Most tourists in Myanmar get as far as hello and thank you. It’s a good place to start but it’s not very hard to go a bit further, to put the basic building blocks in place and before you know where you are you’re getting the hang of it and getting a great reaction from the people you meet.
Like many Asian languages, Burmese is a tonal language, meaning that there are four tones (high, low, creaky and checked) that a speaker can use, and a word changes meaning depending on the tone in which it is spoken.
In addition, the language is written using Burmese script, flowing characters based on an ancient Indian script. However, the words here have been Anglicized for easy understanding and pronunciation! However, because of that, you may find slight variations on pronunciation guides online.
The Burmese phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.