Colors & Appearance in Cambodian (Khmer)

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Colors & Appearance in Cambodian (Khmer) 2017-07-21T10:19:52+00:00

This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Cambodian (Khmer). Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
ច្បាស់
chbas
dark
ងងឹត
ngorngut
color
color
ពណ៌
por
colored
colored
ត្រូវបានលាបព៌ណ
trauv ban leab por
white
white
ពណ៌សរ
por sor
black
black
ពណ៌ខ្មៅ
por khmaw
yellow
yellow
ពណ៌លឿង
por leong
orange
orange
ពណ៌ទឹកក្រូច
por tuk krauch
red
red
ពណ៌ក្រហម
por krahom
pink
pink
ពណ៌ផ្កាឈូក
por phkachhouk
violet
violet
ពណ៌ស្វាយ
por svay
blue
blue
ពណ៌ខៀវ
ppr khiev
green
green
ពណ៌បៃតង
por baitorng
brown
brown
ពណ៌ត្នោត
por tnaot
grey
grey
ពណ៌ប្រផេះ
por bra pheh

Appearance & attributes

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
new
ថ្មី
thmei
old
ចាស់
chas
small
តូច
tauch
large / big
ធំ
thom
young
ក្មេង
kmeng
kind / pleasant
ចិត្តល្អ
chet laor
unkind / unpleasant
ចិត្តអាក្រក់
chet akrak
patient
អតធ្មត់ / អ្នកជំងឺ
at thmot
nak chom ngeu

tall (When talking about people)
ខ្ពស់
khpos
middle sized (When talking about people)
ខ្ពស់ល្មម
khpos lmom
small (When talking about people)
ទាប
teab
fat
ធាត់
thath
thin / slim
ស្គម
skorm
nice / pretty
ស្អាត
sa at
beautiful
ស្អាត
sa at
ugly
អាក្រក់
a krak
ill / sick
ឈឺ
chheu
healthy
មានសុខភាពល្អ
mean sokhpheap laor
happy / cheerful
រីករាយ
rikreay
sad
កើតទុក្ខ
kaet toukkh
sporty
ចូលចិត្តកីឡា
chaulchett keila
ambitioned
មានមហិច្ឆតា
mean mhechchhtea
intelligent
ឆ្លាត
chhlat
creative
ពោរពេញដោយគំនិតឆ្នៃប្រឌិត
porpenh daoy koumnit chhnai bradit
active
សកម្ម
sak kamm
sentimental
មានមនោសញ្ចេទនា
mean mno sanhchet tnaa
rational
ប្រកបដោយវិចារណញ្ញាណ
pra kab daoy vicha rona nhnhean
emotional
ឆាប់ទទួលអារម្មណ៌
chhab tortuol aromm
natural
ធម្មតា
thommotea
romantic
មានអារម្មណ៌អណ្តែតអណ្តូង
mean aromm an det an dong
nice / amiable
ល្អ
laor
spontaneous
រហ័សភ្លាមៗ
rohas phleam
energetic
ពោរពេញដោយថាមពល
porpenh daoy thamopl
stressed (out)
ខ្វាយខ្វល់
khvay khval
relaxed
គ្មានអារម្មណ៌តានតឹង
kmean aromm tantoeng
frustrated
ភយ័ព្រួយ
pheuy pruoy
talented
មានទេព្យកោសល
mean tep kaosal

Questions & phrases

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
តើគាត់មានមុខមាត់ដូចម្តេច?
tae kat mean moukh mat dauch mdech?
What does she look like?
តើនាងមានមុខមាត់ដូចម្តេច?
tae neang mean moukh mat dauch mdech?
What is he like?
តើគាត់ដូចអ្វី?
tae keat dauch avei?
What is she like?
តើនាងដូចអ្វី?
tae neang dauch avei?

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