How do you greet in Khmer?
Cambodians traditionally greet each other with palms together, in a manner of prayer. They lift up their hands to the chest level and bow slightly. This is called Som Pas. In general, the higher the hands and lower the bow, the more respect is being shown.
What is good afternoon in Cambodia?
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What does Oum Mean in Khmer?
Oum/ pou (omm/ puu)/ Aunty/ uncle
Respect plays a major role in Cambodian society, and this is often reflected in the way people are addressed. Elders automatically command respect from those younger than them, and rather than being referred to as bong, they will be called aunty or uncle – oum or pou.
What is good evening in Cambodia?
Basic expressions / Common Words
|Good morning / Good evening||Sou sdey|
|How are you?||Sok sabay|
|Fine, thank you, and you?||Sok sabay. Tcho néa végn ?|
|I understand / I don’t understand||At jol|
How do you say food in Cambodia?
Chhnang [ch-nang] – Delicious
Cambodians love talking about food, so saying something is “delicious” will bring about a smile.
How do you say no in Cambodia?
To say No in Khmer, simply use the word ot-tei (អត់ទេ/ទេ).
What does yey mean?
—used to express joy, approval, or excitement.