Is Khmer very similar to Thai?

April 11, 2008 by  

Is Kmer very close to Thai, i mean when it comes to similarities. Are they similar? If you learn Thai, is it much easier to learn Khmer and the other way round?

I know Thai but have difficulty understanding or speaking Khmer.
I imagine it is the same for Cambodians trying to learn Thai.
Thai and Laotian are much more similar.
So I would try both and see which one you like best.
Good luck.

Comments

3 Responses to “Is Khmer very similar to Thai?”

  1. ganesh n on September 29th, 2008 12:48 am

    no,even though some similarities are their.
    References :
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  2. Totsakan on September 29th, 2008 12:57 am

    I know Thai but have difficulty understanding or speaking Khmer.
    I imagine it is the same for Cambodians trying to learn Thai.
    Thai and Laotian are much more similar.
    So I would try both and see which one you like best.
    Good luck.
    References :

  3. j♥e♥s♥s♥i♥c♥a on September 29th, 2008 1:12 am

    Yes, Khmer and Thai are very similar because the countries are located right next to each other. The dominant religion in both countries are Theravada Buddhism. Their dancing styles and clothing are similar. Cambodia's cuisine is similar to other Southeast asian countries including Thailand's but Thai food is usually more spicy. However, there are also many differences between the two countries. For example, only Cambodians wear kramas (scarves).

    However, Khmer and Thai languages are completely different languages so I think it would still be difficult to learn Khmer even if you already know Thai. I think French and Spanish have more similarities in their language than Khmer and Thai.
    References :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Thailand
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Cambodia

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