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In Laos.   What is the second official language?  English, French or ?

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I guess Thai language is the second language in Laos. Though it is not official, but Lao people use it a lot 

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Thai, much easier than other language.

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this is easy answer.... English of course!!!

everywhere you go.. it is in english.. even in Laos, is probably the most spoken langauges beside lao and thai..

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I see.  Ofcourse English is a Universal language.  If you know English, You can travel everywhere.  It's easy to get a good job too.  It's easey to learn computer because Windows softwares in every computer is written in English.  That's why Bill Gates is the richest person in the world.  He is the father of all computer software.  Without Windows, computer is just a trash.  So people, learn English. 

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yes, English!

Thai ? ummm...i think you kidding me :P

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Anonymous

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Come on!!!!!!!! guys,,,

It is not English!!!!!!!!!! It is French officially adopted as second language.
You see,, Laos held the conference so-called "Francophonie" which means that we are the member of French-speaking community.........Besides, if you notice carefully the name of each ministry, it's written in French....smile

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IT IS REALLY TRUE, BUT RECENTLY MANY THOUSANDS OF EDUCATED PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH MORE THAN FRANCE, AND ALSO MORE ADVANTAGES GIVEN TO THE ONE WHO ARE ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH BUT OF COURSE IF WHO LITERATE IN BOTH LANGUAGES GET EVEN MORE BENEFIT.



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Come on!!!!!!!! guys,,,

It is not English!!!!!!!!!! It is French officially adopted as second language.
You see,, Laos held the conference so-called "Francophonie" which means that we are the member of French-speaking community.........Besides, if you notice carefully the name of each ministry, it's written in French....smile




You are absolutely right my friend!
Tell them out man, i am very tire of tell the animals here.



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Anonymous

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so what language are you all posting rigth now?. I don't see a french. you all bunch a dump ass.

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Anonymous

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Maybe just that fact that we were colonized by the French but that was many years ago. I see it leaning more towards english. A few of my cousins there have become English teachers not French. Its easier to go English in the world than French!

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5555555 but all of my3 liltle cousin they all go to friench school. we all happy. the systeme is very good if you guy go to lycee de vientiane you will see them speak french like nok ieng 55555555. the quality of student is better than any school 5555555. the french langage is second ofical langage in laos .
vous comprenez? mes amis 5555555.

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so what language are you all posting rigth now?. I don't see a french. you all bunch a dump ass.




 You're such a pain in the butt,,, Din't you read the topic? Did it ask that Laos have sea or not?????

The topic asked about the "OFFICIAL SECOND LANGUAGE" not most spoken  foreign language in Laos.

You can say " Ohh well, because I speak English, so the second language is English", can't you? Its far more than that friends!!!!

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ssv

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of cours the scond language official is french not english everyone know about this

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Anonymous

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Ha ha ha. All of you write here inthis website in English, not French at all.

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ssv wrote:

of cours the scond language official is french not english everyone know about this



        French used to be . Now is the English because  the whole world use English.
         For the benefit of the Lao people is the English language to communicate with the world. Even french people still learn English to do business with the world.

 



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Anonymous wrote:

I guess Thai language is the second language in Laos. Though it is not official, but Lao people use it a lot 



      Every Lao people should learn English in order to communicate with the world.
Lao and Thai language are very similar and the vocabularies almost the same . we understand each other easily. Well , to me the more languages  you know is the better off you are. knowledge does not hurt any one. I wish that I know all the languages  in the world.

 



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Anonymous wrote:

so what language are you all posting rigth now?. I don't see a french. you all bunch a dump ass.




 You're such a pain in the butt,,, Din't you read the topic? Did it ask that Laos have sea or not?????

The topic asked about the "OFFICIAL SECOND LANGUAGE" not most spoken  foreign language in Laos.

You can say " Ohh well, because I speak English, so the second language is English", can't you? Its far more than that friends!!!!

         Stop be an ass hole both of you . Laos used to be the French colony that why French also used to be a second language but now Laos is an independent country so the English would be the best benefit for the Lao people to learn and communicate with the world. Even the French people themselve still learn English so they could communicate with the world. It doesn't  matter.
French or English to me the more languages you know the better off you are because knowledge never hurt any one.

 



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English should be the first second language in Laos. next is Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. French should not be on the second language list.

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English should be the first second language in Laos. next is Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. French should not be on the second language list.



why you not go tell  LAO GOV?
i say it again
french is  second language offical in lao not english,. to  you guy who want english to be  second language offical why you guy not ask lao gov

 



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English should be the first second language in Laos. next is Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. French should not be on the second language list.



why you not go tell  LAO GOV?
i say it again
french is  second language official inlao not English,. to  you guy who want English to be  second language official why you guy not ask Lao gov

 



           Because the older Lao persons who are in the government do not speak
           English because they got their education from France. Also Laos used to be
           French colony that is why. Better off to switch to English because almost 
           every body use English language to communicate every where on earth. 

 



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NO, NO, NO!  All you guys are wrong.  Laos's 2nd official language is Pasa Ba.  hahahaha

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1st is lao 2nd is thai 3th viet 4th chinese 5th english 6 th japanese 7th french  i guess

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Neither English nor French is the second language in Laos. For Lao people is still a foreign language. For thoese countries, for example, Singapore, the Philippines or India have English as their second language.

