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Easy English , Burmese and Sgaw Karen Speaking Volume

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By

Adam H. Freeman

What's
your name?


How are
you doing?

Hello

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Hey

What day
is today?
I'm OK.
Yourself?

How was
your day?

How's it
going?

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Hi

Where
are you
from?
I'm fine.
Thanks.
Yourself?

How's
life?




What time
is it?

This book belongs to


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Easy English, Burmese and Sgaw Karen Speaking Volume (1)

First Self-published in Australia 2012 by Adam H. Freeman


Copyright 2012 by Adam H. Freeman
Apart from fair dealing for purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under
the copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission of the author.
All rights reserved.
Written and Compiled by//ySRuGJ;ymzSd.w>vX - Adam H. Freeman
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Clyde Roxon, Rodney Solin and Thataw Kunoo


Paw Lu Lu and Adam H. Freeman
Drew Hadwal and Adam H. Freeman
[978-0-9871252-1-7]
htoosay@yahoo.com
P.O Box 2259 Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia.
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Disclaimer
The information contained in this book is based on the author's experience, knowledge and opinions
from his daily interpreting jobs, his interactions with people and other resources. The author will not
be held liable for the use or misuse of the information in this book and the Audio CDs.
National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry
Author:

Freeman, Adam H.

Title:

Easy English, Burmese and Sgaw Karen speaking. Volume 1.

ISBN:

9780987125217 (pbk.)

Subjects:

Burmese language--Conversation and phrase books--English.


Sgaw Karen language--Conversation and phrase books--English.
English language--Conversation and phrase books--Burmese.
English language--Conversation and phrase books--Sgaw Karen.

Other Authors /Contributors:

Roxon, Clyde.
Solin, Rodney.
Kunoo, Thataw.

Dewey Number:

495.8

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Dedications
Dedicated to my t wo lovely angels and
their loving mother.

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Easy English, Burmese and Sgaw Karen Speaking Volume (1)

Acknowledgements / / w>ymzsgxD.w>pH;bsK;
FIRST AND FOREMOST, my chief editor and mentor, Clyde Roxon.
Without your tireless efforts, I never could have completed this book.
Rodney Solin, a teacher at Victoria University. Thanks very much for
editing the English script of this book.
Thataw Kunoo. Much thanks to you for editing the Burmese and Sgaw
Karen script of this book for a couple of times.
Wunna Tun. Thanks so much to you for helping me with some additional
editing of the Burmese script of this book.
Drew Hadwal, an Emmy award winning performer and exceptional
voice artist. Special thanks to you for accepting my online job proposal and
completing the English voice recording in an outstanding quality.
Poe Jaw Weeku. Thank you for your tireless support throughout the time
of making the project.
Ron Browning. Much thanks to you for sponsoring some of the cost of the
printing and publishing of these resources.
Paw Lu Lu. Thanks so much for typing the initial Burglish (the transliteration
of Burmese words into English) of this book.
And Other people who have supported this project. Thanks a million
to you for helping to make this book and the Audio CDs a reality.

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CONTENTS / /

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Dedications / / w>[h.vDRt;vDRo; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Acknowledgements / / w>ymzsgxD.w>pH;bsK; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Foreword / / w>uwdRvXng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Wise Sayings / / w>ul.ohtw>uwdRwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

(unDpSDR)tvHmrJmzsX.wz. . . . . . . . . 9
2: Greetings / / w>wdRqX*hRqX0gwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
3: Introductions / / w>k;oh.ngvdmo;wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3
4: Personal Information / / eD>up>t*h>tusdRwz. . . . . 1 4
5: Family / / [H.zdCDzd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8
6: Special Greetings / / w>qX*hRqX0gvXtvDRqDwz. . . . . . . . 2 0
7: Numbers / / eD>*H>wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1
8: Days and Months / / eHRoD'D;vgwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3
9: Seasons and Weather /
/ chcgD;rlcd.uvHRoD.*DRwz. . . . . . . . 2 5
10: Asking the way / / w>oH'd;oHHuG>usJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
11: Time / / w>qXuwD> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
12: Bus / / bX;(pf)ug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1
13: Train / / vh.rh.tl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3
14: Telephone / / vDwJpd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5
15: Compliments / / w>pH;y-wXRwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7
16: Words of Thanks / / w>uwdRpH;bsK;pH;zSd.wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 9
17: Departing and Wishing / /w>[;xD.'D;w>qX*hRwz. . . . . . . 4 2
18: Making Appointments / / w>rRM>w>oh.qXz;uwD>wz. . . . . 4 4
19: Making Requests / / w>ChtcGJ;wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6
20: Making Apologies / / w>Chun;w>wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8
21: Renting a House / / w>igtd.[H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 0

