Khmer Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Khmer lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Khmer to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Khmer
one

first

ទី១

two

second

ទី២

three

third

ទី៣

four

fourth

ទី៤

five

fifth

ទី៥

six

sixth

ទី៦

seven

seventh

ទី៧

eight

eighth

ទី៨

nine

ninth

ទី៩

ten

១០

tenth

ទី១០

eleven

១១

eleventh

ទី១១

twelve

១២

twelfth

ទី១២

thirteen

១៣

thirteenth

ទី១៣

fourteen

១៤

once

ម្តង

fifteen

១៥

twice

ពីរដង

sixteen

១៦

Monday

ច័ន្ទ

seventeen

១៧

Tuesday

អង្គារ៍

eighteen

១៨

Wednesday

ពុធ

nineteen

១៩

Thursday

ព្រហស្សត៍

twenty

២០

Friday

សុក្រ

seventy one
Saturday

សៅរ៍

one hundred

១០០

Sunday

អាទិត្យ


Numbers Grammar Rules

Khmer cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Khmer. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Khmer
I have three dogs
[number + noun]

ខ្ញុំមាន​ឆ្កែបី​ក្បាល


my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]

កូនស្រី​ខ្ញុំ​មាន​ឆ្មា​ពីរក្បាល


she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]

នាង​និយាយ​ប្រាំពីរ​ភាសា


my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]

បង​ប្រុស​ខ្ញុំ​មាន​កូន​ប្រុស​ម្នាក់


this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]

នេះ​គឹជា​មេរៀន​ទីពីរ​របស់​ខ្ញុំ


did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]

តើ​អ្នក​បាន​អាន​សៀវភៅ​ទីបី​ដែរឬទេ?



We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow

គោញី

goat
goat

ពពែ

donkey
donkey

សត្វលា

horse
horse

សេះ

dog
dog

ឆ្កែ

cat
cat

ឆ្មា

mouse
mouse

កណ្តុរ

bird
bird

សត្វស្លាប


Conversation in Khmer

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Khmer
Where are you from?

តើ​អ្នក​មកពីណា?

I'm from the U.S

ខ្ញុំ​មក​ពី​អាមេរិក

I'm American

ខ្ញុំ​ជាជនជាតិ​អាមេរិក

Where do you live?

តើ​អ្នក​ស្នាក់នៅ​ទីណា?

I live in the U.S

ខ្ញុំ​ស្នាក់នៅ​អាមេរិក

What do you do for a living?

តើ​អ្នក​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​សំរាប់​ការ​រស់នៅ?

I'm a student

ខ្ញុំ​ជា​និសិត្ស


Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Khmer? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.



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