Determiners

Sinhala Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Sinhala. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Sinhala Classes.

Articles

Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Sinhala, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Sinhala

Determiners Sinhala
The yellow pen is easy to findකහ පෑන හොයාගන්නට ලෙහෙසියි
kaha pǣna hoyāgannaṭa lehesiyi
A yellow pen is easy to findකහ පෑනක් හොයාගන්නට ලෙහෙසියි
kaha pǣnak hoyāgannaṭa lehesiyi
A French teacher is hereමෙහෙ ප්‍රංශ ගුරුවරයෙක් ඉන්නවා
mehe praṁśa guruvarayek innavā
The French teacher is hereප්‍රංශ ගුරුවරයා මෙහෙ
praṁśa guruvarayā mehe
Some languages are hardසමහර භාෂා අමාරුයි
samahara bhāṣā amāruyi
Many languages are easyබොහෝ භාෂා ලෙහෙසියි
bohō bhāṣā lehesiyi
The student speaks Koreanසිසුවා කොරියානු භාෂාව කතා කරනවා
sisuvā koriyānu bhāṣāva katā karanavā
A student speaks Koreanසිසුවෙක් කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
sisuvek koriyan katā karanavā
Some students speak Koreanසිසුන් කීපදෙනෙක් කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
sisun kīpadenek koriyan katā karanavā
Many students speak Koreanබොහෝ සිසුන් කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
bohō sisun koriyan katā karanavā
This student speaks Koreanමේ සිසුවා කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
mē sisuvā koriyan katā karanavā
That student speaks Koreanඒ සිසුවා කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
ē sisuvā koriyan katā karanavā
These students speak Koreanමේ සිසුන් කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
mē sisun koriyan katā karanavā
Those students speak Koreanඒ සිසුන් කොරියන් කතා කරනවා
ē sisun koriyan katā karanavā

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Sinhala

People Sinhala
Auntනැන්දා
nændā
Babyබබා
babā
Boyකොල්ලා
kollā
Brotherසොහොයුරා
sohoyurā
Child (female)දරුවා (ගැහැණු)
daruvā (gæhæṇu)
Child (male)දරුවා (පිරිමි)
daruvā (pirimi)
Cousin (female)නෑනා
nǣnā
Cousin (male)මස්සිනා
massinā
Daughterදුව
duva
Fatherතාත්තා
tāttā
Girlකෙල්ල
kella
Grandfatherසීයා
sīyā
Grandmotherආච්චි
ācci
Husbandසැමියා
sæmiyā
Manමිනිසා
minisā
Motherඅම්මා
ammā
Nephewබෑණා
bǣṇā
Nieceලේලිය
lēliya
Peopleපුද්ගලයින්
pudgalayin
Sisterසහෝදරිය
sahōdariya
Sonපුතා
putā
Uncleමාමා
māmā
Wifeබිරිඳ
birin̆da
Womanගැහැනිය
gæhæniya

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Daily Conversation in Sinhala

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Sinhala

English Sinhala
How old is your sister?ඔයාගේ සහෝදරීට වයස කියද?
oyāgē sahōdarīṭa vayasa kiyada?
I love my husbandමම මගේ සැමියාට ආදරෙයි
mama magē sæmiyāṭa ādareyi
This is my wifeමේ මගේ බිරිඳ
mē magē birin̆da
What's your brother called?ඔයාගේ සහෝදරයට කියන්නේ මොකක්ද?
oyāgē sahōdarayaṭa kiyannē mokakda?
Where does your father work?ඔයාගේ තාත්තා වැඩ කරන්නේ කොහේද?
oyāgē tāttā væḍa karannē kohēda?
Your daughter is very cuteඔයාගේ දුව හරිම හුරුබුහුටියි
oyāgē duva harima hurubuhuṭiyi
What time is it?දැන් වෙලාව කීයද?
dæn velāva kīyada?
It's 10 o'clockදැන් වෙලාව දහයයි
dæn velāva dahayayi
Give me this!මට මේක දෙන්න
maṭa mēka denna
I love youමම ඔයාට ආදරෙයි
mama oyāṭa ādareyi
Are you free tomorrow evening?ඔයාට හෙට හවස වැඩක් නැතිද?
oyāṭa heṭa havasa væḍak nætida?
I would like to invite you for dinnerමම ඔයාට රාත්‍රී කෑඹ වේලට ආරාධනා කරන්න කැමතියි
mama oyāṭa rātrī kǣm̆ba vēlaṭa ārādhanā karanna kæmatiyi

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Sinhala about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.

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