Burmese is the official language of Myanmar. It is the first language of 32 million people - over half the country’s population - and is spoken as a second language by about 10 million more. Its vocabulary is mostly monosyllabic, as is common with other members of the Sino-Tibetan language family. In Burmese, a polysyllable will often indicate a loan word from a European language. Burmese is tonal, which means that the pitch, duration or loudness of a vowel can modify the meaning of a word.Learn Burmese with uTalk
The Burmese for 'it’s business as usual' is 'go come eat drink live'!
Burmese writing does not need any spaces between words.
Burmese has its own ancient alphabet but the spelling preserves sounds that are no longer pronounced – 'Myanmar' is actually spelled 'Mranma' in Burmese script.
The letters in Burmese are curvy because it used to be written on leaves which would tear if straight lines were drawn on them.
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