The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by tightenupvolume1 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm

The future of the UK looks increasingly chinese as well, and africa and many other places all over the world.
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 pm

tightenupvolume1 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm
The future of the UK looks increasingly chinese as well, and africa and many other places all over the world.
"slowly slowly catchee monkey"
charlie
We managed to turn the Hong Kong Chinese into civilised people, we can do the same with the mainlanders. If you get caught gobbing in the street in Waltham Forest it's a £60 on the spot fine, there are hundreds of bloody wardens crawling about the place. Most universities here now fund themselves off Chinese students. The main problem is having no social net to protect the weak and oppressed. They are unable to bulldoze a council estate and stick up a casino here, for example.
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm

This is great news for Khymer people . Their country will have money and resources poured into it by a world superpower . Poverty will become a thing of the past . The people can learn a new culture . Chinese language teachers will have lots of jobs .
Khymer? LOL
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by tightenupvolume1 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:23 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 pm
tightenupvolume1 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm
The future of the UK looks increasingly chinese as well, and africa and many other places all over the world.
"slowly slowly catchee monkey"
charlie
We managed to turn the Hong Kong Chinese into civilised people, we can do the same with the mainlanders. If you get caught gobbing in the street in Waltham Forest it's a £60 on the spot fine, there are hundreds of bloody wardens crawling about the place. Most universities here now fund themselves off Chinese students. The main problem is having no social net to protect the weak and oppressed. They are unable to bulldoze a council estate and stick up a casino here, for example.
They bulldoze over stuff and put up luxury flats and then sell them to russian criminals, ex dictators and war criminals, arab oil billionares and any other jack the lad with "connections" who wants to park their untraceable money (and of course leave them empty) :please:
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:00 pm
fax wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Multipox wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:13 pm
fax wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
.... Hey, did you ever wonder what the "Siem" in "Siem Reap" stands for? ....


Means Siam ie Thailand. Name celebrates beating Thailand in a past war.
Yes, “Reap” for flat, as in the Siam was flattened. The Thais don’t like it and call Khmer people “khmen”, stinky.

I wasn’t asking for answers, just rhetorically. The point was that bloke should read more. The whole region has been influenced by China for ages.
Does Khmen really mean "Stinky" in Thai?! :O
No it does not.

The Thai word for Khmer is เขมร. You will notice that there is a ร at the end of that word. It is the same as the ror in Khmer language, except that in the Thai pronunciation system when a word ends with ร it takes the sound of an 'n' or น. So it is pronounced Khmen, even though it is spelt Khmer.

Stinky or smelly is เหม็น, which does happen to be pronounced 'men'.

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haha cheers mate :thumb: i can half read Thai writing, i know half the consonants confidently the other half im still distinguishing which are which, nice explanation thanks mate, its a relief that i hadnt unknowingly been calling Cambodians "Stinky" all these years :D
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by fax » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 am

You may have to ask more people. I’ve been told by a native speaker of both Khmer and Thai that that’s what it means. Not to rain on UT or so, but I hold native speakers highly in this regard. As far as I know, UT is a native speaker of neither, and so am I by the way. (English is hard enough.)

Maybe we can settle this over a few Brunty’s on my balcony when Jamie is back. We could invite everyone with a valuable opinion and just kick back and let them figure it out. Happy to host.
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Re: The future of Cambodia looks increasingly Chinese

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:36 am

fax wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 am
You may have to ask more people. I’ve been told by a native speaker of both Khmer and Thai that that’s what it means. Not to rain on UT or so, but I hold native speakers highly in this regard. As far as I know, UT is a native speaker of neither, and so am I by the way. (English is hard enough.)
BS its not true.... :facepalm:
I speak thai

กลิ่น/glìn / smell,odor ,scent

เหม็น/ měn / bad smelling
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