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Why Cambodians Never Get Depressed

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there’s no direct translation for the word “depression” in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means “the water in my heart has fallen.” Anxious or depressed Haitians, on the other hand, may use the phrase reflechi twop, which means “thinking […]