Saturday, October 3, 2009

How To Speak Khmer

Welcome TO Khmer Language Study

Cambodian Guide Services is pleased to bring you a Khmer Language Guide.
Your Dreams Can Become Reality In Cambodia

- Joom Reab Soou our friendly readers. I am very pleased that you have taken the time to learn some Khmer or Cambodian languages before you will come to visit our country. I think that it is very important for you who have intended to visit Cambodia - Angkor in the short future coming. Most of the our Khmer nation can not speak English in the whole country. I would like you to notice some sentences before you will arrive in Cambodia because I had experienced with my client at the end of 1992 AD during the United Nations sent his personnel ( 13,000 soldiers and over 7,000 civil servants and police officers ) to arrange an Election in Cambodia because of our country was just finished the war.
One day, I brought a UN officer to visit Angkor Areas on Saturday and Sunday by my Motorcycle but I could not speak English. I had have only a Angkor Map. If he wanted to visit any temple that needed it. He had always pointed his finger to the temple picture on the map. But, when he finished the trip in one temple, He traveled with me on the Motorcycle and he told me : Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet !. I thought that Toilet ! Toilet ! Toilet is the name of the temple so I pressed the speed of the Motorcycle and drove it fast and fast,sudenly. He held my arm to stop the Motorcycle and then He ran into the forest. When he came back from the forest. He laughed all the times. He was not angry to me. When he finished the trips with me in 2 day visiting. He talked with me a lots but I did not understand his speaking. I took my 2 fingers up ( v ) and then he gave me $200 but my idea is only $20 for Two day trips. I was very happy to receive $200 from him. His $200 to make me to be a guide in Cambodia and can speak 3 foreign languages. As English , Thai and Spanish is under study. Khmer language is our mother tongue.
I would like to announce and find him if he can read my website . Please write me @
sowanna012@yahoo.com and I will bring your family - is free for Transport and Guide around Cambodia.
If someone have known him as his home town , country and Email, or got hearing from his speaking at the end of 1992 and write him and He has written me. I will offer you as follows :
Siem Reap - Angkor
1- 4 Star hotel room in one Deluxe twin room for 2 nights.
2 - Transport + English Speaking Guide for 3 day visiting. But food and other Entrance Fees will be paid by your own or you will travel with his family is free around Cambodia.
Short Event of Cambodian History
- In 1970 - 1975 : Civil War ( Pol Pot army and Lon Nol army ).
- In 1975 - 1979 : Pol Pot regime ( ruling ) did not permit Cambodian people to learn their own alphabet. No school
- In 1979 - 1991 : Vietnamese regime ( occupied ) did not permit Cambodian people to learn English. I think that maybe United States dropped a lot of bomb in Vietnam.



Sowanna is an owner / operator of Cambodianguide.com offered the food and bottle water to a Buddhist monk along the way to the holy Kulen mountain.

HOW TO SPEAK KHMER LANGUAGE

EVERYDAY TALK

English Language AND Khmer Language (Latin alphabet)

- Good Morning - Ah Run Soou Sdei

- Good Afternoon - Ti Via Soou Sdei

- Good Evening - Say Yaon Soou Sdei

- Good Night - Reat Trei Soou Sdei

- Hello - Joom Reab Soou

- Hi. - Soou Sdei

- How do you do ? - Joom Reap Soou.
Please notice : Joom Reab Soou is a polite word in Khmer language and you can take the 2 arms to respect. You can speak in all the time. Joom Reab Soou is for young people to older or high ranks. Soou Sdei is for equal age, you can speak in all the time.

ENGLISH AND KHMER LANGUAGES

- I - K`nyom
- You - Niak
- We - Yeung
- She - Nieng
- He - Koutt
- His - Roh Bos Kutt
- Her - Roh Bos Nieng
- Our - Roh Bos Yeung
- Your - Roh Bos Niak
- My - Roh Bos K`nyom
- Yes - Batt is for men
- Yes - Jah is for women

- Can you speak English.? = Teuh Niak Ahj Ni Yia Orng K`lehs Bahn Teh.?
- I can not speak Khmer. = K`nyom Meun Ahj Ni Yia Khmer Bahn Teh.
- Please speak more slowly. = Som Meh Tah Ni Yia Yuet !!!
- I do not understand = K`nyom Meun Yooul Teh.
- I do not know = K`nyom Meun Dueng Teh or k`nyom Meun Sah Kul Teh.
- Please write it down for me. = Som Sor Seh Owy K`nyom Bon Tehch
- Thank you - Or-Kun
- No = Teh
- No thank you - Teh Or-Kun
- How are you -Niak Sok Sah bay Jee Teh?
- I am fine, thanks - K`nyom Sok Sah Bay Jee Teh Or-Kun
- Excuse me,please - Som Tohs
- Sorry - Som Tohs
- Pardon - Som Tohs
- You are welcome - Meun Ai Teh
- Never mind - Meun Ai Teh
- Goodbye - Lia Seun Haeay
- I lost my way - K`nyom Vung Veng Plouv
- Can you tell me the directions.? = Teuh Niak Ahj Prab K`nyom Tues Dahv Bahn Teh.?
- See you later - Jooup K`nia Pehl Krowy
- How old are you -Niak Ah Yu Pon Mahn?
- I am .... year old - K`nyom Ah Yu ......
- What is your name - Niak Chhmu Aiy
- My name is ........ - K`nyom Chhmu ...
I am very pleased to see you = K`nyom Reak Reay Nah Bahn Juop Niak.
- Nice to see you = Reak Reay Nah Bahn Joup Niak.

