Now you know how to talk about date and time in Cambodian (Khmer), let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in Cambodian (Khmer).

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

Holidays & Good wishes in Cambodian (Khmer)

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Good wishes

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
All the best!សូមអោយអ្វីៗល្អប្រសើរsaum aoy avei avei laor brasaer.
Congratulations!សូមអបអរសាទរsaum orb or sator.
Good luck!សំណាងល្អsammnang laor.
Happy birthday!រីករាយថ្ងៃខួបកំនើតrikreay thngaikhuob kam neut.
Merry Christmas!រីករាយថ្ងៃបុណ្យណូអែលrikreay thngaibony nauel.
Happy Easter!រីករាយបុណ្យថ្ងៃព្រះយេស៊ូរស់ឡើងវិញrikreay bony thngai preah yesaou ros laengvinh.
Happy New Year!រីករាយឆ្នាំថ្មីrikreay chhna thmei.
with all my heart / wholeheartedចេញពីបេះដូងchenhpi behdaung

Holidays & festive occasions

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
birthdayថ្ងៃកំនើតthngai kam neut
Christmasថ្ងៃណូអែលthngai nauel
Yuleដើមណូអែលdaem nauel
Christmas Eveថ្ងៃមុនបុណ្យណូអែលthngai moun bon nauel
Easterបុណ្យរលឹកថ្ងៃព្រះយេស៊ូរស់ឡើងវិញbony romluk thngai preah yesaou osa laengvinh
Easter holidaysទិវារលឹកថ្ងៃព្រះយេស៊ូរស់ឡើងវិញtivea rluk thngai preahyesaou rsa laengvinh
Pentecost / Whitsunថ្ងៃនក្ខត្តឬក្សthngai nokkhattareuk
New Year’s Eveថ្ងៃមុនបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំthnai bon chol chnam
New Yearថ្ងៃចូលឆ្នាំថ្មីthnai chol chnam thmei
weddingពិធីអាពាពិពាហ៍pithi a pea pipea
name dayឈ្មោះថ្ងៃchmos thnai
Valentine’s Dayថ្ងៃបុណ្យសង្សារthnai bon sang sar


EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(to) inviteអញ្ចើញa nhcheunh
(to) wishជូនពរchounopr
(to) make a giftធ្វើអំណោយthveuamnaoy
(to) getយកyok

Vocabulary & Phrases

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
partyពិធីជប់លៀងpithi chub leang
birthday partyពិធីខួបកំនើតpithi khuob kam neut
invitationការអញ្ជើញkar anhcheunh
I invite you to the party!ខ្ញុំអញ្ជើញអ្នកចូលរួមពិធីជប់់លៀងkhnhom anhcheunh nak chaulruom pithi chub lieng.
wishការបួងសួងkar buongsuong
What would you like? / What do you want?តើអ្នកចង់បានអ្វីtae nak chang ban avei.
surpriseរំភើបភ្ញាក់ផ្អើលrompheub phnheakphaael
present / giftអំណោយamnaoy

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