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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:30 pm

Beginners could get a copy of alphabet charts. One for consonants, and one for vowels. Either in a book or computer. (There are other, less used vowels, which you may learn later.)

When you come across words you are not sure how to pronounce, get a Cambodian to pronounce each letter. Then put them together for the sound of the word.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:34 pm

Once a person learns enough Khmer to have simple conversations, learning gets easier. Every time you hear a word, or say a word, you are reminded of it, which helps your learning. You then keep learning new words, until you can have conversations about many more things.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Multipox » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:15 pm

1) If you are looking for university students, go to the riverside (east) end of st 172, turn left past the ngo restaurants.
At the next street turn right.
There is an espresso cafe on your left, as you go toward the river, is a student hangout.


2) The free method: go to ConversationExchange:

https://conversationexchange.com/

Set up an account if you don't have one.
In your account details list Cambodian as a language you're learning.
Input how you want to exchange: in person, correspondence, or by chat software, or all 3.
Next, go to "Search" and type in Cambodian. This will give you a list of all Khmer speakers learning your language.
Send a contact request.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 pm

Multipox wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:15 pm
1) If you are looking for university students, go to the riverside (east) end of st 172, turn left past the ngo restaurants.
At the next street turn right.
There is an espresso cafe on your left
, as you go toward the river, is a student hangout.


2) The free method: go to ConversationExchange:

https://conversationexchange.com/

Set up an account if you don't have one.
In your account details list Cambodian as a language you're learning.
Input how you want to exchange: in person, correspondence, or by chat software, or all 3.
Next, go to "Search" and type in Cambodian. This will give you a list of all Khmer speakers learning your language.
Send a contact request.
I followed the instructions. Turning left and right, walking towards the river between the market and the temple. But I did not see a café. A corner building had a café sign but housed some authorities.
Well at least got some language practice ordering noodles in the market. Just strolling around is pleasant. :)
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kay Kay » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:28 pm

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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kay Kay » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:25 pm

explorer wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Beginners could get a copy of alphabet charts. One for consonants, and one for vowels. Either in a book or computer. (There are other, less used vowels, which you may learn later.)

When you come across words you are not sure how to pronounce, get a Cambodian to pronounce each letter. Then put them together for the sound of the word.
I think video tutorials are better since you can see and hear at the same time.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Multipox » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:06 pm

kps wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 pm
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I followed the instructions. Turning left and right, walking towards the river between the market and the temple. But I did not see a café. A corner building had a café sign but housed some authorities.
Well at least got some language practice ordering noodles in the market. Just strolling around is pleasant. :)
No, there is no market there. st 172 makes a T-intersection at the east/riverside end.
I made a mistake in my previous directions.
Try turning right, passing some sort of school and all the ngo hangouts. You head toward the grand palace I think.
when you hit the next street south turn left.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:03 pm

Yes, that was a nice area with several cafés. I will go back later.

Pronounciation seems hard but not impossible. After learning a few more words I will look for a tutor. It is also a matter of choosing the right words, of course.

Relations with hotel staff is good, I know the boss since before. But it is probably not the place to find tutor. Hotel is Chinese style. My guess is that making hotel staff "teacher" maybe puts him on too high level in the eyes of the boss. But I will find tutor in time, I am sure.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:31 pm

Pronounciation is hard. This morning I tried "tiang-ni ort traukaa somaat boendopp" on room cleaning which did not work until after a lot of confusion. Reception said I said it OK. Same with "sa-ropp (t'lai bonman)" in the market. But sometimes I get through. (I was probably too close to sa-rapp which made it incomprehensible, even in context.)

I think the vowels are most difficult. It is difficult not to have a phonetic system. Making your own from what you hear is difficult, I believe.

The little Thai I know I learnt with Paiboon+ phonetic and they usually understand. Maybe Thai also has more consonants.

I studied Chinese long time in China. It was the same thing. The first about 6-9 months we said things like we thought school taught us but people didn't understand.

In due course I'll find a teacher. Good experience here this time, so far.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:07 pm

kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Pronounciation is hard. This morning I tried "tiang-ni ort traukaa somaat boendopp" on room cleaning which did not work until after a lot of confusion. Reception said I said it OK. Same with "sa-ropp (t'lai bonman)" in the market. But sometimes I get through. (I was probably too close to sa-rapp which made it incomprehensible, even in context.)
Try: tngai ni ot tdrow gaa somaat bontoob

The td in tdrow is a sound between the t and d in English.

I would say: gom somaat bontoob tngai ni

gom means dont.

Try: tlai ponmaan.

I cant think what you might be saying with sa-ropp. Can you share what it means in English, or write it with Khmer writing. I will probably figure it out after I submit this post.

I always tell staff to never clean my room when I am not there. In some places they steal. They can do it when I am in the room.
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