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Burmese Language

This is a selection of resources on Burmese language available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

NLB print and digital resources

Colloquial Burmese: The Complete Course for Beginners

This is a handy pocket-sized phrasebook ideal for carrying around. It has anglicised pronunciation as well as the Burmese characters of common words and phrases.

All rights reserved, Melbourne: Lonely Planet, 2014.

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Colloquial Burmese: The Complete Course for Beginners

This beginner’s course for learning Burmese is accompanied by lesson audio files that are available online at http://www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials

All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2014.

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Burmese for Beginners

Learn to speak, understand, read and write Burmese from this course book for beginners. The book comes with three CDs that allow the learner to listen to spoken Burmese and pick up the correct pronunciation.

All rights reserved, Bangkok: Paiboon Poomsan Publishing, 2006.

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Burmese (Myanmar): An Introduction to the Spoken Language. Book 1.

This is book 1 of a four-volume course on learning to read, write and speak Burmese. The audio files can be downloaded from Dropbox via the publisher’s website at http://www.niupress.niu.edu/

DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010

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This is the third book in a four-volume course on learning to write and read Burmese. The audio files can be downloaded from Dropbox via the publisher’s website at http://www.niupress.niu.edu/

All rights reserved, DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.

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