Burmese Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Burmese lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Burmese to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Burmese
one
tit Audio
first
pa hta ma Audio
two
hnit Audio
second
du ta ya Audio
three
thone Audio
third
ta ti ya Audio
four
lay Audio
fourth
sa tot hta Audio
five
ngar Audio
fifth
pyin sa ma Audio
six
chauk Audio
sixth
sa hta ma Audio
seven
khun nit Audio
seventh
that ta ma Audio
eight
shitt Audio
eighth
a hta ma Audio
nine
koe Audio
ninth
na wa ma Audio
ten
ta se Audio
tenth
da tha ma Audio
eleven
se tit Audio
eleventh
se tit kyain myauk Audio
twelve
se hnit Audio
twelfth
se hnit kyain myauk Audio
thirteen
se thone Audio
thirteenth
se thone kyain myauk Audio
fourteen
se lay Audio
once
ta kyain Audio
fifteen
se ngar Audio
twice
hnit kyain Audio
sixteen
se chauk Audio
Monday
ta nin lar ne Audio
seventeen
se khun nit Audio
Tuesday
in gar ne Audio
eighteen
se shitt Audio
Wednesday
boat da hu ne Audio
nineteen
se koe Audio
Thursday
kyar thar pede ne Audio
twenty
hnit se Audio
Friday
thauk kyar ne Audio
seventy one
khun nit se tit Audio
Saturday
sa ne ne Audio
one hundred
ta yar Audio
Sunday
ta nin ga new ne Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Burmese cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Burmese. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Burmese
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
kyun note hmar khwe thone kaung shi ba de Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
kyun not ei tha mee hmar kyaung hnit kaung shi ba de Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
thu ma batha sagar khun nit myo pyaw ba de Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
kyun note ei a ko hmar thar ta yauk shi ba de Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
d har ko kyun note di du ti ya thin khan sar phyit ba de Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
thin ta ti ya sar oat ko phat pyie pyi lar Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
nwar
goat
goat Audio
sait
donkey
donkey Audio
myie
horse
horse Audio
myin
dog
dog Audio
khwe
cat
cat Audio
kyaung
mouse
mouse Audio
kywat
bird
bird Audio
nghat

Conversation in Burmese

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Burmese
Where are you from?
thin be ka lar ba tha le Audio
I'm from the U.S
kyun note american pyi htaung su hma lar ba de Audio
I'm American
kyun note american ta yauk phyit ba de Audio
Where do you live?
thin be hmar ne ba tha le Audio
I live in the U.S
kyun note american naing ngan hmar ne ba de Audio
What do you do for a living?
thin a thet mwe wan kyaung a twet ba loat ba tha le Audio
I'm a student
kyun note kyaung that ta yauk phyit ba de Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Burmese? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Burmese Gender   Burmese Gender

Burmese Phrases   Burmese Phrases



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