Lesson 4:   Back from Work in the Province
មេរៀនទី៤: ត្រឡប់ពីធើ្វការតាមខេត្ដ

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លោកស្រីធីតា: សុខសប្បាយទេ សន ? spkr.gif (282 bytes)
លោក សន: បាទ សុខសប្បាយ។ ចុះធីតា វិញ ? spkr.gif (282 bytes)
លោកស្រីធីតា: ចាស សុខសប្បាយ ប៉ុន្ដែរវល់មែនទែន។ spkr.gif (282 bytes)
លោក សន: ខ្ញុំ ក៏អព្ចឹាងដែរ ។ spkr.gif (282 bytes)

 

Khmer

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English

សុខសប្បាយទេ សន ? sok sabaay cie tee SAn? How are you Sorn ? spkr.gif (282 bytes)
បាទ សុខសប្បាយ។ ចុះធីតា វិញ ? baat,  sok sabaay.  coh thiidaa when) ? Yes, I am fine. What about you (name) spkr.gif (282 bytes)
ចាស សុខសប្បាយ ប៉ុន្ដែរវល់មែនទែន។ caah sok sabaay.  pontae rOwu(el maen taen. Yes, I am fine but very busy. spkr.gif (282 bytes)
ខ្ញុំ ក៏អព្ចឹាងដែរ ។ kn)om KAA qan)ceN dae. So am I. spkr.gif (282 bytes)

Note:

bulletThe question (ចុះធីតា វិញ ? ) consists of particles (ចុះ ) and (វិញ ).  The question can be shorten as (ចុះធីតា ? )
bulletParticle (ចុះ ) is an interjection.  It occurs with a constrastive function before questions which shift attention to a second person.
bullet(វិញ ) is a constrastive  particle, which means "back again", on the other hand, in a reverse direction.  You can see more example in lesson 5.
bulletThe response partical ចាស (caah) by women and បាទ (baat) by man are polite acknowledgment of aprevious utterance speech by other speakers, whether the previous utterance was a statement or a question.  Following a question, the occurrence of a response particle as the sole constituent of the response implies affirmation.
bulletA negative reply is indecated by a response particle followed by the negative final particle ទេ (ចាសទេ ) and (បាទទេ ) or by ទេ alone.
bulletIn exchange between equals, response particles tend to be dis continued after theinitial exchanges.
bulletThe exchange between a superior and an inferior, resonse particles tend to be used through the exchange by the inferior, but may be discontinued or not used at all by the superior party in the exchange.
bulletResponse particles usually occur with a falling intonational countour.

 

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