Burmese Gender

Welcome to the fifth Burmese lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Burmese to help you practice your daily phrases.

man Audio
yauk kya
woman Audio
main ma
husband Audio
lin yauk kya
wife Audio
za nie
boy Audio
yauk kya lay
girl Audio
main ka lay
father Audio
a pe
mother Audio
a may

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
kyun note di thar hmar kyaung thar ta yauk phyit thie Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
thu ma ei tha mee hmar kyaung thu ta yauk phyit thie Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
thu hmar a yat shay thaw a ko ta yauk shi thie Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
thu ma hmar a yat shay thaw a ma ta yauk shi thie Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
thu ei nyi myar hmar nge thay thie Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
thu di nyi ma myar hmar nge thay thie Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son Audio
daughter Audio
tha mee
brother Audio
a ko/ nyi
sister Audio
a ma/ nyi ma
grandfather Audio
a phoe
grandmother Audio
a phwar
child Audio
ka lay
children Audio
ka lay myar

Expressions in Burmese

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Burmese, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

What do you mean?
thin ba ko so lo ba tha le Audio
I don't understand
kyun note nar ma le bu Audio
I don't know
kyun note ma thi bu Audio
What is that called in Burmese?
d har ko bamar lo be lo khaw tha le Audio
What is this?
d har ka ba le Audio
What does that word mean in English?
d sagar lone ka ingalait lo be lo a dait be ya tha le Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
taung ban ba de Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Burmese. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Burmese Plural   Burmese Plural

Burmese Numbers   Burmese Numbers


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