Burmese Plural

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.

book
book Audio
sar oat
books
books Audio
sar oat myar
car
car Audio
car
cars
cars Audio
car myar
tree
tree Audio
thit pin
trees
trees Audio
thit pin myar
flower
flower Audio
pan
flowers
flowers Audio
pan myar

Plural Grammar Rules

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
Burmese
I speak one language
[singular form]
kyun note batha sagar ta myo pyaw ba thie Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
kyun note toh batha sagar thine myo pyaw ba thie Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
thu tine pyi a myar gyi ko le pat bu de Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
thu toh a khu pyaw ba de Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
thu ma hmar pan thone pwint shi ba de Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
kyun note kyat thun ni mapa de sandwich ta khu lo chin ba de Audio

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.

woman
woman Audio
main ma
women
women Audio
main ma myar
man
man Audio
yauk kya
men
men Audio
yauk kya myar
house
house Audio
ain
houses
houses Audio
ain myar
cup
country Audio
khwat
cups
countries Audio
khwat myar
cow
cow Audio
nwar
cows
cows Audio
nwar myar
horse
horse Audio
myin
horses
horses Audio
myin myar

Emergency Phrases

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.

English
Burmese
Help
a ku a nyi Audio
Call the ambulance
a yay baw car khaw ba Audio
I need a doctor
kyun note sa yar wun ta yaut lo ba de Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
a ni sone say sai be hmar shi ba tha le Audio
Are you okay?
thin thet thar ye lar Audio
I am sick
kyun note ne ma kaung bu Audio
Call the police
ye that khaw ba Audio

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.

Burmese Nouns   Burmese Nouns

Burmese Gender   Burmese Gender



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