ចាំ

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See also: , ចំ, ចេះ, and ចៃ

Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *cam ~ *caam (to wait, watch); cognate with Ngeq cam ("to watch; look after; to wait for"). Compare Thai จำ (jam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ចាំ
cāṃ
WT romanisation cam
(standard) IPA(key) /cam/

Verb[edit]

ចាំ (cam) (abstract noun ការចាំ)

  1. to wait (for), await, expect
  2. to watch over, guard, keep, look after
  3. to remember, to think of again, recall with some effort; to have learned by heart, to know well
  4. to memorize, to keep in mind

Conjunction[edit]

ចាំ (cam)

  1. just wait until (+ clause), just let (+ clause)

Affixed forms[edit]