Refusing direction — Dialogue 4

បងប្រុសធី អ្នកណាគេទូរស័ព្ទម៉ោអ៎ ទៅទទួលតិចមើល
វុទ្ធីខ្ញុំរវល់អា៎ មើលមេរៀន
បងប្រុសលេសរហូតទៅ ទៅទទួលតិចមើល

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បងប្រុស bɑɑŋ proh elder brother
ធី tʰii short form of names ending in [thii], e.g., វុទ្ធី
អ្នកណា neak naa 1. who, which one
2. someone, anyone
គេ kee 1. he, she
2. one, someone
3. other(s)
ទូរស័ព្ទ tuureaʔsap 1. telephone
2. to call (by phone)
Notes: also written ទូរសព្ទ
ម៉ោ mao 1. to come (toward the speaker in space or time)
2. to come to/towards (often used as a final particle indicating that the action began at some point in the past and continued up to the present)
3. (from then) on, (from that time) forth
4. to, toward
Notes: spoken form of មក
អ៎ ʔɑɑ 1. particle used to form a yes/no question, similar to ឬ
2. exclamation indicating satisfaction or surprise
3. indicating something like surprise on part of the speaker that the listener might not be aware of some fact or past event {ម៉ាស៊ីនត្រជាក់ខូចតាំងពីម្សិលមិញអ៎។ = [Didn’t you know that] the A/C has been broken since yesterday!}
Notes: colloquial
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!}
ទទួល tɔtuəl 1. to receive, to take
2. to accept, to agree
3. to meet (e.g., at an airport or station)
តិចមើល təc məəl phrase-final: softens a command or request {ជួយបង្ហាញតិចមើល = Please show me!}
វុទ្ធី vutʰii male Cambodian name
ខ្ញុំ kɲom I
រវល់ rɔvʊəl busy, occupied
អា៎ ʔaa 1. final particle used for emphasis {ខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថាឈ្នះហើយហ្នឹងអា៎ = I had hoped they would win!} {សៀវភៅចាស់ៗហ្នឹងអា៎ = Just old books!} {ម្នាក់ឯងធ្ងន់អា៎ = It's too heavy for one alone!} {ម៉ោពិសាសិនម៉ោបង មានច្រើនអា៎ = Come and eat, there's more than enough!}
2. spoken form of ហើយ {អស់ចាខ្វៃអា៎? = You don't have any youtiao anymore?}
3. spoken form of ណាស់ = very, very much {ខ្ញុំឃ្លានអា៎ = I’m very hungry}
4. spoken form of ណា = particle to soften a statement, command or request
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!}
មេរៀន mee riən lesson
លេស leeh 1. excuse, pretext
2. argument
3. basis
4. grounds
5. plea, allegation
6. to give an excuse
7. to be small, tiny
8. trifling
9. scanty
10. minor affair
រហូត rɔhout 1. until, up to, all the way to, as far as, through
2. to the very end, for ever
3. all the time
4. without intermission
5. from then on, permanently
6. to fall out
7. to become loosened or detached
8. to escape
អត់ ʔɑt 1. no, not
2. to be without, lacking
3. to restrain oneself, abstain from
4. particle to form yes/no questions
ចង់ cɑŋ 1. to want/wish/desire (to do something)
2. to flirt with, court, woo (a girl)
3. to approach, draw near
4. about to (do something), on the point of
5. even if