In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
n (plural Burmese)
- 1.1 countable/numerable (person) birmano, (masculine, feminine)More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (language) birmano (masculine)
- Ethnic Burmese form the majority at 67.4%, and the remainder includes the Shans, Rakhines, Mons, Chins, Kachins and the Kayahs.
- The name of the country of Burma (or Myanmar, as it is now officially known) is associated with the dominant ethnic group, the Burmese.
- They established kingdoms and expanded their territory, often in conflict with other ethnic groups such as the Burmese (Burman).
More example sentences1.3 countable/numerable Burmese (cat) gato (masculine) birmano
- I tried to tell her that she upheld the only force, apart from fear and greed, strong enough to bind the diverse Burmese into one nation.
- This Burmese gets his supplies from a member of the Karen hill tribes.
- There are more than 125 separate ethnic groups represented by the Burmese.
- The Pali alphabet used for written Burmese is made up of eight vowels, three diphthongs, 32 consonants, and several tones.
- They constitute three linguistic families, Tibeto-Burman, Mon-Khmer, and Tai, although today Burmese is written and spoken by most.
- In Singapore, a police spokesman said Thursday the letter, which was written in Burmese, contained a low-grade bomb detonator.