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How to say You in Lao

How to say You in Lao

Home Free Lao Lessons Grammar Here https://youtu.be/2dp7d4UK7bw If you are starting to learn Lao, you may have learned ເຈົ້າ /jao/ means you. It can also mean “you’re welcome” or “yes” as well.⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ However, depending on your family relation or social group, the word “you” is use differently with different formalities. ⁠ Vocabulary ເຈົ້າ /jao/⁠⠀⁠⠀ …

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Lao Interjections – through emoji smileys

Lao Interjections – through emoji smileys

Home Free Lao Lessons Grammar Here https://youtu.be/Fa8bIUw7XuU This lesson is helping you become aware of the different types of interjections that you’d hear among Lao people. I’ve only selected a few of the common ones (at least ones I’ve heard growing up from parents/relatives and other Lao people). ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Lao people often use interjections …

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Ways to say “No” in Lao

Ways to say “No” in Lao

Home Free Lao Lessons Grammar Here https://youtu.be/T7MPzhHOAyQ Just like ways to say “yes” in Lao, there’s no direct “no.” So, we’ll learn the different ways to say “no” in different politeness levels.⁠ ບໍ່ /baw/⁠ No⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ບໍ່ /baw/ + verb⁠⠀ Negation of an action by repeating the verb⁠⠀ ⁠Ex: ເຫັນບໍ່? ບໍ່ເຫັນ /hen baw? baw hen/ …

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How to say yes in Lao

How to say yes in Lao

Home Free Lao Lessons Grammar Here https://youtu.be/y230__H-tsU Lao does not have a direct “yes.” Once you start observing how people respond to a ‘yes’ question, you’ll notice there are different formal levels for ‘yes’ in Lao.⁣ 1) ໂດຍຂະນ້ອຍ /doi kanoy/ = is a high-level and respectful way to say ‘yes’ for monks. The /kanow/ ຂະນ້ອຍ …

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