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What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Busta_Rhodesian » Tue May 27, 2014 8:36 pm

I've been hearing and seeing this phrase all over phnom penh and in various KHmer songs and comedy bits lately. What does it mean?
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Joon » Tue May 27, 2014 8:54 pm

I have no idea. It would mean howling dog, which could refer to a dog in heat. Someone mentioned it in another thread, I think.
It probably has a story behind it, like "swag" and "yolo."
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Lucky Seven » Tue May 27, 2014 8:54 pm

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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby gavinmac » Tue May 27, 2014 9:03 pm

A few Cambodian girls use it as part of their facebook name.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby raendi » Tue May 27, 2014 9:45 pm

"Kiki kiki kiki" you say for dog, kikilu means FUCK.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Lucky Seven » Tue May 27, 2014 9:54 pm

raendi wrote:"Kiki kiki kiki" you say for dog, kikilu means FUCK.


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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Lucky Seven » Tue May 27, 2014 10:06 pm

There is a very family friendly clip on you tube called Khnom Jeg by Peak Mi.
Kikki Lu is mentioned in the song.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby andyinasia » Tue May 27, 2014 10:29 pm

Kind of like 'Rover' in England - 'kiki' is a common pet name for a dog, the 'lu' bit adding a touch more cuteness.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Joon » Wed May 28, 2014 10:55 am

This article in Khmer tried to answer that question: http://thmeythmey.com/index.php?page=de ... 4312&lg=kh (Don't have the time now to translate, so seek help from Google or a Cambodian-speaking good samaritan)

And a Twitter user gave a lead to that song, but it's a rather stretched guess: http://youtu.be/jofNR_WkoCE (Warning: WTF and head-shaking reaction ahead)
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Busta_Rhodesian » Wed May 28, 2014 12:25 pm

raendi wrote:"Kiki kiki kiki" you say for dog, kikilu means FUCK.


My Khmer teacher today said it means this as well and then he held up his middle finger, so I guess that's two people that think otherwise. The Peak Mi clip features it though, and you hear it on CTN bizarro comedy bits, as well as seeing it on the Ubiquitous "what does the kiki lu?" shirt everyone has now.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby James Bong » Wed May 28, 2014 2:23 pm

raendi wrote: kikilu means FUCK.


Yes... it has a sexual connotation. And not in a bad way.

Its a song... same as ""Pok Pu Na Ne" which also has sexual meaning.

There is another word "Iger Iger" also similar sexual meaning... i dont think they can be translated..

There are lots of these words around ( Que Que, Der Der) ... I just guess the spelling but the above are popular at moment.

If you know the girls and say these words you will get smiles all day... :mrgreen:
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Joon » Wed May 28, 2014 3:10 pm

I'm trying really hard to make sense of those.... and I can't, I have never heard of them.

The euphemisms to indicate "to have sex" I know of are "tver knear" ("to do someone"), "chiss knear" ("ride someone"), and "choan knear" ("to step on someone").
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby starkmonster » Wed May 28, 2014 3:31 pm

Joon wrote:This article in Khmer tried to answer that question: http://thmeythmey.com/index.php?page=de ... 4312&lg=kh (Don't have the time now to translate, so seek help from Google or a Cambodian-speaking good samaritan)

And a Twitter user gave a lead to that song, but it's a rather stretched guess: http://youtu.be/jofNR_WkoCE (Warning: WTF and head-shaking reaction ahead)


The article says finding the definition of "kiki lu" is hard to find like flight MH370. Some say it's what you call a dog that's fallen into a drain "lu". Some say that's it's the noise a woman makes when she's having sex. Others say it's when you only managed to have sex one time.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby James Bong » Wed May 28, 2014 3:37 pm

Just go with it....

I wouldn't even try to make sense of it...

These words are not in the khmer dictionary.... and your average khmer teacher will not teach you.

I guess it would be termed as slang??

maybe someone (say a teacher) else with greater knowledge than me can provide advice.
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Re: What does "Kiki Lu" mean?

Postby Lucky Seven » Wed May 28, 2014 4:24 pm

None of those around me are aware of any other meaning for Kikki Lu other than dog and shake their head at the alternatives suggested.
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