Cambodia language :

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia and is used all over the country except in some tribal areas where local native languages are used. It is spoken by some 7 million people living there, roughly 90% of the population. The Cambodian language, Khmer, is part of the Mon-Khmer family and has its origins in Sanskrit and Bali.

Cambodia language : English and other language use in Cambodia

English is also spoken by an increasing number of educated people in big cities. French is spoken by some of the older members of society and Chinese by many of the business people. All facilities catering to tourists employ English-speaking staff and international languages including German, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and even Russian.

Dialect and Slangs

Language slangs in each region are slightly different but normally they are mutually understandable. Based on the dialect of the capital city of Phnom Penh, Modern Khmer is used throughout the country and widely understood by its resident. Much of Khmer vocabulary which used in literature, the military, and administration is borrowed from Sanskrit, or Bali. Due to years of French colonial rule, numerous French words have been consolidated into the language as well.

Common word for communication

Hello : Suosday

Goodbye : Lea Heuy

Can you speak English : Teu Nak Niyeay Phea Sar anglei tay ?

Speak slowly please : Nee Yeay yeut yeut

How much is this ? Teu nis thlay pun mann?

Expensive : Thlai Market : Phsar Bank : Thorneakea

Hotel : Santhakea

Embassy : S thantoot

Cambodia language is very different from other language , so it is best to remember some of important word.