Learn to Speak Khmer
Studying the foreign languages is very important for everyone who wants to pursue their study or to travel the third country. Cambodia: the Life magazine please to introduce you to study with us with the study guide page. We try our best to compile the useful phrases and sentences which are all talk about the every activity usages to ease all the expatriates who want to learn some guidelines to use in the countries where they visit. Cambodia: the Life is the free magazine which is written into three languages and all the articles focus on the tourism places, cultural sites, businesses, and economic zones…….. So, all foreigners can study with us easily because we have written the way how to spell and to pronounce from Cambodian language which is translated into English and Japan as well.
Ex: * - Hello! [Joom Riap Soou]
Though, Cambodia: the Life is the best choice for expatriates who need to learn some study tips and it is also the best way for them get to know all of these simples phrases to practice while they are in Cambodia.
Joom Riap Sou
How do you do, pleased to meet you(formal)
Joom Riap Sou, Rik-Riey Daehl Bahn Jooup Niak
How are you?
Dtaea Niak Sok-Sah-Bay Jia Dteh
I am fine, and you?
Knyom Sok-Sah-Bay Jia Dteh Jong Niak Vegn?
Me too, Thanks.
Kh’nhohlm solk-sah bay jia dteh o-kuln
What is your name?
Dtaea Niak Ch’moor Ey?
My name is (John):
Knyom Ch’moor (Jhon)
Do you speak English?
Dtaea Niak Ahj Ni-yiay Pee-ah-Sah Onglay-Dteh?
I can’t Speak English
Knyom Minh Ahj Ni-yiay Pee-ah-Sah Onglay Dteh.
Please excuse me / sorry
In the Hotel
Have you any vacancies?
Me-en Bon Dtuep Tu Neh Dteh?
I have a reservation:
Knyom Baan Kok Bon Dtuep Haeay.
I’d like a (double room) with air-conditioning:
Knyom jong Baan Bon Dtuep(kreh Bpi) Me-en Mashin Dtro-jayuk.
What is The Charge per night?
Moo-uy Yoop Tlai Bpun Mahn?
I don’t know how long I’ll stay:
Minh Deung Neu Laeay Tah Neu Yu Bpun Nah
Please can i see the room?
Knyom Ahj Merl Bon Dtup Minh Baan Dteh
Please can you spray some mosquito repellent ?
Som Joouy Baan Tnham Mus Bon Dtehj Mohk
Would you have my luggage brought up?
Mei-dtah Joouy yohk Ey-vahn Loean Leu Baan Dteh?
Please can i have (a bottle of drinking water?)
Mei-dtah Joouy yohk (Dtuk Sot Moouy Dorp Baan Dteh?)
My room number is (five)
Bon Dtup Knyom Lehk (Pdraam)
I am leaving tomorrow
Knyom Neung Jahk Jenh T’nay Sa-aik
Bon Dtup Mashin Dtro-jayuk
Bon Dtup Dehk
Ah-Ha Bpell Bpreuk
Bon Dtup kreh Bpi
Single room :
Bon Dtup kreh Moouy
Dteuk P’kah Chuk
Ahng Hehl Dteuk
Bon Dtup Dtuk
Eating Out At Restaurant
Joom Riap Sou
How are you?A533;F
Sok Sah-Bay jee Dteh?
I’m fine thanks
Knyom Sok-sah-bay jee-ah dteh or Kun
I need a table for one, Please
Knyom som dtoh som rahp m’niak
I need a table for two, Please
Knyom som dtoh som rahp Bpi niak
Can i see a menu?
Som Meul Tah Rahng Riay Mulk M’hoop bon dtehj
What would you recommend?
Niak Joouy owy yoh bon-dtehj bahn dteh?
Is this suitable for vegetarians?
Ni Sahk som rahp m’nu dtom sahj dteh
I’m allergic to seafood
K’nyom dtoels nung ah-hah sah-mot.
It’s better you order for me
Niak hao Owy Knyom via bpro-saea
not too spicy . ok?
Kom owy hul bpayk,ok?
Is it very spicy?
Via hul pbayk dteh reu?
I can’t it spicy food?
K’nyom meun ahj nyam ah-hah hul bahn dteh?
I can eat Khmer food
K’nyom ahj nyam ah-hah Khmer bahn
Could i have a glass of water, Please
Meh-dtah som dtuk moouy kaehv mohk
Just a cup of coffee, Please
Meh-dtah som kah-feh joouy bpeing mohk
Niak bom raeu
Can we have the bill, Please
Som Meh-dtah Kit Loi
I don’t order this
K’nyom Meun bahn hao ah-hah ni dteh
That was an excellent meal, Thank you.
Ah-hah ni ch’ngang nal Or kun
May we have some more...........?
Som......dtiat bahn dteh?
Khmer food is marvelous!
M’hoop Khmer bpeut jia os-jah!
Telling the time
In front, ahead
dteuk plai cher
dteak dah koo