Burmese Vocabulary

The Burmese vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: tit  Audio Two: hnit  Audio Three: thone  Audio
Four: lay  Audio Five: ngar  Audio Six: chauk  Audio
Seven: khun nit  Audio Eight: shitt  Audio Nine: koe  Audio
Ten: ta se  Audio First: pa hta ma  Audio Second: du ta ya  Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: ta nin lar ne  Audio Tuesday: in gar ne  Audio Wednesday: boat da hu ne  Audio
Thursday: kyar thar pede ne  Audio Friday: thauk kyar ne  Audio Saturday: sa ne ne  Audio
Sunday: ta nin ga new ne  Audio Now: a khu  Audio Yesterday: ma nei ka  Audio
Today: d nei  Audio Tonight: d nei nya  Audio Tomorrow: ma nat pan  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: thit thee myar  Audio Apples: pan thee myar  Audio
Bananas: nghat pyaw thee myar  Audio Tomatoes: kha yan chin thee myar  Audio
Potatoes: ar lu myar  Audio Onions: kyat thun ni myar  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: a ni yaung  Audio Green: a sane yaung  Audio Blue: a pyar yaung  Audio
White: a phyu yaung  Audio Black: a net yaung  Audio Grey: mee khoh yaung  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: nan nat sa  Audio Lunch: nay le sa  Audio
Dinner: nya sa  Audio Milk: nwar noh  Audio
Coffee: coffee  Audio Bread: paung mont  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: nay that thaw  Audio Windy: lay tait thaw  Audio Rainy: moe the thaw  Audio
Snowy: hnin htu thaw  Audio Cold: aye thaw  Audio Hot: pu thaw  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: yauk kya lay  Audio Girl: main ka lay  Audio
Son: thar  Audio Daughter: tha mee  Audio
Brother: a ko/ nyi  Audio Sister: a ma/ nyi ma  Audio
Man: yauk kya  Audio Woman: main ma  Audio
Father: a pe  Audio Mother: a may  Audio
Grandfather: a phoe  Audio Grandmother: a phwar  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: ain  Audio Toilet: ain thar  Audio Room: a khan  Audio
Bedroom: ait khan  Audio Kitchen: mee pho khan  Audio Table: sa bwe  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: kyaung  Audio Dog: khwe  Audio Mouse: kywat  Audio
Bird: nghat  Audio Cow: nwar  Audio Horse: myin  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: chay ait  Audio Shoes: shoe panut  Audio Trousers: baung bi shay  Audio
Shirt: shirt in gyi  Audio Sweater: sweater in gyi  Audio Coat: coat in gyi  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: ingalait lu myo/ sagar  Audio French: pyin thit lu myo/ sagar  Audio German: german lu myo/ sagar  Audio
Spanish: spain lu myo/ sagar  Audio Italian: italy lu myo/ sagar  Audio Portuguese: portuguese lu myo/ sagar  Audio
Greek: greek lu myo/ sagar  Audio Russian: russia lu myo/ sagar  Audio Arabic: ar rub bar that sagar  Audio
Hindi: hini du lu myo/ sagar  Audio Chinese: ta yoak lu myo/ sagar  Audio Japanese: japan lu myo/ sagar  Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: a hngar car  Audio Bus: bus car  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: kyo tin ne yar yu htar thie  Audio
Airport: lay sait  Audio Passport: naing ngan ku let hmat  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: kyaung thar  Audio Teacher: sa ya   Audio Pen: ball pen  Audio
Books: sar oat myar  Audio Page: sar myat hnar  Audio Dictionary: a bait dan  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: lat  Audio Feet: chay htauk myar  Audio Hair: zabin  Audio
Eye: myat si  Audio Mouth: ba zat  Audio Nose: hna khaung  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: a yay baw car  Audio Doctor: sa ya wun  Audio
Hospital: say yon  Audio Pharmacy: say sai  Audio
Police: ye that  Audio Stomach Ache: baik nar thie  Audio

As you can see, this Burmese vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.