Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Cambodian (Khmer) adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Cambodian (Khmer)“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
good
ល្អ
la or
bad
អាក្រក់
akrak
new
ថ្មី
thmei
old
ចាស់
chas
small
តូច
tauch
large / big
ធំ
thom
long
វែង
veng
short
ខ្លី
khlei
cheap
ថោក
thaok
expensive
ថ្លៃ
thlai
light / clear
ច្បាស់
chbas
dark
ងងឹត
ngorngut
late
យឺត
yeut
early
មុនម៉ោង
mun maong
interesting
គួរអោយចាប់អារម្មណ៍
kuor aoy chab aromm
boring
គួរអោយធុញទ្រាន់
kuor aoy thounh tron
tired
ហត់
hort
easy / simple
ងាយស្រួល
ngeay sruol
for free
ឥតគិតថ្លៃ
it kit thlai
right / correct
ត្រឹមត្រូវ
troem trauv
wrong
ខុស
khos
strong
ខ្លាំង
khlang
weak
ខ្សោយ
khsaaoy

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