Khmer Negation

If you're trying to learn Khmer Negation which is also called Cambodian, check our courses about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Khmer grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Khmer. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Khmer Negation

Learning the Khmer Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Khmer language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Khmer.

Khmer negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationKhmer Negation
Negation
Negation
ការបដិសេធន៏
he is not here
គាត់មិននៅទីនេះទេ
that is not my book
នោះមិនមែនជាសៀវភៅរបស់ខ្ញុំទេ
do not enter
សូមកុំចូល

Notice the structure of the Negation in Khmer.

List of Negation in Khmer

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Khmer placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Khmer vocabulary.

English NegationKhmer Negation
I don't speak
ខ្ញុំ មិននិយាយ
I don't write
ខ្ញុំ មិនសរសេរ
I don't drive
ខ្ញុំ មិនបើកបរ
I don't love
ខ្ញុំ មិនស្រឡាញ់
I don't give
ខ្ញុំ មិនឱ្យ /ផ្តល់ជូន
I don't smile
ខ្ញុំ មិនសើច
I don't take
ខ្ញុំ មិនយក / នាំ
he doesn't speak
គាត់ មិននិយាយ
he doesn't write
គាត់ មិនសរសេរ
he doesn't drive
គាត់ មិនបើកបរ
he doesn't love
គាត់ មិនស្រឡាញ់
he doesn't give
គាត់ មិនឱ្យ /ផ្តល់ជូន
he doesn't smile
គាត់ មិនសើច
he doesn't take
គាត់ មិនយក / នាំ
we don't speak
យើង មិននិយាយ
we don't write
យើង មិនសរសេរ
we don't drive
យើង មិនបើកបរ
we don't love
យើង មិនស្រឡាញ់
we don't give
យើង មិនឱ្យ /ផ្តល់ជូន
we don't smile
យើង មិនសើច
we don't take
យើង មិនយក / នាំ

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Khmer. Once you're done with the Cambodian Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Khmer lessons here: Learn Khmer. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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