ແລ້ວ

LaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *leːwᶜ (to be finished), from Middle Chinese (MC leuX). Cognate with Thai แล้ว (lɛ́ɛo); (l̇aew), Northern Thai ᩓ᩠ᩅ. Compare also Iu Mien liuz (to finish, to end; then; after).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ແລ້ວ (lǣu) (abstract noun ການແລ້ວ)

  1. to finish, complete
  2. (auxiliary) indicating completion of action, past tense
    ຊາວປີແລ້ວ ທີ່ເຮົາອອກຈາກບ້ານໄປ.
    sāo pīlǣu thī hao ʼǭk chāk bān pai.
    It was twenty years ago that I left this village.

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AdverbEdit

ແລ້ວ (lǣu)

  1. then; subsequently

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