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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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  • 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
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