How do you say...?
Cambodians speak Khmer, which is pronounced "K'mai" or "Kmy"
The following is just a short simple list of a few words you might like to know as an adoptive parent. This list is courtesy of Ngasha Beck-Huy, author of Children of Sovanna-Phum, The Golden Land of Cambodia.
Goodbye - Lieh HAOY (LEE-uh howie)
Yes (females) - Chah
Yes (males) - Baht
Cambodian Currency - riel (like the english word "real")
Family - kruesa (crew-ess-AH)
Mommy - Mae (pronounced "my")
Daddy - Eu (or) Pa
Grandma - Yiey (between yee-ay and "yay")
Younger brother - P'ohn proh
Older sister - Bong srei (the ei sounds like the letter 'A')
Younger sister - P'ohn srei
Boy child/son - Kaun-proh (the "kaun" is pronounced like "cone")
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