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French loan-words in Lao

French loan-words in Lao

The French colonial era in Laos Laos was a French colony from approx. 1893 until its independence in 1953. Historically, Luang Prabang was the capital of Laos. However, much of the growth in terms of prosperity and economics happened in Vientiane, so that became the central “capital” as it is …

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How to say Paying for Your Meal in Lao

How to say Paying for Your Meal in Lao

Home Free Lao Lessons Food Here What are some ways to say that you will  “foot the bill” in Lao? In American English, you might be familiar with idioms and phrases like, “I will pay for it”, “It’s all on me”, “I got this”, “I’ll take care of this”, “Let …

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How to say the countries and nationalities in Lao

How country names are pronounce within a language indicate a bit of its historical interactions and influences with other cultures. For instance, there’s no official way to say Canada in Lao, it is just simply, ການາດາ “Gaanaadaa/Canada.” Iceland is simply Iceland in Lao. Whereas for China, Lao people have a …

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Experiencing Lao food in Japan – Part 2

Experiencing Lao food in Japan – Laos Festival

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Experiencing Lao food in Japan – Part 1

Experiencing Lao food in Japan – Part 1

Experiencing Lao food in Japan – Lao Resturants

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5 reasons to learn Lao

“The language you speak determines how you think” – Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Lao is the lingua franca of Laos, the national language of the country, and the language of mass media broadcasting there (where the “Vientiane” dialect is the standard). Yet, outside of Laos, the language itself is often overlooked in …

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