Lesson 1: The (English) Alphabets / ( ) /


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Lesson 22: House Problems / / [H.tw>*h>uDwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2

w>*h>*DRtlwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4
24: Shopping / / w>[;yORw> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6

Lesson 23: Emergencies / /


Lesson

w>tD.us; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 9
Lesson 26: The Doctor / / uoH.o&. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2
Lesson 27: Driving / / w>eDug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5
Lesson 28: Dating / / wHRoud;w>&hxH.vdmo; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8
Lesson 29: Workplace / / w>rRvD> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3
Lesson 30: Feelings and Emotions / / o;tw>wl>b.cD.b.'D;w>o;*JRwz. 7 6
Lesson 31: Motivations / / w>rRql.xD.o;to[D.wz. . . . . . . . . 7 8
Lesson 32: Personal Development / / eD>up>tw>vJRxD.vJRxD . . 8 2
Lesson 33: Activities / / w>[l;w>*JRwz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5
Lesson 34: Common Expressions / / w>uwdRvXySRtg*Rol0Jwz. .92
Lesson 35 Signs and Notices / / w>yeD.D;w>[h.yvD>wz. . . . . 9 9
Calendar 2012 / / 2012 vHmeH.vHmvg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 3
Calendar 2013 / / 2013 vHmeH.vHmvg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 4
Lesson 25: The Restaurant / /

Calendar 2014 / / 2014

vHmeH.vHmvg

.....................................105

Calendar 2015 / / 2015

vHmeH.vHmvg

.....................................106

Calendar 2016 / / 2016

vHmeH.vHmvg

.....................................107

Notes / / w>rReD.wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 8
My Dreams /
/ ,w>rHrD.wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 9
Comments / / w>ymzsgxD.w>xH.wz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 0

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FOREWORD
As the English language has become a global language, knowing this language will help
you wherever you go, wherever you live, whatever you do and with whoever you meet.
Whether you use it in offices, in your work, making friends, shopping, schooling,
discussing, travelling or dating, this book and the audio CDs will help you.
Since only those phrases that are commonly used have been collected and compiled into
this book, the author truly believes that this will greatly help those who use this book and
the audio CDs regularly.

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Wise Sayings / / w>ul.ohtw>uwdRwz.

Language is the dress of thought. ~ Samuel Johnson


~ () ()

usdmw>uwdRM.rh>0J w>qdurd. tw>ulw>od;M.vDRI ~ pJRr,XR *FD(ef)pJR(ef)


One should learn the language of the country he settles so he can stand on his
own feet and be an independent person out there.

ySRw*R*hRw*R*hRM. t-uX;rRvd usdmvXySRol0JvX xHuD>wbh.vX ttd.0Jqd;0J 'fod;


tuqXxX.b.0JvXtcD. 'D; uJxD.ySRobVw*R zJxHuD>t0JM.tylR M.vDRI
Be the master of the words, not the slave.

okwuJeJ uwdRtzsX.wz.tuk>w*hRI rhrh>wcD uJxD.eJ'. tup>wuh>I


If thoughts can build you up, then words also can. So choose your words carefully!

ew>qdurd.oh.wz. twhxD.eRrhohM.< ew>uwdRtzsX.wz.ph>uD; whxD.eRoh0JM.vDRI


tCdow;'D; CkxXew>uwdRtzsX.wz. vXw>yvD>o;tylRwuh>I
Learn a new language and start a new life!

rRvd usdmw>uwdR toDwcg 'D; p;xD.w>td.rlvX toDwcgwuh>I


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Lesson 1: The English Alphabets / The Burmese Alphabets / The Sgaw Karen Alphabets

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/
tJuvH;tvHmrJmzsX.wz. / y,DRvHmrd>yS> tvHmrJmzsX.wz. /unDpSDRtvHmrJmzsX.wz.

