Apologizing — Dialogue 4


ការខកម៉ោងណាត់ជួប
ធារីសុំទោសកញ្ញា! ខ្ញុំមកយឺតហើយ! មកចាំយូរនៅ?
កញ្ញាយូរហើយកន្លះម៉ោងហើយ

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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
សុំទោស som tooh 1. excuse me, pardon me
2. I'm sorry
កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
មក mɔɔk 1. to come (toward the speaker in space or time)
2. often used as a particle indicating that the action began at some point in the past and continued up to the present
យឺត yɨɨt 1. to be slow, late
2. to stretch, to be elastic
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
ចាំ cam 1. to wait (for)
2. to remember, to memorize, to know by heart
3. phrase-initial: I will do [...] for you very soon/now {ចាំខ្ញុំយកឲ្យវិញបង = I’ll get it back for you} {ចាំខ្ញុំពន្យល់ពីរបៀបប្រើ = I’ll explain you how it works} {ចាំមើលណា = Let me see...}
យូរ yuu 1. slow
2. (of time) long
3. late
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?}
កន្លះ kɑnlah 1. half
2. clf.: half a [...] {កន្លះម៉ោង = half an hour}