ပေါ့

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Burmese[edit]

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Particle[edit]

ပေါ့ (pau.) (Romanization: MLCTS: pau. | ALA-LC: po′ | BGN/PCGN: baw., paw. | Okell: pó, pó)

  1. like (mild intensifier; used to mean "to say" or "to think")
    • 2005, San San Hnin Tun, "Discourse particles in Burmese", in Justin Watkins (ed.), Studies in Burmese Linguistics, ISBN 0-85883-559-2, p. 193:
      ဒါရောင်းတာ မဟုတ်ဘူးပေါ့လေ။
      dayaung:da măhokhpu:baw.le
      He was, like, I'm not selling them, you know?
      အဲဒါနဲ့ လွင်မိုးကလည်း ဝမ်းသာအားရပေါ့နော်။
      è:danè. lwinmo:ga.lè wun:tha-a:ya.baw.naw
      So then Lwin Moe was, like, really delighted, you know.
  2. say (let's say: used to mark an example, supposition, or hypothesis)
    • 2005, San San Hnin Tun, "Discourse particles in Burmese", in Justin Watkins (ed.), Studies in Burmese Linguistics, ISBN 0-85883-559-2, p. 193:
      အက်စီဒင့် ဖြစ်သွားတာပေါ့နော်။
      etsidin. hpyitthwa:dapaw.naw
      So say there was an accident, right?
  3. you know (used to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement)
    • 2005, San San Hnin Tun, "Discourse particles in Burmese", in Justin Watkins (ed.), Studies in Burmese Linguistics, ISBN 0-85883-559-2, p. 193:
      ကလဲ့စားချေတဲ့ သဘောမျိုးနဲ့ပေါ့
      kălè.za:chedè. thăbaw:myo:nè.baw.
      It was done as a way of getting even, you know.