Babelfruit

Continuing our Monday night tradition, Kenny came by my office for dinner tonight. He brought a few treats that made him the most popular guy at the compound: one pineapple, one kilogram of mangosteens, and half a kilogram of rambutans. After dinner, one of my NGO co-workers taught us the names of several of our favorite tropical fruits in Burmese:

Burmese fruits

All of the names end in “ti” because ti means fruit.

Fun fact: the Burmese name for rambutan (ja-mok ti) refers to the crest of a rooster.

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