ပေါ့

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Burmese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

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

  1. (chiefly colloquial) 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။ (daraung:ta ma.hutbhu:pau.le||)
      He was, like, I'm not selling them, you know?
      အဲဒါနဲ့ လွင်မိုးကလည်း ဝမ်းသာအားရပေါ့နော်။ (ai:danai. lwangmui:ka.lany: wam:saa:ra.pau.nau||)
      So then Lwin Moe was, like, really delighted, you know.
  2. (chiefly colloquial) 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။ (akcidang. hpracswa:tapau.nau||)
      So say there was an accident, right?
  3. (chiefly colloquial) 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 (ka.lai.ca:hkyetai. sa.bhau:myui:nai.pau.||)
      It was done as a way of getting even, you know.

References[edit]

  • “ပေါ့” in Burmese/Myanmar Dictionary of Grammatical Forms (Routledge 2001, ISBN 0-7007-1381-6), by John Okell and Anna Allott.