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1st is lao 2nd is thai 3th viet 4th chinese 5th english 6 th japanese 7th french  i guess



         Of course Lao should always be the first and make sure we could develop and
          improve the written language which must have the meaning of the words and
          sentences to understand by the readers. Also English should be the second
          language because almost every body in the world use the English language to
         communicate and do the business. Well, who ever would like to learn and know
         more language is very good . Science ( Technology) and economy ( industries 
        and marketing) are the subjects that Laos should pay attention to more than  
        learning Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese...cte...
                        

 



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Anonymous

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For thoese countries, for example, Singapore, the Philippines or India have English as their second language.

In Singapore, everyone studies English as their first language.

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Okitanaka

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English or Franch ? It's depend  whom you " re talking to , If you talking the older generation i mean old men from 45 and up you probably hear them mention a french words with lao words  together,Now if you 're talking to the younger between 10 --35 you almost certainly hear them mention a lot of English words ok,,,, Now  come to your question , what's second languages does Lao people speak?   Put me up there   majority ( FRENCH) ,And french still  popular around state department or government employee..



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french!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
look at my lao passport
1. Lao : Nang seu phan dan
2.french: PASSEPORT
3.english: PASSPORT

French is official foreign language for Lao PDR, But many people in laos, especially young people speak english more than french. there are french class and english class to choose to study when I was in high school, the student had to join the exam for english class and no exam required for french!!! most of people has chosen the English.



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If you want in Laos to talk with young people, you'd better speaking english for sure.
But if you want to speak with older "educated" people (50-60 years old), french is certainly more appropriate as many of those people speak french (and better french than english)

I don't know if french remain the "second official language" in Laos, but it's still used a lot for official purpose (names written on official buildings.... name street in Vientiane: all are indicated in both lao and french, and the plates are new.. not old from the colonial years.). English is more used for business.

i've read a few month ago than more and more young people start to learn french again in laos. A few years ago, only very few still learn french, all prefer english. But now, more and more student want to learn english+french... but of course they remain a minority (growing every year).

Moreover, more and more french people live in Laos. i think French are the biggest "western foreigners" community in Laos (more than 1000 people, growing fast) .

anyway, i wish good luck to lao people if they want to learn french.. my language is so difficult and "crazy" (not logical)... English is much much easier. Anyway, i would advice a lao person who want to learn french to learn english before, and then French (the "basis" are the same, if you compare with the very different lao language).

-- Edited by paris_vientiane on Thursday 30th of April 2009 03:15:42 PM

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paris_vientiane wrote:

If you want in Laos to talk with young people, you'd better speaking english for sure.
But if you want to speak with older "educated" people (50-60 years old), french is certainly more appropriate as many of those people speak french (and better french than english)

I don't know if french remain the "second official language" in Laos, but it's still used a lot for official purpose (names written on official buildings.... name street in Vientiane: all are indicated in both lao and french, and the plates are new.. not old from the colonial years.). English is more used for business.

i've read a few month ago than more and more young people start to learn french again in laos. A few years ago, only very few still learn french, all prefer english. But now, more and more student want to learn english+french... but of course they remain a minority (growing every year).

Moreover, more and more french people live in Laos. i think French are the biggest "western foreigners" community in Laos (more than 1000 people, growing fast) .

anyway, i wish good luck to lao people if they want to learn french.. my language is so difficult and "crazy" (not logical)... English is much much easier. Anyway, i would advice a lao person who want to learn french to learn english before, and then French (the "basis" are the same, if you compare with the very different lao language).

-- Edited by paris_vientiane on Thursday 30th of April 2009 03:15:42 PM



I have to disagree with you on French being difficult to learn than English.  NO WAY!  English is not easy.  I came to America when I was 6 years old and I been living here for over 25 years and I've been to school most of my life.  Sometime I still struggle with it.    I mean if you want to know it all, not just basic speaking and writing we are doing here on Samakomlao. 

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I started learning English at 9th grade , French at 6th grade. i think they both are so difficult

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khonthakek wrote:

I started learning English at 9th grade , French at 6th grade. i think they both are so difficult



Stop lying because you did not learning English at 9th grade.  You learned from foreigner while being sung kari in the temple. This is what you told us and you must forgot uh. Your English is also very flaw.

 



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khonthakek wrote:

I started learning English at 9th grade , French at 6th grade. i think they both are so difficult



Stop lying because you did not learning English at 9th grade.  You learned from foreigner while being sung kari in the temple. This is what you told us and you must forgot uh. Your English is also very flaw.

 



khonthakek learns English a lot from Samakhomlao so do I.

 



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i meant in school,  temple is a place to practice the oral english
if you ddint go to temple to meet some Farang, who would speak english with u,? my parent don't speak english at all




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khonthakek wrote:

I started learning English at 9th grade , French at 6th grade. i think they both are so difficult



Stop lying because you did not learning English at 9th grade.  You learned from foreigner while being sung kari in the temple. This is what you told us and you must forgot uh. Your English is also very flaw.

 

 




 



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