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Khmer vs Lao

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:28 pm
by SEALiving
Hello,

I have been looking into relocating to Lao, but know very little about the language. Currently I am able to speak enough Khmer to get by in the markets, street stalls, basically how to take care of myself, not conversational & a smidge of Thai.

How much/how little will my current language knowledge help? As similar as many words in Khmer & Thai are, I know all too well how easy it is to offend with a mispronunciation of a similar word in another language when the translation is a bit... different.

Thank you!