អ្នក

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to Malay anak (child; native of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic អ្នក
ʼ̥nk
Phonemic នាក់
nāk´
WT romanisation nĕək
(standard) IPA(key) /nĕəʔ/

Noun[edit]

អ្នក (nĕək)

  1. person, one, someone
  2. -er, -man, one who
    អ្នកលក់  ―  nĕək lŭək  ―  salesman
  3. native of, resident of
    អ្នកភ្នំពេញ  ―  nĕək phnum pɨñ  ―  resident of Phnom Penh
  4. female counterpart
    អ្នកគ្រូ  ―  nĕək kruu  ―  female teacher
    លោកគ្រូ  ―  look kruu  ―  male teacher

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

អ្នក (nĕək)

  1. you, your (second person singular, addressing equals of either sex; somewhat less formal than លោក (look); a polite term of address in Khmer society for someone without calling their name directly)
  2. you, your (a title for a concubine of the king)
  3. you, your (a traditional title for a person who has left the bhikkhu-hood (Buddhist priesthood)
  4. you, your (a term of address for an elder sibling-in-law)

See also[edit]

Classifier[edit]

អ្នក (nĕək)

  1. used to count people

Descendants[edit]

  • Lao: ນັກ (nak)