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Lao Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

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A Lao proverb holds that 'a wise man is a good listener'. Tune your ear to this fascinating language - which draws on French, Sanskrit, Pali and English - and boost your IQ.

two-way dictionary
guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
practicalities - street addresses, bargaining and getting the mild cigarettes
'so how long have you been a monk?...' - learn how to ask.
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Lao Phrasebook - Lonely Planet, 4th edition, 2014 The official language of Laos is Lao as spoken and written in Vientiane. As an official language, it has successfully become the lingua franca between all Lao and non-Lao ethnic groups in Laos. Of course, native Lao is spoken with differing tonal accents and with slightly differing vocabularies as you move from one part of the country to the next, especially in a north to south direction. But it is the Vientiane dialect that is most widely understood. Never get stuck for words with our quick reference dictionary Get around with ease with our useful transport vocabulary Avoid embarrassing situations with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage Includes: Introduction, Pronunciation, Grammar, Meeting People, Small Talk, Getting Around, Accommodation, Around Town, Food, In the Country, Shopping, Health, Time Date & Holidays, Numbers & Amounts, Emergencies, Dictionary and Sustainable Travel.

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Description Lao Phrasebook - Lonely Planet, 4th edition, 2014 The official language of Laos is Lao as spoken and written in Vientiane. As an official language, it has successfully become the lingua franca between all Lao and non-Lao ethnic groups in Laos. Of course, native Lao is spoken with differing tonal accents and with slightly differing vocabularies as you move from one part of the country to the next, especially in a north to south direction. But it is the Vientiane dialect that is most widely understood. Never get stuck for words with our quick reference dictionary Get around with ease with our useful transport vocabulary Avoid embarrassing situations with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage Includes: Introduction, Pronunciation, Grammar, Meeting People, Small Talk, Getting Around, Accommodation, Around Town, Food, In the Country, Shopping, Health, Time Date & Holidays, Numbers & Amounts, Emergencies, Dictionary and Sustainable Travel.
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