English to Khmer (Cambodian) Translation

Population: Of the approximately 14 million population of Cambodia in 2005, 41,000 had access to the Internet.

Search engines: http://www.e-khmer.comhttp://www.yakeo.com/asie/cambodge,http://www.khmeros.info/drupal/?q=en/node/686

Character Encodings:

Language Code: km

Charset: iso-10646

Geographical Location: Khmer is the national language of Cambodia and is also spoken in Vietnam, Thailand, China, USA, France and Australia.

Literacy Rate: 73.6%

Dialects: There is a wide range of dialects. Northern Khmer, spoken in Thailand, is referred to in Khmer as Khmer Surin and is considered by some linguists to be a separate language. Western Khmer is spoken by a small, isolated population in the Cardamom mountain range extending from Cambodia into Thailand.

Currency: The currency of Cambodia is the riel (KHR), although US dollars are also widely used.

Language Tips: Khmer uses a syllabic alphabet in which each consonant has two forms. Vowels are indicated using either separate letters or diacritics, which written above, below, in front of, after or around consonants. In a Khmer text, there are no spaces between words; instead, spaces indicate the end of a clause or sentence. Although there have been efforts to standardise written Khmer, many words have more than one accepted spelling.

On a typical business card: It’s a good idea to translate one side of your business card into Khmer so that the English spellings are also available as any translation will be largely phonetic.

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