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Khmer Cardinal Number

      The partical "   ទី   real.gif (626 bytes) " is used to place in front of ordinal number in order to change the ordinal numver to Khmer cardinal number.

Example:

 

Number Ordinal Number Cardinal Number
មួយ muey (1) spkr.gif (282 bytes) ទីមួយ tii muey (1st) spkr.gif (282 bytes)
ពីរ pii (2) spkr.gif (282 bytes) ទីពីរ tii pii (2nd) spkr.gif (282 bytes)
បី bey (3) spkr.gif (282 bytes) ទីបី tii bey (3nd) spkr.gif (282 bytes)
បួន buen (4) spkr.gif (282 bytes) ទីបួន tii buen (4th) spkr.gif (282 bytes)
ប្រាំ pram (5) spkr.gif (282 bytes) ទីប្រាំ tii pram (5th) spkr.gif (282 bytes)

Note:

bulletCambodian numeral system based on five.  From 6 to 9 is form by 5 + 1, 5 + 2, 5+3, and 5+4.
bulletNumber 7 is pronouced (prampii) in reading or formal speech; in mormal speech it pronounced (pramphl real.gif (626 bytes)).
bullet10,000 (muey mehn ) also can be counted as (dAp po(en real.gif (626 bytes)).
bullet100,000 (muey saen ) can be counted as ( dAp mehn real.gif (626 bytes) ) or (muey rOOy po(en real.gif (626 bytes) )
bulletFrom 11-19 the numbers are pronounced in two different forms, the written and a colloquial.
bulletIn Cambodian numerals involving four or more symbols, a period is placed after every three symbols, counting from the right.

 

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