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:
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Burmese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Burmese.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Preliminary Unit: Greetings, Burmese script and numbers
Unit 1: A Curious foreigner
Unit 2 : New in town
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
Unit 7 : Talking about likes and dislikes, wishes and desires
Unit 8 : Talking about abilities and talents
Unit 9 : Getting thirsty and other needs
Unit 10 : Being considerate in public spaces
Unit 11 : Plans for the weekend and travel plans
Unit 12 : Talking about time
Unit 13 : Talking about past experiences
Unit 14 : Getting sick
Unit 15 : Talking about where you are