can i know your opinion ?

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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by willyhilly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:53 am

No.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by explorer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 am

gaplem wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am
And they speak english in the villages ?
If you travel around Cambodia, you will be surprised how many places have English schools now. Many Cambodian public schools now include basic English classes as well. Most of the larger towns and villages have English classes. Some of the smaller, more remote villages, don't have English classes yet.

In some villages you may meet people who can have an English conversation with you.

In some places you may meet people who speak simple English.

In some places you may not find people who speak English.

If you spend a lot of time in Cambodia, learn the language, then you can talk to everybody.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by fax » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:42 am

Just because they say “hello what’s your name” all the time doesn’t mean they speak English.

It’s like when they say “oooh, che cum-eye chren” after you said “sam Moe tit” in your thick accent. Everyone really knows you got no clue.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by John Bingham » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:37 am

What's “sam Moe tit”?
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by Barang chgout » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am

I believe he's attempting to ask for one more. I may be wrong.

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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by taabarang » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:16 pm

explorer wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 am
gaplem wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am
And they speak english in the villages ?
If you travel around Cambodia, you will be surprised how many places have English schools now. Many Cambodian public schools now include basic English classes as well. Most of the larger towns and villages have English classes. Some of the smaller, more remote villages, don't have English classes yet.

In some villages you may meet people who can have an English conversation with you.

In some places you may meet people who speak simple English.

In some places you may not find people who speak English.

If you spend a lot of time in Cambodia, learn the language, then you can talk to everybody.
English schools staffed by local engbodian speakers is no guarantee that any meaningful verbal exchange will take place.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:18 pm

A thai mate of mine explained thais are only friendly to foreigners because they think we have money.

Thats a thai who wears a suit and works in sydneys cut throat white collar scene BTW.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by taabarang » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:26 pm

explorer wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 am
gaplem wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am
And they speak english in the villages ?
If you travel around Cambodia, you will be surprised how many places have English schools now. Many Cambodian public schools now include basic English classes as well. Most of the larger towns and villages have English classes. Some of the smaller, more remote villages, don't have English classes yet.

In some villages you may meet people who can have an English conversation with you.

In some places you may meet people who speak simple English.

In some places you may not find people who speak English.

If you spend a lot of time in Cambodia, learn the language, then you can talk to everybody.
Simply because there are schools staffed by local Engbodian speakers is no guarantee of a meaningful verbal exchange.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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