Directions

- Go straight = Touv Trohng
- On the left = Nouv Khahng Cha Vehng
- On the right = Nouv Khahng Cha Dahm
- Go back = Troh Lohp Kruey

IN THE RESTAURANT

- Waiter/Waitress - Niak Bom Raeo
- I want to eat Khmer Food = K`nyom Jong Nhahm Ah-Hah Khmer
- Give - Owy
- Menu List - Bahnh Ji: Muk Ma Hoap
- Water - Teuk
- Ice - Teuk Kork
- Rice - Bahy Sor
- Cake - Nom
- Cigarette - Bah Rei
- Fried Rice - Bay Chhah
- Beer - Srah Beer or Bi Yia
- Beef - Sahch Ko
- Pork - Sahch J`ruk
- Chicken - Sahch Mornn
- Fish - Trei
- Fry - Jian or Chhah
- Fried chicken - Sahch Mohnn Jian
- Fried Rice with pork . - Bahy Chhah Jia Moouy Sahch J`ruk.
- Fried vegetable with .... - Chhah Bon Leh Jia Moouy..
- Barbecue - Ahng or Dutt
- Barbecued beef - Sahch Ko Ahng
- Fish Sauce - Teuk Trei
- Salt - Om Bil
- Sugar - S`kor
- Soup - Som Lor Sup
- Chili - Ma`tehs
- Coconut - Dohng
- Banana - Jehk
- No Spicy - Kom Owy Hel
- Not too spicy. Ok? - Kom Owy Hel Payk Ok?
- Is it very spicy? - Via Hel Payk Teh Reu.?
- I can not eat spicy food - K`nyom Meun Ahj Nhahm Ah Hah Hel Bahn Teh
- Delicious - Ch`Nganh Nah
- Bottle - Dorp
- One - Moouy
- Two - Pi
- Three - Bai
- Four - Buon
- Five - Brahm
- One bottle of water - Teuk Moouy Dorp
- I need a table,please - K`nyom Trouv Kah Tok Moouy
- What would you recommend? - Niak Owy Yoh Bol Bon Tech Bahn Teh?
- I need a seafood - K`nyom Trouv Kah Ah Hah Sah Mot
- It is better you order for me. - Niak Hao Owy K`nyom Via Pro Saeo Jieng.
- Do you have ..... ? - Niak Mian ....... Teh ?
- I would like ........ - K`nyom Jong Bahn ..........
- I can eat Khmer food. - K`nyom Ahj Nhahm Ah Hah Khmer Bahn.
- Could I have a glass of water,please.? - Meh Tah Som Teuk Moouy Keo Mohk.?
- Just a cup of coffee,please. - Meh Tah Som Kah Feh Moouy Peing Mohk.
- I do not order this. - K`nyom Meun Bahn Hao Ah Hah Ni Teh.
- May we have some more.? - Som Theim Tiat Bahn Teh.?
- Khmer food is marvelous! - Ma Hoap Khmer Peut Jia Os Jah Nah.
- Restroom - Bon Tub Teuk
- Toilet - Bong Kun
- Plate - Jahn
- Bowl - Jahn Koum
- Spoon - Slahb Prea
- Glass - Keo
- One glass of water - Teuk Moouy Keo
- Fork - Sorm
- Chopstick - Jong Keus
- Knife - Kahm Beut
- Check bill, please - Som Kit Luy
- Can we have the bill, please. - Som Meh Tah Kit Luy
- Receipt - Bahn Kit Luy
- Need - Trouv Kah
- I need ..... - K`nyom Trouv Kah ....
- I need to go ..... - K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv ....
- How much it cost.? - Thalai or Thlai Pon Mahn?
- Can you discount - Niak Jus Thlai Bahn Teh ?
- Very Expensive - Thlai Nah