English
Aa

unD p S D R

ka (jee)

ka (doh)

kha (gway)

kah (ker-wor)

ga (nge)

ga (si)

ga (jee)

hka (doh)

nga

nga

Ff

()

sa (lone)

sa (pler)

Gg

hsa (lein)

hsa (bee)

Hh

&S

za (gwae)

sha

za (myin-zwae)

nya

nya

ta (si)

ta (ter-lin-jate)

hta (pler)

Ll

()

Hta (won-bae)

'
da (ther-dah)

Mm

()

da (yin-kaut)

na (si)

Nn

da (yin-mote)

pa (ter-kaw)

na (jee)

pha (per-wei)

ta (won-bu)

ba

Bb

Cc

Dd

Ee

()

Ii

Jj

Kk

()

Oo

Pp

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English

unD p S D R

Qq

hta (hsin-htoo)

ma

Rr

da (dway)

ya

Ss

&

()

da (out-chite)

ra

Tt

na (nge)

lah

()

Uu

pa (saute)

wa

Vv

pha (oo-htote)

Ww

ba (ler-chite)

ha

Xx

()()

ba (gon)

ah

Yy

tha

gah

ma

Zz

()

ya (pa-let)

ya (kaute)

la

wa

The English
Alphabets...
ABCDEFG
HIJKL
M N O P ...

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee

tha

ha

la (jee)

ah

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Lesson 2: Greetings / / w>wdRqX*hRqX0gwz.


English

unD p S D R

Hello.

()

[JRvdI (w>qX*hRtw>uwdR)

Mingala ba. (hnote set sa gar)

Hello (tah hser ghay a tah ga toh).

td.ql.{g

How are you?


()

nay kaung lar?

Im ne. Thank you. How are


you? () () ()


()

()

nay kaung bar dae. jay zuu bae. khin myar


(shin) gaw nay kaung lar?

Hi, how are you doing?

()

()

nay kaung bar lar khin myar (shin)?

Im ne. Thank you. Yourself?

()
()

() () () ()()

oh hsu ah?

td.ql.vDRI w>bsK;I eJetd.ql.{g


oh hsu law. tah blu. neh ner oh su ah?

etd.ql.td.cV{g
ner oh hsu oh klay ah?

,td.ql.I w>bsK;vDRI eRrDR


yer oh hsu. tah blu law. na maw?

ja-naw (ja-ma) nay kaung bar dae. jay zuu


bae. khin myar (shin) gaw?

Im OK. And you?

()

() ()

()

,J,tdRchRvDRI eRrDR
yeh yer OK law. nar maw?

ja-naw (ja-ma) tot okay bar bae. khinmmyar (shin) gaw?

Hi, hows everything?

(/)

() ()

ah lone a hsin pyay yet lar (khin myar/shin)?

Hows it going?

() () ()

bae loe nay lae?

How was your day?

(/)

w>cJvXm rRo;fvJ.
tah keh ler mar thar di lae?

rRo;fvJ.
mar thar di lae?

weHRtHR fvJ.

() ()

di ga nay bae lo nay lae (khin myar/shin)?

Not bad. How about yours?

()

wtXb.I e0JJrDR

mer hso bar bu. khin myar (shin) gaw?

ta er bah. ner wae maw?

() () ()
()

Hows life?
() ()

Great!

ta nee ei di lae?

w>td.rl rRo;fvJ.

ber wa ga bae lo nay lae?

tah oh moo ma thar di lae?

*hRd.r;I

()

a yan kaung bar dae.

Good morning.

()

() ()

min ga lar mer net kin bar khin myar (shin).

Good afternoon.

()

ghay doh ma.

*DRvXt*hRI

hgaw ler a ghay.

eHRvXt*hRI

() ()

min ga lar nay lel kin bar khin myar (shin).

Good evening.

()

[gvXt*hRI

() ()

min ga lar nya khin bar khin myar (shin).

ha ler a ghay.

nee ler a ghay.

