Learn Khmer from some useful Khmer words and phrases, written phonetically, that will come in handy. Learn Khmer may sound confusing. But with a little patience and practice, you can get by. Also please follow up these : “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 (Cambodia) English Khmer (Cambodian)
Welcome words Days & Year
Hello jum-reab-sou-a Yesterday M’serl menh
How are you? sok Sa-bay-chea-te? Today T’ngai nih
Good Morning arun-sou sdei Tomorrow T’ngai sa-aik
Good Afternoon te-vea-sou-sdei Month Khaeh
Good everining ti-vea-sou-sdei Year Ch’nam
Good night Reat-trey-sou-sdei Last year Ch’nam moon
What is your name ? taer-neak-chhmous-ey ? New year Ch’nam thmey
My name is ….. knhom Chhous….. Next year Ch’nam groy
Yes Bat Month of the year
No Te January Ma-ka-raa
Please som-met-ta February Kompheak
Thank you or-kun March Mee-nah
Excuse me saum tos April Meh-sah
Sorry saum tos May oo-sa-phea
Good bye Joom-reab-leah June mi-thok-nah
I don’t understand K’nyom men yoo-ul-te July Ka kada
I want a….. K’nyom chorn baan… August Say ha
Water Teuk September Kan’ha
Tea tai October Too-la
Rice (cooked) bia November Wech a ka
meat saich December T’noo
fish T’rey Number
Chicken Moan One Moo-ay
bread Num pang Two Bpee
Restaurant Hang bay Three Bay
Where is the…? …noev eahnah? Four Boun
Market P’sah Five Bpram
Bank Tun nea kea Six Bpram moo-ay
Post office Bprai sa nee Seven Bpram pee
Doctor Peth Eight Bpram bay
Bus Laan ch’noul Nine Bpram boun
Train Ra dteah pleang Ten Dahb
Cycle See kloa Eleven Dahp moo ay
Polisceman Police or noh ko bal Twenty M’pay
Turn left Bot ch’weng Thirty Saam seup
Turn right Bot s’dam Forty Sai seup
Go straight Tov dtrong Fifty Ha seup
Days of week Sixty Hok seup
Sunday T’ngai aa-teut Seventy Jeht seup
Monday T’ngai chan Eighty Bpait seup
Tuesday T’ngai ong-kea-a Ninety Gao seup
Wednesday T’ngai bpoot Hundred Mo-ay roy
Thursday T’ngai pro-hoa-a Ten Thousand Moo-ay meun
Friday T’ngai sok Hundred thousand Moo-ay sain
Saturday T’ngai sao  Million moo-ay lee-un