Getting someone’s attention — Dialogue 1


ជួបតាមផ្លូវ (នៅឆ្ងាយពីគ្នា ត្រូវស្រែកហៅឈ្មោះ)
បូរ៉ាអេ ធារី!
ធារីអូ បូរ៉ា!
បូរ៉ាកំពុងទៅណាហ្នឹង?

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
ជួប cuəp to meet (especially intentionally)
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}
ផ្លូវ pləv 1. road, street, route
2. way, style, cause, matter
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?}
ឆ្ងាយ cŋaay 1. to be far (away), distant, remote
2. separated
ពី pii from, since, of, about, at
គ្នា knie 1. together
2. mutually, reciprocally
ត្រូវ trəv 1. must, have to
2. to be correct, right, proper, exact, accurate
3. to concern, have to do with, to agree/jibe with, coincide with
4. to be affected with/by, to suffer, undergo (ត្រូវ + CLAUSE marks a passive-like construction in which the subject of the clause introduced by ត្រូវ is translated as the agent in the passive construction)
ស្រែកហៅ sraek hav to call out loudly
ឈ្មោះ cmʊəh 1. name
2. to be named/called
បូរ៉ា bouraa male Cambodian name
អេ ʔee 1. hey!
2. spoken form of the question particles ... អត់? or ... ទេ?
3. spoken form of the negation particle ទេ
Notes: colloquial
ធារី tʰierii female Cambodian name
អូ ʔou oh, aha (exclamation expressing sudden realization, or loss of doubt)
កំពុង kɑmpuŋ to be in the process of (doing something)
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!}
ណា naa 1. which, any
2. where, somewhere, anywhere
ហ្នឹង nɨŋ this, that, right here, right now (colloquial form of នេះ = this, that)