How to insult in Laos?
A lesson in Lao: The “key” to learning the Lao language
- key-kahn= lazy.
- key-doo = naughty.
- key-nok = bird shit, used to describe someone who is smelly, also an insult, example: falang key-nok.
- key-koi = buffalo shit.
What does EE mean in Thai?
ai is for men and ee is for women. They can be used to make up insults. For example the Thai word farang for westerner is not an insult.
Is Laos a hard language to learn?
Lao does not take really long to learn (compared to other languages that might take many years or decades). Both Lao and Thai are from the Tai-kadai language class, so by learning Lao first as the foundation, you’ll be able to understand a variety of Lao regional dialects and Thai quicker.
What’s your name in Laos?
Therefore I’m sharing with you 3 easy Lao phrases that will do the trick. What’s your name? – jâo seu nyãng?
Can you drink alcohol in Laos?
Alcohol is free flowing and you may be encouraged to drink more than you’d like (although it’s also fine to tell your host you’re done drinking). You also might find that illegal drugs, especially marijuana and opium, are prevalent.
Is it safe in Laos?
Laos is one of the safest tourist destinations in Southeast Asia – locals are often helpful and polite to foreigners. You may encounter low-level crimes, such as scams and pickpockets in touristy spots, which are annoying rather than dangerous.
What does Ma Der mean in Lao?
So what is the meaning of “Ma Der Ma Der”, this is a term in our Laotian culture meaning ” Come Over, Come Over “. Usually stating to come over to enjoy good food, drinks and good company.
What does Oi mean in Thai?
It’s an interjection to indicate surprise or disappointment. In English we might say “oh shit” or “bummer” or “wow”. Usually written Ooey or Uy. Thai Smile says it means “ oops “, and the write it as Ui. 91.
What is Ting Tong in Thai?
ติ๊งต๊อง ( Ting Tong ) / Mad Ting tong is typically used to indicate that someone is perceived as being a bit wacky, unusual or eccentric.
What does Kuy mean in Thai?
The word kuy in the Kuy language means ” people” or “human being”; alternate English spellings include Kui, Kuoy and Kuay, while forms similar to “Suay” or “Suei” are derived from the Thai/Lao exonyms meaning “those who pay tribute”.