Lesson 4


The goal of this fourth 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.
ມອບ ດອກໄມ້ ໃຫ້ ຄູ 
Giving flowers to the teacher.

Listening and Reading these Vowels.





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.


ດຸ ຕຸ ນຸ
NM often NM NM
ບຸ ປຸ ມຸ ອຸ
ກູ ດູ ຕູ ນູ
NM to look I NM
ບູ ປູ ມູ ອູ
NM crab NM NM


Practice 2: Reading Words



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: ດອກໄມ້ (flower), ຄູ (teacher), (bucket), ດຸ (often), ຕູ(door), ປູ(crab), ກຸຕິ(hermitage)
verbs: ມອບ (to give), ດູ (to look)  ໃຫ້ (to give)
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