Wiktionary:Requested entries (Khmer)
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- 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 Borie 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)
- 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.
- ពិណ - harp
- "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)
- "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)