Refusing direction — Dialogue 1

ចំណានវុទ្ធី ទំនេរតាសអី? ជួយលាងចានតិច បានអេ៎?
វុទ្ធីខ្ញុំរៀងរវល់តិចឥឡូវហ្នឹងចាំតិចបានអេ៎? ទុកហ្នឹងសិនហើយ
ចំណានអីចឹង វុទ្ធីជួយលាងផងពេលហើយដៃ

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ចំណាន cɑmnaan male or female Cambodian name
វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
ទំនេរ tumnee 1. free
2. empty, unoccupied, vacant
3. not busy
តាសអី taah ʔəy phrase final: ... right?
Notes: colloquial
ជួយ cuəy to help, to assist
លាងចាន lieŋ caan to do/wash the dishes
តិច təc 1. to be few (in number), small (in size or extent), less
2. a little bit, somewhat
3. phrase-final: makes a request more polite {ចង់ពឹងឲ្យជួយលើកអីវ៉ាន់តិច = Can you please help me carrying these things?} {ខ្ញុំសុំលអាវនេះតិចបានអេ៎? = Can I try on this shirt here, please?}
4. phrase-initial: expressing concern {តិចមានបញ្ហាអីទៅ បង? = Will this be a problem?}
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)}
អេ៎ ʔee 1. spoken form of the question particles ... អត់? or ... ទេ?
2. spoken form of the negation particle ទេ
3. hey!
Notes: colloquial
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
រៀង riəŋ 1. រៀង + adj. + បន្តិច/តិច = a bit + adj. {រៀងពិបាកបន្តិច = a bit difficult} {រៀងប្រៃបន្តិច = a bit salty}
2. to arrange in series, ranks, rows, order or style
3. in sequence, in order, in rows
4. all, each, every
រវល់ rɔvʊəl busy, occupied
ឥឡូវហ្នឹង [ʔləv/ʔiʔləv/ʔəyləv] nɨŋ now, right now, at present
ចាំ cam 1. to wait (for)
2. to remember, to memorize, to know by heart
3. phrase-initial: I will [do ... for you very soon/now] {ចាំខ្ញុំយកឲ្យវិញបង = I’ll get it back for you} {ចាំខ្ញុំពន្យល់ពីរបៀបប្រើ = I’ll explain you how it works} {ចាំមើលណា = Let me see...}
ទុក tuk 1. to put, set, place, arrange
2. to set aside, keep, retain, save, preserve, maintain, conserve, hold (in reserve) {ទុកញ៉ាំ = to keep for eating later}
ហ្នឹង nɨŋ this, that, right here, right now (colloquial form of នេះ = this, that)
សិន sən 1. [phrase-final] for now, for the time being, for a moment
2. [phrase-final] first
Notes: polite final hortatory particle
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
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
លាង lieŋ 1. to wash, to clean (with a liquid)
2. to purify, to clear
ផង pʰɑɑŋ 1. also, too, as well
2. marker indicating entreaty or a polite request: please ..., would you ...
ពេល peel 1. time
2. moment, instant, period of time
ហើយដៃ haǝy day when free from work, when [the other] work is done {អីចឹង វុទ្ធីជួយលាងផងពេលហើយដៃ = in that case, you [វុទ្ធី] help doing the dishes when your other work is done/when you’re free}
Notes: BCF