7.4 Conversation: I do not like this job very much.

The Construction មិនសូវ…ទេ “mən-souw​…dtee”

The construction មិនសូវ…ទេ “mən-souw…dtee”​ meaning “not really, not very, not much” is used to indicate partiality and it is placed before the main verb.


  • Khnhom mən-souw jam dtee. “I do not remember much.”
  • Niang mən-souw ni-yiay dtee. “She does not talk much.”

1. Listening and Reading

Listen to the conversation between Dara and Sok and describe whether they like their jobs.


After listening, read the conversation again and answer the true/false questions.

A: អេ!​ សុខធ្វើការនៅធនាគារនេះ មែនទេ?

B: បាទ!

A: សុខចូលចិត្តការងារនេះទេ?

B: ញុំមិនសូវចូលចិត្តការងារនេះទេ។ ចុះដារ៉ា ធ្វើការអីដែរ?

A: ខ្ញុំជាគ្រូពេទ្យ។

B: អូ! ដារ៉ាបានប្រាក់ខែច្រើនហើយមើលទៅ។

A: អឺ!! ខ្ញុំឈ​ប់ធ្វើជាគ្រូពេទ្យយូរហើយ។

B: អូ!​ ហេតុអី?!

A: ពីព្រោះ ខ្ញុំមិនចូលចិត្តការងារនោះទេ។





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