Cambodian consonants are classified into two groups: Group “ɔɔ” (low registered sound or first series) and Group “oo” (high registered sound or second series).
The First and Second Series of Consonants
|ឋ (tɔɔ)||ណ (nɔɔ)||ត (dtɔɔ)||ថ (tɔɔ)||ហ
|ប (bɔɔ)||ផ (pɔɔ)|
|6 consonants modified by diacritics Mousekatoan (“)||យ៉
|ក (kɔɔ)||ខ (khɔɔ)||ច (caa)||ឆ (chɔɔ)||ដ (dɔɔ)|
|ឃ (khoo)||ង (gnoo)||ឌ (doo)||ឍ (thoo)||ន (noo)|
|ទ (dtoo)||ធ (thoo)||ព (bpoo)||រ (roo)
|ភ (phoo)||ម (moo)||ញ (nhoo)||គ (koo)|
|ឈ (choo)||ជ (joo)||វ (voo)
|4 consonants modified by diacritics Treysap ( ៊)||ហ៊
Watch the video tutorial and repeat each consonant out loud.
Download the worksheet below to practice writing consonants by following the directional arrows.
Watch the video again and match each of the first series consonant with its second series.
 The first series consonants “ឋ “ and “ថ” have the same pronunciation. The words that are borrowed from Sanskrit are more often used with consonant ឋ .
 The second series consonants “ឍ “ and “ធ” have the same pronunciation. The consonant “ឍ” is rarely used.