PRONUNCIATION

 
I. Pronunciation question particle អី (qey) or អី្វ (qwey)

"What"

II. Response Particle  for Men បាទ (baat)

"Yes"

III.

Response Particle for Women  ចាស (caah)

"Yes"

IV. Pronunciation for word ហ្នឹង  (nhN)

"Right now"

V. Pronunciation for word មួយភ្លែត (muey plEEt)

"For a moment"

 

I.  Pronunciation question particle អី (qey) or អី្វ (qwey)   "What"

bulletអី (qey) is an informal question particle which is used to questioning in spoken only.  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation.

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bulletអី្វ (qwey) is the correct question particle, it is used both in spoken and written.  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.

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II.  Response Particle  for Men បាទ (baat) "Yes"

bulletThe polite response particle for men បាទ (baat) "Yes" has two pronunciation  baat or baa.
bulletបាទ (baat) is the correct respond which is used in written and conversation.   Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word

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bulletបា (baa) is used in spoken form and in a very informal only.  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.
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III.  Response Particle for Women  ចាស (caah)   "Yes"

bulletThe polite response particle for women ចាស (caah) "Yes" has two written form ចា័ះ (caah) and ចាស (caah) and two pronunciations.  Both of them are equally have the same value.  Click on the speakers to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.

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IV.  Pronunciation of word ហ្នឹង  (nhN)  "Right now"

bulletThe word ហ្នឹង is pronounced (nhN).  The consonant is silent.  This word is rearely stand a lone by itself.  This word, usualy appeared at the end of a sentence.  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.

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V.  Pronunciation of   មួយភ្លែត (muey plEEt)   "one moment"

bulletLiterally the phrase មួយភ្លែត (muey plEEt) is translated as (one flash).  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.

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bulletIn spoken មួយភ្លែត  is pronounced as ម៉ាភ្លែត (maa plEEt).  Click on the speaker to listen to the pronunciation and practice the word.

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