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  Burmese for beginners....
by Mique

Favorite thing: Learning a little burmese is the thing to do even if it is just the basics like 'Mingalaba' (the standard greeting for foreigners) and 'jei-zu tin ba de' (thank you). Of course there are the LP phrasebook (but i've never found those very helpful except for the extreme basics). There is also a little phrasebook that you can find in Burma called 'Mingalaba'. Similar to the LP phrasebook.

And then there is the book i'm struggling with now...Well, i can tell you , it isn't easy.. *sigh* . But i'm finally making some progress thanks to this book that came out late 2006. I found it in a thai bookstore. It comes with 3 cd's and i've loaded all of them into my mp3-player. Great exercise on long bus rides in this country... 'Burmese for beginners' it is called . It teaches how to read & write burmese as well as of course how to have a proper conversation.

Title: Burmese for beginners
ISBN 1-887521-51-8
Author: Gene Mesher

Good luck ;-)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2007
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