Khmer Dictionary 2022 4+

Royal Academy of Cambodia

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The National Council of Khmer Language of the Royal Academy of Cambodia is a national institution established to preserve and develop the Khmer language in script a sustainable manner and to preserve the Khmer national identity.

The official Khmer dictionary has been published five times, including the first edition in 1938 (part 1) and 1943 (part 2), the second edition in 1952 (part 2), the third edition in 1958 (part 1) and 1962 (Part 2), 4th edition in 1962 (Part 1) and 5th edition 1967 (Part 1) and 1968 (Part 2). In the 55 years since the publication of the fifth Khmer dictionary in 1967 to 2022, many words have not yet been added to the Khmer dictionary. On the other hand, according to the development of economic and the development of technology and in the context of globalization, words need to be used for social needs.

From 2018 to 2022, the National Council of Khmer Language has received the full support of the Royal Government of Cambodia for the project to update the Khmer dictionary, which is another new history in the field of national literature after the creation of the first Khmer dictionary in 1915. A National Committee was established in 2018 with the aim of updating and modernizing the Khmer dictionary for harmonization in the use of the Khmer language.

The National Committee for the Preparation of the Khmer Dictionary has set the technical principles for updating, such as preserving the original form of the Khmer Dictionary by modifying some points; adding words that are already in use, which are not yet in the Khmer dictionary; add the pronouncing scripts all the words and some sub-words; change the word order by being divided into 8 categories: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, preposition, conjunctions, exclamatory.

According to the development of technology and to promote the dissemination of Khmer language to readers and scholars across the country and globally, the National Council of Khmer Language has developed the update online Khmer dictionary software version 1.0 and a smart phone Application which is very popular nowadays.

Searching for words or words digitally using the Internet or a smartphone Application is easy and time-saving. People all over the world who wish to search for keywords and explanations by simply using the internet or smart phone Application and save time searching.

The National Council of Khmer Language is pleased to welcome any constructive comment via:
Facebook: National Council for the Khmer Language (

What’s New

Version 3.0

Bug fixes and general improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Nai Tc ,


Font color and background color make me difficult to read.
Their colors don’t fit well.

Kangvay ,

Please make it available on MacOS

Please also make it available on MacOS. The currect app is not compatible because it crashed once opened on a Mac. Thanks!

borin_g ,

Not as good as the original one

What I love about Chuon Nath Dictionary is aside from telling the meaning of the word, it also shows you how to use in context as well as with other words. With that, you’re all set to use.
This one just tell you its meaning. That’s it.

The good thing about this app is it has more words. The bad thing is it use a different approach than the original one.

Why change it when it got so much love? Just build on it. The old generation has paved the way for you.

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