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How do you pronounce it?

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How do you pronounce it?

Maybe a silly question, but what is the correct

pronunciation of "Siem Reap".

Devon, England
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1. Re: How do you pronounce it?

People seem to say either 'Seam Reap' or 'See-Em Reap'. Not sure if either is correct, the Cambodians will love it if you ask!! Don't forget to learn a few phrases - good morning, hello, thank you, and how are you? are very much appreciated by those you encounter x

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2. Re: How do you pronounce it?

sē'um rē'ap,more or less...

means "Siam Defeated"

3. Re: How do you pronounce it?

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