Khmer

Human Relations Statements

Hello - Soos Dye

How are you doing - Socksy by gia t(h)aye?

What is your name? - Thah Nat Chumoeye?

Thank you - Ah Kahn

You are Welcome - Moneyethay

Please - SOME (as in Home)

Excuse me - SOME Ah PYE Tho

Goodbye - Lear Hye

"Colorful Facts"

About one thousand years ago, Cambodia was the center of a great empire of the Khmer people who controlled much of the Southeast Asia mainland. Angkor, a huge ruined city that was the capital of the Khmer empire, has magnificent sculpture and architecture.

Location: In Southeast Asia, sometimes called Kampuchea.

Capital: Phnom Penh

Offical Language: Khmer

Geography: Relatively flat land, plentiful water, and tropical climate, ideal for growing rice.

Population: 13,494,293 (Estimated 2010)

Foods: Tropical fruits, aromatic rice/sticky, baguette with eggs, pate and sardines, a soup called samlor, popular dish called amok. Coconut milk is used in many dishes and desserts.

(Primary Sources) World Book Encylopedia/CIA World Factbook.


 

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