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LAO LANGUAGE KIT
In Southern Laos you will find younger people increasingly being able to speak English while some of the older generation will be able to speak French. It is, however, always fun to learn a few words in the local language. Good luck speaking with the locals!

English Lao spoken Lao written

Hello Sabaidee        ສະບາຍດີ


Thank you (very much) Khop jai (lai lai)    ຂອບໃຈຫຼາຍໆ


Excuse me/Sorry Kho thot     ຂໍໂທດ


No problem   Baw pen yang    ບໍ່ເປັນຫຍັງ


Good-bye      La Khon        ລາກ່ອນ


Where is…? ….yoo sai?     ຢູ່ໃສ


Turn left/right  Liaw saai/khwaa  ລ້ຽວຊ້າຍຫ/ຂວາ


Go straight ahead Pai seu-seu    ໄປສື່ສື່


I want to go to… Khoi yak pai… ຂ້ອຍຢາກໄປ


Market Ta lad     ຕະຫຼາດ


Temple Wat   ວັດ


Hotel Hong hem   ໂຮງແຮມ


Guesthouse Baan phak ບ້ານພັກ / ເຮືອນພັກ


Toilet Hong nam ຫ້ອງນ້ຳ


Bus station Sathani lot mae ສະຖານີລົດເມ / ຄິວລົດເມ


Airport Sanambin ສະໜາມບີນ


Hospital Hong mo ໂຮງໝໍ


Doctor Than mo ທ່ານໝໍ


Pharmacy Haan kai yaa ຮ້ານຂາຍຢາ


Restaurant Haan ah haan ຮ້ານອາຫານ
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English Lao spoken Lao written


Eat Kin Khao ກິນເຂົ້າ


Rice (Sticky/Steamed) Khao (niaw/jao) ເຂົ້າ (ໜຽວ/ຈ້າວ)


Pork Seen moo ຊິ້ນໝູ


Beef Seen ngua ຊິ້ນງົວ


Chicken Kai ໄກ່


Fish Bah ປາ


Rice noodles Foe ເຝີ


Vegetables Phak ຜັກ


Fruit Mak Mai ໝາກໄມ້


Drink Deum nam ດື່ມ


Water Nam ນ້ຳ


Ice Nam khon ນ້ຳກ້ອນ


How much is it? La kha Tho dai? ລາຄາເທົ່າໄດ


Numbers Lak yang ເລກຫຍັງ


One Neung ໜື່ງ


Two Song ສອງ


Three Saam ສາມ


Four Sii ສີ່


Five Haa ຫ້າ


Six Hok ຫົກ


Seven Jet ເຈັດ


Eight Paet ແປດ


Nine Kao ເກົ້າ


Ten Sip ສິບ


Thousand Phan ພັນ


Ten Sip ສິບ


Thousand Phan ພັນ