Expressing dislikes 1 — Dialogue 2


វុទ្ធីត្រលប់ពីធ្វើការមកផ្ទះ
វុទ្ធីម៉ាក់ មានអីញ៉ាំអត់? ខ្ញុំឃ្លានអា៎
ម្ដាយម្ហូបអត់ទាន់ឆ្អិនផងញ៉ាំចេកសិនទៅ ម៉េចដែរ?
វុទ្ធីអត់ញ៉ាំអេ៎អត់ចូលចិត្តផង
ម្ដាយចាំម៉ាភ្លែតទៅអីចឹងម្ហូបជិតឆ្អិនហើយ
វុទ្ធីហ្នឹងហើយ អត់អីទេអីចឹងតាមសម្រួលខ្ញុំទៅមុជទឹកសិន

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វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
ត្រលប់ trɑlɑp 1. to return
2. to turn around
ពី pii from, since, of, about, at
ធ្វើការ tvəə kaa to work
មក mɔɔk 1. to come (toward the speaker in space or time)
2. to come to/towards (often used as a final particle indicating that the action began at some point in the past and continued up to the present)
3. (from then) on, (from that time) forth
4. to, toward
ផ្ទះ pteah house, home, residence, building
ម៉ាក់ mak mom, mommy
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’
អី ʔəy 1. what? {អីហ្នឹង?/អីគេ?/អីគេហ្នឹង? = what is this?/what?} {កាន់អីនៅនឹងដៃហ្នឹង? = What are [you] holding in [your] hand?}
2. something, anything {មានអីអត់ = Are you all right?/Is everything ok?/Did anything happen?} {ខ្ញុំទៅក្រៅញ៉ាំអី = I’m going out to eat something}
Notes: variant of អ្វី
ញ៉ាំ ɲam to eat, to drink, to consume
Notes: informal, of oneself, addressing children or close friends but not elders
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
ឃ្លាន klien 1. to be hungry
2. to be hungry for
អា៎ ʔaa 1. final particle used for emphasis {ខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថាឈ្នះហើយហ្នឹងអា៎ = I had hoped they would win!} {សៀវភៅចាស់ៗហ្នឹងអា៎ = Just old books!} {ម្នាក់ឯងធ្ងន់អា៎ = It's too heavy for one alone!} {ម៉ោពិសាសិនម៉ោបង មានច្រើនអា៎ = Come and eat, there's more than enough!}
2. spoken form of ហើយ {អស់ចាខ្វៃអា៎? = You don't have any youtiao anymore?}
3. spoken form of ណាស់ = very, very much {ខ្ញុំឃ្លានអា៎ = I’m very hungry}
ម្ដាយ mdaay mother (used when speaking of or to someone else's mother)
ម្ហូប mhoup food, meal
អត់ទាន់ ʔɑt toan not yet
ឆ្អិន cʔən 1. to be cooked
2. mature, experienced, well-versed
3. of red: to be bright
4. to be pure/without impurities (especially of gold)
ផង pʰɑɑŋ 1. also, too, as well
2. marker indicating entreaty or a polite request: please ..., would you ...
ចេក cejk banana
សិន sən 1. [phrase-final] for now, for the time being, for a moment
2. [phrase-final] first
Notes: polite final hortatory particle
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!}
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
អេ៎ ʔee 1. hey!
2. spoken form of the question particles ... អត់? or ... ទេ?
3. spoken form of the negation particle ទេ
Notes: colloquial
ចូលចិត្ត coul cət to like, to prefer
Notes: ជើង ត
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...}
ម៉ា maa one
Notes: spoken form of មួយ (contraction)
ភ្លែត plɛɛt clf. for moments, instants {ចាំមួយភ្លែត = just a moment!/wait a moment!}
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
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
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
ហ្នឹងហើយ nɨŋ haǝy 1. yeah, yes, right, correct, that's correct
2. ok, all right
Notes: colloquial
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
មុជ muc 1. to submerge, to dive (in water), to dive and swim, to bathe {មុជទឹក = to take a shower or bath}
2. to bend over in order to pass under something, enter some place by crawling under something (e.g., a fence)
ទឹក tɨk 1. water, juice, liquid
2. round (e.g., of a boxing match)