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វុទ្ធីបងវិបុល ល្ងាចនេះខ្ញុំរវល់ បងអាចទៅជួបភ្ញៀវជំនួសខ្ញុំបានអត់បង?
វិបុលល្ងាចហ្នឹងខ្ញុំទៅអត់បានអេ វុទ្ធីខ្ញុំមានណាត់ហើយ
វុទ្ធីអូ អត់អីទេអីចឹងពិសិដ្ឋ ទំនេរអត់? អាចទៅជួបភ្ញៀវជំនួសខ្ញុំបានអេល្ងាចនេះ?
ពិសិដ្ឋមានអី បានតាសនៅណា? ម៉ោងម៉ាន?

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
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)
វិបុល viʔbol male Cambodian name
ល្ងាច lŋiec evening, late afternoon
នេះ nih 1. this, these
2. often serves simply to emphasize something already referred to or something nearby in time or space
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
រវល់ rɔvʊəl busy, occupied
អាច ʔaac 1. to be able (to do something), to be capable (of doing something)
2. to be possible
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!}
ជួប cuəp to meet (especially intentionally)
ភ្ញៀវ pɲiəv 1. guest, visitor
2. client, customer
ជំនួស cumnuəh 1. instead of, in place of
2. to replace
3. replacement
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}
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
ហ្នឹង nɨŋ this, that, right here, right now (colloquial form of នេះ = this, that)
អេ ʔee 1. hey!
2. spoken form of the question particles ... អត់? or ... ទេ?
3. spoken form of the negation particle ទេ
Notes: colloquial
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’
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
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
អូ ʔou oh, aha (exclamation expressing sudden realization, or loss of doubt)
អត់អីទេ ʔɑt ʔəy tee 1. it doesn't matter, it's all right
2. surely, certainly
Notes: see also មិនអីទេ
អីចឹង ʔəycəŋ 1. like this, like that, in that way, then {គិតម៉េចទៅអីចឹង? = What are you going to do next?} {ធ្វើមុខអីអីចឹង? = Why are you making such a face?}
2. really?
Notes: variant: អ៊ីចឹង
ពិសិដ្ឋ piʔsət male Cambodian name
ទំនេរ tumnee 1. free
2. empty, unoccupied, vacant
3. not busy
មានអី mien ʔəy 1. what things, why not, of course, O.K., all right, yeah, well...
2. you're welcome
3. but, however (contrasts one statement with another)
Notes: colloquial
តាស taah 1. particle in final position when giving a positive answer to a yes/no question {កន្លែងនេះអង្គុយបានអេ៎? ចា៎ស បានតាស។ = Can I sit here? Sure!}
2. particle in final position used to affirm the preceding {ល្អតាស! = Sounds good!}
3. particle in final position after a negative response: expresses that the preceding is a correction of what the other person has said {ធារីមែន? អត់ទេ ខ្ញុំកញ្ញាតាស។ = You’re ធារី, right? No, I’m កញ្ញា!} {ឯងទៅសាលាមែន? អត់ទេ ខ្ញុំទៅផ្សារតាស។ = You’re going to school, right? No, I’m going to the market!}
Notes: colloquial; spoken form of ទេតើ
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?}
ណា naa 1. which, any
2. where, somewhere, anywhere
ម៉ោង maoŋ 1. hour
2. o'clock
3. clock, time {សប្បាយពេកភ្លេចមើលម៉ោង = it was so much fun that I forgot to watch the clock}
ម៉ាន maan spoken form of ប៉ុន្មាន [ponmaan] = how much? how many? {ម៉ោងម៉ាន? = What time?}
Notes: colloquial