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Burmese: It's Ok to...

To express that it is okay to do something, a specific expression is used in Burmese.

The expression is လို့ရပါတယ် (/lo̰ ja̰ bà dɛ̀/).

The first part is လို့ (/lo̰/) and can mean many things but in this context, it would be something like “to do V”. 319 more words

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Burmese: Possibility of a fact

To express that it is possible that something will happen, a rather particular combination serves as sentence ending particle.

The expression is ဖို့အလားအလာရှိတယ် (/bo̰ ʔəláʔəlà ʃḭdɛ̀/). 334 more words

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Burmese: To seem

To express that something or someone seem to be a certain way, the Burmese language uses a specific construction.

It first needs to transform the verb… 354 more words

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Burmese: Acceptance and the Particle နော်

Today, we will do an overview of the different uses of the particle နော်.

The particle နော် (/nɔ̀/) is used in order to soften a request or to invite a confirmation… 359 more words

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Burmese: Negative Indefinite Pronouns

Today, we will do an overview of how to express negative indefinites

In Burmese, negative indefinite pronouns are constructed on the basis of interrogative pronouns… 366 more words

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Burmese: Do for Someone else - ပေး

Today, we will do an overview of how to express an action for someone else.

The particle ပေး (/pé/) is suffixed to a verb to denote that… 351 more words

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Burmese: Must - ရ

Today, we will do an overview of how to express a must.

In order to express a must, the particle (/ja/) is used… 308 more words

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