Expressing dislikes 2B — Dialogue 2A


កញ្ញាហូយ បើកសំឡេងអីខ្លាំងម៉េះ! រកដេកអត់បាន!
ណារីហ្នឹងហើយ បើកសំឡេងអត់ដឹងយប់អត់ដឹងអីទេយ៉ាប់ម៉ង!
កញ្ញាផ្ទះម្ដុំហ្នឹងឧស្សាហ៍អីចឹងដល់ហើយធុញមែនទែន!

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កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
ហូយ houy exclamation to express boredom, frustration, or not wanting to do something
Notes: BCF
បើក baək 1. to open {បើកប្រអប់ = to open a box} {បើកហាង = to open a shop}
2. to turn on (e.g., a light, faucet, radio) {បើកទឹកម៉ាស៊ីន = to turn on the water/faucet}
3. of the sun: to shine
4. to drive (an automobile), generally to operate a vehicle which is powered by an engine
សំឡេង sɑmlejŋ voice, sound
Notes: also written សំលេង
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
ខ្លាំង klaŋ 1. strong, vigorous, robust
2. very much, strongly, vigorously
ម៉េះ meh thus, so, in this way, this much
Notes: spoken form of ម្ល៉េះ
រក rɔɔk 1. to look, search for, seek
2. to look up (e.g., in a dictionary)
3. to see, to visit
4. to request, ask for, ask someone to do something
5. to think about, plan/intend to {រកទៅ … = I’m thinking of [doing sth.], I’m about to [do sth.]} {ខ្ញុំរកជម្រាបលាលោកអ៊ំសិនហើយ = I'm thinking of saying goodbye already, uncle} {ខ្ញុំគិតរកទៅសិនហើយណា = I'm thinking of going/I'm about to leave} {ខ្ញុំកំពុងរកចង់ព្យួររូបថតមួយនេះ = I’m about to hang up a picture here}
6. is about to {មេឃរកភ្លៀងតែអត់ភ្លៀងសោះ = the sky looks like it’s going to rain but it isn’t raining at all}
ដេក dejk 1. to lie down
2. to sleep, to rest, to take a nap
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
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}
ណារី naarii female Cambodian name
ហ្នឹងហើយ nɨŋ haǝy 1. yeah, yes, right, correct, that's correct
2. ok, all right
Notes: colloquial
lɨɨ 1. to hear
2. independent vowel representing the Sanskrit vowel លឭៃ (words spelled with ឮ may also be spelled with លឺ)
ដឹង dəŋ 1. to know, to be aware of, to be familiar with
2. [colloquial] can be used in the affirmative or, as an answer to a question, to mean ‘no’ {ដឹងហើយ = ok!} {ឯងដឹងថាគាត់ទៅណាអត់? ដឹង! = Do you know where he went to? No, I don’t.}
យប់ yup night, evening
ទេ tee 1. particle: negative particle occurring in phrase final position especially after មិន, ពុំ, etc.
2. interrogative particle occurring in phrase final position, often in the combination ឬទេ
3. neutral/positive particle to add emphasis {ខ្ញុំសុខសប្បាយទេ = I'm fine!}
យ៉ាប់ yap very difficult, strenuous (of a job or task), deplorable (of a situation)
ម៉ង mɑɑŋ spoken form of តែម្ដង = immediately, at once, directly
ផ្ទះ pteah house, home, residence, building
ម្ដុំ mdom 1. region, area
2. one piece, one chunk (contraction of មួយដុំ)
ហ្នឹង nɨŋ this, that, right here, right now (colloquial form of នេះ = this, that)
ឧស្សាហ៍ ʔussaa 1. often, frequently
2. diligent(ly), hard-working
3. to try hard, to work hard, to study, to persevere
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
ដល់ហើយ dɑl haǝy a lot, very, very much, extremely, really
ធុញ tʰuɲ 1. to be bored/fed up with, to be sick and tired of
2. to be boring
មែនទែន mɛɛn tɛɛn 1. really, truly, surely, in fact, as it should be, certainly
2. seriously, actually