This practical hands-on book builds a solid foundation to help students with the Lao writing system. The book contains fun visuals and worksheet activities for beginners who are just learning how to read and write. It covers consonants, vowels, words, and sentences in a gradual step-by-step process. Additionally, you’ll get to hear the audio recordings of all the Lao words in this book!
You will learn 100+ Lao words as you learn to write in Lao!
Some of the many words you will learn are ສະບາຍດີ /sa-bai-dee/ “Hello” and food words like ຕຳຫມາກຫຸ່ງ /Tham Mak Hoong/ “Papaya salad.” Plus, know what each of the consonants/vowels represent in the sound of the Lao alphabet. The Sentences section will give you an overview of Lao grammar and provide you with a good amount of practice to write complete sentences.
After completing this book, you will be able to recognize and write sentences like these (and more) on your own:
ບໍ່ເປັນຫຍັງ = Not a problem
ເຈົ້າກິນເຂົ້າໜຽວຫຼາຍກວ່າຂ້ອຍ = You ate more sticky rice than me
ໝົກປານີ້ແຊບແທ້ໆ = This steamed fish is really delicious
ຂ້ອຍກິນຊີ້ນໝູກັບແຈ່ວເຜັດ = I eat pork with hot dipping sauce
ຂ້ອຍຢາກກິນຕຳຫມາກຫຸ່ງເຜັດແທ້ = I want to eat papaya salad that’s really spicy
If you can write in Lao, then learning to type/text in Lao on your mobile or computer should be easier.
There are printable worksheets and writing exercises to help you retain the skills. They are made to be printed out as many as you want. Because it is a digital product, you will get it instantly. With accompanying audio, you’ll be able to recognize many Lao words written in its native script.