Khmer Plural

Welcome to the fourth Khmer lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book

សៀវភៅ

books
books

សៀវភៅជាច្រើន

car
car

រថយន្ដ

cars
cars

រថយន្ដជាច្រើន

tree
tree

ដើមឈើ

trees
trees

ដើមឈើជាច្រើន

flower
flower

ផ្កា

flowers
flowers

ផ្កាជាច្រើន


Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Khmer
I speak one language
[singular form]

ខ្ញុំ​និយាយ​តែ​មួយ​ភាសា


we speak three languages
[plural noun]

យើងនិយាយ​បី​ភាសា


he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]

គាត់​ទសនា​ប្រទេស​ជាច្រើន


they are happy now
[plural pronoun]

ពួកគេ​សប្បាយ​ហើយ​ពេលនេះ


she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]

នាង​មាន​ស្បែក​ជើង​ពណ៏​ក្រហមប្រាំគូ


I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]

ខ្ញុំ​ចង់បាន​សានវិច​ដែល​គ្មាន​ឃ្ទឹមបារាំង


The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman

មនុស្សស្រី / ស្រ្តី

women
women

ស្រ្តីជាច្រើន

man
man

មនុស្សប្រុស / បុរស

men
men

បុរសជាច្រើន

house
house

ផ្ទះ

houses
houses

ផ្ទះជាច្រើន

cup
country

ពែង

cups
countries

ពែងជាច្រើន

cow
cow

គោញី

cows
cows

គោញីច្រីនក្បាល

horse
horse

សេះ

horses
horses

សេះច្រីនក្បាល


Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Khmer by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Khmer
Help

ជួយ​ផង

Call the ambulance

ហៅ​ឡាន​ពេទ្យ

I need a doctor

ខ្ញុំ​ត្រូវការ​គ្រូពេទ្យ

Where is the closest pharmacy?

តើ​កន្លែង​លក់​ថ្នាំពេទ្យ​ជិត​ជាង​គេ​នៅ​ទីណា?

Are you okay?

តើ​អ្នក​មិន​អី​ទេរឺ?

I am sick

ខ្ញុំ​ឈឺ

Call the police

សូម​ហៅ​នគបាល


Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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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