Lesson 2


The goal of this second lesson is to read two Lao vowels,  x and x and to pronounce them with Lao consonants.    You can practice listening and reading by clicking on the button or the underlined words below.
banana year

Listening and Reading these Vowels.


shrimp paste


banana year


Practice 1: Reading with Consonants
To find out what tones these syllables have, please click tone.
Some of these syllables do not have meaning attached to them.
NM - no meaning.
The goal is to practice reading and listening.


ດິ ຕິ ນິ


ປິ ມິ ອິ
to split NM NM NM
ກີ ດີ ຕີ ນີ
NM good to hit NM
ບີ ປີ ມີ ອີ
bile year to have NM


Practice 2: Reading Words

ກະປິ ບີປາ
shrimp paste fish's bile
ຕາດີ ກີຕາ
good eyes NM
good shrimp paste  



1. Dictation Exercise:  On a sheet of paper, write in Lao the words that you hear by clicking on the speech icons.

After finishing the above dictation exercise, click here for the answers.

2.  What tones do you hear?  Rising, Low, Mid, High, High Falling, Low Falling

3.  Which vowel is long, and which is short?




nouns: ປີ (year), ກ້ວຍ (banana), ກະປິ (shrimp paste), ດີ (good), ບີ (bile), ປາ (fish), ຕາ (eyes)
verbs: ບິ (to split), ຕີ (to hit), ມີ (to have)
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