Nouns

Sinhala Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

Lessons Sinhala Lessons
Linguistic Sinhala Vocabulary
Culture Sinhala Phrases
Structure Sinhala Grammar

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Sinhala which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Sinhala. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Sinhala

Nouns Sinhala
Catබළලා
baḷalā
Dogබල්ලා
ballā
Womanගැහැණීය
gæhæṇīya
Womenගැහැණු
gæhæṇu
Motherඅම්මා
ammā
Sisterසොහොයුරිය
sohoyuriya
Shoesසපත්තු
sapattu
Socksමේස්
mēs
Bookපොත
pota
Booksපොත්
pot
Starsතරු
taru
Sunඉර/ සූර්යයා
ira/ sūryayā

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Sinhala Nouns in a Sentence

English Sinhala
I have a dogමට බල්ලෙක් ඉන්නවා
maṭa ballek innavā
I speak Italianමම ඉතාලි කතා කරනවා
mama itāli katā karanavā
I live in Americaමම ජීවත්වෙන්නේ ඇමරිකාවේ
mama jīvatvennē æmarikāvē
This is my wifeමේ මගේ බිරිඳ
mē magē birin̆da
This is my husbandමේ මගේ සැමියා
mē magē sæmiyā
Can you close the door?ඔයාට දොර වහන්න පුළුවන්ද?
oyāṭa dora vahanna puḷuvanda?

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Sinhala. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Sinhala

Actorනළුවා
naḷuvā
Actressනිළිය
niḷiya
Artistකලාකාරයා
kalākārayā
Businessmanව්‍යාපාරිකයා
vyāpārikayā
Doctorදොස්තර
dostara
Engineerඉංජිනේරුවා
iṁjinēruvā
Nurseහෙදිය
hediya
Policemanපොලිස් නිලධාරියා
polis niladhāriyā
Singerගායකයා
gāyakayā
Studentශිෂ්‍යයා
śiṣyayā
Teacherගුරුවරයා
guruvarayā
Translatorභාෂා පරිවර්තක
bhāṣā parivartaka

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Daily Conversation in Sinhala

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Sinhala

English Sinhala
He is a policemanඔහු පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙක්
ohu polis niladhāriyek
I have a long experienceමට දීර්ඝ පළපුරුද්දක් තියෙනවා
maṭa dīrgha paḷapuruddak tiyenavā
I'm a new employeeමම අලුත් සේවකයෙක්
mama alut sēvakayek
I'm an artistමම කලාකාරයෙක්
mama kalākārayek
I'm looking for a jobමම රැකියාවක් හොයනවා
mama rækiyāvak hoyanavā
She is a singerඇය ගායිකාවක්
æya gāyikāvak
What's that called in French?ප්‍රංශ භාෂාවෙන් ඒකට කියන්නේ මොකක්ද?
praṁśa bhāṣāven ēkaṭa kiyannē mokakda?
I have a reservationමම වෙන්කරගෙන තියෙනවා/ රිසව් කරගෙන තියෙනවා
mama venkaragena tiyenavā/ risav karagena tiyenavā
I have to goමම යන්න ඕනා
mama yanna ōnā
Where do you live?ඔයා ජීවත් වෙන්නෙ කොහෙද?
oyā jīvat venne koheda?
Spanish is easy to learnස්පාඤ්ඤ ඉගෙන ගැනීමට ලේසියි
spāñña igena gænīmaṭa lēsiyi

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Sinhala about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.

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