The Alternative Burmese Dictionary: ပေါ့

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ပေါ့ 〈ပေါ့〉 {{was fwotd}} pronunciation
  • /bɔ̰/, /pɔ̰/
particle: {{head}} {{my-roman}}
  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: He was, like, I'm not selling them, you know? 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: 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: It was done as a way of getting even, you know.

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