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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.

One:    Two:    Three:   
Four:    Five:    Six:   
Seven:    Eight:    Nine:   
Ten: ១០   First: ទី១   Second: ទី២  

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

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

Most popular fruits and vegetables:

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

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

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

Some words related to food:

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

Weather terms and sensations:

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

Words related to family and relatives:

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

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

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

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

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

The clothes most worn by most people:

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

Most popular languages in the world:

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

Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

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

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

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

Body parts which are talked about more often:

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

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

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

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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