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Khmer Proverbs and other Articles

If you're looking for Khmer words of wisdom, go to Khmerinstitute.org. The site has a large collection of Khmer proverbs with excellent interpretation in English.

This proverb along with its interpretation are really worth quoting:

When the boss has merit, the assistant moves up in rank; when the boss experiences misfortune, the assistant falls into the well.

Interpretation: Your fortune is tied to the people for whom you work. Perhaps implicitly advising that you be cautious who you work for,or that you should work hard for your boss because your fortunes are intertwined.

Besides proverbs, the site also offers a collection of articles that deal with Khmer society, politics, history and culture-all of which are freely available.

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