Lesson 12: Asking for directions in Lao









Vocabulary

Lao Pronunciation English
ບ່ອນ bon place
ຮ້ານ han shop
ຮ້ານອາຫານ han a han restaurant
ຮ້ານຕັດເຄື່ອງ han tad khuong tailor shop
ຮ້ານຕັດຜົມ han tad phom barbershop
ຮ້ານຂາຍຢາ han khai ya pharmacy
ຮ້ານຖ່າຍຮູບ han thai hub photo shop
ໂຮງແຮມລ້ານຊ້າງ hong haem lan sang Lane Xang Hotel
ໄກ kai far
ໃກ້ kai near
ຂ້າງ khang beside
ຂວາ khua right side
ແລ້ວ laeu then
ລ້ຽວ liau to turn
ໜ້າ na in front
ພີ້ phi over here
ພຸ້ນ phun over there
ຊ້າຍ sai left side
ຊື່, ຊື່ໆ su su straight
ຖະໜົນ tha non street, road
ສາມແສນໄທ sam saen thai Samsenethai St.
ເສດຖາທິລາດ sed tha thi lad Sethathilat St.
ນ້ຳພຸ nam phu fountain
ທາງ’ thang way, road
ທາງຫຼັງ thang lang behind
ທາງໜ້າ thang na ahead

Conversation 1: Directions

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ໄປຮ້ານຊັກເຄື່ອງໄປທາງໃດ ? pai han sak khuong pai thang dai Which way is it to the laundry ?
B1 ຍ່າງໄປຊື້ yang pai su Walk straight ahead.
A2 ຢູ່ໄກບໍ່ ? yu kai bo Is it far ?
B2 ບໍ່, ຢູ່ໃກ້ໆນີ້ bo  yu kai ni No, it’s close to here.

Conversation 2: Directions

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ໄປໂຮງແຮມລ້ານຊ້າງ ໄປທາງໃດ ? pai hong haem lan sang pai thang dai? Which way is it to the Lane Xang Hotel ?
B1 ໄປຊື້ໆ ແລ້ວລ້ຽວຂວາ pai su su laeu liau khua Go straight ahead; then turn right.
A2 ລ້ຽວຢູ່ໃສ ? liau yu sai? Where do I turn ?
B2 ລ້ຽວຢູ່ນ້ຳພຸ liau yu nam phu Turn at the fountain.

Conversation 3: Locations

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຮືອນເຈົ້າຢູ່ໃສ ? huon chao yu sai Where is your house ?
B1 ຢູ່ໜ້າຕະຫຼາດເຊົ້າ yu na ta lad sao It’s in front of the Morning Market.
A2 ຢູ່ບ່ອນໃດ ? yu bon dai At what place ?
B2 ຢູ່ຂ້າງຮ້ານຂາຍຢາ yu khang han khai ya Beside the pharmacy.

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