Syntax

လဲ   is the ending to questions that demand more than a yes or no in the answers.  When လဲ is preceded by ဘာ, ဘာလဲ means "what."

noun ဘာလဲ
  what
What is noun?

ဒါ ဘာလဲ။    What is this?

နံပါတ် ၁ ဘာလဲ။      What is the No.1?

 

A noun appears in between ဘာ and လဲ .

ဘာ noun လဲ
question prefix noun question ending
What noun is (it)?

ဒါ ဘာနိုင်ငံ လဲ။     What country is this?

ရှင် ဘာလူမျိုးလဲ။       What nationality are you?

 

A verb appears in between ဘာ and လဲ .

ဘာ verb လဲ
question prefix   verb particle (future) question ending
What will (someone) verb?

ခင်ဗျား ဘာစားမလဲ။    What will you eat?

ဒီနေ့ ရှင် ဘာသောက်မလဲ။   What will you drink today?

Note: is a verb paricle for future tense that can be found in the questions that end with လား or လဲ.

 

Noun comes first when both noun and verb appear in ဘာလဲ "what" questions.

ဘာ noun verb လဲ
question prefix     verb particle question ending
What noun will (someone) verb?

သူ ဘာစာအုပ် ဖတ်မလဲ။    What book wll he read?

ခင်ဗျား ဘာစာအုပ် ဝယ်ချင်သလဲ။   What pants do you want to buy?

 

 

နဲ့   "with" is a postposition that follows a noun.

ဘာ noun နဲ့ verb လဲ
question prefix noun with verb verb particle question ending
What noun will (someone) verb with?

သူ ဘာအသားနဲ့ စားမလဲ။    What meat will he eat with?

ခင်ဗျား ဘာဟင်းနဲ့ စားမလဲ။   What curry will you eat with?

 

မယ် is a positive sentence ending for future tense.

noun verb မယ်
noun verb sentence ending (future)
noun will verb

ကျွန်တော် စားမယ်။    I will eat.

သူ လာမယ်။      He will come.