Useful Myanmar Words

Greetings and Farewell

English

Auspicious to you all

How are you?

Good morning

Good afternoon

Good evening

Good night / Good Bye

Please to meet you.

See you again

Myanmar

Mingalar Ba

nei kaun: ye. la:

mingala nan ne khin: ba

kaun:tho:nei Khin: ba

kaun: tho: nya. nei khin: ba

thwa: bi

twei. ya. da wan: tha ba de

noun gya. thei: da paw.

Yes / No Words

English

Yes (Male)

Yes (Female)

Yes (both genders)

No

No (it isnt)

Okay / Alright / Agreed

It’s all right

Myanmar

hou’ ke khin bya.

hou’ke shin.

in:

hin. in:

hin. in: ma hou’ phu

kaun: bi

ya ba de

Polite Phrases

English

Thank you

Thank you very much

You are welcome

I beg your pardon (apology).

I beg your pardon (Male)

I beg you pardon (Female)

Sorry

Excuse me

You are so kind.

Don’t feel awkward.

Can I help you?

I don’t mind. its alright.

Good Luck

Myanmar

kyei: zu: tin ba de

kyei:zu: amya: gyi: tin ba de

kyo zo ba de:

sei’ mashi. ba ne

khin mya (?)

Shin (?)

sel’ mashi ba ne.

thi: khan ba

a: na zaya gyi:

a: ma na ba ne

ku nyi ba ya. zei

kei’ sa mashi ba bu:

kan kaun: ba zei

Questions and Requests

English

How much?

What’s that?

Where is the restroom?

What time is it?

May I go now?

Do you understand?

May I take a photograph?

May I use the telephone?

Where is …?

How much do I owe you?

I want to go …

I want…

Myanmar

be lau’le:

e: da ba le:

ein tha be ma shi. tha le:

bel na nar yi shi byi lel

thwa: gwin. pyu. ba oun:

khamya: na: le tha la:

da’ poun yai’ lo. ya. mala:

te li hpon: thoun: lo. ya.ma la:

be na: ma le:

be lau’ kya. tha le:

…go thwa:gyin ba de

..gyin de

Other Phrases

English

Very expensive

I cannot speak Myanmar

I don’t understand

Really?

It’s impossible

Possibly

Beautiful!

Keep the change

Be careful

Be careful. don’t drive too fast

Myanmar

zei: mya:de

Myanmar lo mata’ bu:

na: ma le bu:

da ge la:

ma hpyi’ nain bu:

hpyi’ nain ba de

h!a. lai’ ta

maan: ne. daw

tha di: hta: ba

tha di: hta: ba: phyei: byei: maun:

Directions

English

Turn left

Turn right

Straight ahead

Stop here

Slow down

Turn back

Myanmar

be be cho:

nya be cho:

te. de. thwa; ba

dima ya’ ba

hpyei: byei:

pyan hie:

Numbers

English

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Myanmar

ti’

hni’

thone

lay

ngar

chauk

kunit (kun)

shit

koe

tasel

tasel ti

tasel hni

tasel thone

tasel lay

tasel ngar

English

Sixteen

Seventeen

Eighteen

Nineteen

Twenty

Thirty

Fourty

Fifty

Sixty

Seventy

Eighty

Ninety

One Hundred

One Thousand

One Lakh

Myanmar

tasel chauk

tasel kun

tasel shit

tasel koe

hni sel

thone sel

lay sel

ngar sel

chauk sel

kuni sel

shit sel

koe sel

ta yar

ta htaung

ta thein

Places

English

Airport

Bus Station

Railway Station

Hotel

Embassy

Hospital

Clinic

Police Station

Post Office

Market

River Boat jetty

Guest house

Restaurant

Myanmar

lei zei

ba saka: hma’tain

buda youn

hou te

than youn:

hsei: youn

hsei: gan:

ye: sa khan:

sa dai

zei:

thin: baw: zei’

e. yei’ tha

sa: thau’ hsainw

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