Confident girl – how good is my conversational Khmer?

One of my goals next time I go to Cambodia is to learn a few more words in Khmer. How amazing is it that these students in one of the poorest rural regions in Cambodia learn conversational English or Korean or Japanese?  How challenging it must be to play hangman (or the similar Khmer game whereby the challengers are taken down steps to the waiting crocodile) in a foreign alphabet belonging to a foreign translation.  No wonder the classes cheer so gleefully when I try, and fail, to beat them at English word games!


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