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Hnin Tun San San with assistance from Patrick McCormick

burmese1Colloquial Burmese - The Complete Course for Beginners


Colloquial Burmese provides a step-by-step course in Burmese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Burmese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • review chapters at intervals throughout the text providing motivational checklists of language points covered
  • an overview of the sounds of Burmese
  • A full answer key and glossary at the back of the book

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Burmese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Burmese.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Burmese pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.




Preliminary Unit: Greetings, Burmese script and numbers
Unit 1: A Curious foreigner
Unit 2: New in town

Review 1
Unit 3: Talking about weather
Unit 4: Talking about family and friends
Unit 5: Lost in the street
Unit 6: Talking about food and drinks

Review 2
Unit 7: Talking about likes and dislikes, wishes and desires
Unit 8: Talking about abilities and talents
Unit 9: Getting thirsty and other needs

Review 3
Unit 10: Being considerate in public spaces
Unit 11: Plans for the weekend and travel plans
Unit 12: Talking about time

Review 4
Unit 13: Talking about past experiences
Unit 14: Getting sick`
Unit 15: Talking about where you are

Review 5
Answer Keys

San San Hnin Tun is Assistant Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France
Patrick McCormick is a researcher at the École française d'Extrême-Orient in Rangoon and a NGO Consultant on Education, both in Myanmar.

Hnin Tun San San (with assistance from Patrick McCormick), 2014, Colloquial Burmese, the Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge (Colloquial Series), 290 p.

Paru fin août 2014

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