how to pronounce burmese


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the above transcription of burmese is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

burmese is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of burmese in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the burme their burmese junta continues …”

meanings of burmese


  1. A medium-sized, short-haired domestic cat breed, originating in Thailand.
  2. A person from Myanmar or of Burmese descent.


  1. The Sino-Tibetan official language of the country Burma. Also known as Myanmar (which is the name preferred by the country's current government).
  2. The script in which the Burmese language is written.


  1. Of or relating to Burma (Myanmar) or its people or language.

burmese frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word burmese occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics burmese can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that burmese can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to burmese


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