អ្នក

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

អ្នក (nĕək)

  1. person, one, someone
  2. -er, -man, one who
    អ្នកលក់
    neak louk
    salesman
  3. native of, resident of
    អ្នកភ្នំពេញ
    neak pnum pɨñ
    resident of Phnom Penh
  4. female counterpart
    អ្នកគ្រូ
    neak kruu
    female teacher
    លោកគ្រូ
    louk 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)

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Classifier[edit]

អ្នក (nĕək)

  1. used to count person

Descendants[edit]