Cambodian language resources – Language Links Database

Khmer – or Cambodian, is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. With approximately 16 million speakers, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language (after Vietnamese). Khmer has been considerably influenced by Sanskrit and Pali, especially in the royal and religious registers, through the vehicles of Hinduism and Buddhism. 

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Native speakers: 16 million (2007), 1 million L2 speakers (no date)

Official language in: Cambodia

Cambodian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • FSI Language Course Contemporary Cambodian – 2 textbooks and a glossary + 60 audio lessons (pdf)
  • FSI Language Course Cambodian Basic Course – a textbook (pdf) and 45 audio lessons (mp3)
  • Wikiotics Podcast lessons: The survival kit, Greetings, Numbers from 1 to 10
  • Learn 101 - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • My Languages - courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Khmer grammar
  • - grammar, phonetics, vocabulary and script
  • - Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reader with Drills and Glossary
  • - vocabulary, grammar and a quiz
  • Cambodian Reader - Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reader with Drills and Glossary by Franklin Huffman

Digitized Grammar Books

Cambodian Vocabulary

Cambodian Reading Materials

Cambodian Dictionaries

Cambodian Listening and Video Resources


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