in အိုးတိုက် | o3 tite. (9) coincide as in တိုက်ဆိုင် | tite hsine2.

  13. တိုက် | tite MP3 Audio File - (1) brick building which can be a house or high-rise apartment as in တိုက်ခန်း | tite khan3. (2) building with specific function. E.g., ဆေးတိုက် | hsay3 dite = ( medicine + building) = clinic. (3) continent as in အာရှတိုက်သား | ah2-sha1 tite tha3 - (Asia + continent + dweller) = Asian. Related word: တိုက်ချင်းပစ်ဒုံးပျံ | tite-chin3-pyit dome3-pyan2 - Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Other usage: တိုက်ဖွိုက် | tite pfoit - [English] typhoid.

  14. ထိုက် | htite MP3 Audio File - deserving as in ထိုက်တန် | htite tan2.

  15. ဒိုက် | dite MP3 Audio File - a type of wild rice growing naturally along the edges of lakes and rivers.

  16. နှိုက် | hnite MP3 Audio File - put the hand into pocket, bag, etc., to take something out. Related words:

    1. မဲနှိုက် | meare3 hnite - pick the lucky-draw.
    2. ခါးပိုက်နှိုက် | ga1-bite hnite - pickpocket.

  17. | HNITE MP3 Audio File - [literary] 'at'; location indictator similar to colloquial မှာ | hma2.

  18. ပိုက် | pike MP3 Audio File - (1) hold in the arm close to the body. (2) net as in ပိုက်ကွန် | pike-koon2. (3) [English] pipe as in ရေပိုက် | yay2-pike - water pipe. Other usage: ပိုက်ဆံ | pike-hsun2 - money.

  19. ပြိုက် | byite MP3 Audio File - continuously and profusely. E.g., ချွေးတပြိုက်ပြိုက်ကျ | chway3 da1-byite-byite kja1 - sweat heavily.

  20. ဖိုက် | pfite MP3 Audio File - [English] fight. Such English words can be sandwiched between Burmese phrases. Examples:

    1. ဖိုက်တင်ကား | pfite tin2 ka3 - action movie.
    2. ဗျူးကောင်းတဲ့ နေရာမှာ ဖိုက်ကြစို့။ | byu3 koun3 deare1 nay2-ya2 hma2 pfite kja1 so1 - Let's fight where the background scenery view is good.

  21. ဗိုက် | bite - MP3 Audio File (1) stomach; belly. E.g., ဗိုက်ဆာတယ်ဗျို့။ | bite hsa2 deare2 byo1 - (stomach + to be hungry + ending word + proclamation) = I am so hungry. Related word: ဗိုက်နာ | bite na2 - stomach-ache. (2) pregnant as in ဗိုက်ကြီး | bite kji3. (3) beer-belly as in ဗိုက်ရွှဲ | bite shweare3.

  22. ဗျိုက် | byite MP3 Audio File - wet land with grassy vegetation and shrubs as in ဗျိုက်တော | byite tau3.

  23. မိုက် | mite MP3 Audio File - (1) dark in the night as in မှောင်မိုက် | hmoun2 mite. (2) stupid and foolish as in မိုက်မဲ | mite meare3. (3) rude as in မိုက်ရိုင်း | mite yine3. (4) [slang] equivalent to American slang "cool". E.g., မိုက်တယ်ကွ။ | mite deare2 kwa1 - impressive! (5) [English] microphone.

  24. မြှိုက် | hmyite MP3 Audio File - burn over the fire; scorched.

  25. ရိုက် | yite MP3 Audio File - (1) hit; strike; physical punishment such as caning. (2) take picture, video, movie as in ဓာတ်ပုံရိုက် | dut-pone2 yite MP3 Audio File - take photograph. (3) play golf, tennis, badminton, table-tennis etc., that involves hitting the ball or shuttle with the club, racket, paddle, or bet. ဂေါက်သီး ရိုက် | gout-thi3 yite MP3 Audio File - play golf. (4) play cards as in ဖဲ ရိုက် | pfeare3-yite. MP3 Audio File

  26. ရှိုက် | shite MP3 Audio File - (1) sob as in ငိုရှိုက် | ngo2 shite. (2) breath in as in ရှူရှိုက် | shu2 shite. Related word: အရှိုက်ထိ | a-shite hti1 - receive a physical blow or get hit in the vulnerable spot.

  27. လိုက် | lite MP3 Audio File - (1) to follow; to come along; go along. E.g., လိုက်မလား။ | lite ma1 la3 - Do you want to come along (with us)? (2) hunt as in အမဲလိုက် | a-meare3 lite. (3) become a professional by following the path and practice. E.g., ရှေ့နေလိုက် | shay1-nay2 lite - make a living as a lawyer. (4) indulge by going after the sense pleasure. E.g., မိန်းမလိုက်စားတယ်။ | main3-mah1 lite sa3 deare2 - (He is) a womanizer. (5) elope with a man as in ခိုးရာလိုက် | kho3 ya2 lite. (6) compatible; go well together. (7) extreme to such a degree as in လိုက်တာ | lite da2. E.g., ပူလိုက်အိုက်လိုက်တာ။ | pu2 lite ike lite da2 - The weather is so hot. Other usages:

    1. လိုက်ကာ | lite ka2 - drapes; moveable screen.
    2. လိုက်ချီး | lite chi3 - lichee.

  28. လှိုက် | hlite MP3 Audio File - (1) unsettled feeling sometimes accompanied by excitement or fear as in လှိုက်ဖို | hlite pfo2. (2) whole-heartedly as in လှိုက်လှိုက်လှဲလှဲ | hlite-hlite hleare3-hleare3 or လှိုက်လှဲစွာ | hlite-hleare3 swa2.

  29. ဝိုက် | wite MP3 Audio File - (1) does not follow a straight path but curved such as a curved ball in baseball or freekick in soccer by some professionals. (2) indirect and tactful in speech as in သွယ်ဝိုက် | thweare2-wite.

  30. သိုက် | thite MP3 Audio File - (1) group; bunch. (2) nest as in အသိုက် | a-thite. (3) celebration or festival that is well-attended and alive with a teeming crowd as in သိုက်မြိုက်စည်ကား | thite-myite si2-ga3.

  31. ဟိုက် | hite MP3 Audio File - (1) a shirt or dress that shows the cleavage as in ရင်ဟိုက် အင်္ကျီ | yin2-hite ain3-ji2. (2) exclamation equivalent to "Gosh!" or "Oh, my God!"

  32. အိုက် | ike MP3 Audio File - feeling warm and stuffy due to hot weather. Other usages:

    1. အိုက်စကရင် | ike-sa1-ka1-rin2 - {English} ice-cream.
    2. အိုက်တင် | ike-tin2 - {English} acting. E.g., အိုက်တင်မခံနေနဲ့။ | ike-tin2 ma1-khan2 nay2 neare1 - Don't be so modest. That phrase is used to tell someone that if he really wants something, stop pretending like he does not.