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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:35 pm

kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
No.

[Baan tei] is different from just [tei].

[statement] + [baan tei]
to ask for permission.

Could I please use your motorbike [baan tei]?
Could he please use the bathroom [baan tei]?

[statement] + [tei]
to ask a yes-no question

You go shopping now [tei]?
He is in the bathroom now [tei]?
You like a glass of water [tei]?

On a sidenote: I write 'tuk' for water where Explorer uses 'dtuk'. Bontoop (d)tuk means bathroom.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:50 pm

kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
bontoob means room

tduk means water

bontoob tduk means bathroom
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:57 pm

kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
The word for enter is joel.

Some people use spelling which originated with the French and use ch for the j sound. You need to pronounce it j.

I am get the impression some people pronounce it ch, and speak Khmer badly.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:09 pm

explorer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:57 pm
kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
The word for enter is joel.

Some people use spelling which originated with the French and use ch for the j sound. You need to pronounce it j.

I am get the impression some people pronounce it ch, and speak Khmer badly.
ចូល (to enter) isn't romanized as j**l generally.

It's common to convert the ច to ch. At least that's what I learned, and how Google does it.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:12 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:09 pm
explorer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:57 pm
kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
The word for enter is joel.

Some people use spelling which originated with the French and use ch for the j sound. You need to pronounce it j.

I am get the impression some people pronounce it ch, and speak Khmer badly.
ចូល (to enter) isn't romanized as j**l generally.

It's common to convert the ច to ch. At least that's what I learned, and how Google does it.
As I said, many people use the French spelling. It is pronounced j.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:25 pm

explorer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Kammekor wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:09 pm
explorer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:57 pm
kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Thanks a lot.
Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
Can I enter the room?

Is "easy" since It is close to
Koat chole bontoob baan tei?
Does he enter the room or not?

But the tuk I do not understand. What does it mean?

Thanks a lot. I appreciate. Shopping now. I reply more later.
The word for enter is joel.

Some people use spelling which originated with the French and use ch for the j sound. You need to pronounce it j.

I am get the impression some people pronounce it ch, and speak Khmer badly.
ចូល (to enter) isn't romanized as j**l generally.

It's common to convert the ច to ch. At least that's what I learned, and how Google does it.
As I said, many people use the French spelling. It is pronounced j.
It's fine Explorer, keep dreaming about the 'French spelling' and your conversions. Feel free to use your own conversions.
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:26 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:15 pm
I would say:

Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
What you are saying is not technically correct. You could say any of the following:

សូម ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក ទេ

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក បាន ទេ

You could include more words at the beginning to make it a longer sentence.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:30 pm

explorer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Kammekor wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:15 pm
I would say:

Knyom som chole bontoob tuk baan tei?
What you are saying is not technically correct. You could say any of the following:

សូម ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក ទេ

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក បាន ទេ

You could include more words at the beginning to make it a longer sentence.
Yes, you could say all, and all have a different meaning.


សូម ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក
saum chaul bantob tuk

Please enter the bathroom

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក ទេ
aoy khnhom chaul bantob tuk tei

Can I enter the bathroom? (yes no question)

ឱ្យ ខ្ញុំ ចូល បន្ទប់ ទឹក បាន ទេ
aoy khnhom chaul bantob tuk baan tei

Can I enter the bathroom? (formally asking permission)
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by kps » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:38 pm

Thanks. Definitely useful for me. This is from a book that doesn't go into the details so much. That's why I mistakenly thought the "ban te" was a yes/no question.

https://i.imgur.com/kAuNOrc.jpg

Sorry for poor quality. Imgur doesn't approve of text scans, maybe??

Here is a better copy
https://mega.nz/#!yxJXGAaY!2NQs6o_b7CuU ... 3956GfzUuQ

I will stick to the simplest forms and try to cover up "rude" grammar with polite attitude. Sometimes I even add "please" in English to show politeness and that mistakes are expected at my level. To get through to housekeeping I finally had to use "ort somaat" which they repeated and smiled.

"bantoub tuk" I should have understood. Explorer also explained it but I was on the move and just read quickly. Probably a better word. I had some problems yesterday with the. "tae bangkun nuv aenae".

Thanks, very useful. I will probably come up with more questions. :)
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Re: How much should I pay for a language tutor?

Post by explorer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:14 pm

kps wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:38 pm
I had some problems yesterday with the. "tae bangkun nuv aenae".
In those books the spelling is quite different from how it is pronounced. It will be good when you have a Cambodian to tell you the pronunciation.

I would say: tdaa bongoon noe anaa

Which could be translated as: is toilet at where

It is probably more polite to say bathroom, but it is not really important. It is good to know both. I needed to use the bathroom at one place, and asked permission. They had one room with a shower and another room with a toilet. They asked me which one.
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