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Simple Khmer Phrase

Here are some useful Khmer words and phrases, written phonetically, that will come in handy.  Khmer may sound confusing. But with a little patience and practice, you can get by. There are 33 consonants and 26 vowels.  "Ai" is pronounced as in Thai; "ay" as in pay; "dt" takes the t sound while "bp" takes the p sound.  "Oo" is pronounced as in cook and "ao" as in Laos.

  English

  Khmer

  Hello

  jum-reap soo-a

  How are you?

  tau neak sok sapbaiy teh? 

  Good morning

  arun sour sdei

  Good afternoon

  tiveah sour sdei

  Good night

  reah-trey sour sdei

  My name is.....

  k'nyom tchmouh...

  Yes

  baat

  No

  dteh

  Please

  suom mehta

  Thank You

  or-koon

  Excuse me

  sohm dtoh

  Goodbye

  joom-reap leah

  I don't understand

  k'nyom men yoo-ul tee

  I want a...

  k'nyom jang baan...

  Water

  teuk

  Tea

  tai

  Rice (cooked)

  bia

  Rice (uncooked)

  angkoh

  Meat

  saich

  Fish

  t'ray

  Chicken

  moan

  Bread

  num pung

  Restaurant

  haang bai

  Where is the...?

  noev eah nah...?

  Market

  p'sah

  Bank

  tho neea kear

  Post Office

  bprai sa nee

  Doctor

  peth

  Bus

  laan ch'noul

  Train

  ra dteah plerng

  Cycle

  see kloa

  Policeman

  bpoa leeh or norkor-bahl

  Turn left

  bot dtoy ch'wayng

  Turn right

  bot dtoy s'dum

  Go straight

  dtov dtrong

  Morning

  bpreuk

  Midnight

  aa-tree-at

  Night

  yoop

  Sunday

  t/ngai aa-dteut

  Monday

  t'ngai jan

  Tuesday

  t'ngai ong-gee-a

  Wednesday

  t'ngai bpoot

  Thursday

  t'ngai bpra-hoa-a

  Friday

  t'ngai sok

  Saturday

  t'ngai sao

  Yesterday

  m'serl menh

  Today

  t'ngai nih

  Tomorrow

  t'ngai sa-aik

  Month

  khaeh

  Year

  ch'nam

  Last Year

  ch'nam moon

  New Year

  ch'nam thmey

  Next Year

  ch'nam groy

  January

  ma ga raa

  February

  kompheak

  March

  mee nah

  April

  meh sah

  May

  oo sa phea

  June

  mi thok nah

  July

  ka kada

  August

  say haa

  September

  kan'ya

  October

  to laa

  November

  wech a gaa

  December

  t'noo

  One

  moo ay

  Two

  bpee

  Three

  bay

  Four

  boun

  Five

  bpram

  Six

  bpram moo ay

  Seven

  bpram bpee

  Eight

  bpram bay

  Night

  bpram buon

  Ten

  dahp

  Eleven

  dahp moo ay

  Twenty

  m'pay

  Thirty

  saam seup

  Forty

  sai seup

  Fifty

  ha seup

  Sixty

  hok seup

  Seventy

  jeht seup

  Eighty

  bpait seup

  Ninety

  gao seup

  Hundred

  moo-ay roy

  Thousand

  moo-ay bpoan

  Ten thousand

  moo-ay meun

  Hundred thousand

  moo-ay sain

  Million

  moo-ay lee-un