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Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
by bobsboots
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
by Kammekor
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks
If you need it in Khmer script, why don't you use Google translate? For simple constructions like this is more or less flawless.

For instance try: "the more the merrier" and Google comes up with the correct Khmer construct in both Khmer and Latin script.

កាន់តែ​ច្រើន​ កាន់តែ​រីករាយ (space just to clarify construct)
kante​ chraen​ kante​ rikreay

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:37 pm
by bobsboots
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks
If you need it in Khmer script, why don't you use Google translate? For simple constructions like this is more or less flawless.

For instance try: "the more the merrier" and Google comes up with the correct Khmer construct in both Khmer and Latin script.
Always heard that Google Translate couldn't be relied on, but I'll give it a go.

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:39 pm
by bobsboots
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks
If you need it in Khmer script, why don't you use Google translate? For simple constructions like this is more or less flawless.

For instance try: "the more the merrier" and Google comes up with the correct Khmer construct in both Khmer and Latin script.

កាន់តែ​ច្រើន​ កាន់តែ​រីករាយ (space just to clarify construct)
kante​ chraen​ kante​ rikreay
កាន់តែ is the thing I was looking for. Cheers.

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:42 pm
by Kammekor
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks
If you need it in Khmer script, why don't you use Google translate? For simple constructions like this is more or less flawless.

For instance try: "the more the merrier" and Google comes up with the correct Khmer construct in both Khmer and Latin script.
Always heard that Google Translate couldn't be relied on, but I'll give it a go.
True in a way, but for words and simple constructions it's usually fine.

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:43 pm
by Kammekor
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Kammekor wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm
bobsboots wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm
I've been searching through everything I have, but I can't find an answer.
In English, it is common to use two comparatives in one statement such as " The harder you study, the easier it gets." or even just by using 'more' as in " The more you study, the more you learn.
Does anyone know the Khmer version of this, if one exists ?
Could you please post the answer in Khmer script as it's the only way to really know the pronunciation.
Thanks
If you need it in Khmer script, why don't you use Google translate? For simple constructions like this is more or less flawless.

For instance try: "the more the merrier" and Google comes up with the correct Khmer construct in both Khmer and Latin script.

កាន់តែ​ច្រើន​ កាន់តែ​រីករាយ (space just to clarify construct)
kante​ chraen​ kante​ rikreay
កាន់តែ is the thing I was looking for. Cheers.
Yes, that's the one.

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:46 pm
by lipservice
តើស្រាបៀរថោកបំផុតរបស់អ្នកប៉ុន្មាន

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm
by Kayve
Jamie is more reliable than google translate :beer3:

Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:31 pm
by bobsboots
lipservice wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:46 pm
តើស្រាបៀរថោកបំផុតរបស់អ្នកប៉ុន្មាន
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Re: Tricky grammar question

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:33 pm
by bobsboots
Kayve wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Jamie is more reliable than google translate :beer3:
Was thinking the same.