English / Laos

  • Greeting or farewell – sa-baai-dii (often accompanied by “nop”)
  • How are you? – Sa-baai-dii baw
  • Thank you – Khawp jai
  • Thank you very much – Khawp jai lai lai
  • Excuse me – Khaw thoht
  • My name is – Khawy seu
  • I can’t speak Lao – Khawy paak phaa-saa lao baw dai
  • Can you speak English? – Jao paak phaa-saa ang-kit dai baw
  • Good – dii
  • Delicious – saep