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English
Good day.

unD p S D R

(/)

()

min ga lar shi tet nay bar (khin myar/shin).

How have you been?

() ()

bae lo nay lel?

eHRvXt*hRI

nee ler a ghay.

rRo;fvJ.

mar thar di lae?

() ()

Hows your family?

() () ()

e[H.zdCDzd td.ql.{g

khin myar (shint) yet meet thar su nay


kaung ja lar?

ner heet poe kaw poe oh su ah?

How are your children?

ezdwz. td.ql.{g

How was your holiday?

() ()()

khin myar (shint) yet ahh lart yet ka bae lo


nay lae?

eeHRobV([DvH'h)M. rRo;fvJ.
ner nee tha blay (holiday) nay mar thar di
lae?

ner poe ta pha oh su ah?

khin myar (shint) yet ker lay dway nay


kaung ja lar?

How are your parents?

() ()()

erdygwz. td.ql.{g

khin myar (shint) yet meet ba dway nay


kaung ja lar?

ner moe pa ta pha oh su ah?

They are ne. How about


yours?

t0Joh. td.ql.I e0JrDR

() ()
() ()

thu toh nay kaung ja bar dae. khin myar


(shint) yet meet ba dway gaw?

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a wae thay oh su. ner wae maw?

Lesson 3: Introductions / / w>k;oh.ngvdmo;wz.

unD p S D R

English
Hi, Im Htoo Htoo. I'm glad to
meet you.
() () ()
()



ja-naw htoo htoo bar khin myar. tway yart
dar won thar bar dae.

,rHRrh>xlxlI xH.b.eR o;ckd.r;I


yer mee may htoo htoo. teet bah nar tha
ku doh ma.

,J,rHRrh>vhvhI ,Jph>uD; xH.b.eR


o;ckd.r;I

ja-naw ga lay lay bar. ja-naw lae bae tway


yart dar won thar bar dae.

yeh yer may lay lay. yeh say kaw teet bah
nar thar ku doh ma.

()

[JRvd< ,rh> rJRuJR(vf)I


xH.b.eRrkmo; d.r;I

hello! ja-naw Michael bar. tway yart dar


won thar bar dae.

hello, yer may Michael. teet bah nar mu


thar doh ma.

Im John. Its a pleasure to meet


you.

()

() () ()() ()
()

,rHRrh> uFD(ef)I xH.b.eR rkmo;d.


r;I

ja-naw ga John bar. tway yart dar wan thar


bar dae.

yer me may John. teet ba nar mu thar doh


ma.

Hi, Im Michael. Whats your


name?

()

yer me may Michael. nae ner me di lae?

Im Lay Lay. I'm glad to meet


you too.

() () ()
()

Hello, Im Michael. Im pleased


to meet you.
() () ()
() ()

() () ()()
() ()

,rHRrh> rJRuJR(vf)I eJerHRfvJ.

ja-naw (ja-ma) ga Michael bar. khin myar


(shint) nan mare bae lo kor lae?

Im Htoo Htoo. Its nice to meet


you, Michael.


()

,rHRrh>xlxlI xH.b.eR rkmo;d.


r;< rJRuJR(vf)I

() ()() ()
() ()

ja-naw (ja-ma) ga htoo htoo bar. tway yart


dar wan thar bar dae, Michael.

yer mee may htoo htoo. teet bah nar mu


thar doh ma, Michael.

Where do you come from?

() () ()

e[JvX w>vD>zJvJ.

khin myar (shin) bae ga lar dar lae?

ner hae ler tah law pae lae?

I come from England. What


about you?

,[JvX uD>tJuvH;vDRI eRrDR

() ()

ja-naw (ja-ma) england ga lar dar bar. khin


myar (shin) kaw?

() () ()

yer hae ler kaw air ker lee law. nar maw?

Where do you come from, Htoo


Htoo?

e[JvX w>vD>zJvJ.< xlxl

() () ()

khin myar (shin) bae ga lar dar lae, htoo


htoo?

ner hae ler tah law pae lae, htoo htoo?

I come from Myanmar, also


known as Burma.