VEGETABLE AND FRUIT

- Bamboo shoots = Tum Paing
Bean sprouts = Sorn Dehk Bon Dous
- Cabbage = Sah Pai Kah Dowp
= Chili = Mah Tehs
- Cucumber = Troh Sork
- Garlic = Khah Teum
- Ginger = Kha Nhei
- Pumpkin = La Peuv
- Pepper = Mah Rehch
- Mushroom = Pha Seht
- Onion = Khah Teum Bah Rahng
- Spring green = Khaht Nah
- Corn = Phout
- Tomato = Peing Pohs
- Banana = Jehk
- Cashew = Sah Vahy Chann Ti.
- Coconut = Doung
- Durian = Tu Rehn
- Grapefruit = Krouch Thlohng
- Guava = Troh Behk
- Jackfruit = Kah Nul or Knul
- Longan = P`Laeh Mean
- Mangosteen = P`laeh Mah Khut
- lychee = P`laeh Kulehn
- Mango = P`laeh Sah Vay or Svay
- Orange = P`laeh Krouch
- Palm fruit = P`laeh Tha Noht
- Papaya = P`laeh Lah Hung
- Pineapple = P`laeh Mah Noes
- Watermelon = P`laeh Euv Leok
- Rambutan = Sahv Mahv

DRINKINGS

- Wine = Srah
Grape wine = SrahTum Paing Bahy Joou
- Fruit juice = Teuk P`laeh Chheu Kroh Louk
- coconut juice = Teuk Doung Kroh Louk
- Lime juice = Teuk Krouch Chhmar
- Orange juice = Teuk Krouch
- Tea with ice = Taeh Teuk Kok
I would like tea with ice = Som Taeh Teuk Kok

LUNCH AND DINNER
BREAKFAST

The popular breakfast for Cambodian People such as :
- Chinese noodle = Kuy Teav
- Fried rice with chicken = Bahy Meon Jian
- Grilled pork with rice = Bahy Sahck Jah Rouk Ahng
- Fried noodle with pork = Mi Chah Sahck Jah Rouk
- Fried noodle with beef = Mi Chah Sahch Ko
- Khmer noodle with Khmer soup = Nom Bahnh Chork Sam Lor Khmer
- Hot coffee with milk = Kah Feh Kah Dav Teuk Dohs Ko
- Black coffee with ice = Kah Feh Kah Mahv Teuk Kork
- Coffee with milk and ice = Kah Feh Teuk Dohs Ko Teuk Kork
- Coffee with ice = Kah Feh Teuk Kork


Will be added it more when I am free


- US Dollars are a widely used currency in Cambodia,but you should get some Cambodian Banknote currency ( Riel ) to make a small purchase. please read it in Cambodia services.


- Moouy dollar ( $1)
- Pi dollar ( $2)
- Bai dollar ( $3) etc.


- Please notice the important phrases that you need. I am thinking that you are headache with my writings.

NUMBER
- O - Sohn
- 1 - Moouy
- 2 - Pi
- 3 - Bai
- 4 - Booun
- 5 - Prahm
- 6 - Prahm Moouy
- 7 - Prahm Pi
- 8 - Prahm Bai
- 9 - Prahm Booun
- 10 - Dop
- 11 = Dop Moouy, 12 = Dop Pi , 13 = Dop Bai , 14 = Dop Booun, 15 = Dop Prahm, 16 = Dop Prahm Moouy, 17 = Dop Prahm Pi, 18 = Dop Prahm Bai, 19 = Dop Prahm Booun.
- 20 - Ma Pai
- 21 = Ma Pai Moouy, 22 = Ma Pai Pi, 23 = Ma Pai Bai, 24 = Ma Pai Booun, 25 = Ma Pai Prahm, 26 = Ma Pai Prahm Moouy, 27 = Ma Pai Prahm Pi, 28 = Ma Pai Prahm Bai and 29 = Ma Pai Prahm Booun.
- 30 - Sahm Seup
- 31 - Sahm Seup Moouy etc.
- 40 = Seh Seup. 50 = Hah Seup. 60 = Hohk Seup. 70 = Jeut Seup. 80 = Peht Seup. 90 = Kahv Seup.
- 100 = Moouy Rohy
- 101 = Moouy Rohy Moouy. 102 = Moouy Rohy Pi .etc.
- 110 = Moouy Rohy Dop. 120 = Moouy Rohy Ma Pai. 130 = Moouy Rohy Sahm Seup. etc.
- 200 = Pi Rohy. 300 = Bai Rohy . 400 = Booun Rohy. 500 = Prahm Rohy. 600 = Prahm Moouy Rohy . 700 = Prahm Pi Rohy. 800 = Prahm Bai Rohy . 900 = Prahm Booun Rohy.
- 1.000 = Moouy Poan. 2.000 = Pi Poan. 3.000 = Bai Poan. 4.000 = Booun Poan. 5.000 = Prahm Poan. 6.000 = Prahm Moouy Poan. 7.000 = Prahm Pi Poan. 8.000 = Prahm Bai Poan. 9.000 = Prahm Booun Poan.
- 10.000 = Moouy Meun. 20.000 = Pi Meun. 30.000 = Bai Meun. etc
- 100.000 = Moouy Sehn. 200.000 = Pi Sehn etc.

