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‘Kha Jow’ mean ‘I love you’, but in what language?

Thai or Lao
These two languages are very similar
Well, but actually it only means “I you” so the sentence is not complete.
“I love you” is: “khaawy hak jao” in isaan dialect.
in real Thai language: “khoi hak chao”
in thai letters: ข่อย-ฮัก-เจ้า

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Isaan Lao

Please see this post of just three days ago: Lao Isaan.

Additionally, Siamsmile offers some great perspective on the “Isaan Dialect.”

You might also enjoy the obvious bias that is evident in the opinion offered in this short essay at Lao Babes.

Lastly, I would just like to single this out.  Amazon.com has an MP3 download called Learning Isaan (Lao) that stretches my credulity sufficiently for me to offer this commentary:

Learning Isaan (Lao)

Granted, it is only 89¢, so hardly much of a loss. But how can an audio download of some Isaan hits give anyone a grasp of the language? At least in watching many karaoke-style videos on YouTube, a viewer can see the actual words coursing across the screen, even if their English equivalent is unknown. Without a written text to refer to as the singing in the MP3 download progresses along, I cannot imagine anyone profiting even remotely with this product as a language learning aid.

All I see it as is a simple gimmick to sell a music collection of Isaan Morlam and Lukthung hits. So why not merely offer it as that?

Anyway, as I did in my previous recent post on this topic referred to above, here are some further related references to the Isaan Region that you might enjoy having a look at — all are being added in a May 21 (2012) post edit:

More than the heat of the day, the injuries from Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary or not knowing the language, the most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with is the tendency to make mistakes. Most of them have been

Publish Date: 05/19/2012 9:19


No one wears helmets or goggles, but many participants drink copious amounts of sura or lao whiskey as an extra safety precaution, figuring that if you get drunk enough, then you will lie in the shade of a tree out of harm’s

Publish Date: 05/17/2012 19:06


A blog about life in rural Isaan and our business, Crystal Hill Garden Resort. There is also information on Isaan and why it inspired me. Laos will officially open Khounlang Cave in Kasi district, Vientiane province 7 April.

Publish Date: 04/06/2012 19:00


A rock climbing facility has opened in Thakhek, Laos, with easy access from Nakhon Phnom via the 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. Green Climbers Home is located near the Xiengliab Cave, 12 km, outside of Thakhek town.

Publish Date: 05/13/2012 2:00


Thai people don’t always agree on everything, but one area that pervades all of Thailand is a love for the spicy, salty, sour and sweet flavours of Isaan-style salads.

Publish Date: 05/19/2012 21:57


Interestingly, the tendency for Northeastern Thais to speak Lao over Thai became somewhat of a classist issue that remains today. For instance, much in the same way that educated people in the United States refer to

Publish Date: 03/21/2012 20:07


After tak baht, Thip and I prepare for jahn hahn. It is probably less than a 100 year old tradition, maybe only 50. It is when people come to the temple (wat), with food, in the morning, and feed the monks with some things other

Publish Date: 04/12/2012 21:25


The leftover food the monks have not selected for themselves is then brought back to the temple kitchen area where a kind of Thai buffet is partaken of. This is a time for socializing, as several groups form, sitting on mats with

Publish Date: 04/16/2012 21:07


I was reminded of the previous post (“Loso”) this morning when I re-met some of our family from the nearby city, Nong Bua Lamphu. Although I doubt if any one of them have spent much time in Bangkok, they are always quick

Publish Date: 03/24/2012 21:41


A few words from Oh in IsaanLao and a wai from both of us prompted the old man to mumble a reply, and I was then introduced. As the opportunity arose, I said the standard “hello” in Thai, and then “pi-Tiang sabai-dee mai?” [is the elder

Publish Date: 05/17/2012 17:04


Even before we moved back to The Village, Thip taught me the first thing to do upon waking and getting up is to brush my teeth. So, I do that and then attend to the various aspects of water management, including defecation

Publish Date: 03/31/2012 20:24


Isaan has a history of being dominated and oppressed by various regimes over the last 800 years – which paints a painful past for the ethnolinguistic groups that occupy the region (Isaan, Lao and Khmer). We are excited

Publish Date: 02/09/2012 15:00


It’s what makes a dish embodies its distinct Isaan flavours, yet its inconspicuous powdery form is often overlooked. It’s absolutely vital in certain Isaan dishes, such as laap (Isaan/Lao-style minced meat salad) and naam tok

Publish Date: 04/23/2012 7:56


isaan, food, bangkok, bkk, lao, gai yang, som tam, papaya salad, best, sausage, sai grog, sai krok.

Publish Date: 03/31/2012 8:38


A blog about life in rural Isaan and our business, Crystal Hill Garden Resort. There is also information on Isaan and why it inspired me. Photos of Isaan and other parts of Thailand. Google. Custom Search

Publish Date: 05/19/2012 1:02


A blog about life in rural Isaan and our business, Crystal Hill Garden Resort. There is also information on Isaan and why it inspired me. Photos of Isaan and other parts of Thailand. Google. Custom Search

Publish Date: 05/20/2012 20:22


Crokmai Thai Lao must also be among the few isaan/Lao restaurants anywhere with a website: www.crokmaithailao.com. Check it out; you can even see the entire menu, including many photos, scanned into the page, and of

Publish Date: 05/11/2008 10:43


What language do thai people speek besides thai?

There are many other languages but spoken only by small numbers of people. The couple of major languages are Yawee in the south and something close to Lao in the northeast, often just referred to as Isaan language.

Lao,Thai, Isaan Song. Kao-Neaw-Mou-Peeng’. ( Moen-Huk-Reem-Fhung-Kong )

Uploaded by JaoAi007 on Jan 16, 2011

Lao,Thai, Isaan Song. Kao-Neaw-Mou-Peeng’. ( Moen-Huk-Reem-Fhung-Kong )

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About Garnet Barcelo

I am a Canadian retiree, married to an Isaan (Thailand) lady whom I met in Udon Thani City in January 2003. We married in late May 2005. And she has been with me here in Canada since May 2006. Her two sons joined us in September 2008. Ever since that first visit to Thailand in 2003, my dream has been to somehow spend most of my retired life over there with her, but the financial reality of my retired life is not making that possible. It will take a miracle to get this dream to come true.


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