Khmer Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Khmer Prepositions which is also called Cambodian, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Khmer Prepositions 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 Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Khmer.

Khmer prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsKhmer Prepositions
Prepositions
បុព្វបទ
inside the house
នៅក្នុងផ្ទះ
outside the car
នៅខាងក្រៅរថយន្ត
with me
ជាមួយខ្ញុំ
without him
គ្មានគាត់
under the table
នៅក្រោមតុ
after tomorrow
ថ្ងៃខានស្អែក
before sunset
មិនថ្ងៃលិច
but I'm busy
ប៉ុន្តែ ខ្ញុំរវល់

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Khmer.

List of Prepositions in Khmer

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Khmer placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Khmer vocabulary.

English PrepositionsKhmer Prepositions
about
អំពី
above
ខាងលើ
across
ឆ្លងកាត់
after
ក្រោយមក / បន្ទាប់មក
against
ប្រឆាំង /ទប់ទល់នឹង
among
រវាង
around
ជុំវិញ/ ប្រហែល
as
ដូចដែល / ដូចជា
at
នៅឯ
before
មុន
behind
ខាងក្រោយ
below
ខាងក្រោម
beneath
ខាងក្រោម
beside
ចំហៀង
between
ចន្លោះ / រវាង
beyond
លើសលប់ / ហួសពី
but
ប៉ុន្តែ
by
តាម / ដោយ
despite
ក្រៅពី
down
ចុះក្រោម
during
ក្នុងកំឡុងពេល
except
លើកលែង
for
សម្រាប់ / ចំពោះ
from
ពី / មកពី
in
ក្នុង
inside
ខាងក្នុង
into
ខាងក្នុង
near
ជិត
next
បន្ទាប់
of
នៃ / របស់
on
អំពី
opposite
ទល់មុខ
out
ក្រៅ
outside
ខាងក្រៅ
over
ខាងលើ / លើស/ ហួស
per
ក្នុងមួយ .....
plus
បូក
round
មូល
since
ចាប់តាំងពី
than
ច្រើនជាង...តិចជាង .....ធំជាង....
through
តាម / ឆ្លងកាត់តាម
till
នៅឡើយ
to
ទៅ/ឆ្ពោះ
toward
ទៅ/ឆ្ពោះមុខ
under
ក្រោម
unlike
មិនដូច/ប្រហែលមិន....
until
រហូតដល់...
up
ឡើង /
via
តាមរយៈ / ឆ្លងកាត់តាម
with
ជាមួយ
within
នៅក្នុងរយៈពេល...
without
គ្មាន
two words
ពាក្យពីរ
according to
ដោយយោងទៅតាម
because of
ពីព្រោះតែ
close to
ជិត/គៀកជិត
due to
ដោយសារ
except for
លើកលែងតែ/វៀរលែងតែ
far from
ឆ្ងាយពី
inside of
នៅខាងក្នុង
instead of
ជំនួសដោយ
near to
ជិត/គៀកជិត
next to
បន្ទាប់គ្នា/ជិត
outside of
ខាងក្រៅ
prior to
មុនពេល
three words
ពាក្យបី
as far as
ដែលពីនេះ
as well as
ដែលដូចគ្នាផងដែរ/ ដូចនេះដែរ
in addition to
បន្ថែមលើនេះ
in front of
នៅខាងមុខ
in spite of
ក្រៅពីនេះ
on behalf of
តំណាងឱ្យ
on top of
នៅឯកំពូល
demonstrative pronouns
សព្ទនាមដែលបង្ហាញ បញ្ជាក់ឱ្យគុណនាម
this
នេះ
that
នោះ
these
ទាំងនេះ
those
ទាំងនោះ

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Khmer. Once you're done with the Cambodian Prepositions, 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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