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នៅពេលកំពុងដើរធ្វើការងារអ្វីមួយជាមួយមិត្តភក្តិ ហើយអ្នកចង់ទិញអ្វីមួយញ៉ាំ អ្នកក៏ត្រូវបបួលទិញចំណែកសម្រាប់មិត្តភក្តិរបស់អ្នកផងដែរ ទើបជាការគួរសមនេះប្រហែលជារឿងធម្មតាសម្រាប់វប្បធម៌នៅប្រទេសផ្សេងទៀតផងដែរ មិនមែនតែនៅខ្មែរនោះទេ

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KhmerPronunciationEnglish/Notes
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?}
ពេល peel 1. time
2. moment, instant, period of time
កំពុង kɑmpuŋ to be in the process of (doing something)
ដើរ daə 1. to walk, to go, to move
2. (of machines) to run
rɨɨ 1. or
2. phrase-final interrogative particle {មិនមែនឬ = Isn't it true?}
ធ្វើ tvəə to do, to make, to work, to prepare, to cultivate (a field)
ការងារ kaaŋie job, work, profession, duty, task
អ្វីមួយ ʔvǝymuǝy 1. what?
2. any, some, a certain one
3. anything, nothing, something
ជាមួយ cie muəy with
មិត្តភក្តិ mɨt pʰeaʔ friend
Notes: ជើង ត (twice)
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
អ្នក neak 1. you (to equals of both sexes)
2. person, one who... (used as an agentive particle to create nouns from predicatives)
ចង់ cɑŋ 1. to want, wish, desire
2. to need
ទិញ tɨɲ to buy
ញ៉ាំ ɲam to eat, to drink, to consume
Notes: informal, of oneself, addressing children or close friends but not elders
ក៏ kɑɑ marker of sequential or consecutive action: also, so, then, therefore, accordingly
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)
បបួល bɑbuəl 1. to invite/appeal/persuade to
2. to ask
3. to arrange (with)
ចំណែក cɑmnaek 1. as for, as to, regarding
2. part, division, portion, fragment, quotient 
សម្រាប់ sɑmrap 1. for
2. used for, used to (make or do something)
របស់ rɔbɑh 1. object, thing, belonging, property
2. of, belonging to
ផងដែរ pʰɑɑŋ dae also, too, as well
ទើប təəp 1. then, only then, next
2. so, consequently {យប់មិញជួបមិត្តចាស់ទើបខ្ញុំញ៉ាំស្រា = yesterday, I met old friends, so I had drinks [with them]}
3. just {ទើបមកដល់ម្សិលមិញ = [they’ve] just arrived yesterday}
ជា cie 1. to be (equal to), to be as
2. to be well, in good health, recovered
3. to be effective (of medicines)
ការ kaa 1. work, occupation
2. business, affair, matter
3. commonly occurs as a nominalizing particle deriving abstract nouns or noun phrases from verbs or verb phrases
4. to protect, defend, prevent
5. to marry
6. marriage
7. wedding
8. interest (e.g., on a loan)
9. profit
10. usury
11. to wind (into a skein/bobbin/reel)
12. to spin (silk)
គួរសម kuə sɑɑm 1. polite, acceptable, appropriate
2. reasonable, moderate {មានច្រើនគួរសមដែរ = it has a reasonably/relatively many}
នេះ nih 1. this, these
2. often serves simply to emphasize something already referred to or something nearby in time or space
ប្រហែល prɑhael 1. about, approximately
2. resembling, similar to, nearly identical
3. almost
4. maybe, probably, it is possible that, perhaps
រឿង rɨəŋ 1. story, novel
2. cause, case, event, conflict
ធម្មតា tʰoam meaʔ taa 1. to be natural, habitual, usual, ordinary
2. usually, ordinarily
វប្បធម៌ voappaʔ tʰoa 1. culture
2. cultural
ប្រទេស prɑteeh country, nation
ផ្សេងទៀត psejŋ tiət other
មិនមែន mɨn mɛɛn no, not, is not
តែ tae 1. but, however
2. only, just
3. tea
ខ្មែរ kmae Khmer, Cambodian
នោះ nuh 1. that, those (often serves simply to emphasize something already referred to or something distant in time or space)
2. then
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!}