Expressing love — Cultural note


ក៏ដូចជាវប្បធម៌ផ្សេងដែរ ជនជាតិខ្មែរតែងតែរៀបរាប់អំពីក្ដីស្រឡាញ់តាមរយៈបទចម្រៀងលោក ស៊ិន ស៊ីសាមុត គឺជាអ្នកចម្រៀងខ្មែរកាលសម័យដើមដ៏ឆ្នើមម្នាក់ ដែលបទចម្រៀងរបស់គាត់ពីរោះអណ្ដែតអណ្ដូង និងមានអត្ថន័យបង្ហាញទឹកចិត្តស្នេហាជ្រាលជ្រៅ

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
ក៏ kɑɑ marker of sequential or consecutive action: also, so, then, therefore, accordingly
ដូចជា douc cie such as, like, as though, to seem as though, for instance
វប្បធម៌ voappaʔ tʰoa 1. culture
2. cultural
ផ្សេង psejŋ to differ, to be different (from each other), to be separate
ដែរ dae 1. also, too, likewise, in the same way
2. indeed, quite, rather
3. marks a polite, gentler, less abrupt statement: all the same, even so, nevertheless
ជនជាតិ cɔɔn ciet 1. citizen, people {ជនជាតិខ្មែរ = Khmer people}
2. nationality
ខ្មែរ kmae Khmer, Cambodian
តែងតែ taeŋ tae usually, regularly, constantly, always, continually
រៀបរាប់ riəp roap to describe, narrate, relate (a story)
អំពី ʔɑmpii 1. about, concerning, relative to
2. from, out of {អំពីថ្ងៃនេះទៅ = from this day on}
ក្ដី kdəy 1. affair, case, matter
2. argument, debate, complaint
3. court action
4. trial, legal proceeding, lawsuit, litigation
5. I (used by Buddhist monks)
Notes: ជើង ដ
ស្រឡាញ់ srɑlaɲ to like, to love
Notes: also written ស្រលាញ់
តាមរយៈ taam reaʔyeaʔ 1. by means of
2. through, by way of, via, through the mediation (of someone)
បទ bɑt 1. leg, foot
2. footprint
3. road, way
4. stanza, verse, phrase
5. piece of music, hymn, song
6. (musical) note
7. metre
8. clf. for musical compositions
9. law, decree, (legal) act, action
10. (judicial) instance
11. place (of work), institution
12. trick, scheme, stratagem, strategy
13. cause
ចម្រៀង cɑmriəŋ song
Notes: root: ច្រៀង; also written ចំរៀង
លោក look 1. you (used in addressing adult males who are of approximately equal rank with the speaker and Buddhist monks)
2. he (used in referring to adult males who are of approximately equal rank with the speaker and Buddhist monks)
3. monk, man (who is respected)
4. sir, mister (commonly used before a title or given name)
5. world, sphere of existence
6. universe
ស៊ិន sin male Cambodian name
ស៊ីសាមុត siisaamut 1. Cambodian surname
2. Sin Sisamouth: famous Cambodian singer-songwriter from the 1950s to the 1970s
គឺជា kɨɨ cie 1. to be (equal to)
2. as follows, namely
Notes: equivalent to គឺ
អ្នកចម្រៀង neak cɑmriəŋ singer
កាលសម័យ kaal saʔmay period, era
ដើម daəm 1. trunk (of a tree or the body), stock
2. stalk
3. tree, plant
4. source, origin
5. base, foundation, beginning
6. cause
7. originator
8. substance, matter, topic
9. case, facts
10. role, condition
11. initial investment, capital, principal
12. to be original, first
13. clf. for long, thin, stick-like objects such as trees, poles, pencils, and guns
ដ៏ dɑɑ 1. pre-adjectival particle used especially in formal and literary styles to link an attribute or clause to a noun or a verb to its object - its use is not required, but when it occurs it seems to give the phrase somewhat more emphasis
2. which, the one which
ឆ្នើម cnaəm 1. to be basic, fundamental, principal
2. marvelous, excellent, supreme
3. outstanding, remarkable
4. shrewd, clever
ម្នាក់ mneak 1. one person (contraction of មួយនាក់)
2. alone
ដែល dael 1. who, whom, which, where, when
2. of/to/in/at which/whom
3. the fact/reason that
4. ever, happened to, having done at least once, having been to, already, always, had occasion to, have ever {អត់ដែលដឹងសោះ = I’ve never known this!}
របស់ rɔbɑh 1. object, thing, belonging, property
2. of, belonging to
គាត់ koat he, she
ពីរោះ piirʊəh to be melodious, harmonious, sweet, sonorous, pleasing to the ear
អណ្ដែតអណ្ដូង ʔɑndaet ʔɑndouŋ romantic
Notes: BCF
និង nɨŋ and
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’
អត្ថន័យ ʔattʰaʔney definition, meaning, significance
បង្ហាញ bɑŋhaaɲ 1. to show, exhibit, reveal, to indicate
2. to demonstrate, to teach
3. to introduce (someone to someone)
ទឹកចិត្ត tɨk cət 1. character
2. mood
3. morale, will power
4. feeling(s)
ស្នេហា snaehaa 1. love, affection
2. (love) affair
3. to love, like
ជ្រាលជ្រៅ criel crɨv deep, profound