Top 10 Khmer Facebook words & phrases

Top 10 Khmer Facebook words and phrases.

Are you friends with some khmers? Here are some frequently used khmer facebook words and english abbreviations that might help you decipher that moto bike accident photo that you keep seeing on Srey Nich’s khmer facebook feed.

10. Nas – means very….used frequently to say Cute nas! sa-art nas! can be used with most english adjectives.

9. Tov – to go…. example:Β Tov mun tov jeng means go first.

8. Saart, sa-art – beautiful, pretty, handsome…. Used a lot to comment on pictures.

7. Yuon – Vietnamese…. Some people say this word has bad meaning, some say it is just a way to describe someone from vietnam. Will see used a lot on political posts.

6. +1 <3 share….. They want there picture of whatever to be like 100 times and shared many times so they get more likes.

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5. Nob 70….. Or just nob means darling. A famous thai song that khmer’s sing is honey sob nob 70.

4. Fri – does not mean Friday…this abbreviation means friend.

3. Sth – another abbreviation popular on facebook is sth which means something.

2. Play facebook – A khmenglish sentence is not correct if it is just, “I was on facebook”it has to include the verb ‘play’….so I was playing facebook….

1. Na – completes the sentence – how are you today bong na? sa art na. Or nov na mean where.

Question time: Tea kynom ort cute doch ke te na all fri (answer at the end)

Thx na for reading my top ten khmer facebook words and phrases. lol πŸ™‚ <3




Answer i’m not cute like others. You could probably guess kynom ort cute as i am not cute…and we know all friend is the ending…so a guess of i am not as cute as my friends would be a good guess and pretty close!





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13 Responses to Top 10 Khmer Facebook words & phrases

  1. Miggy March 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Arkum oun na…that’s about all the Khmer I know. But thanks for this list it cleared up a couple of words I couldn’t discern. But one big question I still have is what are the little squares with what look like question marks inside? I sometime see posts and responses with hundreds of these but no words at all. . What the heck is it and what does it mean?

    • Vanna March 9, 2014 at 5:43 am #

      I have no clue about the question marks, but does not sound good. Are you viewing on pc, tablet, phone? and what time of brower, ie explorer, firefox, chrome, safari, etc? Thanks for the comment and am glad the list could help you out a little.

    • Denise Ruygrok March 9, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Hi Miggy,
      The little squares with questions marks on Facebook posts are placeholders for a Khmer font. If you do not have a Khmer font installed on your computer, you will see these question marks instead.

  2. Dave March 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    ^^ i think the box’s with the question marks are khmer unicode and dont show up on some supported browswers or if viewing on a mobile device.

  3. John April 24, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    What about “herz” or “hz”… I see that all the time, and I thought it was αž αžΎαž™ but I may be wrong. I worked out “mex” is “how”, though.

    • nano April 7, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      herz when used at the end of a sentence, means ‘already’

  4. fibonacci May 6, 2016 at 5:54 am #

    Is there a dictionary for translate “Saart” to “Pretty” ?

    • Vanna Chhun July 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

      I’m not sure what you mean. For saat αžŸαŸ’αž’αžΆαž (adj) to be clean, nice, neat; pure, chaste; smart (of someone’s appearance); nice-looking, beautiful

      IPA: /sΚ”aat/ (information from

  5. John January 1, 2017 at 4:14 am #

    Finally understand this Nob thing. Thanks !
    Another one bugs me: hery

  6. Cherry May 25, 2017 at 2:08 am #

    May I know the meaning of “ke buy oy ter” & “sadeang bos” ? Thanks.

  7. Sasa September 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    What does Lok srey m’jas mean? Beautiful?

  8. Sasa September 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Guys, any idea what “Sick men pov” means? :/


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