Speak Khmer in 3 months

If you want to communicate with Cambodians, the ideal for you is to learn the language to speak Khmer . I do not teach you anything. For my trip to Cambodia, I would like to know enough vocabulary to be able to interact with the locals . So in this post I'm not revealing a miracle recipe but I'm going to share with you a few of the resources I'm going to use. Speaking khmer. I'm not telling you anything.
For my trip to Cambodia, I would like to know enough about vocabulary to be able to interact with locals. So in this post I'm not going to reveal any miracle recipes, but I will share with you some of the resources I'm going to use.

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My method for speaking Khmer after three months

Why three months? This is the only time I have before I go back on my 20 day trip to Cambodia in August 2017. So I'll say 'I'm going to live with it' and then when I get back I'll keep looking for solutions and trying them to that I can learn Khmer . learning khmer.

Only once a week for two hours is the time I have to learn the basics of the language . It's not much, but I have a job and I have a private life on the side :D. I'm going to start slow, and I'll change the pace as needed.that's how much time I have for learn the basics of the language. It's not much, but I have a job and a private life on the side :D. I'm going to start slowly, and change the pace if necessary.

To start my language learning I will:

  • learn useful vocabulary for my trip (say “hello”, “thank you”, “goodbye”…)
  • learn to count
  • discover personal pronouns
  • take time to pronounce Khmer pronouncing khmer
  • help me with a language app to learn Cambodian language application to learn Cambodian
  • start the Assimil method (I will tell you about this method a little later) Assimil method (I'll tell you more about this method later)

It's already not bad for a rhythm of 2 hours per week? Later, I will take care to read the history of the Khmer language because I think it is important to know its origins. the history of the Khmer language because I think it's important to know where you come from.

Will I be able to speak Khmer in three months?

The answer to this question is obvious. If I work regularly and if you do the same, you will normally arrive at the same result as me. I know in advance that I'm going to learn vocabulary and that I'm going to speak Khmer with a beginner's level but that's already it 🙂
I know in advance that I'll be learning vocabulary and that I'll be speak Khmer at a beginner's level but it's something 🙂

I will share with you everything I learn on this language blog.

And you, how are you going to go about learning and speaking Khmer?

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5 réflexions au sujet de “Parler khmer en 3 mois d’apprentissage (en test)”

  1. Hello, I started 2 weeks ago. I don't speak Cambodian at all, in fact I'm not Cambodian at all, but I'm with a boy of Cambodian origin (from both parents) and we were both lucky enough to go to Cambodia for the first time. I really loved the country, and in the near future I hope to leave and why not settle there and try my luck, given that some of his family have returned. Anyway, the point of all this is to ask whether you found the assimil method effective or not? Because the one I'm starting with, given that I haven't found many resources other than this method...
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  2. Bonjour lili,

    How do you learn Khmer ?
    Assimil is huge and for the moment I've put it on hold because it really takes up a lot of time, but it seems effective because there are mp3 audio CDs that you can listen to, and it's very important to listen well and know how to pronounce.
    Some French people are learning Khmer and Lao but can't pronounce it properly, so the locals don't understand :D.
    I only recommend Assimil because it's a more "natural" method, you learn in more "real" situations and I learned a bit, but you have to stick with it because it's really complete.

  3. that's what's wrong with Khmer. You can know vocabulary, "tenses", grammar... and still not be understood by Khmers (not Cambodians). and still not be understood by Khmers (not Cambodians). What's more, as it's a very little-spoken language, there are hardly any tools to help you... if any at all, on the Internet. In short, we're all in the same boat. Pronunciation is lacking. The best thing would be to spend some time with a Khmer speaker, but you still need to have one on hand ^^.
    In short, if you have any tips, don't hesitate to share them!

    • Bonjour,

      The only solution is to listen and repeat, you need to have an ear ^^.
      I'm used to hearing Khmer spoken around me, but I still have trouble pronouncing certain words. Feel free to watch Khmer videos.
      If not, do you know how to roll the "r "s? If so, that's not bad 🙂

  4. You learn something new every day! Every day is worth its weight in gold! Uprooted? I am! I'm French, born in Cambodia/Kampuchea (in Phnom Penh during the genocide of Pol Pot and the Red Kmers) and of Chinese origin, majority Han ethnicity (speaking a little Mandarin, Cantonese, Te tiou and Khmer/Cambodian)! You just have to want it! Strength, energy, a lot of courage and patience, knowing how to listen! ...SkyTity...


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