Lesson 5


The goal of this fifth 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.
ໝັ່ນ ເຊັດ ໂຕະ ໃຫ້ ສະອາດ
please keep your table clean by wiping it frequently.

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.


Practice 2: Reading Words



a snake fish




the good one

to have a coconut shell



to have a snake fish.




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: ໂຕະ (table), ສະອາດ (clean), ໝາກໂມ(watermellon), ໂອ(bowl), ປາໂດ (a type of fish), ດີ(good),
ກະໂປະ(coconut shell), ບິດາ(father) ໂຕ(body)
verbs: ເຊັດ (to wipe), ມີ(to have) ໃຫ້ (to give, to offer)
adverb: ໝັ່ນ (often)
adjective: ໂຕ(big)
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