Apologizing — Dialogue 3


ការខកម៉ោងណាត់ជួប
ធារីទូរស័ព្ទទៅកញ្ញាសុំទោសកញ្ញា! ខ្ញុំរៀងយឺតបន្តិចហើយ នៅស្ទះចរាចរណ៍
កញ្ញាអត់អីទេធារី តាមសម្រួលប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែង

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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)
ខក kʰɑɑk 1. to fail to achieve what was planned, to be prevented from achieving a planned goal {ខកម៉ោងណាត់ជួប = to be late for an appointment}
2. to commit oneself to do something which is beyond one's ability or which one is reluctant to do
ម៉ោង maoŋ 1. hour
2. o'clock
3. clock, time {សប្បាយពេកភ្លេចមើលម៉ោង = it was so much fun that I forgot to watch the clock}
ណាត់ nat 1. to determine, fix (a time for something), set/schedule (an appointment) {ខ្ញុំមានណាត់ហើយ = I’ve got an appointment already}
2. to promise, stand by (an agreement), commit oneself
3. clf. for gunshots
ជួប cuəp to meet (especially intentionally)
ធារី tʰierii female Cambodian name
ទូរស័ព្ទ tuureaʔsap 1. telephone
2. to call (by phone)
Notes: also written ទូរសព្ទ
ទៅ tɨv 1. to go (away from the speaker in space or time), to go to / towards, go on, continue, advance, go away
2. towards
3. from now on, from then on (often used as a particle indicating that the action began at some point in the past or present and continued on into the future or that the action is directed away from the speaker)
4. imperative particle, go ahead and ...! {ញ៉ាំទៅ = Go ahead and eat/drink!}
កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
សុំទោស som tooh 1. excuse me, pardon me
2. I'm sorry
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
រៀង riəŋ 1. to arrange in series, ranks, rows, order or style
2. in sequence, in order, in rows
3. all, each, every
4. រៀង + adj. + បន្តិច = a bit + adj. {រៀងពិបាកបន្តិច = a bit difficult} {រៀងប្រៃបន្តិច = a bit salty}
យឺត yɨɨt 1. to be slow, late
2. to stretch, to be elastic
បន្តិច bɑntəc 1. a little, a little bit, in small amounts, few
2. rather, slightly, just barely
3. in a little while
Notes: ជើង ត
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
នៅ nɨv 1. in, at
2. to be located at, to live in or at, to reside, to stay, to be in
3. still, yet (pre-verbal marker of a durative or continuative aspect, as a final particle in the tag question ហើយឬនៅ it means 'yet' and as a reply to a question of this kind, it means 'not yet') {ញ៉ាំអីហើយនៅ? = Have you eaten already?}
ស្ទះចរាចរណ៍ steah cɑraacɑɑ traffic jam
អត់អីទេ ʔɑt ʔəy tee 1. it doesn't matter, it's all right
2. surely, certainly
Notes: see also មិនអីទេ
តាម taam 1. to follow, to agree, to go along {ដើរតាមភ្ញៀវគ្រប់ជំហាន = to follow the customer’s every step}
2. according to, in accordance with, following, along, by, through {តាមអាយុ = according to age} {តាមសម្រួល = take it easy/take your time}
3. on, in, along {ជិះម៉ូតូតាមផ្លូវ = to ride a motorbike on the street} {ជិះតាមផ្លូវតូចៗ = to drive on small roads} {នៅតាមខេត្ត = in/throughout the province} {លក់នៅតាមផ្សារ = to sell in the market}
សម្រួល sɑmruǝl to make something easy, to comfort, to console {តាមសម្រួល = Take your time! Take it easy! No need to rush! etc.}
Notes: also written សំរួល
ប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែង prɑyat prɑyaeŋ to take all possible precautions, be very careful