30+ Best Lao Words For The Beach You Should Know

Lao Words For The Beach Ling App

Well, folks, it’s that time of the year again! Summer break is getting closer and closer, and we all know what that means. It’s time to start planning your beach trips and soaking up that sweet, sweet sun! Now, if you happen to have some Lao friends, you might want to consider taking them along for the ride. After all, it’s always more fun to hit the beach with a crew, right? But here’s the catch, if you’re planning on doing that, you’ll need to brush up on your Lao beach vocabulary. Don’t worry, though; I’ve got you covered.

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Laos doesn’t have any beaches!” And you’re absolutely right. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some sandy shores. Laos is surrounded by some pretty incredible countries with stunning coastlines, so why not take advantage of that? Whether you’re heading to Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia, you’re going to want to have some Lao beach words in your back pocket.


Let me tell you a story, dear readers. The last time I went to Thailand, I was feeling pretty lost. I didn’t know anyone, and I had no idea what to do one day. But luckily, I knew how to say “beach” in Lao, and that’s when things turned around for me.

You see, I noticed a group of Lao people getting ready to head to the beach. So, I went over to talk to them, and with my best Lao accent, I said, “Bb-beach.” At first, they laughed at me, but then, being the friendly and welcoming Lao people they are, they invited me to go with them. And that’s how I met some of the best friends I have to this day.

So, let’s get started, shall we? First things first, how do you say “beach” in Lao? It’s simple, really. The word for beach in Lao is ຫາດຊາຍ (hadsai). And if you want to impress your Lao friends, you can also throw in the word for “sand,” which is ຊາຍ (sai). Imagine you get to the beach, and suddenly your Lao friends hear you say ດິນຊາຍແມ່ນອ່ອນຫຼາຍ (dinsai aemn n rai – The sand is so soft). I can only imagine the surprised look on their faces!

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “why do I need to learn to speak these words when I can just point to things and use charades?” Well, my dear friend, that might work for a little while, but eventually, you’re going to want to have an actual conversation with your Lao beach buddies. And what better way to impress them than by speaking a few words in their language? Trust me, they’ll be thrilled to hear you try.

So, are you ready to embark on this journey of learning Lao beach words? Are you ready to impress your Lao friends and have some fun in the sun? Of course, you are! So grab your sunscreen, your shades, and your Lao phrasebook, and let’s hit the beach! ຫາດຊາຍ, here we come!

How To Say Beach In Lao

So, we’ve already established that the word for beach in Lao is ຫາດຊາຍ (hadsai). As you may guess, this is not a very common word to be used in Laos, as there are no beaches in the country. Nevertheless, this word is sometimes used to describe some natural beaches in rivers, lagoons, and lakes.

Same as with English sentence structures, you can also pair it with prepositions to make your statements clearer. Below are some good examples:

  • At/on the beach = ຢູ່ຫາດຊາຍ (yu yuhadsai)
  • From the beach = ຈາກຫາດຊາຍ (chakhadsai)
  • To the beach = ໄປຫາດຊາຍ (paihadsai)
  • Across the beach = ຂ້າມຫາດຊາຍ (khamhadsai)
  • By the beach = ໃກ້ຫາດຊາຍ (kaihadsai)
  • Off the beach = ຢູ່ນອກຫາດຊາຍ (yunok hadsai)

Lao Words For The Beach

Despite learning how to say beach (and sand) in Lao is somewhat impressive for your Lao friends, you can’t spend the entire day just saying ຫາດຊາຍ (had sai) left and right. It will start to get weird, and your friends will think you only learned one word in their language.

Not convinced yet you need to learn a few more words? Then picture this, you just spent an incredible day with your friends at the beach; you felt the sand, swallowed too much salt water, and saw a real starfish during your snorkeling trip. Just an awesome day at a great place, and you want to share your experience with locals. But wait, all you know how to say in Lao is “beach”! Quite embarrassing, don’t you think?

Well, don’t despair just now; let’s learn a few more words and translations that I can guarantee will be very useful for you to connect with other local Lao people after a beach day!

General Beach Vocabulary in Lao

Beach chairເກົ້າອີ້ຫາດຊາຍ Kaoihadsai
Lifeguardຜູ້ຮັກສາຊີວິດ Phu haksasivid
Poolສະນຸກເກີ Sanukkoe
Resortຣີສອດ Risod
Seashellຫອຍນາງລົມ Hony nanglom
Sunriseຕາເວັນຂຶ້ນ Tauaenkhun
Surfersນັກທ່ອງເວັບ Nakthonguaeb
Tideນ້ຳຕົກ Namtok
Wavesຄື້ນ Khun

Beach Activities In Lao

Beach volleyballບານສົ່ງຫາດຊາຍBan songhadsai
Divingດຳນ້ຳ Damnam
Fishingການຫາປາ Kanhapa
Fly a kiteຊັກ​ວ່າວ Sakvav
Jet skiເຈັດສະກີ Ched saki
Picnicກິນເຂົ້າປ່າ Kinkhaopa
Scuba divingດໍາ​ນໍາ​້ Doa noa
Swimmingລອຍນໍ້າ Lonynoa
Take picturesຖ່າຍ​ຮູບ Thaihub

Lao Words For Items To Pack

Beach bagກະເປົ໋າຫາດຊາຍKapeoahadsai
Beach chairເກົ້າອີ້ຫາດຊາຍ Kaoihadsai
Beach towelຜ້າເຊັດຫາດຊາຍ Pha sedhadsai
Beach umbrellaຮົ່ມຫາດຊາຍ Homhadsai
Bikiniບິກີນີ Bi kini
Cameraກ້ອງ​ຖ່າຍ​ຮູບ Kong thaihub
Coolerເຄື່ອງເຢັນ Kheuongyen
Flip flopເກີບ​ແຕະ Koebtae
Sandalsເກີບແຕະ Koebtae
Shovelຊ້ວນ Suan
Snacksອາຫານຫວ່າງ Ahanvang
Soapສະບູ່ Sabu
Sunglassesແວ່ນຕາກັນແດດ Aevnta kanaedd
Sunscreenຄີມກັນແດດ Khim kanaedd
Surfboardກະດານໂຕ້ຄື້ນ Kadan otkhun
Swimsuitຊຸດລອຍນໍ້າ Sud lonynoa
Water bottleກະ​ຕຸກ​ນໍ້າ Ka tuk noa

What Are You Waiting For?

Are you not intrigued by the beauty of the Lao language? Did the beach vocabulary not get your brain buzzing with excitement? Well, let me tell you, there is so much more to this language than just a few beach words. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive deeper into the world of Lao!

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “where can I go to learn more about Lao?” Well, let me tell you, my friend, you’re in luck! You see, every week, we have fresh content on our blog about the Lao language. From grammar tips to fun phrases, we’ve got you covered. So, make sure to check it out and stay up to date with all things Lao.

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To top it all off, with the Ling App, you can learn Lao at your own pace, on your own time, and best of all, you can even bring your friends, and you can all learn together at the beach! So, what are you waiting for? Download Ling App today and start your Lao language learning journey.

Trust me, once you start learning Lao, you won’t be able to stop. It’s a beautiful language with a rich culture and history. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll find yourself strolling along the streets of Vientiane, and you’ll be able to talk with your friends and remember the day you all went to the beach, all of this in perfect Lao. 

So, don’t wait any longer; let’s learn Lao together!

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