Lao Language – speak some Lao when in Laos
Before 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.