Colloquial Burmese: The Complete Course for Beginners by San San Hnin Tun, Patrick McCormick

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By San San Hnin Tun, Patrick McCormick

Colloquial Burmese presents a step by step direction in Burmese because it is written and spoken this day. Combining a hassle-free process with a radical therapy of the language, it equips rookies with the fundamental abilities had to speak hopefully and successfully in Burmese in a wide diversity of occasions. No past wisdom of the language is required.

Key positive factors include:

  • progressive insurance of talking, listening, interpreting and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free reasons of grammar
  • an vast diversity of centred and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and interesting dialogues protecting a huge number of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists during the text
  • review chapters at periods in the course of the textual content delivering motivational checklists of language issues covered
  • an assessment of the sounds of Burmese
  • A complete resolution key and thesaurus behind the book

Balanced, entire and worthwhile, Colloquial Burmese will be an integral source either for self reliant rookies and for college kids taking classes in Burmese.

Accompanying audio fabric is offered to buy individually on CDs or in MP3 layout, or comes integrated within the nice worth Colloquial Burmese pack. Recorded by means of local audio system, the audio enhances the ebook and should support increase beginners’ listening and talking skills.

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The whole path includes the ebook and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, book, CD and MP3 layout. The paperback and CDs is also bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-51726-3 (please word this doesn't comprise the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-51729-4

Ebook: 978-0-203-12386-7 (please be aware this doesn't contain the audio, on hand to buy from

MP3s: 978-0-415-51728-7 (available to buy individually from

Pack : 978-0-415-51730-0 (paperback and CDs)

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2. In the context, this sentence construction is used where in English, you're likely to say Would you like to . , You want to try . , etc. 3. Literally Good (idea). (1)'1/ eat. hou? phu No it isn 't {. ma Burmese [... J food [.. J [... ] kau n that [. J 'G 3d3 [... ~ Expression used when you are willing to accept a suggestion made by your interlocutor, equivalent of Sounds good, Why not . ): sa to eat ~oS- cai? ya/, translated as verb in dictionaries. da the thing that is called [... ]ill! [. ] Mkr [Xl mean?

Le how much (is .. )? shan money ~~... n8 lit. I'm going, OK? 1 C' C' ~:8()')Gt0 18 G()")')8:u Language point Identifying objects: What's this? JY)(\) JYJCO da This is . le what ~ What's this? 31 ... ]J u1 [[... [[... ill! ·]·m [. ] [. J Mkr1 ~ This is [. J da This is . 1 , 31 Mkr: for politeness. Unl·t 1: 16 (' (' ~:~:0)8:0)8: 0 ('. ): Note: Starting from now on, all words that do not affect the content meaning of the "sentence" are marked simply as Mkr (for marker) in the presentation of sentence patterns.

Rl n::> Sorry ~ h . ma gai? Jin ;;:qc(j1c C' Gilip::D2:; (I) don't know. (I'm) sorry. oe Language point Numbers 10,000-100,000 (CD1; 32) ... ]G::D06: :)0 000 JO 000 ~o 000 9 0000 ~o 8 000 ~ tao Sau n 10,000 hna. Sau n 20,000 Sou n. Sau n 30,000 Ie. Sau n 40,000 I]a. bul is used with its literal meaning. chau? Sau n Ji? Sau n ko. Sau n 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 39 Unit 2: New in town I [... Sei n Sou n. g. ). ya/, etc. 7 (CD1; 35) Now listen to the numbers you hear on the CD and write down the figures correctly.

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