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Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:50 pm

Now here's an idea. Let's learn a new word of Lao every day! That will help us focus on expanding our vocabulary, without taking up too much of our time.

Your input is much appreciated :)

Word of the day is:

Toilet - Hàwng Nâm - ຫ້ອງນ້ຳ
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:41 pm

Word of the day is:

House - huane - ເຮືອນ

It's actually similar to Thai Esaan เฮือน (uane) and formal Thai เรือน (ruan) which both mean house as well ;)
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:22 pm

Today's word has wings:

Bird - hok - ດອກ
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:03 pm

The word to learn today is:

Pretty - yam - ງາມ

There seems to be many variants of the word "pretty" in Lao, but ງາມ appears to me to be the more generic.
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:56 pm

The word for today is good to know :idea:

Stop - yut - ຢຸດ
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:33 pm

Today's word is something you can't say too often:

No - baw - ບໍ່

It may be used alone as a negative answer for questions.
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:43 pm

One of the first words you should learn before you come to Laos is:

Hello - sabaidee - ສະບາຍດີ
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:56 pm

The word for today will take you shopping:

Market - talaat - ຕະຫຼາດ

One of the popular indoor markets in Vientiane is Talat Sao (meaning the morning market - ຕະຫຼາດເຊົ້າ). You can get most things in this market like all sorts of food, wooden crafts and silk. Here is a nice picture of the market/mall...
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Talat Sao - the one and only shopping mall in Vientiane
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Today's word is:

Polite - supaap - ສຸພາບ

Use as in: The boy is polite.
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Re: Let us learn a new word every day

Postby brinch » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:41 pm

Word of the day is rice:

rice - khao - ເຂົ້າ
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