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Useful phrases in Burmese

A collection of useful phrases in Burmese. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: >m = said to men, >f = said to women, m = said by men, f = said by female

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English ဗမာစကား (Burmese)
Hello / Good morning /
Good afternoon / Good evening
မဂႆလာပၝ (min ga la ba)
How are you?

I'm well
(k'amyà ne-kaùn-yéh-là?) >m
(shin ne-kaùn-yéh-là?) >f
ေနေကာင်းပါတယ်။ (ne-kaùn-ba-deh)
Long time no see
What's your name?

My name is ...
ခင်ဗျားနာမည်ဘယ်လို ေခါ်သလဲ။
(k'amyà ne-meh beh-lo k'aw-dhǎlèh?) >m
ၡင်နာမည်ဘယ်လို ေခါ်သလဲ။
(shin ne-meh beh-lo k'aw-dhǎlèh?) >f
ကျွန်ေတာ့် ... လို့ေခါ်ပါတယ်။
(cǎnáw ... ló k'aw-ba-deh) m
ကျွန်မ ... လို့ေခါ်ပါတယ်။
(cǎmá ... ló k'aw-ba-deh) f
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you ေတွ ရတာ ဝမ်းသာပါတယ်။
(twé-yá-da wùn-tha-ba-deh)
Good morning mengla ma-net khin ba
Good afternoon mengla ne' lare khin ba
Good evening mengla nya nay khin ba
Good night
Good luck kan kaung ba zay
Cheers/Good health!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit
Bon voyage
I don't understand နားမလည္ပၝဘူး။ (nà-mǎleh-ba-bù)
Please speak more slowly pyay pyay pyaw ba
Please say that again ြပန်ေြဟပါအံုး။ (pyan-pyàw-ba-oùn)
Please write it down yay pya ba
Do you speak Burmese?

I only speak a little
ဗမာစကား လို ေြဟတတ်သလား။
(bǎma-zǎgà lo pyàw-daq-thalà?)
နဲနဲေြဟတတ်ပါတယ်။ (nèh-nèh pyàw-daq-ba-deh)
How do you say ...
in Burmese?
bama loh......go balo pyaw da-leh?
Excuse me ခင္ဗဵာ? (ka mya?) m / shin? (f)
How much is this? diha balao leh?
Sorry ဝမ်းနဲပါတယ်။ (wùn-nèh-ba-deh)
Thank you - a smile
is often used

ေက်းဇူးတန္ပါတယ္။ (cè-zù tin-ba-deh)
ရပါတယ်။ (ya-ba-deh)
Where's the toilet? ain-ta beh ma leh?
This person
will pay for everything
di lu pasan akong shin meh
Would you like to dance with me?
I love you cha-ma chin go chit-teh (m)
cha-nor kin-mya go chit-teh (f)
Get well soon
Leave me alone!
ကယ်ပါ။ (keh-ba)
ရပ်။ (yaq) / yet
Call the police! ye' kor like
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
ခရစ္စမတ်နေမှာ မြူးမျော်ပါ (Christmas nay hma mue pyaw pa)
နစ်ဘစ်ကူး မဂံ်လာပါ။ (Hnit thit ku mingalar pa)
Happy Easter
Happy Birthday muay net mar pyaw chin ba zay
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
ကျွန်တော်ရဲ့ လေစီးယာဉ်မှာ ငါးရှင့်တွေအပြည့်ရှိနေပါတယ်။

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