Apologizing — Dialogue 2


ការប៉ះទង្គិច
តារាអីយ៉ាស់! ខ្ញុំសុំទោសពូ! មានត្រូវត្រង់ណាអត់ពូ?
ពូឯងប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែងតិចមើល
តារាសុំទោសពូខ្ញុំអត់បានមើលមិញ

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
ការ kaa 1. commonly occurs as a nominalizing particle deriving abstract nouns or noun phrases from verbs or verb phrases
2. work, occupation
3. business, affair, matter
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
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
សុំទោស som tooh 1. excuse me, pardon me
2. I'm sorry
ពូ puu 1. uncle (younger brother of either parent)
2. respectful term of address to older men
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’
ត្រូវ trəv 1. must, have to
2. to be correct, right, proper, exact, accurate
3. to concern, have to do with, to agree/jibe with, coincide with
4. to be affected with/by, to suffer, undergo (ត្រូវ + CLAUSE marks a passive-like construction in which the subject of the clause introduced by ត្រូវ is translated as the agent in the passive construction)
ត្រង់ណា trɑŋ naa where, exactly where, in which place
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
ឯង ʔaeŋ 1. you
2. self, oneself, by oneself
3. used after personal pronouns or names to make the address more polite
4. surely, obviously
ប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែង prɑyat prɑyaeŋ to take all possible precautions, be very careful
តិចមើល təc məəl phrase-final: softens a command or request {ជួយបង្ហាញតិចមើល = Please show me!}
បាន baan 1. to have completed/done something
2. to intend to complete something
3. marker of completed action
4. to get, obtain, acquire, to achieve, have been able to, to get/have the opportunity to do something
5. to get someone or something to do something (often translated by the English passive in this sense)
6. to be able to
7. not ... until, then and only then
8. to pass to someone through inheritance
9. to be OK, fine, all right
10. [spoken language] however, though, in contrast {ម្សិលមិញបានក្ដៅខ្លាំង = yesterday, however, it was very hot}
មើល məəl 1. to look at, to watch, to watch for, to observe
2. particle: come on, give it a try
3. let me see!
4. phrase-final: softens a command or request {ជួយបង្ហាញតិចមើល = Please show me!}
មិញ mɨɲ 1. to be very recent, just past (of a very recent and usually rather short period of time), just referred to {យប់មិញ = last night}
2. colloquial form of អម្បាញ់មិញ = just now, just a moment ago