Lesson 27: Food and Cooking

Vocabulary

Lao Pronunciation English
ອາດຈະ   ad cha may, might
ຈານ   chan dish
ເຝີ   foe kind of noodles
ອີ່ມ   im full from eating
ຢາກເຂົ້າ   yak khao hungry
ຢາກນ້ຳ   yak nam thirsty
ກຳລັງ   kam lang in the act of
ແກງ   kaeng soup
ກຸ້ງ   kung shrimp
ຂົ້ວ   khou to stir-fry
ຄົວກິນ khua kin to prepare food
ສຳລັບ sam lab for
ຊ່າງ sang adept at
ສັ່ງ sang to order
ຊີ້ນ sin flesh, meat
ຊີ້ນໝູ sin mu pork
ຊີ້ນງົວ sin ngua beef
ຕົ້ມ tom to boil
ຖ້ວຍ thuay bowl
ລາງເທື່ອ lang theu sometimes, maybe
ເມື່ອກີ້ນີ້ mue ki ni just now
ຜັກ phak vegetable
ພິເສດ phi sed special
ເພາະສະນັ້ນ pho sa nan therefore
ພໍດີ pho di just right, just then
ປີ້ງ ping to broil

Conversation 1: Have someone do something

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຮົາຊິສັ່ງຫຍັງ hao si sang jang What shall we order ?
B1 ໃຫ້ເຈົ້າສັ່ງຊ໋າຂ້ອຍບໍ່ຊ່າງ ຊິສັ່ງປານໃດ hai chao sang sa khoy bo sang  si sang pan dai You order, I am not so skilled in ordering.
A2 ຄັນຊັ້ນ, ເອົາແກງ, ຂົ້ວຊີ້ນ ໃສ່ຜັກ ກັບປີ້ງໄກ່ເນ໊າະ khan san, ao kaeng, khou sin  sai phak  kap ping kai nea Then, let’s have soup, stir-fried meat with vegetables and roast chicken, all right ?

Conversation 2: Time; when

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ເຈົ້າມາ, ພໍດີເຮົາກຳລັງ ສິກິນເຂົ້າ chao ma, pho di hao kam lang  si kin khao Just as you came; we were sitting down to eat.
B1 ເຊີນຕາມສະບາຍຂ້ອຍອື່ມ ແລ້ວ ຂ້ອຍຫາກໍ່ກິນ ເຂົ້າເມື່ອກີ້ນີ້ soen tam sa bai khoy um laeo  khoy ha ko kin  khao mue ki ni Don’t let me disturb you. I’m full; I just now finished eating.

Conversation 3: Final particle dee

Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ລະວີວັນ ຊີມາຄົວກິນຈັກໂມງ? la vi van  si ma khua kin chak mong? What time is Lavivanh coming to cook ?
B1 ກຳລັງເຮັດແລ້ວເດ໋ kam lang hed laeo dae She’s already cooking.
A2 ລາງເທຶ່ອລາວອາດຈະຕ້ອງການ ໃຫ້ ເຮົາຊ່ອຍ lang theu lao ad cha tong kan hai  hao son Maybe, she might want us to help.

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