,[JvX uD>rFJRrR< ySRoh.ngtDRvX


uD>y,DRph>I

ja-naw (ja-ma) myanmar pyi ga lar dar bar.


burma pyi loh lae theet ja bar dae.

yer hae ler kaw myanmar, pwa thay nya


aw ler kaw per yaw sait.

() ()()
() () () ()

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Hi Michael, this is my friend Lay
Lay. Lay Lay, this is Michael.
() () ()
() ()

unD p S D R

()

()

() ()

Michael, dar ja-naw (ja-ma) thu ngae chin


lay lay. lay lay thu ga Michael bar.

Nice to meet you Michael.


Where are you from?

()

() () ()
() () ()

twae yart dar wan thar bar dae, Michael.


khin myar (shin) ga bae ga lae?

Are you here for a visit or do


you live here?

() () ()
() ()

Htoo Htoo, have you met my


friend, Emily?
() () ()

khin myar (shin) dee go a lae lar dar lar,


dar ma mer hoat de mar nay dar lar?

Michael, a wae ei may yer ther ko lay lay.


lay lay a ei may Michael.

xH.b.eR o;ckd.r;< rJRuJR(vf)I


etd.[JzJvJ.

hteet ba nar tha khu doh ma, Michael. ner


oh hae pae lae?

e[J[;zJtHR{g rhwrh> etd.zJtHR{g


ner hae ha pae ei ah may ter may ner oh
pae ei ah?

xlxl< exH.vdmo;'D; ,oud;


tJrvHR 0HRvH{g

htoo htoo, khin myar (shin) ja-nawt (ja-ma)


thu ngae chin Emily ned tway pyee pyi lar?

htoo htoo, ner hteet loe tha daw yer ther ko


Emily we lee ah?

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Lesson 4: Personal Information / / eD>up>t*h>tusdRwz.

unD p S D R

English
Whats your rst name?

()() () ()() ()

()
khin myar (shint) (yet) nar mare bae lo kaw
lae?

Michael.

()

()

Michael.

Whats your last name?

(
)

()() () ()() ()

khin myar (shint) yet nout sone nar mare


(meet tha su nar mare) ga bae lo kaw lae?

Htoo Htoo Lay.

Htoo Htoo Lay.

Whats your full name?

()() () () ()

erHR'fvJ.

ner me di lae?

rJRuJR(vf)I
Michael.

erHRtuwX>wzsX.([H.zdCDzdtrHR)
M. rEkRvJ.

ner mi a ker tur ter plur (heet po khaw po a


mi ) nay mer nu lae?

xlxlvhI

Htoo Htoo Lay.

erHRtvXtySJRM. rEkRvJ.
ner mi a ler a pwe nay mer nu lae?

khin myar (shint) yet nar mare a pyit a


sone ga bae lo kaw lae?

Michael Htoo Htoo Lay.

()

rJRuJR xlxlvhI

()

Michael Htoo Htoo Lay.

Michael Htoo Htoo Lay.

Whats your date of birth?

etd.zsJ. trk>eHRrk>oDM. rEkRvJ.

()() () () ()
()

khin myar (shint) yet mway nay yet sware


ga bar lae?

ner oh plae a mu nee mu thaw nay mer nu


lae?

April 14th, 1980.

() () ()

thjzh. 14< 1980I

aye pyi set lay, ta taung koe yar shit sal.

aye pray ter hsee lwee, ter ker htoe kwee


ker yar khow hsee.

Are you married or single?


() () () ()

eqD[H.qDCDvH{g rhwrh>
erh>ySRobV{g

khin myar (shin) har eain daung shin lar


dar ma mer hoat lu hlut lar?

ner hsaw hee hsaw hkaw lee ah may ter


may ner may pwa ther blay ah?

I'm single.

,rh>ySRobVI

() ()

ja-naw (ja-ma) lu hlut bar.

yer may pwa ther blay law.

Whats your current address?

etd.qd;vD>usJ tcJtHRM. rh>rEkRvJ.

ew>zH;w>rR tcJtHRM. rh>rEkRvJ.

()

a khu let shi khin myar (shint) yet a loat a


kaing ga bar lae?

How many children do you


have?

ezdtd. ySJR*RvJ.

