Official language of Laos.
The language of the Lao people, also referred to as Laotian or Kra-Dai, is spoken by 30 million native speakers. It is generally mutually intelligible with Thai and so shares many similarities. Lao is also a tonal language.
You may be interested in learning Lao as you’re planning on visiting Laos soon, have Lao friends or are simply just interested in the language. Whatever the reason, this guide is for you.
If you’re travelling to Laos then you might want to learn some common Lao phrases to use during your trip. This post will give over 80 useful words and phrases on a range of topics to help you during your trip to Laos.
In this Lao language post we discuss how to say ‘how are you?’ in Lao. This lesson will also cover many examples of how to reply to this question if you’re asked it. This can be super useful to know especially if you’re planning a trip to Laos.