- Plus + = Lehk Bouk .
- Add = Lehk Bouk
- Subtract = Lehk Dork
- Divide = Lehk Jehk
- Multiply = Lehk Kun
- Equal = Lehk Sah Meu

TIME / DAY / MONTH

- Time - Pehl
- Day - Th`ngai or Thah Ngai
- Night - Yup
- Noon - Th`ngai Trohng or Thah Ngai Trohng
- Midnight - Ah Triat
- Morning - Preuk
- Afternoon - Roh Sial
- Evening - Lah Ngiach
- Dark - Ngor Ngit or Proh Lup
- Dawn - Proh Leum
- O`clock - Mohng or Morng
- Hour - Mohng or Morng
- 1. PM - Morng 1 Tha Ngai or Morng Moouy Tha Ngai
- 2.PM - Morng 2 Tha Ngai or Morng Pi Tha Ngai
- 1. PM - Morng 1 Yup or Morng Moouy Yup
- 2.PM - Morng 2 Yup or Morng Pi Yup
- 3.PM - Morng Bai Tha Ngai ( 3 )
- 3.PM - Morng Bai Yup ( 3 )
- 4.PM - Morng Booun La Ngiach ( 4 )
- 4. PM - Morng Booun Jit P`leuh ( 4 )
- 5. AM - Morng Prahm Preuk ( 5 )
- 5. PM - Morng Prahm La` Ngiach ( 5 )
- 6.AM - Morng 6 Preuk or Morng Prahm Moouy Preuk
- 6.PM - Morng 6 La Ngiach or Morng Prahm Moouy La Ngiach
- 7 AM - Morng 7 Preuk or Morng Prahm Pi Preuk
- 7. PM - Morng 7 La Ngiach or Morng Prahm Pi Lah Ngianch
- 8. AM - Morng 8 Preuk
- 8.PM - Morng 8 Yup
- 9.AM - Morng 9 Preuk
- 9. PM - Morng 9 Yup
- 10. AM - Morng 10 Preuk
- 10. PM - Morng 10 Yup
- 11 . AM - Morng 11 Preuk or Morng Dop Moouy Preuk
- 11 . PM - Morng 11 Yup or Morng Dop Moouy Yup
- 12 . PM - Morng 12 Tha Ngai Trohng or Morng Dop Pi Tha Ngia Trohng
- 12. PM - Morng 12 Yup or Morng Dop Pi Yup.
- 12. PM - Morng Dop Pi Ah Triat

MINUTES

- Minute = Nia Ti
- 1 minute = Moouy Nia Ti
- 2 minutes = Pi Nia Ti , etc
- Half = Kon Lahs Morng
- 1.30 PM = Morng Moouy Kon Lah Tha Ngia
- 2.30 PM = Morng Pi Kon Lah Tha Ngai
- 5.30 AM = Morng Prahm Kon Lah Preuk . Etc

DAY = THA NGAI

- Sunday = Tha Ngai Ah Tuet
- Monday = Tha Ngai Jahn
- Tuesday = Tha Ngai Orng Kia
- Wednesday = Tha Ngai Put
- Thursday = Tha Ngai Pro Hous
- Friday = Tha Ngai Sok
- Saturday = Tha Ngai Sahv

MONTH = KEH

- January = Keh Mahk Kah Rah
- February = Keh Kom Piak
- March = Keh Mi Nah
- April = Keh Meh Sah
- May = Keh Usk Sah Pia
- June = Keh Mi Toh Nah
- July = Keh Kah Kah Dah
- August = Keh Seiy Hah
- September = Keh Kanh Nhah
- October = Keh Toh Lah
- November = Keh Vi Jeh Kah
- December = Keh Tha Nou

DAY AND WEEK

- Today = Tha Ngai Nis
- Yesterday = M`seul Menh
- Tomorrow = Tha Ngai Sah Aehk
- The day before yesterday = Tha Ngai Ma Seul Minh
- The day after tomorrow = Tha Ngai Khahn Sah Aehk
- This week = Ah Teut Nis or Sahp Pah Dah Nis
- Last week = Ah Teut Mun or Sah Pah Dah Mun
- Next week = Ah Teut Bon Tup or Sahp Pah Dah Bon Tup
- This morning = Preuk Nis
- This afternoon = Roh Sia Nis
- This evening = Lah Ngiach Nis
- Tonight = Yup Nis
- Last night = Yup Menh or Yup Mun
- Tomorrow morning = Preuk Sa Aehk or Sa Aehk Preuk
- Tomorrow night = Yup Sa Aehk or Sa Aehk yup
- Late = Yeut
- You come late = Niak Mohk Yeut
- Early = Mun Pehl Kom Noht
- You come early = Niak Mohk Mun Pehl Kom Noht
- Soon = Chhahp Chhahp
- See you soon = Joup Niak Chhahp Chhahp
- Everyday = Roel Tha Ngai
- All day = Pehnh Moouy Tha Ngai
- The next day = Tha Ngai Bon Toeup
- This year = Ch`nahm Nis
- Last year = Ch`nahm Mun
- Next year = Ch`nahm Bon Toeup
- One year ago = Moouy Ch`nahm Kon Lorng Teuv
- Two years ago = Pi Ch`nahm Kon Lorng Teuv. etc
- The beginning of the month = Deum Kheu
- The end of the month = Jung Kheu
- The middle of the month = Kon Dahl Kheu

