Lesson 3: Nationality

Nationality in Lao language








Vocabulary

Lao Pronunciation English
ອາເມຣິກາ a me ri ka America
ຝຣັ່ງ frang French
ກາລິຟໍເນັຍ ka li fo ney California
ວຽດນາມ viet nam Vietnamese
ກຳປູເຈຍ kam pu chia Cambodia
ເຂົາເຈົ້າ khao chao They, them, their
ຂະເຈົ້າ kha chao They, them, their
ຄົນ khon person, people
ຂໍໂທດ kho thod Excuse me (lit. request punishment)
ແຂວງ khaeng Province
ລາວ lao Laotian, he, she
ຈີນ chin China
ຣັດ rad state
ຫລວງພຣະບາງ Luang pha bang Luang Phabang (royal capital and province in northern Laos)
ມາ ma To come
ເມືອງ meuong Country, city
 ບ້ານ ban Village, house
ປາກເຊ pak se Pakse (city in southern Laos)
ເປັນ pen To be
ປະເທດ pa thed Country, state
ພວກ phuak Group, we, us
ພວກເຈົາ phuak chao You (pl)
ພວກຂ້ອຍ phuak khoy We
ໃສ sai Where
ໃດ dai Which
ເທັກຊັດ thek sad Texas
ແຕ່ tae from
ໄທ thai Thai,  they
ວຽງຈັນ viang chan Vientiane (administrative capital and province in central Laos)

Conversation 1: Nationality

  Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ພວກເຈົ້າມາແຕ່ໃສ? phuak chao ma tae sai? Where do you come from ?
B1 ພວກຂ້ອຍມາແຕ່ປະເທດຝຣັ່ງ phuak khoy ma tae pa thed frang We come from France.
A2 ພວກເຈົ້າເດ໊? phuak chao de? How about you ?
B2 ພວກຂ້ອຍມາແຕ່ປະເທດລາວ phuak khoy ma tae pa thed lao We come from Laos.

Conversation 2: Nationality

  Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ຂໍໂທດເຈົ້າເປັນຄົນລາວບໍ? kho thod chao pen khon lao bo Excuse me, are you Lao ?
B1 ແມ່ນແລ້ວ ຂ້ອຍເປັນຄົນລາວ maen laeo  khoy pen khon lao That’s right, I am Lao.
A2 ເຈົ້າມາແຕ່ແຂວງໃດ? chao ma tae khaeng dai? What province do you come from?
B2 ຂ້ອມມາແຕ່ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ khom ma tae khaeng luang pha bang I come from Luang Phabang.

Conversation 3: Nationality

  Lao Pronunciation English
A1 ລາວເປັນຄົນຫຍັງ? lao pen khon jang What nationality is he/she ?
B1 ລາວເປັນຄົນ ອາເມລິກາ lau pen khon a me li ka He/she is American.
A2 ລາວມາແຕ່ລັດໃດ? lao ma tae lad dai What state does he/she come from ?
B2 ລາວມາແຕ່ລັດ ເທັກຊັດ lao ma tae lad thek sad He/she comes from Texas.

   

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