Below are some useful resources for learning Khmer words and phrases. Khmer may sound confusing at first, but with a little patience and practice you can get by.

There are 33 consonants and 26 vowels. “Ai” is pronounced as in Thai; “ay” as in pay; “dt”takes the t sound while “bp” takes the p sound. “Oo” is pronounced as in cook and“ao” as in Laos.

NOTE: Spelling and transliteration of Khmer words may not be consistent in the resources provided below.

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