Some Lao Language

Lao Language – speak some Lao when in Laos

Learning Laos is not easy...but you can learn a few wordsBefore traveling to Laos it makes sence to learn some pieces of the language. It opens closed doors and pays back with a warm welcome from locals. Just try it…

Lao Language and meaning in English

Khoy pen nak thong thiov – I am a tourist.

Khoy pen nak thulakid – I am a business man.

Nee man kapau dern thang khong phai? – Whose is this luggage ?

Nee man kapau dern thang khong khoy – Here is my luggage.

Khoy tong peud man bor? – Must I open it?

Khoy bor mee gnang cheng – I’ve nothing to declare.

Nee man nang sue dern thang khong chao bor? – Is this your passport ?

Nee man nang sue dern thang khong khoy – Here is my passport.

Number bad phan den – Passport number.

Dan thee ork dern thang – Port of departure.

Chud pasong khong kan dern thang. – Purpose of visit.

Khuang sai suan tua – Personal effects.

Khong khuan hai pheun – The gift for friend.

Khong thee laluek – A souvenir

Sing khong lau nee thon sai phasi bor – Are these things dutiable ?

Khoy tong chai thau dai – How much must I pay ?

Khoy mee thang mod thau nee – This is all I have.

Than kuad ka laev bor – Have you finished ?

Mue uen sau ped mong khoy cha ork dern thang. – I’ll leave at 8 a.m tomorrow.

Khoy cha chaeng ork yoo sai? – where am I checking out ?

khor bill dae. – my bill , please.

Chao ouw check dern thang bor? – Do you take traveller’s checks ?

Khoy phak saduak sabai dee. – I’ve enjoy my stay.

Eun lod taxi hai khoy dae. – Please call a taxi for me.

Luam kha ahan sau nam. – Breakfast included.

Luam kha ahan song khab. – Two meals included.

Hong kin ahan yoo sai ? – Where is the dinning room ?

Hong kin duem yoo sai ? – Where is the snak bar ?

Han kafe yoo sai ? – Where is the coffee shop ?

Khoy khor number tho ra sab chao dae ! – Give me your telephone number.