Offering food or drinks and declining such an offer — Dialogue 3


បុប្ផាធីតា ខ្ញុំទៅក្រៅញ៉ាំអី ចង់ផ្ញើទិញអីអត់?
ធីតាអត់អីអេ៎ បុប្ផាខ្ញុំដូចអត់ចង់ញ៉ាំអីផង
បុប្ផាអូខេ ទៅហើយណាអីចឹង

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បុប្ផា boppʰaa female Cambodian name
ធីតា tʰiidaa female Cambodian name
Notes: irregular pronunciation: ធីដា
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
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!}
ក្រៅ krav 1. outside, out
2. foreign
ញ៉ាំ ɲam to eat, to drink, to consume
Notes: informal, of oneself, addressing children or close friends but not elders
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
ចង់ cɑŋ 1. to want, wish, desire
2. to need
ផ្ញើ pɲaə 1. to send, deliver
2. to leave (someone or something) for a time in someone else's care (e.g., to leave a motorbike in a paid parking area), to trust (someone to do something)
ទិញ tɨɲ to buy
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
អត់អីអេ៎ ʔɑt ʔəy ʔee 1. it doesn't matter, it's all right
2. surely, certainly
Notes: colloquial form of អត់អីទេ
ដូច douc alike, similar, like, as
ផង pʰɑɑŋ 1. also, too, as well
2. marker indicating entreaty or a polite request: please ..., would you ...
អូខេ ʔou kʰej OK
ហើយ haǝy 1. indicates completed action or state 'already'
2. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
ណា naa final particle to soften a statement or request
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