Myanmar Words

Myanmar Words adopted from other languages

Even though some are not directly adopted, they seems somehow related.

  • NOTE: Pls let us know if you know any others.
  • English (or Other Languages) Myanmar
    pay (money, cash, etc) pay
    salt saar
    soap sut-pyar
    shimés (French) shimee
    case cate-sa
    sugar tha-gyar
    cake cake-mont
    bank ban
    direct dike-yike
    telephone telephone
    ball pen ball pen

    Chinese Myanmar
    baozi pauk sie

    Hindi (or Other Languages) Myanmar
    prata palartar
    arloo arloo
    gobi gawbi
  • There are lots of adopted words mostly from English:
  • Those adopted from English
    • manager
    • cigarette
    • cassette
    • radio
    • computer
    • mic (microphone)
    • ball-pen, fountain-pen
    • motor-cycle
    • car
    • card
    • director
  • Those adopted from Hindi
    • arloo (potato)
  • NOTE: Pls let us know if you can think of anything interesting.

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