When saying goodbye to foreigners or high officials, the formal expression “joom reab lea” is used in Khmer language. Similar to greeting someone, the hands are folded in front of the chest when saying goodbye.

Just listen to 4 different voice files – this makes it easier for you to learn Khmer Language.  Khmer has got 33 consonants and 24 vocals. Because of this, Khmer is declarated as one of the languages with the most characters in the world.

Did you know?  There does not exist a definite way of writing words in Khmer.

Performing Sampeah

There are five ways to perform Sampeah and it belongs to the position of the person you greet. Cambodian People are not used to shake hands.  Find our more about Performing Sampeah in our article.

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Find out in our Khmer-Language-App: Khmer4You with further information about Angkor temple and tipps for tourists. Available for Android at Google play. This app is the result of our Interculturual Innovation Camp in collaboration between youth from Cambodia and Germany.

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