Learn Khmer (Cambodian)

Learn some Khmer (Cambodian) words before going to Cambodia. Locals will be appreciated to hear a foreigner speaks their language. Below are some basic words for your to learn and practice on your own:

GREETINGS
 
 
TRANSPORT
 
hello
Soo-a s'day
 
airport
jum-nort yuhn-haugh
goodbye
Lee-hai
 
boat
kanot / touk
how are you?
ta nee-uk sok-sabai tay?
 
bus
laan krong
 
 
 
bus station
jum-nort laan krong
BASIC WORDS & PHRASES
 
motor taxi
motodup
please
soam-un-jern
 
plane
yuhn-haugh
thank you
arkun
 
railway station
s'taa-nee ra-dtayh plerng
sorry
som-dtoah
 
taxi
laan taxi
yes
baat
 
train
ra-dtayh plerng
no
a-dtay
 
tourist office
ka-ri-yaa-lai dtay-sa-jor
no thank you
a-dtay arkun
 
 
 
speak slowly
soam ni-yay yeut-yeut
 
GETTING AROUND
 
 
 
where is…
(place / name) noo ai-na?
PEOPLE
 
 
I want to go to
k'nyom jong dtao…
me
knyom
 
stop here
chop tee-nee
you
nee-uk
 
turn left
bothch'wayng
we
yeung
 
turn right
bot s'dum
them
poo-kay
 
go straight on
dtau dtrong ra-hoat
him/her
quot
 
near
jeut / k'bai
my/mine
roboh-k'nyom
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOOD & DRINKS
NUMBERS
 
 
water
dtuk
1
Moy
 
coffee
kafei
2
Pee
 
beer
be-yair
3
bay
 
cigarettes
ba-rey
4
boo-un
 
beef
saich koh
5
bram
 
chicken
saich moan
6
bram-moy
 
pork
saich chhrouk
7
bram-pee
 
fish
t'rey
8
bram-bay
 
rice
bai
9
bram-boo-un
 
noodles (fried)
mee-char
10
dop
 
vegetables
bun-lai
50
ha-sep
 
fruit
plai-cheur
100
moy-roy
 
meat
saich
1000
moy bpoa-un
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERBS
 
QUESTIONS WORDS
 
go
dtao
what's this?
a-vai nih?
 
visit
dtao-leng
how much?
bpon maan?
 
come
moak
where?
ai-naa
 
come from
moak-pee
 
 
 
want
jong / jong baan
EMERGENCY
 
 
like
joal jet
emergency
kree-a ason
 
know (s/b)
squahl
doctor
bpairt
 
know (s/th)
dung
dentist
bpairt t'meun
 
have
mee-un
ambulance
roo-ut yoo-un song-kroo-ah
 
not have
ot mee-un
hospital
moo-un dtee bpairt
 
speak
nee-yay
I'm sick
k'nyom cheu
 
eat
n'yum / pbi-saa / hoap
help me!
joo-ay k'nyom phang!
 
drink
pheuk
 
 
 
sick
cheu
OTHERS
 
 
help
joo-ay
hotel
oat-el
 
 
 
market
psar
 
 
 
temple
prasat
 
 
 

 

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