Indicating Agreement — Dialogue 2


យល់ស្របនៅកន្លែងធ្វើការ
តារាវុទ្ធី! វុទ្ធីឯងគិតថាហេតុអីបានចំនួនអតិថិជនធ្លាក់ចុះខ្លាំងម្ល៉េះខែមុន?
វុទ្ធីខ្ញុំអត់ច្បាស់ដែរបងតែខ្ញុំគិតថា ប្រហែលជាមកពីខែមុនមានបុណ្យទានច្រើនពេក
តារាហ្នឹងហើយ ខ្ញុំគិតអីចឹងដែរ។ / ប្រហែលហើយមើលទៅ

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
យល់ស្រប yʊəl srɑɑp to agree, to fully agree, to approve
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?}
កន្លែងធ្វើការ kɑnlaeŋ tvəə kaa office, workplace
តារា taaraa male Cambodian name
វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
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
គិត kɨt 1. to think, to realize
2. to calculate
3. to charge
ថា tʰaa 1. to say, tell, pronounce
2. that (introduces a question or indirect discourse)
ហេតុអី haet ʔəy why? for what reason?
Notes: colloquial form of ហេតុអ្វី
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}
ចំនួន cɑmnuən amount, number, quantity
អតិថិជន ʔaʔteʔtʰeʔ cɔɔn customer, client
Notes: formal
ធ្លាក់ tleak 1. to fall, to fall down
2. to fail (an examination)
ចុះ coh 1. down
2. to descend, go down
3. bus etc.: to get off
ខ្លាំង klaŋ 1. strong, vigorous, robust
2. very much, strongly, vigorously
ម្ល៉េះ mleh thus, so, in this way, this much
ខែ kʰae 1. month
2. moon
មុន mun 1. previous(ly), former(ly) {ខែមុន = last month}
2. first, before {ញ៉ាំមុនចុះ = Go ahead and eat first!}
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
ច្បាស់ cbah 1. clear, distinct, sure {ខ្ញុំអត់ច្បាស់ដែរ = I'm not sure (either)}
2.  clearly, surely, distinctly, definitely
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
បង bɑɑŋ 1. elder sibling
2. you (addressing an acquaintance, friend, elder sibling, or husband), or I (if elder than the addressee)
3. you (politely addressing a stranger who's not too much younger than oneself)
តែ tae 1. but, however
2. only, just
3. tea
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)
មក mɔɔk 1. to come (toward the speaker in space or time)
2. often used as a particle indicating that the action began at some point in the past and continued up to the present
ពី pii from, since, of, about, at
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’
បុណ្យទាន bon tien ceremony of alms giving or merit making
ច្រើន craən 1. much, many, numerous, very much
2. mostly, often
ពេក peek too, too much, too many
ហ្នឹងហើយ nɨŋ haǝy 1. yeah, yes, right, correct, that's correct
2. ok, all right
Notes: colloquial
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
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
មើលទៅ məəl tɨv maybe, perhaps, probably, it seems that