()() () ()
()

Whats your current


occupation?
()() () ()

()()
()

a khu let shi khin myar (shint) yet late sar


ga bar lae?

ner oh hso law klae a kae ei nay may mer


nu lae?

ner tah pait tah mar a kae ei nay may mer


nu lae?

ner poe oh pwae hga lae?

khin myar (shint) mar tha ther mee bae na


yout shi lae?

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I have four children.

unD p S D R

,zdtd. vGH>*RI

Do you have a home phone


number?

e[H.vDwJpd teD>*H>td.{g

Whats your home telephone


number?

() () ()()

yer poe oh lwee hga law.

ja-nawt (ja-ma) mar tha ther mee, lay yout


shi dae.

() ()
()()

()() () ()
() ()()

Whats your mobile phone


number?
()() () () ()
()()

Whats your email address?


()() () ()
()

Whats your drivers license


number?
()() () ()
() ()()

Whats your Tax File Number


(TFN)?

khin myar (shint) eain phone nan bart shi


lar.

khin myar (shint) yet eain phone number


ga ba lae?

ner law tae soe a naw ghee oh ah?

e[H.vDwJpd teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.


ner hee law tae soe a naw ghee nay
mer nu lae?

evDwJpdzD.pk teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.

()

etHrhvf(vDy&X)M. rEkRvJ.

eeDugvJRphR teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.

khin myar (shint) yet let kaing phone


number ga ba lae?

khin myar (shint) yet e-mail late sar ga ba


lae?

khin myar (shint) yet yin maung license


num bart ga ba lae?

ner law tae soe paw su a naw ghee nay


mer nu lae?

ner email (law per rer) nay mer nu lae?

ner naw car license a naw ghee nay mer


nu lae?

ecdoGJ(xJ.cfpf)zJR teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.

khin myar (shint) yet a khun le num bart


ga ba lae?

ner koe twae (tax) le a naw ghee nay mer


nu lae?

epJ;xX;vh. teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.

()() () ()
() () (-()-()

khin myar (shint) yet centerlink num bart


ga ba lae?

Whats your Medicare number?

erJRH;cJ teD>*H>M. rEkRvJ.

()() () ()
()()

khin myar (shint) yet medicare num bart


ga ba lae?

Can I see your drivers license


please?

() () ()
() ()

jay zu pyu yuay khin myar (shint) yet yin


maung license card pyar pya loh yart mer
lar?

Can I see your Medicare and


Healthcare card please?

()() () ()() ()
()() (-()-())

Whats your Centrelink Reference Number(CRN)?

() () () ()
()() () ()

jay zu pyu yuay khin myar (shint) yet medicare ned healthcare card pyar pya loh yart
mer lar?

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ner centrelink a naw ghee nay mer nu lae?

ner medicare a naw ghee nay mer nu lae?

e'k;eJ.,R eeDugvJRphRu; uoh{g


ner du nae ya ner naw car a license card
ker thay ah?

e'k;eJ.,R erJRH;cJD; [J.cJu;


uoh{g
ner du nae yar ner medicare daw
healthcare card ker thay ah?

unD p S D R

English
Can I see your visa or travel
document please?
() () ()

e'k;eJ.,R evHmcDuD>bH.p. rhwrh>


w>vJRw>uhR vHmtk.o; uoh{g

() () ()

jay zu pyu yuay khin myar (shint) yet pyi


win kwint visa dar ma mer hoat ker yee
thwar let mart pya loh yart mer lar?

ner du nae yar ner lei kaw khaw visa may


ter may tah lae tah kay lay eu thar ker thay
ah?

Do you live in a rental house?

() () ()

rh>eigtd.[H.{g

khin myar (shin) eain nghar nay dar lar?

may ner nya oh hee ah?

Do you live in your own house?

() () () ()

etd.vX eeD>up> t[H.{g

()

khin myar (shin) ko paing eain mar nay dar


lar?

Do you own a car?

eup>ug td.{g

() ()

khin myar (shin) ko paing car shi lar?

ner ker sa car oh ah?

Do you drive?

eeDugoh{g

()

khin myar (shin) car maung tat lar?

ner naw car thay ah?

