တယ်

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Burmese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (sa.) (used before other particles)
  • သည် (sany) (literary)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phonetic respellings: တယ်, ဒယ်
  • IPA(key): /tɛ̀/, /dɛ̀/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: tai • ALA-LC: tay‘ • BGN/PCGN: tè/dè • Okell: te/te

Particle[edit]

တယ် (tai)

  1. (colloquial) marks a realis verb in the present or past tense
    ဒီနေ့ ကျွန်တော် လာပါတယ်
    dine. kywantau lapatai||
    I came today.

Usage notes[edit]

The voiceless variant /tɛ̀/ occurs after /ʔ/; the voiced variant /dɛ̀/ after a vowel or /ɴ/.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

တယ် (tai)

  1. very
Synonyms[edit]