TRAVELLING AND OTHER SERVICES

- Let us go to Cambodia = Toh Yeung Touv Lehng Kam Puchea
- Let us pick up Sowanna Services = Toh Yeung Yohk Se Vah Kam Sowanna
- Sowanna Services are the best one = Se Vah Kam Sowanna Keu Lah Lor Nahs.
- Let us go = Toh Yeung Touv
- Arrival = Dom Neuh Mohk Dohl
- Departure = Jehn Dom Neuh
- Entrance = Pleuv Johl
- Exit = Pleuv Jenh
- Information = Poe Ra Mian
- No entry = Hahm Johl
- No Smoking = Hahm Joouk Bah Rei
- Left Luggage = Touk Iv Vahn
- Reserved = Bom Rong Touk
- Vacant seat = Kav Aih Tom Neh
- Taxicab = Tahk Si
- Ticket = Som Boht
- Bus ticket = Som Boht Lahn Thom
- Car ticket = Som Boht Lahn Touch
- Train ticket = Som Boht Ro Tehs Pleung
- Air ticket = Som Boht Yun Hohs
- Motorcycle taxi = Moto Dop
- I need to go to bus station = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Jom Nort Lahn Krong.
- I need to go to Siem Reap Airport = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Pro Lian Yun Horhs Siem Reap.
- I need to go to Phnom Penh airport = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Pro Lian Yun Hohs Phnom Penh.
- I need to go to Soriya bus station = K`nyom Touv Kah Trouv Chom Noht Lahn Krong Soriya.
- I need to go to Chong Kao Soou Bus station = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Chom Noht Lahn Krong Chong Kao Soou.
- I need to go to ...... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Trouv ......
- I want to go to ....... = K`nyom Jong Trouv .........
- passenger = Niak Dom Neu
- Driver = Niak Beuk Bor
- Bus = Lahn Krong
- Boat = Touk
- Seat = Kav Aih
- Station = Sa Thahn Ni
- Dockyard / Quary = Kom Pong Peh
- Lake = Beoung
- River = Steung
- Siem Reap river = Steung Siem Reap
- River = Ton Leh
- Mekong river = Ton Leh Mekong
- Sea = Sah Mot
- Sea port = Kom Pong Peh Sa Moht
- What time does the bus leave.? = Teuh Mohng Pon Mahn Lahn Jenh.?
- Where can I buy a ticket.? = Teuh Kon Lehng Nah K`nyom Ahch Tinh Som Buht Bahn.?
- Which buses will it go to ...? = Lahn Nah Moouy Touv.?
- What time does it arrive.? = Mohng Pon Mahn Via Mohk Dohl.?
- Would you tell me when do we get to.? = Teuh Niak Prahp K`nyom Bahn Teh Pehl Nah Yeung Touv Dohl.?
- Is it very far.? = Chhah Ngay Nahs Reu.?
- Is it near.? = Jit Reu.?
- I want to buy bus , boat and air ticket = K`nyom Jong Tinh Som Boht , Lahn Krong , Som Boht Touk Neung Som Boht Yun Hohs.
- Sorry, I do not go = Som Tohs K`nyom Meun Touv Teh.
- Do you know ...? = Teuh Niak S`Kul ...?
- Do you know her.? = Teuh Niak S`kul Nieng Teh.?
- Do you know this place.? = Teuh Niak S`kul Kon Lehng Nis Teh.?
- When do we arrive in .. ? = Peh Nah Yeung Touv Dol ..?
- What station is this.? = Nis Jia Sah Thahn Ni Aiy.?
- Stop = Chhup
- How long will we stop at ..? = Bon Mian Tiat Yeung Chhup Neuv Aeh ..?
- Is this seat free.? = Kao Aiy Nis Tum Neh Teh.?
- Could you help me with my luggage,please.? = Joouy Yohk Aiy Vahn Owy K`nyom Bahn Teh.?
- I would like to reserve a seat. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Kohk Kon Lehng.
- How long does it take to get ..? = Teuh Peh Nah Touv Dohl ... ?
- Waiting room = Bon Tup Roong Jahm
- Lost property = Baht Aiy Vahn
- Return ticket = Som Boht Tro lop Vinh
- Reserved seat = Kok Kao Aiy Tuk
- Single ticket = Som Boht Touv
- Ticket office = Kon Lehng Loouk Som Boht
- Get in = Johl K`nohng
- Get out = Jehng Krouv
- Guardsman = Niak Yiam
- How much a single / return ticket to ..,please? = Som Boht Touv Mohk Tha Lai Pon Mahn.?
- Timetable = Kahl Vi Piak
- I would like to rent .. = K`nyom Jong Juol ...
- To rent = Juol
- Bicycle = Kohng
- Motorcycle = Moto
- Car = Lahn Touch
- How long will it take.? = Teuh Via Preuh Pehl Pon Mahn.?
- Where can I park.? = Teuh K`nyom Ahj Jort Aeh Nah Bahn.?
- Can I park here,please.? = Som Jort Ti Nis Bahn Teh.?
- I would like some gasoline = K`nyom Trouv Kah Sahng. ( Moouy Lit or ..)
- I would like some drinks = K`nyom Trouv Kah Peht Tro Jiak.
- I will leave tomorrow = K`nyom Neung Jah Jehng Tha Ngai Ahs Aehk.

HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES

- Airconditioner = Mah Sin Tro Jiak
- Fan = Kohng Hahl
- Airconditioned room = Bon Tup Mah Sin Tro Jiak
- Hotel = Sohn Thah Kia
- Manager = Niak Krup Krohng
- Guesthouse = P`tahs Som Nahk
- Room = Bon Tup
- Single room = Bon Tup Kreh Moouy
- Twin room = Bon Tup Kreh Pi
- Triple room = Bon Tup Kreh Bai
- Double room = Bon Tup Kreh Thom Moouy
- Breakfast = Ah Hah Pehl Preuk
- Coffee shop = Hahng Kah Feh
- Bedroom = Bon Tup Dehk
- Swimming pool = Ahng Hehl Teuk
- I would like a single room with fan = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Mian Kohng Hahl.
- I would like a single room with airconditioning = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Mian Mah Sin Tro Jiak.
- I have a reservation = K`nyom Bahn Kohk Bon Tup Heuy.
- What is your room rate per night.? = Teuh Thlai Bon Tup Moouy Yup Pon Mahn.?
- I would like a room for 3 nights = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Sam Rahp Bai Yup.
- Do you have any vacancy room.? = Teuh Niak Mian Bon Tup Tum Neh Teh.?
- I would like a double room with fan. K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Kreh Thom Moouy.
- I would like a twin room = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Kreh Pi.
- I would like a triple room = K`nyom Trouv Kah Bon Tup Moouy Kreh Bai.
- How long will you stay.? = Teuh Niak S`nahk Nouv Bon Mahn Yup Deh.?
- I do not know yet. = K`nyom Meun Tohn Deung Teh.
- Can I see your room,please.? = Teuh Owy K`nyom Meul Bon Tup Bahn Teh.?
- Please call me at 5 o`clock morning = Som Meh Tah Tu Rah Sahp Mohk K`nyom Nouv Mohng Prahm Preuk.
- To see Sunrise = Touv Meul Tha Ngai Raehs
- To see Sunset = Touv Meul Tha Ngai Lehj
- I will be back at 7 o`clock morning = K`nyom Neung Mohk Vinh Nouv Mohng Prahm Pi Preuk.
- My room number .... = Bon Tup K`nyom Leh ....
- Would you wake me up at ... o`clock,please. = Som Meh Tah Dah k`nyom Nouv Mohng ....
- Could you get me a taxi.? = Som Meh Tah Joouy Hahv Taxi Owy K`nyom Porng.
- I will leave tomorrow = K`nyom Neung Jahk Jehnh Tha Ngai Sah Aehk.

- BANK AND POST OFFICE

- Riel is official currency of Cambodia.
Hotels , Guesthouses and Restaurants accept both US dollar and Riel.
Please note : Money = Luy or Prahk
- Bank = Thia Nia Kia
- Bank note = Thia Nia Kia Bahn
- Change = Pah Doh or P`doh
- Change the money = Pah Doh Luy
- I want to change the money. = K`nyom Som P`doh Luy.
- US dollar to Riel = Pi US dollar Touv Riel.
- I need to change $10. = K`nyom Som Doh Dop Dollars
- Cheque = Saehk
- Counter = Niak Kit Luy
- Count = Rohp
- Count your money,please. = Som Rohp Luy Niak
- please check your cash. = Som Pi Nit Luy Niak
- Please give me a small cash = Som Meh Ta Owy K`nyom Kro Dahs Touch
- It is not enough. = Via Meun Kroup Teh
- Collection = Kah Pro Mohl
- Your cash is torn = Luy Niak Roh Hehk
- May I have another one.? = Som Meh Ta Owy Pa Sehng Tiat Bahn Teh.?
- I have not taken it yet. = K`nyom Meun Touhn Yohk Teh.
- I do not receive yet. = K`nyom Meun Touhn Tou Tuoh Teh.
- Deposit = Pa Nheu Luy
I would like to deposit = K`nyom Som Pa Nheu Luy
- Exchange rate = Ah Trah P`dohl Luy
- What is the exchange rate for US dollar.? = Teuh Aht Trah Pah Dol Luy Pon Mahn Deh Sam Rahp Dollar.
- How much is one dollar to your currency.? = Teuh Moouy Dollar Sa Meu Pon Mahn Touv Luy Niak.?
- Form = Baehp Boht
- I would like you to bring me to change the moneys. K`nyom Som Niak Joun K`nyom Touv Doh Luy.
- Where is the bank.? = Thia Nia Kia Nouv Aeh Nah.?
- Can you bring to ..? = Teuh Niak Nohm K`nyom Touv Bahn Teuh.?
- I have only US dollar. K`nyom Mian Teh Dollar.
- How many US dollar to Riel.? = Luy Dollar Pon Mahn Deh Touv Riel.?
- I need Cambodian Riel. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Prahk Riel

