BurmeseEdit

 
ဘဲ

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛ́/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: bhai: • ALA-LC: bhai • BGN/PCGN: bè: • Okell:

NounEdit

ဘဲ (bhai:) (classifier ကောင်)

  1. duck (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)
  2. (slang) boyfriend

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • Phonetic respellings: ဗဲ, ဖဲ
  • IPA(key): /bɛ́/, /pʰɛ́/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: bhai: • ALA-LC: bhai • BGN/PCGN: bè:/hpè: • Okell: hpè/hpè

Alternative formsEdit

PostpositionEdit

ဘဲ (bhai:)

  1. without (not doing or not having done something)
    ထီး မပါဘဲ ဘယ်တော့မှ မသွားပါဘူး
    hti: ma.pabhai: bhaitau.hma. ma.swa:pabhu:
    He never leaves without taking his umbrella.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • Phonetic respellings: ဗဲ, ဖဲ
  • IPA(key): /bɛ́/, /pʰɛ́/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: bhai: • ALA-LC: bhai • BGN/PCGN: bè:/hpè: • Okell: hpè/hpè

Alternative formsEdit

ParticleEdit

ဘဲ (bhai:)

  1. Used after any sentence element or an entire sentence to add emphasis, indeed, really
    ဒီမှာဘဲ နေရ်ခဲ့
    dihmabhai: nerhkai.
    Stay right here!
    ခင်ဗျာ့သူငယ်ချင်းဘဲ ရေးတာလား
    hkangbya.su-ngaihkyang:bhai: re:tala:
    Was it your friend who wrote it?
    သိတာပေါ့ ကျွန်တော့် ညီတဝမ်းကွဲဘဲ
    si.tapau. kywantau. nyita.wam:kwai:bhai:
    Of course I know him, he’s my cousin!

Further readingEdit


MonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pali bhaya, from Sanskrit भय (bhaya).

NounEdit

ဘဲ (phòa)

  1. calamity