Laos language

 

The official language is Laotian, which has its origins in Sanskrit and Pali.

The Laotian language, originally spoken and not written, is tonal Asian languages​​, that is to say massive uses of voice and musicality. Westerners, not used to this subtlety that makes the pronunciations so hard to differentiate. The Lao language is simple with no grammar, however.

Hello :  Sabaïdii Hôtel : Hong hem
Thank you : Khop chai Toilettes : Hong nam
Please : Kaloona Post : Paisanee
Goodbye : La Khon 0 : Soun
No problem : Bo pen yang 1 : Neung
Eating : kin Khao 2 : Song
Water : Nam 3 : Sam
Drink :  Kin Nam 4 : See
Yes : Doy, Jao 5 : Ha
No : Bo 6 : Hok
Where? : Yoo sai ? 7 : Tiet
How much? : Thao dai ? 8 : Pet
Expensive : Pheng 9 : Kao
Bus : Lot Mae 10 : Sip
Medicine : Than mô 100 : Neung Hoy
Hospital : Hong mô 1000 : Neung Phan

 

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