Welcome to the fourth Burmese lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.
sar oat myar
thit pin myar
The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.
|Grammar + Rules|
|I speak one language|
|kyun note batha sagar ta myo pyaw ba thie |
|we speak three languages|
|kyun note toh batha sagar thine myo pyaw ba thie |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|thu tine pyi a myar gyi ko le pat bu de |
|they are happy now|
|thu toh a khu pyaw ba de |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|thu ma hmar pan thone pwint shi ba de |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|kyun note kyat thun ni mapa de sandwich ta khu lo chin ba de |
The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.
main ma myar
yauk kya myar
Now it's time to practice your Burmese by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.
|a ku a nyi|
|Call the ambulance|
|a yay baw car khaw ba|
|I need a doctor|
|kyun note sa yar wun ta yaut lo ba de|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|a ni sone say sai be hmar shi ba tha le|
|Are you okay?|
|thin thet thar ye lar|
|I am sick|
|kyun note ne ma kaung bu|
|Call the police|
|ye that khaw ba|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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.