Do you work?

e zH;w>rRw> (*JRw>) {g

()

khin myar (shin) a loat loat lar?

ner pait tah mar tah (ghae tah) ah?

()

ner oh ler ner naw ker sa a hee ah?

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Lesson 5: Family / / [H.zdCDzd


English
How many brothers and sisters
do you have?
() ()
()() ()

I have two brothers and two


sisters.
() () ()

unD p S D R

khin myar (shint) mar maung hna ma bae


ner yout shi lae?

()()

ja-nawt (ja-ma) mar nyi a ko ner yout ned


nyi a ma ner yout shi dae.

Where are your parents living?

() () () ()
()

They are living with my family.


() () ()

How old are your children?


() () ()
()()

khin myar (shint) mi bah dway bae mar


nay ja dar lae?

eDyk>0J> td.ySJR*RvJ.
ner daw pu weh oh pwae gah lah?

,Dyk>0J>td. tydmcGgcH*R D;
tydmrk.cH*RI

yer daw pu weh oh a paw kwa kee gah


daw a paw mu kee gah.

erdygwz. td.w>vD>zJvJ.
ner moe pa ter pha oh tah law pae lae?

t0Joh.td.D; ,[H.zdCDzdI
a wae thay oh daw yer heet poe hkaw poe.

thu toh ja-nawt (ja-ma) yet mi thar su ned


a tu nay ja dae.

ezdwz.M. to;eH.td. xJvJ.


ner poe ter pha nay a thar neet oh tae lae?

khin myar (shint) yet ker lay dway ga a thet


bae lout shi ja lae?

t0Joh. to;eH.td.0J 8eH.< 5eH.<


3eH.'D; 1eH.vDRI

thu toh der dway ga a thet shit hnit, nyga


hnit, thone hnit ned ter hnit zee shi ja dae.

a wae thay a thar neet oh wae kaw neet, yet


neet, thur neet daw ter neet law.

Do you have any relatives living


in Australia?

ebl;ewH>td.vX tD;p-xhv,g
tylR w*R*R{g

() ()

khin myar (shint) yet swe myo ter yout yout


australia mar nay lar?

ner bu ner teet oh ler australia a pu ter ga


ga gah?

Father / Mother

() ()

y> A rd>

a phay / a may.

pah / moh

Grandfather / Grandmother

()() ()()

zk A zH

a phoe / a phwar.

puu / pee

Son / Daughter

zdcGg A zdrk.

() ()

thar / ther mee.

poe kwa / poe mu

Brother / Sister

Dyk>0J>cGg A Dyk>0J>rk.

() ()

nyi a ko / nyi a ma.

daw pu wae kwa / daw pu wae mu

Older Brother / Older Sister

uFD A eD

()() () ()

a ko / a ma.

jaw / naw

They are 8, 5, 3 and 1.


() () ()
() ()

() ()()

()

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Younger Brother / Younger Sister

() () () ()

hcGg A hrk.

nyi / nyi ma.

day kwa / day mu

Uncle / Aunt

() ()

wH A rk>*>

oo / a daw.

tee / mu gah

Nephew / Niece

zdd.cGg A zdd.rk.

()

tu / tu ma.

poe doh kwa / poe doh mu

Boy / Girl

()

ydmcGgzd A ydmrk.zd

yout jar lay / main ga lay.

po kwa poe / po mu poe

Son in-law / Daughter in-law

rm A J.rk.

() () ()
()

ther met / chway ma.

ma / dae mu

Cousin

()

wcGg

won kwel.

ter kwa

Baby

zdo.

ker lay .

poe thart

English

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Note for Burmese Section (1):


Personal Pronouns

Female

Male
Formal
I
You

Formal

Informal

(ja-naw)

(nga)

Informal

(ja-ma)

(nga)

(chote)

(chote)

(ja-note) written only

(ja-note) written only

(khin-myar)

(nin)

(thin) written only

(min)

(nin)

(shin)
(thin) written only

(nyee)

Note for Burmese Section (2):


The difference between Pronunciation and Writing (2 examples)

Pronounce the correct sound


/

Write the correct spelling

z;vXtoD.

uGJ;vXtb.

(ja-naw)

(jun-taw)

You

(khin-myar)

(khin-Byar)

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