Before we take a deep dive into Cambodian (Khmer) conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in Cambodian (Khmer).

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

Greeting

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Hello!
សួរស្តី
sour sdei
Good morning! / Good Day!
អរុណសួរស្តី
arun sour sdei
Good evening!
សាយ័ណសួរស្តី
sayon sour sdei
Good night!
រាត្រីសួរស្តី
reatrei sour sdei
Welcome! (informal)
ស្វាគមន៌
sva kum
Welcome! (formal)
សូមស្វាគមន៌
saum sva kum
Welcome back!
ស្វាគមន៌ការត្រលប់មកវិញ
sva kum kar trolob mok venh

Farewell

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Bye!
លាហើយ
lea heoy
Goodbye!
ជុំរាបលា
choum reab lea
Sleep well!
គេងលក់អោយស្រួល
keng lok oay srol
So long!
ជួបគ្នាពេលក្រោយ
choub knea pel kroy
See you tomorrow!
ជួបគ្នាថ្ងៃស្អែក
choub knea tnhai saek
Farewell!
សូមអោយបានសេចក្តីសុខ
saum oay ban sej kdey sok
Get out of here!
ចេញពីទីនេះ
chen pi ti nih

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