You might be surprised how useful getting to know the body parts in Khmer can be when visiting Cambodia. They crop up all over the place – when clothes shopping, playing sports, as well as visiting the doctor. In this post, we will list all the necessary vocab and a few useful phrases that should equip you the next time you set foot, hand, or ear in Cambodia.
If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia or simply interested in learning more about the Khmer language and culture, taking the time to learn body parts in Khmer is a great way to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this beautiful country. Not only will it help you communicate more effectively with locals, but it will also show respect for their language and way of life. Let’s get to know more about it in the sections below.
Body Parts In Khmer
From head to toe, Khmer has specific words for each body part, and knowing them is crucial in everyday conversations. In this section, we will explore the vocabulary related to this to help you out with your conversations with the locals.
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Sentences Using Khmer Words For Body Parts
In this section, we will put the Khmer vocabulary for body parts into context by providing some sentences that use these words. These sentences will help you understand how to use the words above in different situations.
|She has beautiful eyes
|neang mean phnek srasa saat
|She tastes with her tongue
|neang doeng rosacheate daoysaar andat robsa neang
|We see with our eyes
|yeung meulkheunh daoysaar phnek teangpir robsa yeung
|I smell with my nose
|khnhom thoumklen daoysaar chramouh robsakhnhom
Staying Healthy In Cambodian
Before traveling to Cambodia, learning some useful vocabulary can be helpful in case of any emergencies or unexpected situations, such as stomach issues from spicy street food or sunburn requiring creams and ointments. Let’s go over that in the table below.
|bantob kru pet
|kan leng louk thnam pet
|mun ti pet
|I have a stomach ache
|khnhom cheu pos
|My legs hurt
|cheung khnhom chheu
|My […] ache / My […] hurt
|robo khnhom cheu
|My […] aches / My […] hurts
|robos khnhom chheu
Standards Of Beauty In Cambodia
The media and social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat now shape our perception of beauty, while cultural customs and traditions once dictated standards. However, in Cambodia, the pursuit of lighter skin dates back to French colonialism and is still prevalent today, with a Caucasian complexion seen as a sign of power, wealth, and privilege. According to the locals, Cambodian women face impossible beauty standards influenced by Western ideals, valuing white skin, a tall and slim figure, full breasts, and specific facial features. Men, on the other hand, face less pressure, only needing to grow taller and maintain a fit physique.
Want to use words that can be used as a compliment? Check out the ones we have below.
|kuor aoy phnheakphaael
|min kuor aoy chue
Sentences Using Khmer Words For Descriptions
|You are beautiful
|anak pitchea srasa saat
|You are so beautiful
|anak mean samrosa srasa saat
|You have beautiful eyes
|anak mean phnek da srasa saat
|He looks attractive
|keat meul tow kuor aoy teakteanh
|You are handsome
|anak kuchea borsa sanghea
|mnoussa la meul
|I loved you the first time I laid eyes on you
|khnhom sraleanh anak real pel dambaung del khnhom ban dak now leu phnek robsa anak
Internal Human Body Parts In Khmer
This table of vocab is probably not as useful as the rest of the blog for everyday conversation, but while we are on the topic of body parts, let’s have a look at our insides. You never know, they might come in useful if you have to go to the doctor or a hospital for any reason. Touch wood!
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