People communicate each other in uttering
any meaningful way with vocabulary. The knowledge of
vocabulary and the ability to access that knowledge
efficiently are recognized as important factors in reading
and listening comprehension and speaking and writing
fluency. Thus, vocabulary knowledge helps students with
language comprehension. The purpose of this study has
been to determine the measuring Khmer vocabulary size
for each grade in basic education.Quantitative method
was adopted to gather primary data from two
newspapers issued for a weekand ninebooks of folktales.
Descriptive statistics were then used to investigate the
frequencies of words that were used in the one-week
issue of the two daily newspapers and in a set of nice
Khmer folktale story books.
Keywords : Basic Education, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Size, Word Frequency.