Cambodians asking personal questions

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Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by Cam Nivag » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:58 am

Cambodians seem to ask a lot of personal questions that we in the Western world would find “impolite.” A Cambodian you've just met may ask you "How much does your hotel room cost per night?" "What did you pay for your plane ticket?" "Are you having sex with that woman you’re with?” etc.

A Cambodian you've known a while may say "Nice to see you again. Why are you so fat now?"

They do this to each other too. If a Cambodian woman checks into a hotel with a Western husband or boyfriend, the staff may ask her "Are you a hooker?" or “Do you have sex with that guy on your period?” (OK, I made that last one up).

Have you ever been asked a humorous or surprising personal question by a Cambodian? Are Cambodians “just curious” or are they rude?

Are personal questions exclusively asked by low class Khmers like tuk tuk drivers, with high class Cambodians acting with such discretion and decorum that they don't ask questions like this?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by hanno » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:09 am

The norm all over SE Asia. The very first questions I was asked when I came to Vietnam were "how old are you?", "are you married?", "how much do you weigh?". I must say it took me a while to get used to it.
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:14 am

How much money do you have?

How much money do you earn?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:21 am

Why you not married?
Why you so big?
Want job Australia. Can?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 am

What country are you from?
What job do you do and how much do you make
Do you like,( Cambodia, thailand, Laos)?
Are you married?
How long you stay?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by AndyKK » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 am

What country are you from?
What job do you do and how much do you make
Do you like,( Cambodia, thailand, Laos)?
Are you married?
How long you stay?

I want learn English

I got one today in the hardware shop! Why you no speak Khmer? Chinese customers speak Khmer. I asked her "all of them" She say "No".
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by clutchcargo » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:37 am

Had an immigration guy at the airport ask me: 'you like Cambodian girl?'

Was he just curious coz I have a lot of visa entries or does it say something about the stereotype khmers have about barangs?

Had other khmers ask: 'How about girls from your home country? Are they beautiful?'
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:41 am

Why you not have one goan kot ?
Who look after you when old?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 am

How much did you pay for your car?
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Re: Cambodians asking personal questions

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:05 am

To my gf
What you eat fatty?

They want to eat it and get fat too!
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