Expressing joy — Dialogue 3

នារីកញ្ញា មើលអីហ្នឹង ជក់ម៉េះ? សើចផងអីផង
កញ្ញារឿងនៀក វាល្អសើច! អ្នកសម្ដែងពូកែនិយាយកំប្លែង

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នារី nierii female Cambodian name
កញ្ញា kaɲɲaa female Cambodian name
មើល məəl 1. to look at, to watch, to watch for, to observe
2. to read (to oneself), to review (a lesson)
3. to examine, survey, inspect
4. to observe
5. to treat (medically)
6. to care for, take care of
7. to consider, regard
8. particle: come on, give it a try
9. let me see!
10. phrase-final: softens a command or request {ជួយបង្ហាញតិចមើល = Please show me!}
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
ហ្នឹង nɨŋ this, that, right here, right now (colloquial form of នេះ = this, that)
ជក់ cʊək 1. to smoke (e.g., tobacco), to inhale, to suck in
2. to be absorbed by, fascinated with, obsessed with
3. distracted
4. brush, small brush
ម៉េះ meh thus, so, in this way, this much
Notes: spoken form of ម្ល៉េះ
សើច saəc 1. to laugh (at), mock
2. burst out laughing
ផង pʰɑɑŋ 1. also, too, as well
2. marker indicating entreaty or a polite request: please ..., would you ...
រឿង rɨəŋ 1. story, novel
2. cause, case, event, conflict
នៀក niək spoken forms of នេះ = this
Notes: colloquial
វា vie 1. it (of animals, things, or very young children)
2. he, she, they (familiar or contemptuous)
ល្អ lʔɑɑ 1. good, nice, beautiful, pretty
2. correct, proper
អ្នក neak 1. you (to equals of both sexes)
2. person, one who... (used as an agentive particle to create nouns from predicatives)
សម្ដែង sɑmdaəŋ 1. to express (an idea)
2. to show, display, demonstrate
3. to come into view
4. to act, perform, portray on the stage
5. to declare, proclaim
6. to publish, promulgate
Notes: root: ស្តែង; ជើង ដ; also written សំដែង
ពូកែ puukae clever, skilfull, good at (doing something)
និយាយ niʔyiey to speak, say, talk, relate, tell, to narrate, to talk over, discuss
កំប្លែង kɑmplaeŋ 1. to be comical, amusing, funny
2. to make fun of
3. to entertain oneself
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
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}
11. {បានហើយ = I'm done, I give up, I'm finished (depending on the context)}