ກິນເຂົ້າແລ້ວບໍ່ /gin khao laaeo baw/ ⠀
Did you eat already?
Meaning: A form of courtesy. It carries a deeper meaning beyond “eating.” The person is checking your well-being –whether you’re doing well, eating well, or wanting to eat something.
ມາເດີ້ /ma der/, ມາເດີ້ໆ /ma der ma der/⠀
Come on (dear)! Come to see us
Meaning: Various meanings. It’s a form of invitation to visit or join someone in their village/house for a nice meal to bond.⠀
ມາເດີ້ ມາກິນເຂົ້ານໍາກັນ /ma der ma gin khao nam gan/⠀
Come visit us for a meal; come eat together⠀
Meaning: Similar to the previous example. This one is more specific in inviting you to really come over to eat together.⠀