Top Ten Khmer Proverbs

Here are the Top Ten Khmer Proverbs. Enjoy!

10.  A mountain never has two tigers

Phnom mouy min del mean kla pi


 9. A bunch of sticks can not be broken.

Changkes mouy bach kach min bak

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8.  When water raises, fish eats ant; when water lowers, ants eat fish

Dtek loeng trey sisra-mauch, dtek hauch sra-mauch si trey

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7. Anger is damage; anger is waste

Khoeng koch, khoeng khat

(I need to work on this khmer proverb :))


6.  Feeling shame of being ignorant leads to having knowledgeable, feeling shame of being poor leads to wealth.

Kmas lngueng toeb ches,Kmas kror toeb mean

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5. Knowing is never better

than willingness

Chea min chnah chorng


4.  Knowledge is from learning, wealth from business

Ches mok pi rean, mean mok pi rork

iStock_000003541361Small3.  Elephant that has 4 feet will always trip, respectable wise man will always forget  

Damrey choeung buon khung mean bploat, nek prach ches stoat khung mean phlek

I had to change the translation to this khmer proverb a little to make sure the 4 feet is understood as the elephant having literally 4 feet to stand on and not 4 feet tall.

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2. Drop by drop fills the container

Tork Tork Penh Bampong

th (5)1. Knowing ten is not equal  to having one skill

Ches dob min smoeuning prasab mouy

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I hope you enjoyed all of these great khmer proverbs. Khmer proverbs usually make a lot sense, and their translations could give some motivation to our lives.

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