Khmer Vocabulary

The Khmer vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

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Ten: ១០  Audio First: ទី១  Audio Second: ទី២  Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: ច័ន្ទ  Audio Tuesday: អង្គារ៍  Audio Wednesday: ពុធ  Audio
Thursday: ព្រហស្សត៍  Audio Friday: សុក្រ  Audio Saturday: សៅរ៍  Audio
Sunday: អាទិត្យ  Audio Now: ឥឡូវនេះ  Audio Yesterday: ម្សិលមិញ  Audio
Today: ថ្ងៃនេះ  Audio Tonight: យប់នេះ  Audio Tomorrow: ថ្ងៃស្អែក  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: ផ្លែឈើ  Audio Apples: ផ្លែប៉ម  Audio
Bananas: ចេក  Audio Tomatoes: ប៉េងប៉ោះ  Audio
Potatoes: ដំឡូង  Audio Onions: ខ្ទឹមបារាំង  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: ក្រហម  Audio Green: បៃតង  Audio Blue: ខៀវ  Audio
White:   Audio Black: ខ្មៅ  Audio Grey: ប្រផេះ  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: អាហារពេលព្រឹក  Audio Lunch: អាហារថ្ងៃត្រង់  Audio
Dinner: អាហារពេលល្ងាច  Audio Milk: ទឹក​ដោះគោ  Audio
Coffee: កាហ្វេ  Audio Bread: នុំប័ង  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: មានពន្លឺថ្ងៃ  Audio Windy: ខ្សល់ខ្លាំង  Audio Rainy: ដែលមានភ្លៀងធ្លាក់  Audio
Snowy: ការធ្លាក់ព្រិល  Audio Cold: ត្រជាក់  Audio Hot: ក្តៅ  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: កេ្មងប្រុស  Audio Girl: កេ្មងស្រី  Audio
Son: កូនប្រុស  Audio Daughter: កូនស្រី  Audio
Brother: បងប្រុស / ប្អូនប្រុស  Audio Sister: បង/ប្អូនស្រី  Audio
Man: មនុស្សប្រុស  Audio Woman: មនុស្សប្រុស  Audio
Father: ឳពុក  Audio Mother: ម្តាយ  Audio
Grandfather: ជីតា  Audio Grandmother: ជីដូន  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: ផ្ទះ  Audio Toilet: បង្គន់  Audio Room: បន្ទប់  Audio
Bedroom: បន្ទប់ដេក  Audio Kitchen: ផ្ទះបាយ  Audio Table: តុ  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: ឆ្មា  Audio Dog: ឆ្កែ  Audio Mouse: កណ្តុរ  Audio
Bird: សត្វស្លាប  Audio Cow: គោញី  Audio Horse: សេះ  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: ស្រោមជើង  Audio Shoes: ស្បែកជើង  Audio Trousers: ខោ  Audio
Shirt: សំពត់ខ្លី  Audio Sweater: អាវយឺត  Audio Coat: អាវភ្លៀង  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: ភាសាអង់គ្លេស  Audio French: បារាំង  Audio German: អាឡឺបម៉ង់  Audio
Spanish: អេស្បាញ  Audio Italian: អ៊ីតាលី  Audio Portuguese: ភាសា​ផធូរហ្គាល  Audio
Greek: ក្រិក  Audio Russian: ភាសារុស្ស៊ី  Audio Arabic: អារ៉ាប់  Audio
Hindi: ហិនឌី  Audio Chinese: ភាសាចិន  Audio Japanese: ជប៉ុន  Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: តាស៊ី  Audio Bus: រថយន្ដក្រុង  Audio
Hotel: សណ្ថាគារ  Audio Reservation: កោះទុក  Audio
Airport: អាកាសយានដ្ធាន  Audio Passport: លិខិតឆ្លងដែន  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: សិស្ស​/និសិត្ស  Audio Teacher: គ្រូ  Audio Pen: បិចសេរសេរ  Audio
Books: សៀវភៅជាច្រើន  Audio Page: ទំពរ  Audio Dictionary: វចនានុក្រម  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: ដៃ  Audio Feet: ជើង  Audio Hair: សក់  Audio
Eye: ភ្នែក  Audio Mouth: មាត់  Audio Nose: ច្រមុះ  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ឡានពេទ្យ  Audio Doctor: វេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត  Audio
Hospital: មន្ទីរពេទ្យ  Audio Pharmacy: ឳសថស្ថាន  Audio
Police: នគបាល  Audio Stomach Ache: ឈឺពោះ  Audio

As you can see, this Khmer vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.