Burmese (Myanmar language)

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Myanmar language

Official language


Interesting Fact

The Burmese language has no adjectives; rather, everything is described using verbs.


Burmese is the language of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. It is part of the Sino-Tibetan language group with Chinese.

It uses the Burmese alphabet, which is made of 33 consonants and 12 vowels (compared to 21 consonants and 5 vowels in English). There are no spaces between words, although a space made be added between clauses to make it easier to read.

Burmese doesn’t have adjectives (e.g. beautiful, pretty) as such but uses verbs with a specific particle (e.g. person + be beautiful).

The “standard” variant of Burmese is spoken around the Irrawaddy River valley. Burmese is a diglossic language – it has a formal written form used in newspapers and the like and an informal form used for any informal communication such as speech, television or even comics.


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