FSI - Everyday Lao Course

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Everyday Lao Course - 01 - Greetings

Everyday Lao Course - 02 - Where Are You From

Everyday Lao Course - 03 - Occupation

Everyday Lao Course - 04 - Marital Status

Everyday Lao Course - 05 - Where are you

Everyday Lao Course - 06 - You speak Lao Very Well

Everyday Lao Course - 07 - Shopping

Everyday Lao Course - 08 - Ordering Food

Everyday Lao Course - 09 - Telling Time

Everyday Lao Course - 10 - Calling Friends

Everyday Lao Course - 11 - Directions and Transportation

Everyday Lao Course - 12 - Hobby and Leisure

Foreign Service Institute Lao  - Image This FSI Everyday Lao course is designed to teach you the basic survival level of Lao you would need to live in Laos. The course is composed of 12 lessons that cover the following subjects:

Lesson 1 Greetings
Lesson 2 Where Are You From?
Lesson 3 Occupation
Lesson 4 Marital Status
Lesson 5 Where Are You?
Lesson 6 You Speak Lao Very Well
Lesson 7 Shopping
Lesson 8 Ordering Food
Lesson 9 Telling Time and Traveling
Lesson 10 Calling Friends
Lesson 11 Directions and Transportation
Lesson 12 Hobbies and Leisure

Lao or Laotian is a tonal language of the TaiKadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language. Being the primary language of the Lao people, Lao is also an important second language for the multitude of ethnic groups in Laos and in Isan. Lao, like many languages in Laos, is written in the Lao script, which is an abugida script. Although there is no official standard, the Vientiane dialect has become the de facto standard. The Lao language is descended from Tai languages spoken in what is now southern China and northern Vietnam (probably by some of the various peoples referred to as the Baiyue) in areas believed to be the homeland of the language family and where several related languages are still spoken by scattered minority groups. Due to Han Chinese expansion, Mongol invasion pressures, and a search for lands more suitable for wet-rice cultivation, the Tai peoples moved south towards India, down the Mekong River valley, and as far south as the Malay Peninsula. Oral history of the migrations is preserved in the legends of Khun Borom. Tai speakers in what is now Laos pushed out or absorbed earlier groups of MonKhmer and Austronesian languages.

Lao is spoken in: Laos

Lao is also called: Eastern Thai, Lao, Lao Kao, Lao Wiang, Lao-Lum, Lao-Noi, Lao-Tai, Laotian, Laotian Tai, L?o, Lum Lao, Phou Lao, Rong Kong, Tai Lao

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