POST OFFICE

- Post office = Prei Sa Ni
- Letter = Sam Boht
- Letter box = Pro Orp Sam Boht
- Postcard = Kaht Pos Sa Kahl
- Postman = Niak Rout Sam Boht
- Package/Parcel = Kahnh Johp
- Stamp = Sah Tehm
- Telegram = Tu Rah Lehk
- I would like 1 stamp = K`nyom Trouv Kah Sah Tehm Moouy.
- I want to send this parcel to .. = K`nyom Som Pa Nheu Kahn Johp Ni Touv ...
- How long does it take to ...? = Teuh Via Preu Pehl Pon Mahn Touv Dohl ...?

COMMUNICATION

TELEPHONE AND INTERNET

- Call = Hahv
- Can you call to Sowanna.? Teuh Niak Hahv Touv Sowanna Bahn Teh.?
- His phone number is 012 768 193.
- Do you know his number.? = Teuh Niak Sah Kul Lehk Koutt Teh.?
- Do you know Sowanna number.? = Teuh Niak Sah Kul Lehk Sowanna Teh.?
- Code = Lehk Koht
- Dial = Juch Lehk
- International call = Hahv Lehk Krahv Pro Tehs.
- Local call = Hahv Lehk K`nong Pro Tehs.
- Mobile phone = Tu Ra Sahp Dai
- Telephone number = Lehk Tu Rah Sahp
- Phone card = Kaht Tu Rah Sahp
- Receiver = Niak Tou Tuol
- Telephone = Tu Rah Sahp
- Wrong number = Khohs Lehk.

HOSPITAL AND CLINIC

HEALTH

- Hospital = Mun Ti Peht
- Clinic = Klin Nik
- Health = Sok Kha Pheap
- Pharmacy = Kohn Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit.
- Chemist = Toup Luk Tha Nahm Peit.
- Drug store. = Orv Sout Tha Thahn
- I need to buy medicine = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh Tha Nahm Peht.
- Can you bring me to chemist.? = Som Niak Joouy Nohm K`nyom Touv Kon Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit Bahn Teh.?
- Where is the chemist.? = Teuh Kon Lehng Luk Tha Nahm Peit Nouv Aeh Nah.?
- Doctor = Krouh Peit
- Hello , Doctor = Jooum Reab Soou Krouh Peit.
- Do you have this medicine.? = Teuh Niak Mean Tha Nahm Nis Teh.?
- I need medicine .... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tha Nahm ....
- Accident = Krous Tha Nahk
- Ambulance = Lahn Peht
- Bandage = Bong Rum Roh Buos
- Do you have a bandage.? = Teuh Niak Mian Bong Rum Roh Buos teh.?
- Could you find it for me.? = Teuh Niak Joouy Rok Owy K`nyom Bahn Moouy Bahn Teh.?
- Bite = Khahm
- Help me , the dog bite me = Joouy K`nyom Porng Cha Kheh Khahm K`nyom.
- Insect = Saht Ro Eit
- Blood = Chhiam
- Blood donor = Bo Richa Chhiam
- Burn = Roh Liak
- Cancer = Rouk Mo Hah Rik
- Chest = Deum Troung
- Cold = Pah Dah Sahy
- Dizzy = Veul Muk
- I do not go to visit today. K`nyom Meun Bahn Touv Deu Lehng Teh Tha Ngai Nis.
- I am dizzy = K`nyom Veul Muk.
- Fever = Krun Kah Dahv
- Headache = Chheuh Kbal
- I want to go back = K`nyom Trouv Kah Troh Lohp Touv Vinh.
I am headache = K`nyom Chhueh Kbal
- Heart = Behs Doung
- Heart attack = Kiang Behs Doung
- He has heart attack = Koutt Mian Jum Ngeuh Kaing Behs Doung.
- Ill = Jum Ngeu
- Itch = Rouk Roh Mohs
- Scratch = Roh Mohs
- Malaria = Rouk Krun Chahnh.
- Massage = Tha Veu Sorh Sai.
- I want to go to massage place. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Touv Kohn Lehng Tha Veu Sorh Sai.
- Nurse = Kilian Nup Pah Tah Yikah
- Operation = Kah Vias Kaht
- Pregnant = Mian Pah Tei Puohs.
- Sore throat = Chheu Bom Pung Korh.
- Sprain = Krij
- Sting = Tik
- The bee sting me = Khah Mum Tik K`nyom.
- Stomach = Poous
- Stomach ache = Chheu Poous
- Temperature = Sei Tohn Hahk Pheap
- Toothache = Chheu Tha Mehng
- Traditional doctor = Kru Peht Borahn
- Traditional Medicine = Tha Nahm Borahn.
- Vomit = Kah Uot
- I want to vomit = K`nyom Jong Kah Uot.
- I have a pain in ... = K`nyom Chheu Trorng Kon Lehng ....
- I do not feel well. = K`nyom Meun Sruol Khah Luon.
- I feel sick = K`nyom Mian Ah Rom Tha Chheu.
- I feel dizzy = K`nyom Mian Ah Rom Tha Veul Muk
- It hurts here. = Via Chheu Trong Nis.
- It is a sharp pain. = Via Chhue Khah Laing Nahs.
- It is very painful. = Via Chhue Nahs
- It hurts all the time. = Via Chhue Kroup Pehl Taing Orhs.
- It only hurts now and then. = Via Chhue Ma Dohng Ma Kahl.
- I normally take a medicine ... = K`nyom Jia Tham Ma Dah Leip Tha Nahm ...
- I have a toothache. = K`nyom Chhue Tha Minh.

