Apologizing — Dialogue 1


ការប៉ះទង្គិច
តារាអីយ៉ាស់! សុំទោសបង! មានអីអត់បង?
វុទ្ធីអត់អីទេ
តារាសុំទោសខ្ញុំប្រញាប់ពេក

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
ការ kaa 1. work, occupation
2. business, affair, matter
3. commonly occurs as a nominalizing particle deriving abstract nouns or noun phrases from verbs or verb phrases
4. to protect, defend, prevent
5. to marry
6. marriage
7. wedding
8. interest (e.g., on a loan)
9. profit
10. usury
11. to wind (into a skein/bobbin/reel)
12. to spin (silk)
ប៉ះទង្គិច pah tʊəŋkɨc 1. to clash, collide, bump into
2. to skirmish
តារា taaraa male Cambodian name
អីយ៉ាស់ ʔəy yah oops
សុំទោស som tooh 1. excuse me, pardon me
2. I'm sorry
បង bɑɑŋ 1. elder sibling
2. you (addressing an acquaintance, friend, elder sibling, or husband), or I (if elder than the addressee)
3. you (politely addressing a stranger who's not too much younger than oneself)
មាន mien 1. to have, possess, own
2. to exist, there is, there are
3. to be rich, own property
4. indicates the accomplishment of an action, to happen to, to have occasion to
Notes: in spoken Khmer, negated មាន (មិនមាន or គ្មាន) can be contracted into មាន, e.g., មានអ្នកណាចង់ជួបឯង = ‘there's nobody who wants to meet you’ — contrast this with the affirmative: មានគេចង់ជួបឯង = ‘there’s somebody who wants to meet you’
អី ʔəy 1. what? {អីហ្នឹង?/អីគេ?/អីគេហ្នឹង? = what is this?/what?} {កាន់អីនៅនឹងដៃហ្នឹង? = What are [you] holding in [your] hand?}
2. something, anything {មានអីអត់ = Are you all right?/Is everything ok?/Did anything happen?} {ខ្ញុំទៅក្រៅញ៉ាំអី = I’m going out to eat something}
Notes: variant of អ្វី
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
អត់អីទេ ʔɑt ʔəy tee 1. it doesn't matter, it's all right
2. surely, certainly
Notes: see also មិនអីទេ
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
ប្រញាប់ prɑɲap 1. to hurry, to be in a hurry
2. quickly, promptly
ពេក peek too, too much, too many