Basic Conversation in Cambodian (Khmer)

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Basic Conversation in Cambodian (Khmer) 2017-07-28T08:06:48+00:00

Now let’s learn some basic Cambodian (Khmer) conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Cambodian (Khmer).

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

Basic Cambodian (Khmer) words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yes
បាទ, ចាស
bat (m), chas (f)
no
ទេ
te
please / you’re welcome
សូមអញ្ជើញ
saum anh cheunh
you’re very welcome
មិនបាច់គួរសមទេ
minbach kuorosam te
thank you
អរគុណ
ar koun
thank you very much
អរគុណច្រើន
ar koun chraen
thanks
អរគុណ
arkoun
Excuse me!
សុំទោស
somtos

Communication

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.
ខ្ញុំយល់ហើយ
khnhom yol haoey
I don’t understand.
ខ្ញុំអត់យល់
khnhom at yol
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
អត់ទោសថាម៉េចមេញ?
attosa thamech menh?
What does that mean?
មានន័យថាម៉េច?
mean ney tha mech?
I don’t know.
ខ្ញុំអត់ដឹង
khnhom at doeng.
I don’t speak Polish.
ខ្ញុំមិននិយាយភាសាប៉ូឡូញទេ
khnhom min niyeay pheasaea paulaunh te.
I speak a little Polish.
ខ្ញុំនិយាយភាសាប៉ូឡូញ
khnhom niyeay pheasaa paulaunh.
Do you speak English? (informal)
ចេះនិយាយអង់លេអត់?
cheh niyeay ang le at?
Do you speak English? (formal)
តើអ្នកចេះនិយាយភាសាអង់លេទេ?
tae nak chehniyeay pheasaea ang le te?
Yes, I do speak English.
បាទខ្ញុំចេះ, ចាស​ខ្ញុំចេះ
bat​ khnhom cheh. (m), chas​ khnhom cheh. (f)
No, I don’t speak English.
ទេខ្ញុំមិនចេះទេ
te khnhom min cheh te.

Making acquaintances

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!
សូមនិយាយយឺតៗ
saum niyeay yeut yeut.
Nice to meet you!
រីករាយដែលបានជួបអ្នក
rikreay del ban chuob nak.
How are you?
តើអ្នកសុខសប្បាយជាទេ?
tea neak sok sabay chea te?
Good, thank you!
សុខសប្បាយអរគុណ
sokhasabbay or koun.
I’m well, thanks!
ខ្ញុំសុខស្បាយជាទេអរគុណ
khnhom sokh sabay chea te orkoun.
Not bad, thanks!
មិនអីទេអរគុណ
min ei te or koun.
very bad
មិនសុខសប្បាយទេ
min sokh sabbay te
What’s your name?
តើអ្នកឈ្មោះអ្វី?
tae nak chhmoh avei?
My name is [...].
ខ្ញុំឈ្មោះ[...]
khnhom chhmoh[...]
What’s your first name?
តើនាមខ្លួនអ្នកឈ្មោះអ្វី
tae neam khluon nak chhmoh avei.
My first name is [...]
នាមខ្លួនរបស់ខ្ញុំគឺ[...]
neam khluon robos khnhom keu [...]
How old are you?
តើអ្នកអាយុប៉ុន្មាន
tae nak ayou ponman.
I’m [...] years old.
ខ្ញុំអាយុ[...]ឆ្នាំ
khnhom ayou [...] chhnam.
What are your hobbies?
តើអ្វីជាចំនង់ចំនូលចិត្តរបស់អ្នក?
tae avei chea cham nong cham noul chett robos nak?
What do you like doing?
តើអ្នកចូលចិត្តធ្វើអ្វី?
tae nak chaul chett thveu avei?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
តើអ្នកកំពុងធ្វើអ្វី?
tae nak kam poung thveu avei?
Where do you live?
តើអ្នករស់នៅទីណា?
tae nak roas now tina?
I live in [...].
ខ្ញុំរស់នៅ[...]
khnhom ros now[...]
I’m from England
ខ្ញុំមកពីប្រទេសអង់លេ
khnhom mork pi protes ang le
I’m English
ខ្ញុំជាជនជាតិអង់លេ
khnhom chea choncheat ang le

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