Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

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Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:43 pm

Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

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Fri, 17 June 2016
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Thida Men has the gentle voice of a patient teacher and a sly smile. She also likes to teach foreigners to cuss.

Thida puts the focus on “street language”, lending her students – mostly expatriates – lessons they aren’t likely to get from a more traditional kru. She is unique in her pedagogy: putting everyday slang, simple pronunciation and even dirty words first.

“What I teach is different. I encourage the students to ask me things that they don’t know – even if they are strange – and especially about pronunciation,” she said this week. “There are words that expats always mispronounce.”

In class, Thida clears up these common mistakes. She promises her students won’t get strange looks from co-workers again when they say “Cheers!” over an after-work beer.

She also fields questions of some consequence: from women who want to tell off the tuk-tuk driver on their block, or people who think they’re being ripped off at the market because of their rudimentary Khmer.

Thida works a day job at a travel agency and is a business partner at arts space Cloud, where she has held her classes twice a month since January. But her passion is languages: she studied English and French at the Institute of Foreign Languages in
Phnom Penh, and she began teaching in her spare time a couple years ago.

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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by Samouth » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:34 pm

The writer had made a really big mistake in this article before it was edited and got slammed online by Cambodian facebook users. If anyone of the paper that issued on 16 June please take a picture and post here i will point out the error part. The error actually ruin the whole content.
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If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by Rama » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:52 pm

Believe it or not, I know no Khmer swear words.
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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:51 pm

What about "Jewy My"- people say that for the slightest reason and it means "fuck your mother".
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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by Samouth » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:36 am

Rama wrote:Believe it or not, I know no Khmer swear words.
Create a thread, i will try to write everything i know even though i don't know many of them. :)
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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:34 pm

i think i know a few, spelling/meaning could be questionable but ill give it a go

Joi - Fuck
Joi M'aii - Fuck your mother/mother fucker
Joi Kadouy - Fucking cunt?
Prolak Pok - Dirty Pussy (used as an insult to a girl who fucked before marriage?)
Pok ponna - How big your pussy
Srey Kouch - Taxi girl?
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
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Re: Helping barangs know their sh*t, linguistically speaking

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:34 pm

i think i know a few, spelling/meaning could be questionable but ill give it a go

Joi - Fuck
Joi M'aii - Fuck your mother/mother fucker
Joi Kadouy - Fucking cunt?
Prolak Pok - Dirty Pussy (used as an insult to a girl who fucked before marriage?)
Pok ponna - How big your pussy
Srey Kouch - Taxi girl?
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
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