Burmese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Burmese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Burmese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Burmese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Burmese
I speak English
kyun note ingalait sagar pyaw thie Audio
you speak French
thin pyin thit sagar pyaw thie Audio
he speaks German
thu german sagar pyaw thie Audio
she speaks Italian
thu ma italy sagar pyaw tnie Audio
we speak Arabic
kyun note don ar rub sagar pyaw thie Audio
they speak Chinese
thu doh ta yoak sagar pyaw thie Audio

The past tense in Burmese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Burmese
I visited France
kyun note pyin thit naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio
you visited Italy
thu italy naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio
he visited Morocco
thu maw ro co naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio
she visited China
thu ma ta yoak naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio
we visited Mexico
kyun note doh mexico naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio
they visited Kenya
thu doh kenya naing ngan ko a le thwar khe de Audio

The future tense in Burmese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Burmese
I will drink milk
kyun note nwar noh thauk me Audio
you will drink coffee
thin coffee thauk lain me Audio
he will drink tea
thu le phat ye thauk lain me Audio
she will drink water
thu ma yay thauk lain me Audio
we will drink apple juice
kyun note doh pan thee phyaw ye thauk lain me Audio
they will drink tea
thu doh le phat ye thauk lain me Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
nar
eye
eye Audio
myat si
mouth
mouth Audio
ba zat
nose
nose Audio
hna khaung
hair
hair Audio
zabin
face
face Audio
myat hnar
head
head Audio
gaung
heart
heart Audio
hna lone
hand
hand Audio
lat
fingers
fingers Audio
lat chaung myar
leg
leg Audio
chay htauk
feet
feet Audio
chay htauk myar

Travel Phrases in Burmese

Imagine yourself in some Burmese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Burmese
Can you help me?
thin kyun note ko ku nyi naing ba tha lar Audio
Can I help you?
kyun note thin ko ku nyi naing ba tha lar Audio
Where is the airport?
lay sait ka be hmar le Audio
Go straight
te te thwar Audio
Then
pyi yin dot Audio
Turn left
be bat ko choe/kwait Audio
Turn right
nyar bat ko choe/kwait Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Burmese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Burmese Vocabulary   Burmese Vocabulary

Burmese Audio   Burmese Audio



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