What is the Khmer greetings Jum?

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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Khmer Pronunciation English Translation
ទិវាសួស្ tiveah-sour-sdei Good afternoon
សាយ័ណសួរស្តី sayon-sour-sdei Good evening
រាត្រីសួរស្ reatrei-sour-sdei Good night
ជុំរាបលា jom-reap-lear Goodbye (Formal)

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

Usa Khmer
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).

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What does yey mean?

—used to express joy, approval, or excitement.