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Talk Now Learn Burmese: Essential Words and Phrases for Absolute Beginners (PC/Mac)

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  • Platform:    Windows, Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM
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  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.5 x 0.9 cm ; 132 g
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  • ASIN: 1843521008
  • Release Date: 18 July 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,990 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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I bought talk now learn burmese because I am going to the Thai/Myanmar border and wanted to learn some basic burmese before I get there. It has an addictive style with games to help you learn, so I have found it very easy to use and am picking things up. HOwever I wish it had a few more useful phrases on, it's quite limited. But hopefully having made a start and got used to hearing the language before I go will help me to learn faster when I get there, and it is fun to use.
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While this is a helpful book, it has a drawback that it uses a different romanization system than other books. Although there is no one single widely used or official designated romanization system in Burmese (as in Chinese), the best Burmese langauge books use a system developed by Okell. Lonely Planet's phrasebook also uses this system. Having become used to it, it is now very difficult to use this book. I would suggest to stick to "introduction in Burmese" by Okell or try the "Burmese by ear" series that are available for free on the internet.
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HASH(0x940a4a08) out of 5 stars The only thing out there 26 Nov. 2005
By Jim - Published on Amazon.com
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Best in it's field. Also the only thing in it's field. There is no other computer-aided Burmese study aid for English speakers. Aids both in the squiggle-circle text that is written Burmese, and spoken Burmese as well. Covers only basic words and phrases.

My Burmese wife tells me that some of the translations are wrong.

Also, some of the text most obviously does not match the spoken word.

Still, it's better than the non-existent competition. I would causiously recommend this - the errors are not so severe as to make it useless.
HASH(0x9487d024) out of 5 stars Decent computer aided Burmese speaking program. 8 Feb. 2016
By Glenn R. Kangiser - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good program for starting to learn Burmese. I have found in the past that I learn best from this kind of program and this is the only one of this sort I have found. I need simple interactive with lots of opportunity for repeating. Lots of interactive pictures and games and the ability to record yourself and listen to the program speakers for comparison. Burmese By Ear is free on the net but I learn slower from that due to hearing problems and wanting to see the word spelled as I learn it. Has both Romanized and Burmese script and a printable picture dictionary.

My wife is Burmese and she has confirmed that it is correct. I read of an error or two in it but have not found it. I did find Ne Kaun La, as hello which is kind of like, how are you doing... and it appears the animated speakers are saying Mingala ba, whch is ok to use interchangeably so no serious problem.

I highly recommend this as a simple way to get a small start in learning Burmese.

It comes from England so takes a couple weeks to arrive.
HASH(0x940a269c) out of 5 stars It is a good start to learning the Burmese/Myanmar language 17 Jun. 2015
By Kathyrn Peters - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a good start to learning the Burmese/Myanmar language. I like the games they use to help you learn the language. It is fun to use but if you want to learn the grammar you will need more than this. This however is very good for learning words and phrases. I would recommend it to those who would like to test the waters.
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