Lesson 14: Discussing









Vocabulary

Lao Pronunciation English
ບອກ bok to tell
ບາງທີ bang thi maybe
ແດ່, ແນ່ dae, nae some; please
ອີ່ຫຼີ I li really
ຢືມ yum to borrow
ເກ່ງ keng smart, skillful
ເຂົ້າໃຈ khao chai to understand
ຄຶດ khud to think
ຂໍໂທດ kho thod to excuse,
ເກ໊າະ keaa excuse (me)
ອີກ ik again?
ມ່ວນ muan again
ເມື່ອຍ muoy fun, pleasant
ແນ່ໃຈ nae chai tired
ຍາກ yak sure
ງ່າຍ ngai difficult
ທ່າແຂກ thaa khek easy
ຖາມ tham ThaKhek
ຮູ້ hu to ask

Conversation 1: Describing

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ຮຽນພາສາລາວຍາກບໍ່ ? hian pha sa lao yak bo? Is studying Lao difficult ?
B1 ບໍ່, ບໍ່ຍາກດອກ  bo,  bo yak dok No, it’s not hard at all.
A2 ອີ່ຫຼີບໍ ? i li bo? Really ?
B2 ອີ່ຫຼີ, ແຕ່ເມື່ອຍຫຼາຍ i li, tae muoy lai Really, but it’s tiring.

Conversation 2: What did you say ?

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ຂໍໂທດ, ເຈົ້າຖາມວ່າຫຍັງເກ໊າະ kho thod,  chao tham va jang keaa Excuse me, what did you ask ?
B1 ອຍຖາມວ່າ, ເຈົ້າມິສໍຍໍ່? khoy tham va,  chao mi so yo? I asked if you had a pencil.
A2 ມີ, ເຊີນ mi, soen I do. Here.
B2 ຂອບໃຈ khop chai Thank you.
A3 ບໍ່ເປັນຫຍັງ bo pen jang Never mind.

Convesation 3: Discussing

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ລາວວ່າລາວຊິໄປໃສເກ໊າະ? lao va lao si pai sai keaa? He said he was going where ?
B1 ລາວບອກວ່າລາວຊິໄປທ່າແຂກ lao bok va lao si pai thaa khek He said he was going to Tha Khek.
A2 ລາວຊິໄປມື້ໃດເກ໊າະ ? lao si pai mu dai keaa? When is it he’s going ?
B2 ຂ້ອຍ ບໍ່ແນ່ໃຈ, ບາງທີລາວຊິ ໄປ ມື້ອື່ນ khoy  bo nae chai,  bang thi lao si pai  mu un I’m not sure, maybe he’s going tomorrow.

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