Complimenting someone — Dialogue 1

តារានារី ទៅណាហ្នឹង? តែងខ្លួនស្អាតម៉េះ?
នារីអូ ខ្ញុំទៅខួបកំណើតគេបងម៉េចដែរអាវហ្នឹង? អត់អីណាអីបង?
តារាប៉ុណ្ណឹងស្អាតហើយ! ឃ្យូត!
នារីឃ្យូតទៀត! អរគុណ បងអីចឹង ខ្ញុំទៅហើយណា បាយៗ

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តារា taaraa male Cambodian name
នារី nierii female Cambodian name
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)
តែងខ្លួន taeŋ kluən to get dressed, to adorn/beautify/decorate oneself
ស្អាត sʔaat 1. to be clean, nice, neat
2. pure, chaste
3. smart (of someone's appearance)
4. nice-looking, beautiful
ម៉េះ meh thus, so, in this way, this much
Notes: spoken form of ម្ល៉េះ
អូ ʔou oh, aha (exclamation expressing sudden realization, or loss of doubt)
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
ខួបកំណើត kʰuəp kɑmnaət birthday
គេ kee 1. he, she
2. one, someone
3. other(s)
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)
ម៉េចដែរ məc dae 1. How is it? How is it going?
2. What's up?
3. How is that? What do you think about that?
Notes: colloquial
អាវ ʔaav shirt, blouse, coat, upper garment
អត់អីណាអី ʔɑt ʔəy naa ʔəy it's alright/ok/fine, isn't it?
ប៉ុណ្ណឹង ponnəŋ 1. this much, that much {ប៉ុណ្ណឹងសិនហើយអីចឹង = [on the phone] that's all for now}
2. so, that, like that
ហើយ haǝy 1. to be finished, ended, completed
2. enough!
3. final particle indicating completed action, already, by now
4. in a future context indicates action that will be completed at some future time
5. and, afterwards, next, then, after that
ឃ្យូត kyuut cute
Notes: BCF; colloquial
ទៀត tiət 1. again, still, more, further, yet, additional
2. to be different, other
អរគុណ ʔɑɑ kun 1. thank you
2. to thank, to be grateful
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
ណា naa final particle to soften a statement or request
បាយៗ baay baay bye-bye