New PDF release: Colloquial Burmese: The Complete Course for Beginners

By San San Hnin Tun, Patrick McCormick

ISBN-10: 0415517265

ISBN-13: 9780415517263

Colloquial Burmese offers a step by step path in Burmese because it is written and spoken this present day. Combining a uncomplicated method with a radical remedy of the language, it equips novices with the fundamental talents had to speak expectantly and successfully in Burmese in a huge variety of events. No earlier wisdom of the language is required.

Key positive aspects include:

  • progressive insurance of conversing, listening, interpreting and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free causes of grammar
  • an wide variety of centred and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and pleasing dialogues masking a large number of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists through the text
  • review chapters at periods in the course of the textual content delivering motivational checklists of language issues covered
  • an evaluate of the sounds of Burmese
  • A complete solution key and thesaurus behind the book

Balanced, entire and profitable, Colloquial Burmese will be an critical source either for self sufficient novices and for college kids taking classes in Burmese.

Accompanying audio fabric is offered to buy individually on CDs or in MP3 structure, or comes integrated within the nice worth Colloquial Burmese pack. Recorded through local audio system, the audio enhances the booklet and may support increase inexperienced persons’ listening and talking skills.

Course components:

The entire direction contains the ebook and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, booklet, CD and MP3 layout. The paperback and CDs is additionally bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack.

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7 - San San Reminder: The syllable underlined should be pronounced with a corresponding voiced consonant. d6 your (female speaker) your (male speaker) Uncle (addressing a middle-aged man, your parents' age) Aunty (addressing a middle-aged woman, your parents' age) Unit 1: A curious foreigner Note: The first two items are pronouns like those in any other language, but the last two kinship terms are very commonly used as pronouns. Please note also that in cosmopolitan cities like Yangon, it is getting more common to use uncle or aunty (with a Burmanized pronunciation).

Language point How much is ... IU (see Preliminary Unit) is also used to ask for prices, as shown in the box below. lau? lau? Sei n ill! ill! (' (' , ~ How much is this [item]? ~ How much is this [bicycle]? 8 You are in Yangon and see a few "For sale" signs in front of some buildings and on some vehicles. Out of curiosity, you ask what the price is for the items listed below. Practise a short exchange using the pattern given in the box. l:'6 ( C") GO":{Pc: C" oOJ02 n cau wu? sou c". bu you? k8 000 000 000 000 Language point Getting familiar with the writing system Given in the boxes below are the other three basic vowel signs, presented in three lines: in Burmese script, in phonetic script, and as an example with one letter that represents a consonant.

2 (CD1; 18) Listen to the numbers you hear on the CD and write them down correctly. 3 (CD1; 19) Now try practising the numbers with a short exchange taken from Dialogue 1 as shown in the box below: 3 This difference is often not easily audible to foreign ears, and the accurate meaning would still be understandable in context. So just try to get used to it without getting discouraged. Unit 1: A curious foreigner C'] Q [. lt how much ~ How much (is) this longyi? 1. Prices are purposely given in Burmese script to make you get used to it.

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