List of Khmer words of Chinese origin

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Words of Chinese origin have entered the Khmer language and many Asian languages.
The following is a list of words and names that have entered the Khmer language from Chinese, chiefly through the Vietnamese language.

  • កុកងឺ (kok ŋɨɨ): from 國語; Mandarin Chinese
  • កួន (kuən): from 觀. (cf: ចាវតាកួន/周達觀)
  • កៅ (kav): from 九; 9 or 90.

  • ខិក (kʰək): from 客; Hakka Chinese

  • គាវ (kiev): from 餃; dumplings, potstickers, wontons.
  • គិម (kim): (see: គីម)
  • គីម (kiim): from 金; gold or metal.
  • គុយទាវ (kuy tiev): from 粿條; a noodle soup of rice noodles with pork stock and other ingredients.
  • គូលី (kuulii): from 苦力; coolie or laborer.

  • ចាវ (caav): from 周; the surname Zhou
  • ចិន (cən): from 中; China/Chinese.
  • ចែ (cae): from 姐; older sister.

  • ឆន (cʰɑɑn): from 終; whole, complete, entire.
  • ឆៃថាវ (cʰay tʰaav): from 菜头; Chinese turnip.

  • ជិត (cɨt): from 七; 7 or 70.

  • តា (taa kuən): from 達. (cf: ចាវតាកួន/周達觀)
  • តៀជីវ (tie ciiv): from 潮州; Teochew/Chaozhou

  • ទុង (tuŋ): from 東. (cf: 毛澤東; Mao Tse Tong)

  • បាញ់កាញ់ (baɲ kaɲ): from 餅羮; kind of soup made with flat noodles.
  • បាញ់ឆែវ (baɲ cʰaev): from 餅饒; a kind of Vietnamese fried pancake made with rice flour, turmeric powder, and water, filled with fatty pork and shrimp, bean sprouts and diced green onions.
  • ប៉ែត (paet): from 八; 8 or 80.
  • ប៉ោ (pao): from 牌九; a kind of Chinese gambling game.

  • ផាវ (phaav): from 炮; firecrackers.

  • មី (mi): from 粉; noodles.
  • ម៉ុង (moŋ): from 墓; grave.
  • មេ (mei): from 妹; little sister.
  • ម៉ៅ (mav): from 毛; the Surname Mao
  • ម៉ៅសេទុង (mav se tuŋ): from 毛泽东/毛澤東; Mao Tse Tong.

  • យ៉ាវ (yaav): from 菠蘿, kind of Chinese pastry.

  • លិម (lim): (see: លីម)
  • លី (lii): from 李; doctrine, precepts, or tenets.
  • លីម (liim): from 林; forest, grove, the Surname Lim.
  • លឺ (lɨɨ): from 汝; you (speaking to a Chinese person).

  • សាម (saam): from 三; 3 or 30.
  • សិន (sən): from 森; forest, the Surname Sin.
  • ស៊ិនសែ (sin sae): from 先生; teacher, (Chinese) doctor, fortune-teller.
  • ស៊ិនហួ (sin huə): from 新華; Xinhua Chinese News Agency.
  • សិប (səp): from 十; 10.
  • ស៊ុយ (suy): from 推; to ponder over or to think carefully.
  • សេ (se): from 澤. (cf: 毛澤東; Mao Tse Tong)
  • សែ (sae): from 四; 4 or 40.
  • សែ (sae): from 姓; clan, lineage, family name, surname.
  • សំលាញ់ (sɑmlaɲ): from ស្រលេញ, possibly ultimately from Middle Chinese 生 (*shræŋ); friend, buddy, lover.
  • ស្រលាញ់ (srɑlaɲ): from ស្រលេញ, possibly ultimately from Middle Chinese 生 (*shræŋ); to love.
  • ស្រ៊ុន (srun): from 順, harmonious, favorable, or convenient; surname.

  • ហា (haa): from 五, 5 or 50.
  • ហាង (haaŋ): from 行, store or shop.
  • ហុក (hok): from 六, 6 or 60.
  • ហុកកៀន (hok kien): from 福建, Hokkien.
  • ហួរ (huə): from 华/華, prosperous, talented, luxurious, or elite.
  • ហេង (heŋ): from 幸, happiness or honor.

  • អុងឡូវ (ʔoŋ ləv): [See: អាំងឡូវ]
  • អាំងឡូវ (ʔaŋ ləv): from 熔炉/熔爐; kind of Chinese stove made of clay, oven, portable earthenware brazier.
  • អៀវ (ʔiev): from 一, one (used in a Chinese gambling game).

  • ឱក (ʔaok): from 玉; jade, the Surname Aok/Ok.
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