Adj 2

black
black

ខ្មៅ
xmw

grey
grey

ប្រផេះ
br feħ

white
white


s

blue
blue

ខៀវ
xiev

green
green

បៃតង
bei tg

yellow
yellow

លឿង
lueg

red
red

ក្រហម
krhm

brown
brown

ត្នោត
tnaut

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example:: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules Khmer
my house is white
[noun + adjective]

ផ្ទះខ្ញុំពណ៏ស
fţħ xñoḿ pŕń s

my country is big
[noun + adjective]

ប្រទេសខ្ញុំធំ
brţes xñoḿ ťḿ

new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]

សៀវភៅថ្មីៗមានតម្លៃថ្លៃ
siev ᵽw ŧmii~ man tmlei ŧlei

we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]

យើងសប្បាយនៅទីនេះ
yeug sbbay nw ţiineħ

she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]

នាងមានឆ្កែតូចបីក្បាល
nag man zkae tooc bii kbal

this languoge is very easy
[adverb + adjective]

ភាសានេះងាយស្រួល
ᵽasa neħ gay sruol

I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]

ខ្ញុំមានផ្ទះពណ៏បៃតងតូចមួយ
xñoḿ man fţħ pŕń beitg tooc muoy

We”re not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold

ត្រជាក់
tr ja’k

hot
hot

ក្តៅ
kdw

cloudy
cloudy

មានពពក
man ppk

rainy
rainy

ដែលមានភ្លៀងធ្លាក់
dael man ᵽlieg ťla’k

snowy
snowy

ការធ្លាក់ព្រិល
kar ťla’k pril

sunny
sunny

មានពន្លឺថ្ងៃ
man pnluu ŧgei

windy
windy

ខ្សល់ខ្លាំង
xs’l xlaḿg

warm
warm

អ៊ុនៗ
·;on~

Conversation in Khmer

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English Khmer
hi

សួស្ដី
suos dii

how are you?

អ្នកសុខសប្បាយទេ?
n·k sox sbbay ţe?

I”m good, thank you

ខ្ញុំសុខសប្បាយទេ អរគុណ
xñoḿ sox sbbay ţe ·r qoń

and you?

ចុះចំណែកអ្នកវិញ?
coħ cḿńaek n·k viñ?

what is your name?

អ្នកឈ្មោះអ្វី?
n·k çmauħ ·vii?

my name is Maya

ខ្ញុំឈ្មោះ Maya
xñoḿ çmauħ Maya

nice to meet you

រីករាយណាស់ដែលបានស្គាល់អ្នក
riikray ńa’s dael ban sqa’l n·k