SHOPPING AND MARKET

- Market. = Psah
- Supermarket. = Psah Thom or Psah Tum Neup
- Bookshop. = Bahn Nah Kia.
- Buy. = Tinh
- Sale = Kah loouk
- Sell = Loouk
- Could you sell it to me a cheap price.? = Teuh Niak Jahch Loouk Owy K`nyom Dom Thlai Tork Bahn Teh.?
- I want to buy ... = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh.
- Cheap. = Torhk
- Price = Tha Lai
- It is very cheap. = Via Torhk Nah.
- Department store. = Psah Tum Neup
- Gold = Meas
- Fashion = Mout Dehl
- Ladies`s wear = Sam Leak Bom Piak Sah-trei.
- Menswear = Sam Leak Bom Piak Boh Rohs.
- Receipt = Bahn Kit Luy
- Shoe shop = Toub Loouk Sah Behk Chheung
- Go shopping = Touv Tinh Iy Vahn
- Special offer = Loouk Joun Pi Sehs
- Spend = Jom Nahy
Tailor = Cheang Kaht Sam Liak Bom Piak
- I would like to buy .. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Tinh ..
- Do you have ..? = Teuh Niak Mian ... ?
- How much is this.? = Teuh Tha Lai Pon Mahn.?
- Do you have any more of these. = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bohs Nis Tiat Teh.?
- I would like to change this,please. = K`nyom Som Douh Ah Nis Vinh.
- Have you anything cheaper.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bohs Thorhk Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Have you anything larger.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bos Thom Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Have you anything smaller.? = Teuh Niak Mian Ro Bos Touch Jiang Nis Teh.?
- Could you wrap it for me.? = Som Joouy Khah Chorhp Owy K`nyom Porhng.
- Can I try it on.? = K`nyom Som Sahk Via Bahn Teh.?
- Where do I pay.? = K`nyom Bong Luy Neuv Aeh Nah.?
- Can I have a refund.? = Som Douh Vinh Bahn Teh.?
- I am just looking. = K`nyom Kreun Teh Meul Teh.
- I will come back later. = K`nyom Neung Troh Lohp Mohk Vinh.
- Could you lower the price.? = Som Jous Tha Lai Bahn Teh.?

BEAUTY SHOP

HAIRDRESSER AND BARBER

- Hairdresser = Jiang Kaht Sohk ( Srei ).
Barber = Jiang Kaht Sohk ( Pros ).
- Beard = Puhk Johng Kah
- I want to shave my beard.= K`nyom Trouv Kah Kow Puhk Mowt.
- Brush = Jah Rahs or Joouk
- Blow dry = Pah Lom Sam Nguot
- Comb = Krahs Seht Sohk
- Hair = Sohk
- Haircut = Kaht Sohk
- Long = Vehng
Short = Kah Lei
- Moustache = Puhk Moht
- Shampoo = Sah Bouh Kok Sohk
- Just a trim, please. = Tom Rem Bahn Heuy
- Not too much off. = Meun Chah Reun Teh.
- I would like a perm.= K`nyom Joul Chet Sohk Uht.
- I would like a cut and blow dry. = Som Kaht Heuy Pah Lom Tiat.
- Please give me a facial.= Som Joouy Tehng Muk Owy K`nyom Phohng.
- Please give me a manicure.= Som Joouy Tha Veu Kro Chohk Owy K`nyom Phohng.
- Wash = Leang
- Wash off = Leang Jehnh.
- Facial massage = Mahs Sah Muk
- I would like a hair cut. = K`nyom Trouv Kah Kaht Sohk.

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Sowanna Yun
English & Thai Speaking Guide
in Siem Reap - Angkor
Designed and Texts by Sowanna Yun.


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6 comments:

  1. this topic is so great.

    how do you say eat and drink in Khmer?

    thanks
    karen

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  2. Excellent source for individual's wishing to learn simple Khmer conversational phrases. However some of the english pronuncition is not correct. Soum uhkhun charunn nhaak bong...

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  3. This is really great, thanks so much! Is there anyway you can post recordings of the phrases so I know if I am pronouncing them correctly?

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