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By Timothy Cheek

This publication seeks to offer the overall reader a transparent and readable modern heritage of China in response to the most recent scholarly examine. It bargains a balanced viewpoint of the ongoing legacy of Maoism within the lifeways not just of China's leaders yet China's operating humans. It outlines the bold fiscal reforms taken because the Eighties and exhibits the complicated responses to the results of reform in China at the present time. This e-book will equip the reader to pass judgement on media experiences independently and to contemplate the adventure and values not just of the chinese language govt yet China's staff, girls, and minorities. This publication exhibits the household issues and social forces that form the international coverage of 1 of the worlds nice powers.

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73 I’d like to book a room, please. signs / /       / / pleuw johl/pleuw jain baok/buht mee·uhn bahn·đohp jool kuh·mee·uhn bahn·đohp jool guhn·laing Ъo·rah·mee·uhn Ъoh Ъow·lih haam bawng·gohn brawh/srei guh·daa·ew/đraw·jay·uhk Entrance/Exit Open/Closed Vacancies No Vacancies Information Police Station Prohibited Toilets Men/Women Hot/Cold K H ME R – a cc om mo dati on        My name is … kuh·nyohm chuh·moo·uh …  How much is it per night/person?

Kuh·mee·uhn ah·wei ree·ay gaa đay I have something to declare.  mee·uhn ei·wuhn đrow ree·ay gaa That’s (not) mine. () nooh (muhn maen) () jee·aa ruh·bawh kuh·nyohm (đay) I didn’t know I had to declare it.  kuh·nyohm muhn duhng taa đrow ree·ay  gaa wee·aa đay K H ME R – t r an s por t sohm … suhm·boht ruh·bawh kuh·nyohm lohp jaowl chohp plah puh·dow đuh·đool buhn·jay·uhk I’d like a … seat, please. nonsmoking smoking     kuh·nyohm jawng baan gao ei neuw guhn·laing … muhn joo·uhk baa·rei joo·uhk baa·rei How much is it?

Although English is fast becoming Cambodia’s second language, the Khmer still cling to the Francophone pronunciation of the Roman alphabet and most foreign words. This is helpful to remember when spelling Western words and names aloud – ‘ay-bee-see’ becomes ‘ah-bey-sey’, and so on. French speakers will have an advantage when addressing the older generation, as most educated Khmers studied French at some point during their schooling. Many household items, medical and technical terms retain their French names as well, especially those which were introduced to Cambodia by the French during the colonial period, such as robinet (tap/faucet) and ampoule (light bulb).

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