Lesson 17: Family

Vocabulary

Lao Pronunciation English
ອ້າຍ ai older brother
ອ້າຍເອື້ອຍນ້ອງ ai uoy nong siblings
ເອື້ອຍ uoy older sister
ນ້ອງ nong younger
ນ້ອງສາວ nong sao younger sister
ນ້ອງຊາຍ nong sai younger brother
ສາວ sao girl
ຊາຍ sai male
ເດັດນ້ອຍ ded nony child
ກົກ kok first (born)
ຫຼ້າ lra last (born)
ລູກ luk offspring
ລູກຜູ້ດຽວ luk phu diao only child
ລູກຊາຍ luk sai son
ລູກສາວ luk sao daughter
ແມ່ຍິງ maen ying woman
ນຳກັນ nam kan together
ຍັງ yang still, yet
ຜູ້ phu person
ຜູ້ບ່າວ phu bao unmarried male
ຜູ້ຊາຍ phu sai man
ຜູ້ສາວ phu so unmarried female
ເສຍ, ຕາຍ sia tai to die, lost
ເພິ່ນ phoen he, she, him, her

Conversation 1:  How Many Siblings

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຈົ້າມີອ້າຍເອື້ອຍນ້ອງນຳກັນຈັກ ຄົນ ? chao mi ai euoy nong nam kan chak khon? How many brothers and sisters do you have (including you) ?
B1 ຂ້ອຍມີນຳກັນຫ້າຄົ khoy mi nam kan ha kho I have five (including me).
A2 ເມຍເຈົ້າມີອ້າຍເອື້ອຍນ້ອງບໍ ? mia chao mi ai euoy nong bo Does you wife have brothers and sisters ?
B2 ລາວບໍ່ມີ, ລາວເປັນລູກສາວດຽວ lao bo mi  lao  pen luk sao diao She doesn’t have any; she is an only daughter.

Conversation 2: Asking Age

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ລູກເຈົ້າໄດ້ຈັກປີແລ້ວ luk chao dai chak pi laeo How old is your child ?
B1 ລູກຊາຍກົກໄດ້ເຈັດປີ

ຜູ້ທີສອງໄດ້ຫ້າປີ

ລູກສາວໄດ້ສາມປີ

luk sai kok dai ched pi

phu thi song dai ha pi

luk sao dai sam pi

The oldest son is seven. The second is five. The daughter is three.

Conversation 3: Asking about Parents

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ພໍ່ແມ່ເຈົ້າຍັງຢູ່ບໍ ? pho mae chao yang yu bo ? Are your parents still alive ?
B1 ພໍ່ຂ້ອຍຍັງຢູ່ ແຕ່ແມ່ຂ້ອຍເສຍແລ້ວ pho khoy yang yu  tae mae khoy sia laeo My father is living but my mother has passed away.
A2 ພໍ່ເຈົ້າຍັງຢູ່ບ້ານບໍ ? pho chao yang yu ban bo ? Is your father still at home ?
B2 ບໍ່, ເພິ່ນຢູ່ນຳເອື້ອຍຂ້ອຍ bo,  phoen yu nam euoy khoy No, he stays with my older sister.

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