Asking for help 1 — Dialogue 2


កញ្ញាធារី ពឹងជួយហុចសៀវភៅនោះឲ្យខ្ញុំតិចមើល
ធារីសៀវភៅណា?
កញ្ញាសៀវភៅតូចពណ៌ខ្មៅនោះ
ធារីណេះ!
កញ្ញាអរគុណ!

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កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
ធារី tʰierii female Cambodian name
ពឹង pɨŋ 1. to ask for a favor/help
2. to depend/count on, resort to
ជួយ cuəy to help, to assist
ហុច hoc 1. to extend the hand (to give or to take something)
2. to hand over, offer to, pass/hand (something to someone)
3. to provide, yield
4. to utter (a sound), to pronounce, say
សៀវភៅ siǝv pʰɨv 1. book
2. pad, notebook
នោះ nuh 1. that, those (often serves simply to emphasize something already referred to or something distant in time or space)
2. then
ឲ្យ ʔaoy 1. to give
2. to let, to allow
3. for, to, in order to, so as to {ចង់ឲ្យខ្ញុំកុម្ម៉ង់អីញ៉ាំឲ្យហើយអត់? = Do you want me to order something for you already?}
4. in a... manner (forms adverbial phrases from predicatives)
Notes: also written អោយ, ឱ្យ
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
តិច təc 1. to be few (in number), small (in size or extent), less
2. a little bit, somewhat
3. phrase-final: makes a request more polite {ចង់ពឹងឲ្យជួយលើកអីវ៉ាន់តិច = Can you please help me carrying these things?} {ខ្ញុំសុំលអាវនេះតិចបានអេ៎? = Can I try on this shirt here, please?}
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!}
ណា naa 1. which, any
2. where, somewhere, anywhere
តូច touc, tuuc 1. small, little, tiny
2. minor
ពណ៌ poa color, complexion
ខ្មៅ kmav black, dark (colored)
ណេះ neh here (you are)!, here
Notes: variant of នេះ
អរគុណ ʔɑɑ kun 1. thank you
2. to thank, to be grateful