Khmer Gender

This page discusses the gender in Khmer. Below is a list of masculine (man) and feminine (woman) words. We picked the most popular ones.

Boy: កេ្មងប្រុស
ke m ng brosa
Girl: កេ្មងស្រី
ke m ng srei
Man: បុរស
Woman: ស្រ្តី
Father: ឳពុក
Mother: ម្តាយ
Brother: បង / ប្អូនប្រុស
bng / baaunobrosa
Sister: បង / ប្អូនស្រី
bng / baaunosrei
Actor: តួកុនប្រុស
tuokon brosa
Actress: តួកុនស្រី
tuokon srei
Cat (m): ឆ្មា (ឈ្មោល)
chhma ( chhmol)
Cat (f): ឆ្មា (ញី)
chhma ( nhi)

These examples show a sentence with both genders (masculine or feminine). The list includes the use of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

He is tall: គាត់ខ្ពស់
keat khpasa
She is tall: នាងខ្ពស់
neang khpasa
He is a short man: គាត់ជាបុរសទាប
keat chea borsa teab
She is a short woman: នាងជាស្ត្រីទាប
neang chea strei teab
He is German: គាត់ជាជនជាតិអាល្លឺម៉ង់
keat chea choncheate allumng
She is German: នាងជាជនជាតិអាល្លឺម៉ង់
neang chea choncheate allumng
Japanese men are friendly: បុរសជប៉ុនជាមនុស្សរាក់ទាក់
borsa chbon chea mnoussa reakteak
Japanese women are friendly: ស្ត្រីជប៉ុនជាមនុស្សរាក់ទាក់
strei chbon chea mnoussa reakteak

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