Lao Foods that begin with ປາ /bpaa/ – Fish

Lao Foods that begin with ປາ /bpaa/ – Fish

ປ້າ /bpaa/ means Aunt, while ປາ /bpaa/ means Fish. Notice there’s a tone mark in ປ້າ /bpaa/ compared to ປາ /bpaa/. The combination of the consonant class, vowel ending, and tone mark change the word to a high falling tone.⁠⠀

Vocabulary

ປາ /bpaa/ = Fish⁠⠀
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ປາແດກ /padeak (bpaadaek)/ = Fermented fish sauce⁠⠀
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ປາແຫ້ງ /bpaa haaeng/ = Dried Fish⁠⠀
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ປາໄຫລ /bpaa lai/ = Eel⁠⠀
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ປາມຶກ /bpaa meauk/ = Squid⁠⠀

Note: the word for octopus is ປາມຶກຍັກ /bpaa meauk nyok/⁠


ປາທູ /bpaa tu/ = Mackerel⁠⠀
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ປາທູນາ /bpaa tunaa/ = Tuna⁠⠀
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ປາກົດ /bpaa got/ = Catfish⁠⠀
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ປາໄນ /bpaa nai/ = Carp fish⁠⠀
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ປານິນ /bpaa nin/ = Tilapia⁠⠀

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