Lesson 2: At the Cafe and Restaurant

Order At the Cafe and Restaurant by Lao language








Vocabulary
Lao Pronunciation English
ອາຫານ a han food
ອາກາດ a kad weather
ເອົາ ao to take
ເບຍ bia beer
ບໍ່ເປັນຫຍັງ bo pen jang you’re welcome, never mind
ຈາງ chang bland
ຣ້ອນ ron hot (temperature)
ເຢັນ yen cool, cold (see grammar note 2)
ຢູ່ yu be
ກາເເຟ ka fe coffee
ກາເຟດຳ kafe dam hot, black coffee
ກາເຟດຳເຢັນ kafe dam yen iced, black coffee
ກາເຟນົມ kafe nom hot coffee with milk
ກາເຟນົມເຢັນ kafe nom yen iced coffee with milk
ໂຄລ້າ kho la Coca cola
ຫລາຍ lai much, many, a lot
ຫລື lu or
ມັກ mak to like
ນົມ nom milk
ນ້ຳ nam water
ຊາ sa tea
ຊາເຢັນ sa yen iced tea
ຊາດຳ sa dam hot black tea (without milk)
ຊານົມ sa nom hot black tea with milk
ຊາດຳເຢັນ sa dam yen iced black tea
ຊານົມເຢັນ sa nom yen iced black tea with milk
ເຜັດ phed hot, spicy (food)
  ເຄັມ khem   salty
ໂພດ phod too much, in excess
ພໍດີ pho di just right, in excess, just right, just enough
ຊິ si intend to, will, would
ດຳ dam black
ຫວານ van sweet
 ແຊບ saep  testy, delicious
 ສົ້ມ som   sour

 

Conversation 1: At the Cafe

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຈົ້າ ຊິ ເອົາ ຫຍັງ? chao si ao  jang What’ll you have ?
A1 ຂ້ອຍ ຊິ ເອົາ ກາເຟ, ເຈົ້າ ເດ໋ ? khoy si ao  kafe chao de I’ll have coffee, and you ?
B1 ຂ້ອຍ ຊິ ເອົາ ນ້ຳ ຊາ khoy si ao nam  sa   I’ll have tea.

Conversation 2: At the Restaurant

  Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຈົ້່າ ຢາກ ກິນ ຫຍັງ ? chau yak kin jang What would you like to eat ?
B1 ຂ້ອຍ ຢາກ ກິນ ເຂົ້າ ຜັດ khoy yak kin khao phad I’d like fried rice.
A2 ໝູ່ ເຈົ້າ ເດ໋ ? mu chao de How about your friend ?
B2 ລາວ ຢາກ ກິນ ເຝີ lao yak kin  foe    She’d like noodles.

Conversation 3: Food   

  Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຂົ້າ ຜັດ, ແຊບ ບໍ khao  phad saeb bo Is the fried rice tasty ?
B1 ແຊບ ຫຼາຍ saeb rai Very tasty !
A2 ເຈົ້າ ມັກ ເຜັດ ຫຼື ບໍ່ ເຜັດ chao mak phed ru bo phed Do you like it hot or not hot?
B2 ຂ້ອຍ ບໍ່ ມັກ ເຜັດ khoy bo mak  phed I don’t like it hot.

 

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