Comparing or contrasting things 1 — Dialogue 2


នៅហាងលក់ខោអាវ
នារីកញ្ញា ជួយមើលអាវពីរនេះតិចមើលម៉េចដែរ?
កញ្ញាទំហំដូចគ្នា តែអាវនេះដូចរៀងវែងជាងតិចនារីឯងពាក់អាវខ្លីទៅ ប្រហែលជាសមជាង
នារីតែអាវនេះពណ៌ដិតដល់ហើយ ហើយជិតជាងមួយនេះសង្ស័យតែពិបាកពាក់ជាង

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
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?}
ហាង haaŋ store, shop
លក់ lʊək 1. to sell
2. asleep {ដេកលក់ = to be sound asleep, to sleep deeply} {ដេកមិនលក់ = to not be able to fall asleep, to have insomnia}
ខោអាវ kʰao ʔaav clothes, clothing
នារី nierii female Cambodian name
កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
ជួយ cuəy to help, to assist
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!}
អាវ ʔaav shirt, blouse, coat, upper garment
ពីរ pii, pɨl two
នេះ nih 1. this, these
2. often serves simply to emphasize something already referred to or something nearby in time or space
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?}
ម៉េចដែរ məc dae 1. How is it? How is it going?
2. What's up?
3. How is that? What do you think about that?
Notes: colloquial
ទំហំ tumhum size, dimension
ដូចគ្នា douc knie 1. to be alike, like, just as, like each other, same, the same kind of thing, such as
2. + នឹង: to resemble
3. as a response to a good wish etc.: same to you
តែ tae 1. but, however
2. only, just
3. tea
ដូច douc alike, similar, like, as
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}
វែង vɛɛŋ long, tall
ជាង cieŋ 1. more than
2. marks the comparative degree of an adjective {ល្អជាង = better}
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
ពាក់ peak 1. to wear (shirt, hat, ring, shoes, but not pants), to put on
2. to hang up, suspend, hang on
ខ្លី kləy short (in length)
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!}
ប្រហែល prɑhael 1. about, approximately
2. resembling, similar to, nearly identical
3. almost
4. maybe, probably, it is possible that, perhaps
ជា cie 1. to be (equal to), to be as
2. to be well, in good health, recovered
3. to be effective (of medicines)
សម sɑm 1. attractive
2. proper, suitable, fitting, meeting the requirements (of)
3. decent
4. right, correct
5. to fit, to go well with
ពណ៌ poa color, complexion
ដិត dət 1. to adhere closely/tightly, cling to, stick to, to follow closely
2. to be close to, intimate, adjoining
3. to be clearly imprinted, to make a clear/sharp impression
ដល់ហើយ dɑl haǝy a lot, very, very much, extremely, really
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
kɑɑ 1. neck
2. collar {កអាវ = collar of a shirt}
ជិត cɨt 1. to be close, near
2. tight
3. close-set, dense, thick
4. closely, tightly
5. almost
6. about to, on the point of (doing something)
7. to cover completely, be completely/firmly covered
8. command used by elephant drivers to make an elephant to move closer
មួយ muəy 1. one {មួយៗ = one by one}
2. one person/myself {សុំចេញមួយ = Please let me [go] out!} {សុំទៅមួយ = Please give way [for me one person]!} {សុំចុះមួយ = Please let me [one person] get off [the bus]!}
សង្ស័យ sɑŋsay 1. to suspect, doubt, wonder about
2. to be suspicious, skeptical
3. doubt
ពិបាក piʔbaak 1. difficult {ការទិញអីវ៉ាន់នៅខ្មែររៀងពិបាកបន្តិច = buying things in Cambodia is a bit difficult/not easy} {តែពិបាកត្រង់ ឆាប់ងងុយដេក = the problem is: I’m getting tired easily}
2. sad, poor, miserable
3. to suffer