Lao-English dictionary

5000 Word Lao Dictionary

A great companion for Lao language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Lao today. You can view the PDF dictionary on your smartphone or your iPad (using the free iBooks app).

5000 Word Lao Dictionary


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5000 Word Lao Dictionary

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Key Features

  • Includes the most important words in Lao
  • Lao-English and English-Lao
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Online Lao dictionary

This Lao dictionary contains the 5000 most used words in Lao which are essential for day to day communication. Along with the meaning of the word, the dictionary will also provide usage examples.

a house
höān ķoŋ kói
my house
the house
höān ķoŋ lāo
his house
Höān káo
The houses are old
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About Lao

About Lao

Lao belongs to the Krai-Dai language family. You'd like to improve your Lao vocabulary? Download our Lao PDF dictionary now and learn new Lao words today!

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Basic words and phrases in Lao

Learn to get by in Lao with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Lao greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Satbái dī tonsáyo
Good morning
Satbái dī togaŋkön
Good night
Satbái dī tonlaŋ
Good evening
Satbái dī tonbái
Good afternoon
Basic words and phrases in Lao
Satbái dī tonsáyo!
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Speak! Lao

Speak! Lao

Learn Lao now. You'll begin with simple Lao phrases and day to day vocabulary and advance at your own pace... seeing, listening and responding in Lao. Fun to use and also fun to learn! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a comprehensive Lao language course for Windows. If you have a Windows laptop, this will be an excellent way for you to learn Lao.

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You can learn Lao in just 9 easy steps.

You can go from beginner to fluent in Lao in a short time and our nine-step Lao learning guide will show you how. You'll learn Lao greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Lao.

Lao learning guide : Step 9

In the previous steps, you learned about Lao greetings, Lao nouns, Lao adjectives and Lao verbs. In this step, we highlight the use of possessive pronouns in Lao. You'll learn phrases like höān ķoŋ kápajao, pum ķoŋ kápajao and tō ķoŋ kápajao (my house, my book, my table). You'll also learn höān ķoŋ țan, pum ķoŋ jáo and tō ķoŋ jáo (your house, your book, your table). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Lao and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol.

On the Road! Lao

On the Road! Lao

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Lao words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Lao words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Lao and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Lao audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Lao course for you.

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