Lesson 18: Describing things and people in Lao language 

Look and learn some adjectives to describe things and people in Lao language 








Vocabulary 1

Lao Pronunciation English
ເຈົ້າຊູ້ chao su womanize
ຈ່ອຍ choy thin
ຢືນ yun to stand
ຂາ kha leg
ຄັນ khan clf. for vehicles
ແຂນ khaen arm
ນັ່ງ nang to sit
ນຸ່ງ nung to wear
ຍາວ yau long
ງາມ ngam pretty
ສັ້ນ san short (not long)
ສີ si color
ສີດຳ si dam black
ສີແດງ si daeng red
ສີຟ້າ si fa (sky) blue
ສີຂາວ si khau white
ສີຂຽວ si khiau (dark) green/blue
ສີລາຍ si lai striped
ສີນ້ຳຕານ si nam tan brown
ສົ້ງ song trousers
ສູງ sung tall
ເສື້ອ seu shirt, blouse
ເຕັ້ຍ tey short (not tall)
ໂຕ to clf. for trousers, shirts
ຕຸ້ຍ tuy fat
ປະຕູ pa tu door

Conversation 1: Distinguishing Things

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ຂ້ອຍບໍ່ມີລົດ khoy bo mi lod I don’t have a car.
B1 ເອົາລົດຂ້ອຍກໍ່ໄດ້ ao lod khoy ko dai Then take mine.
A2 ຂອງເຈົ້າແມ່ນຄັນໃດ ? khong chao maen khan dai? Which one is yours ?
B2 ແມ່ນຄັນສີດຳພຸ້ນ maen khan si dam phun Mine is the black one over there.

Conversation 2: Distinguishing People
Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ອ້າຍເຈົ້າແມ່ນຜູ້ໃດ ? ai chao maen phu dai? Which one is your brother ?
B1 ລາວແມ່ນຄົນສູງໆ ຢຶນຢູ່ປະຕູ lao maen khon sung  yun yu pa tu He is the tall one at the door.
A2 ຄົນນຸ່ງເສື້ອສີຟ້າແມ່ນບໍ ? khon nung sue si fa maen bo ? The one wearing a blue shirt, right ?
B2 ແມ່ນແລ້ວ maen laeo That’s right.

Conversation 3: Distinguishing People

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ຂ້ອຍຢາກຊື້ເສື້ອ khoy yak su seu I want to buy a shirt.
B1 ເຈົ້າມັກສີໃດ ? chao mak si dai? What color do you like ?
A2 ຂ້ອຍມັກສີລາຍ khoy mak si lai I like stripes.
B2 ໂຕນີ້ກໍ່ງາມ to ni ko ngam This one is pretty.

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