Khmer Negation

This is a lesson about negation in Khmer. This includes words or expressions used to form a negative form as opposted to the affirmative. For example "I don't understand".

No: ទេ
Nothing: គ្មានអ្វីទាំងអស់
kmeanoavei teangoasa
Not yet: មិនទាន់
No one: គ្មានអ្នកណាម្នាក់
kmean anaknea mneak
No longer: លែងមានទៀត
leng mean tiet
Never: មិនដែល
Cannot: មិនអាច
min ach
Should not: មិនគួរ
min kuor

The below examples demonstrate how to use the negation form in a sentence. Don't be shy to use of these expressions if you don't know something.

We don't understand: ពួកយើងមិនយល់ទេ
puok yeung min yl te
I do not speak Japanese: ខ្ញុំមិននិយាយភាសាជប៉ុនទេ
khnhom min niyeay pheasaea chbon te
I cannot remember the word: ខ្ញុំមិនអាចចងចាំពាក្យនេះទេ
khnhom min ach changcham peaky nih te
You should not forget this word: អ្នកមិនគួរភ្លេចពាក្យនេះទេ
anak min kuor phlech peaky nih te
No problem!: គ្មានបញ្ហាទេ
kmean banhhea te
I don't know!: ខ្ញុំមិនដឹងទេ!
khnhom mindoeng te!
I'm not interested!: ខ្ញុំមិនចាប់អារម្មណ៍ទេ!
khnhom min chabarommo te!
Don't worry!: កុំបារម្មណ៍អី!
kom bar mm ei!
This is wrong: វាខុស
vea khosa
This is not correct: វាមិនត្រឹមត្រូវទេ
vea min troemotrauv te
No one here speaks Greek: គ្មានអ្នកណានៅទីនេះនិយាយភាសាក្រិចទេ
kmean anaknea now tinih niyeay pheasaea kre chte
I'm not fluent in Italian yet: ខ្ញុំនិយាយភាសាអ៊ីតាលីមិនទាន់ស្ទាត់ទេ
khnhom niyeay pheasaea aiteali mintean stat te

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