Burmese Grammar

The Burmese grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Burmese and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: hne  Audio Under: aut  Audio
Before: ma tai me  Audio After: pyi naut  Audio
Inside: a twin  Audio Outside: a pyin  Audio
With: hnint a tu  Audio But: thoh thaw le  Audio
For: a twet  Audio From: hma   Audio
To: thoh  Audio In: a the hmar  Audio

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Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: bar le  Audio Who?: be thu le  Audio
How?: be lo le  Audio Why?: bar kyaunt le  Audio
Where?: be hmar le  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: be daw hma  Audio Rarely: shar shar ba ba  Audio
Sometimes: ta khar ta yan  Audio Usually: a khar dine a myarr arr phyint  Audio
Always: a mye dan  Audio Very: a yan  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Burmese:

I: kyun note  Audio You: thin  Audio
He: thu  Audio She: thu ma  Audio
We: kyun note doh  Audio They: thu doh  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: kyun note ei  Audio Your: thin ei  Audio
His: thu ei  Audio Her: thu ma ei  Audio
Our: kyun note doh ei  Audio Their: thu doh ei  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: kyun note ingalait sagar pyaw thie  Audio
You speak French: thin pyin thit sagar pyaw thie  Audio
He speaks German: thu german sagar pyaw thie  Audio
She speaks Italian: thu ma italy sagar pyaw tnie  Audio
I visited France: kyun note pyin thit naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de  Audio
I will drink milk: kyun note nwar noh thauk me  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: thin ko kyun note nar le ba de  Audio
I don't understand you: thin ko kyun note nar ma le bu  Audio
I don't speak French: kyun note pyin thit sagar ma pyaw tat bu  Audio
This is my house: d har ka kyun note doh ei ain phyit de  Audio
That restaurant is far: hto sar thaut sai ka way de  Audio
No problem: pyat tha nar ma hoat ba bu  Audio

The above Burmese grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Burmese vocabulary to obtain some popular Burmese phrases.

Burmese Phrases

Burmese Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.