Wiktionary:Requested entries (Khmer)
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- កថា (ka’tʰaa) - SEAlang - ( • • • )
- កំភួន (kɑmpʰuən) - SEAlang - ( • • • ) — piece, chunk
- ក្រោក (kraok) - SEAlang - ( • • • ) — get up, stand up (from a sitting or lying position)
- ខ្វល់ (kvɑl) — be occupied with, troubled with, mixed up with, involved with
- ខ្ចោះ (kcɑh) — disorderly, chaotic, imperfect, faulty, blemished
- ខ្នាត (khnat) - size?
- ច្រឡៃ (chrâlai) — sunbird? spiderhunter? (it’s a small bird, but there is no information about species. it is said to be similar to a hummingbird, but different.)
- Yes I thought I saw a hummingbird when I was staying in Angkor Borei so looked it up on Wikipedia but instead found Cambodia has not hummingbirds but this/these kinds of birds which are also tiny and can hover. I think I found the English and Khmer words separately so for now it's just circumstantial evidence, but I'm no longer in Cambodia to ask a native speaker. I do have a dictionary buried in my luggage somewhere though. — hippietrail (talk) 14:09, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
- ចំណោម (cɑmnaom)
- ចន្លោះ (cɑnlɑh)
- ចាត់ (cat)
- ឈ្នួល (cnuəl)
- ដ៏ — very? (no, it just means "which"/"which is")
- I can't remember if I got this from a dictionary or from a native speaker with bad English. If it came from Google Translate then I'd say it's just an statistical artefact.
- ដែង (daeŋ)
- តន្ត្រី (tântrei) — musical instrument, stringed instrument; music?
- តប់ (tɑp)
- ត្រយូង (trâyung)
- ត្រឹម (trəm)
- ទស្សន៍ (tʊəh) (shortened from ទស្សន (tʊəhsa’na’) / ទស្សនៈ (tʊəhsa’na’) — seeing, perception, (point of) view, opinion, position; vision; insight, understanding; outlook; ideology; concept)
- ទាប (tiep)
- ទាល់តែ (téaltê)
- ទោស (toas)
- ទ្រនំ (trônum)
- រ៉ាំងណុក (rămngônŏk)
- រាមកេរ្តិ៍ - The "Reamker" or "Ramakerti", a Cambodian epic poem, based on the Ramayana of Sanskrit: w:Reamker, w:th:រាមកេរ្តិ៍
- ល្បែ (lbê) — confusion, disorder, foolishness
- ល្បក់ (lbɑk)
- ល្ខោនខោល (Lakhon khol) - a masked dance theatre that features enactment of the "Reamker": w:Lakhon khol, w:km:ល្ខោនខោល
- សន្ទូច (sɑntuuc)
- សម្បុក (sâmbŏk)
- សំបុក (sâmbŏk)
- ស្ដាប់ (sdəp)
- ស្រូវ (srou) — rice (Oryza sativa) while still growing or prior to being husked, paddy rice, standing rice, unmilled rice / unhusked rice
- the Khmer word for camphor
- "ngam ngov" or "ngam nguv" - a kind of soup, something like ងាំងូវ (ngŏâmnguv), ងុាំង៉ូវ, ងុំាង៉ូវ, or ណាំង៉ូវ (nămngov) though both my Lonely Planet phrasebook and the menu I've seen it on used ង to begin both words and didn't use ណ as I've found in SEAlang.
- I don’t think that ងុាំ or ងុំា are valid spellings in Khmer. As for the other two, searching for their hits on Google, ងាំងូវ (ngŏâmnguv) only gets four hits; ណាំង៉ូវ (nămngov) gets about 95. OTOH, almost all the transliterations had ngam, not nam. Maybe a native speaker will be able to clarify eventually. Yet a third spelling, ងាំង៉ូវ (ngŏâmngov), gets 146 hits. —Stephen (Talk) 11:39, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
- I'll try to photograph the two places I've seen it written with ង - sometimes with these complex scripts you can see it but still be unsure how it works out in Unicode. I got Unicode that looked right but as you say no Google hits which gave me doubts. — hippietrail (talk) 17:52, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
- Okay, I finally have the definitive answer. This word is spelled ង៉ាំង៉ូវ (ngămngov), but it really only means the preserved lemon. All of the other spellings are misspellings. The chicken soup is called ស្ងោរមាន់ង៉ាំង៉ូវ (sngaôrméanngămngov). —Stephen (Talk) 05:05, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
- "falang" or "farang" - foreigner / westerner / farang - I forget which pronunciation was used in Cambodia. This was the usual way I was referred to in the third person or, in the case of children, also in the 2nd person. Probably via Thai and Lao?
- Thai uses ฝรั่ง (fàràŋ) (non-Asian foreigner, usually Caucasian). The Khmer word that is cognate with that is:
- បារាំង (baaraŋ) = French, France, French person, European person. The word for foreigner is different:
- ជនបរទេស (cɔɔn bɑɑrəteeh) = foreigner
- បរទេស (bɑɑrəteeh) = foreign country; foreigner. —Stephen (Talk) 10:59, 12 June 2015 (UTC)