Frequent question: How do you pronounce Khmer in Cambodian?

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Why is Khmer pronounced?

Khmer is pronounced as two syllables; K as in the sound of k in book (not Kay). There might be a slight aspiration (letting out of breath) after the K. then “mer” as “mare”, the same as you would pronounce the term for a female horse.

Does Khmer mean Cambodian?

One of the most common uses of the word Khmer refers to the Cambodian language. It is the country’s official language and the majority of the population speaks it. In fact, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic tongue after Vietnamese. In total, there are about 16 million people using Khmer in the world.

How do you pronounce Phnom Penh in Khmer?

Phnom Penh is pronounced pa-NOM pen. In Khmer, the ‘h’ after a P is not pronounced the way it is in English, it softens the ‘P’ as it does to the ‘n’ at the end of “Penh”.

What is the meaning of Khmer Rouge?

Khmer Rouge, (French: “Red Khmer”) also called Khmers Rouges, radical communist movement that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 after winning power through a guerrilla war. It was purportedly set up in 1967 as the armed wing of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.

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Is Khmer easy to learn?

Khmer is a truly difficult language for Westerners to learn, harder than Mandarin to speak, and harder than anything other than Chinese or Japanese to read. There are several difficulties. First, many of the vowel sounds are unlike anything in a European language and are only subtly different from one another.

What does Champa mean?

Champa is a Hindu Girl name and it is Hindi originated name with multiple meanings. Champa name meaning is A Flower.

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