What does Lok mean in Khmer?

How do you address people in Khmer?

In formal situation, Cambodians address people with Lok (Mr.) or Lok Srey (Mrs.) followed by his/her given name or both given and family name. Rarely is the family name used by itself as Westerners do. For example, my name is Keo Mony.

How do you greet in Khmer?

Basic Khmer greetings and essentials

  1. Chom reap sour [chom-reap-sore] – Hello (formal)
  2. Susadei [soos-a-day] – Hello (informal)
  3. Soksaby [soks-a-bye] – How are you and I am fine. …
  4. Chom reap lear [chom-reep-lear] – Goodbye (formal) …
  5. Lee hi [lee-hi] – Goodbye (informal) …
  6. Jah [chaa] – Yes (female) …
  7. Ot teh [ot-tei] – No.

What does Oum Mean in Cambodian?

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.

How do you say hello in Cambodian?

The traditional Cambodian way to say hello and good-bye is to place the hands together, with the palms touching (a posture Westerners often associate with praying), and bow the head. Similar to the Thai wai, this is called the sampeah, and it is how Cambodians greet one another, particularly for the first time.

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What is Cambodia first name?

The Cambodian name is always spoken and written in the order of last name then first name. For example: if my last name were Soth, and my first name were Sopheap. My full name would be written as Soth Sopheap. Notice, there is no comma used to separate the last name from the first name.

What are common Cambodian last names?

Most Common Last Names In Cambodia

Rank Surname Incidence
1 Sok 227,594
2 Chan 219,516
3 Chea 217,800
4 San 212,054

Do Cambodians have last names?

Contrary to Western culture, Cambodian first names follow the last names. Cambodian ‘last’ names (or patronymics) are the family names and are written first.

How do you say goodnight in Khmer?

Réatri Suŏ Sdei (រាត្រីសួស្តី )

This is the common way to say Goodnight in Cambodia whether spoken or written. You can use this both for formal and informal communication.

What is your name in Cambodian?

Suok suobai (The same as “How are you?” but without inflection!)

For females.

Sorry/Excuse me Suom dtoh
What’s your name? Nyek chmua ai?
My name is _____ Knyohm chmua _______
What time is it? Tahl maong puon maan?