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Spoken Lao Vocabulary

 
Lesson 1
 
[= bO%O question word
[+ bO&O no, not
g9Qk ca@w you
fu dJ%J good, well
gf de2e and..., what about..., how about?
djvo kO&On before
dao kan together, each other
0hvp khO^j I, me
0= 3mf khO%O tho@ot Excuse me.
0v[.9 khO3Op-cay thank, to thank
]kdjvo la2a kO#On good bye
76lvo khu#u-sO%On teacher
]k; la#aw he, him
c,jo mE&En right, correct
c,jo c]h; mE&En lE@Ew That's right !
c,jo[= mE#En bOO Is that right?
[=jc,jo bO#O mE#En That's not right.
g,p mJ#a wife
|6j mu&u friend
oAo na@n that
oY nJ@J this
spa' Na%G' what
wx pa%j go
.z pha%j who
zq; phu%a husband
lt[kp sa-ba%aj fine, comfortable
lt[kp fy sa-ba%aj dJ%J Just fine!
-nj sy&y name
 
Lesson 2
 

vksko

?aaha4an

food

vkdkf

?aakaa3t

weather

gvqk

?aw

to take

g[p

bia

beer

[+gxaospa'

bO#O pen n)a4N

you're welcome, never mind

9k'

caaN

bland

ihvo

hOO1n

hot (temperature)

g1ao

yen

cool, cold (see grammar note 2)

16j

yu#u

be

dkgg2

kaafe2e

coffee

dkg2fe

kaafe2e dam

hot, black coffee

dkg2feg1ao

kaafe2e dam yen

iced, black coffee

dkg20q,

kaafe2e no2m

hot coffee with milk

dkg20q,g1ao

kaafe2e no2m yen

iced coffee with milk

37]hk

khoo2 laa1

Coca cola

s]kp

la4ay

much, many, a lot

s]n

lu4u

or

,ad

ma#k

to like

oq,

no2m

milk

oeh

na1m

water

-k

sa2a

tea

-kg1ao

sa2a yen

iced tea

-kfe

sa2a dam

hot black tea (without milk)

-koq,

sa2a no2m

hot black tea with milk

-kfeg1ao

sa2a dam yen

iced black tea

-koq,g1ao

sa2a no2m yen

iced black tea with milk

gzaf

phet2

hot, spicy (food)

  g7a, 1  khe2m   salty

3rf

phoo1t

too much, in excess

r=fu

phO2O-dii

just right, in excess, just right, just enough

-y

si

intend to, will, would

fe

dam

black

s;ko

wa4an

sweet

  c-[    sE1Ep   testy, delicious
   lqh,    so3m   sour
 
Lesson 3
 

vkg,iydk

ame2elikaa,

America

/iaj'

fala#N

French

dk]y2=goap

kaalii2fO#O2nia2

California

;Pfok,

via1tna2am

Vietnamese

  dex6g9p ka4mpu4uci4a   Cambodia

g0qkg9qhk

khaoca$w

they, them, their

0tg9qhk

khaca$w

they, them, their

7qo

kho2n

person, people

0=3mf

khO4O tho1ot

excuse me (lit. request punishment)

c0;'

khwE4EN

province

]k;

la2aw

Laotian, he, she

  9uo   ciin   China

iaf

la#t

state

s];'rit[k'

lua4NphabaaN

Luang Phabang (royal capital and province in northern Laos)

,k

ma2a

to come

g,nv'

mua2N

country, city

  [hko   baan   village, house

xkdg-

pa3akse2e

Pakse (city in southern Laos)

gxao

pen

to be

  xtgmf   pathe#t   country, state

r;d

phua1k

group, we, us

r;dg9qk

phua1k- ca2w

you (pl)

  r;d0hvp   phua1k- kho2y   we

.l

sa4y

where

  .f   da4y   which

gmad-af

te#ksat#

Texas

c8j

tee

from

wm

thay

Thai,  they

;P'9ao

via2Ncan

Vientiane (administrative capital and province in central Laos)

 
Lesson 4
 
 vql8k]u ?o1tsa2ta#ali2i Australia
 vklklt|ad ?a4asa4asa2ma2k volunteer
 [=]ylaf bO4Oli#sa2t company
 wfh da1y can
 [+wfhgxao bO#O da1y pe4n not, not be
 dt-;' kasu2aN ministry
 dt-;'lbdlkmydko kasu2aN sy2ksa4athi#ka4an Ministry of Education
 gIaf dko he#t ka4an to work
 ]af la#t government
 76lvo khu2u-sO4On teacher
 rtoad'ko pha#na#kNa2an employee
 |= mO4O doctor,medic
 mjko|= tha#an mO4O M.D.
 ok'rtpk[ko na2aN pha#ņa2aba4an nurse
 w9dk

ca4yka1a JICA
 oadIPo

na#khi2an student
 pujxj5o

ņi#ipu#n Japan
 oadm5]tdyf

na#kthu#la#ki2t businessman
 -k;ok

sa2awna2a farmer
 8e];f

tamluat policeman
 mtsko

tha#ha4an soldier
 lt4kom6f

sa2tha4anthu1ut embassy
 oaddkom6f

na#kka4anthu1ut diplomat
 mjv'mjP;

thO#ONthi#aw to tour
 oadmjv'mjP;

na#kthO#ONthi#aw tourist
 v5poyg-a[

?u4jni#se#p UNICEF
 
Lesson 5
 
[hko ba1an home
IPo hi2an to study
3I'IPo ho2oNhi2an school
3I'cI, ho2oNhE2Em hotel
gInvorad hu2anpha#k guesthouse
rad pha#k to stay, rest
shv' hO3ON room
shv'oE hO3ONna1m bathroom, toilet
16j

yu#u to stay; be located
gduf

ke3et to be born
7qo

kho2n person
7v[7q;

khO1Opkhu2a family
rklk

pha2asa4a language
ryjohv'

phi#inO1ON relatives
r+c,j

phO#OmE#E parents
;=-y'8ao

vO2Osi2Nta1n Washington
 

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