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Zoo trip

Zoo trip - ທີ່ສວນສັດ

The following conversation is between two people — a mother and her son at the farm and zoo. 

Provided below is a full-length audio player where you can listen to the entire dialogue in Lao. The conversation table also provides two transcript versions — a Lao-English side-by-side translation and a toggle to view the Lao script only. You can also listen to the dialogue individually by clicking on the audio player for each person.

Vocabulary list

ນົກ

ແມວ

ໝາ

ມ້າ

ແບ້

ແກະ

ຫນູ

ງູ

ເປັດ

ກະຮອກ

ງົວ

ໝູ

ໄກ່

ປາ

ກະຕ່າຍ

ແຂ້

ກົບ

ຊ້າງ

ເສືອ

ໝີ

Bird

Cat

Dog

Horse

Goat

Sheep

Mouse

Snake

Duck

Squirrel

Cow

Friend

Chicken

Fish

Rabbit

Alligator

Frog

Elephant

Tiger

Bear

A = ແມ່ (mother)
B = ລູກຊາຍ (son)

Lao-English
Lao
ຢູ່ທີ່ຟາມ At the farm
A: ລູກແມ່, ມື້ນີ້ພວກເຮົາຈະໄປສວນສັດນຳກັນ A: Son, today we’re going to the zoo.
A: ກ່ອນຈະໄປ, ລູກຕ້ອງເກືອໄກ່, ໝາ ແລະ ມ້າກ່ອນ. A: Before we go, feed the chickens, dogs, and horses.
A: ເອີ ຢ່າລືມເກືອແບ້ ແລະ ແກະ ນຳ. ສ່ວນໂຕໝູ ແລະງົວ ແມ່ເກືອແລ້ວ. A: Don’t forget to feed the goats and sheep. I (“mom” 3rd person singular) fed the pigs and cows already.
ຢູ່ທີ່ສວນສັດ At the zoo
B: ແມ່ ແມ່, ເບິ່ງດູ. ເສືອ ກັບ ຊ້າງ B: Mom, look. Tigers and elephants.
A: ເບິ່ງແມ້ລູກ, ໂຕໝີ ກິນ ປາ A: Look here, son, a bear eating fish.
B: ໄປ໋ ໄປຕໍ່. B: Let’s keep walking.
A: ເບິ່ງຫັ່ນແມ້ລູກ ກົບກັບເປັດ ຢູ່ໃນໜອງ A: Look son. I see frogs and ducks in the pond.
B: ໂອ. ເຫັນບໍ ງູໂຕນັ້ນກຳລັງກິນໜູ. B: Oh gosh. That snake is eating a mouse.
B: ຄອກໃຫຍ່ຈະມີຈຳພວກສັດທີ່ແລ່ນໄວ ນຳກັນເຊັ່ນ: ກະຕ່າຍ ກັບ ກະຮອກ B: They put the fast animals, the rabbits, and squirrels in large cages.
B: ແຂ້ຢູ່ໃສ, ພວກເຮົາຍັງບໍ່ເຫັນແຂ້ເທື່ອ. B: We haven’t seen alligators yet.
A: ໂອ້ຍຕາຍແລ້ວ. ແມ່ລືມເກືອແມວ ແລະ ນົກ ຢູ່ເຮືອນ! A: Oh dear (die), I forgot to feed the cat and bird at home.

Contributors:

Audio – Thavisone Mounlasane and Vongphat Chanthaphuvong

Lao transcript – Thavisone Mounlasane

English translation – Peter Chindavong

4 thoughts on “Zoo trip”

  1. This is great! Khobjai! One thing that might be helpful for us learners is to have the option of a slower playback speed! I’m able to pick some words out, but my brain can’t keep up with the speed of naturally spoken Lao yet!

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