Category Archives: Culture & Language

My Favourite Burmese Proverbs #1

Proverbs are one of my favourite things about the Burmese language. They are so beautifully articulated and sung in a way that motivates you to seek goodness in life. One can truly feel the essence of Buddhism and Burmese philosophy when reading and hearing these proverbs. ကျားကြီးတော့ ခြေရာကြီး “The bigger the tiger, the larger the footprint” My favourite saying, and

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Basic Burmese Phrases

Min-ga-lar-par! In this article I will teach you some basic Burmese phrases that you can use the next time you travel to Myanmar! General Information Burmese is the official language of Myanmar, and is spoken by over 40 million people. The language is natively known as Myanmar Zagar (မြန်မာစကား) or Myanmar Bharthar (မြန်မာဘာသာ) Why should you learn Burmese? If you have

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