English is widely understood in the main cities in Myanmar. Many people can speak and communicate to a smaller or greater extent in English. Signboards at restaurants, hotels, and cinemas are written in English, but unfortunately not all the street names are posted in English. As locals are always anxious to help visitors, there will generally always be someone with sufficient notions of English in case of need. In any case, if you have a guide with you, communicating should not be an issue. .

Phrases such as: Thank you, Happy, Sorry, Taxi, Bus, Go, Wait, Airport, Hotel, Clinic, Toilet, Problem, No, Yes ,Good, No good, and Number” are commonly known in Myanmar. Otherwise, try to remember or print the followings phrases, or grab your guide book:


Good Morning/afternoon/evening: Min-ga-la Ba

Good bye: Ta-ta or Goodbye are both widely understand

Feeling / emotion 

Good: Kaun Day

No Good (bad): Ma Kaun Bu


How much: Bay Laut Lay

Expensive: Zay Jee Day

Lower your price: Shaw Bar Ohn

Moving around

Hotel: Hote

Restaurant: Restaurant or Sa Thaut Sine

Toilet: Toilet or Ein Thar

Airport: Airport or Lay Zeit

Jetty: Jetty or Thin Baw Zeit

Train Station: Mee-ya-ta Bu-ta

Bus station: Bus Car Gate or Car Gate

Ticket: Let Mat


Clinic: Say Kan 

Hospital: Say Yone


Telephone: Telephone

Can you speak English?: En-ga-lay Za-gar Pyaw Tat La?


For years now, we have been involved in community projects, starting with the construction of a public library available to all children of Bagan, Our activities have grown over the years and we will continue to offer our time and resources to help those most in need in our country.

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