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American English: /bərˈmiz/
British English: /bəːˈmiːz/

Translation of Burmese in Spanish:


noun plural Burmese

  • 1 countable (person)
    birmano, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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).
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 uncountable (language)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countableBurmese (cat)
    gato (masculine) birmano
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