Khmer Adjectives

Welcome to the second Khmer lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Khmer to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black

ខ្មៅ

grey
grey

ប្រផេះ

white
white

blue
blue

ខៀវ

green
green

បៃតង

yellow
yellow

លឿង

red
red

ក្រហម

brown
brown

ត្នោត


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]

ផ្ទះ​ខ្ញុំ​ពណ៏​ស


your country is big
[noun + adjective]

ប្រទេស​ខ្ញុំ​ធំ


new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]

សៀវភៅ​ថ្មីៗ​មាន​តម្លៃ​ថ្លៃ


we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]

យើង​សប្បាយ​នៅ​ទីនេះ


she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]

នាង​មាន​ឆ្កែ​តូច​បី​ក្បាល


this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]

ភាសា​នេះ​ងាយ​ស្រួល


I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]

ខ្ញុំ​មាន​ផ្ទះ​ពណ៏​បែតង​តូច​មួយ


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

hot
hot

ក្តៅ

cloudy
cloudy

មានពពក

rainy
rainy

ដែលមានភ្លៀងធ្លាក់

snowy
snowy

ការធ្លាក់ព្រិល

sunny
sunny

មានពន្លឺថ្ងៃ

windy
windy

ខ្សល់ខ្លាំង

warm
warm

អ៊ុនៗ


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

how are you?

តើ​អ្នក​សុខ​សប្បាយ​ទេ?

I'm good, thank you

ខ្ញុំ​​សុខ​សប្បាយ​ទេ អរគុណ

and you?

ចុះ​ចំណែក​អ្នក​វិញ?

what is your name?

តើ​អ្នក​ឈ្មោះ​អ្វី?

my name is Maya

ខ្ញុំ​ឈ្មោះ​ Maya

nice to meet you

រីករាយ​ណាស់​ដែល​បាន​ស្គាល់​អ្នក


I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Khmer. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.



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