A couple of shitty idioms

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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by taabarang » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Nah, that's too easy give me something more exotic.
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:37 pm

taabarang wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm
Nah, that's too easy give me something more exotic.
im not sure what youre getting at? i was saying their khmer was good
the khmer thats not so good, is just some khmer that theyve learnt off their parents, you know the basics
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by taabarang » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:25 pm

OK Jamie forget it.
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by taabarang » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 pm

AlonzoPartriz wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am
I have been told that akun maka ploo means shit in your/ the front garden.
Used as a jovial / ironic way of saying thanks a lot.
I'm sure someone can tell me if this is correct or not.
I understand full well the parody of the English
"Thanks a heap" that you are struggling with as well as the missing "m" sound. Like anything I work hard for I respect it and those Khmer who helped me along the way. But the idiom Rick introduced above ""dol trawee, sawee goout."
fully applies to your attitude toward me. So, I respect the language, but not you. So long kid.
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by rick_o'shea » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:00 pm

taabarang wrote:
AlonzoPartriz wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am
I have been told that akun maka ploo means shit in your/ the front garden.
Used as a jovial / ironic way of saying thanks a lot.
I'm sure someone can tell me if this is correct or not.
I understand full well the parody of the English
"Thanks a heap" that you are struggling with as well as the missing "m" sound. Like anything I work hard for I respect it and those Khmer who helped me along the way. But the idiom Rick introduced above ""dol trawee, sawee goout."
fully applies to your attitude toward me. So, I respect the language, but not you. So long kid.
I have only ever heard "orkun makaploo" said by barangs, or by Khmer who work with barang barowners saying it to their barang colleagues/friends etc.
I've not once heard a Khmer say it to another Khmer in everyday conversation.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's like the word 'beksloy', one the sense of a madeup word used by teens/youngsters or in pop culture.

I understood (because i was told) makaploo to mean 'big pile of shit'.



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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by AlonzoPartriz » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:25 pm

rick_o'shea wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:00 pm
taabarang wrote:
AlonzoPartriz wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am
I have been told that akun maka ploo means shit in your/ the front garden.
Used as a jovial / ironic way of saying thanks a lot.
I'm sure someone can tell me if this is correct or not.
I understand full well the parody of the English
"Thanks a heap" that you are struggling with as well as the missing "m" sound. Like anything I work hard for I respect it and those Khmer who helped me along the way. But the idiom Rick introduced above ""dol trawee, sawee goout."
fully applies to your attitude toward me. So, I respect the language, but not you. So long kid.
I have only ever heard "orkun makaploo" said by barangs, or by Khmer who work with barang barowners saying it to their barang colleagues/friends etc.
I've not once heard a Khmer say it to another Khmer in everyday conversation.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's like the word 'beksloy', one the sense of a madeup word used by teens/youngsters or in pop culture.

I understood (because i was told) makaploo to mean 'big pile of shit'.



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Thanks for that. So it may be like the sai sabok, sabok sabai thing? I was told that it was a play on the sound of the word ploo in Khmer? I think I remember someone telling me the same as your saying, a big pile of shit. But a couple of Khmers have told me something about shitting in the front garden too. Lol.
I'll ask a student and see what they say. Cheers
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by taabarang » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:19 pm

"I've not once heard a Khmer say it to another Khmer in everyday conversation.
Maybe I'm wrong."

No you're right and throw Akun thom thom into the same mix. And no it has nothing to do with shitting in your
r garden(unless you do)

An irate mother could call a pile of dirty clothes her kids threw on the floor ma kamplu thom otherwise the other word for a non fecal pile is muey kumno.
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Re: A couple of shitty idioms

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:30 pm

rick_o'shea wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:00 pm
taabarang wrote:
AlonzoPartriz wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am
I have been told that akun maka ploo means shit in your/ the front garden.
Used as a jovial / ironic way of saying thanks a lot.
I'm sure someone can tell me if this is correct or not.
I understand full well the parody of the English
"Thanks a heap" that you are struggling with as well as the missing "m" sound. Like anything I work hard for I respect it and those Khmer who helped me along the way. But the idiom Rick introduced above ""dol trawee, sawee goout."
fully applies to your attitude toward me. So, I respect the language, but not you. So long kid.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's like the word 'beksloy', one the sense of a madeup word used by teens/youngsters or in pop culture.
Bek Sloy isnt a made up word/phrase, literally is means "to go crazy" "be fucked in the head" "to be a wild crazy person"

បែក ( v ) [baek]
to break, burst, crack; to break apart; to break up

ស្លុយ ( adj ) [sloy]
to be bold, courageous, willing to take risks, resolute; foolhardy; unperturbed

its association with youngsters and pop culture, is to do with the style of dancing, dancing in a crazy careless manner,
its the style of dancing they do to the "funky" music - រាំបែកស្លុយ - "Rom Bek Sloy" - the Crazy Dance




i love khmer music and dancing its one of my favourite part of the culture lol
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