Khmer Gender

Welcome to the fifth Khmer lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Khmer to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man

មនុស្សប្រុស

woman
woman

មនុស្សប្រុស

husband
husband

ប្តី / ស្វាមី

wife
wife

ភរិយា / ប្រពន្ធ

boy
boy

កេ្មងប្រុស

girl
girl

កេ្មងស្រី

father
father

ឳពុក

mother
mother

ម្តាយ


Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Khmer
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]

កូន​ប្រុស​ខ្ញុំ​គឺជា​និសិត្ស


her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]

កូន​ស្រី​គាត់គឺជា​និសិត្ស


he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]

គាត់​មាន​បង/ប្អូន​ប្រុស​ខ្ពស់


she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]

នាង​មាន​បង/ប្អូន​ស្រី​ខ្ពស់


his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]

ប្អូន​ប្រុស​គាត់​នៅ​ក្មេង


his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]

ប្អូន​ស្រី​គាត់​នៅ​ក្មេង


The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son

កូនប្រុស

daughter
daughter

កូនស្រី

brother
brother

បងប្រុស / ប្អូនប្រុស

sister
sister

បង/ប្អូនស្រី

grandfather
grandfather

ជីតា

grandmother
grandmother

ជីដូន

child
child

កូនក្មេង

children
children

កូនក្មេងជាច្រើន


Expressions in Khmer

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Khmer, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Khmer
What do you mean?

តើ​អ្នក​មាន​ន័យ​ថាម៉េច?

I don't understand

ខ្ញុំមិនយល់​សោះ

I don't know

ខ្ញុំ​មិន​ដឹង

What is that called in Khmer?

តើ​គេ​ហៅ​ថា​ម៉េច​ជា​ភាសា​ខ្មែរ?

What is this?

តើ​នេះ​ជា​អ្វី?

What does that word mean in English?

តើ​ពាក្យ​នេះ​មាន​ន័យ​ថាម៉េច​ជាភាសា​អង់គ្លេស?

Sorry (if you made a mistake)

សុំទោស


I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Khmer. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.



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