This is the 12th lesson about Sinhala verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.
Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.
Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.
|To drive||එළවන්න වෙයි|
|To find||රිය පැදවීමට|
|To love||ආදරය කිරීමට|
|To play||ක්රීඩා කිරීමට|
|To speak||කතා කිරීමට|
|To work||වැඩ කිරීමට|
|He understands me||ඔහු මාව තේරුම් ගන්නවා|
ohu māva tērum gannavā
|He understood me||ඔහු මාව වටහා ගත්තා|
ohu māva vaṭahā gattā
|He will understand me||ඔහු මාව තේරුම් ගනීවි|
ohu māva tērum ganīvi
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Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.
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Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I was born in July||මම ඉපදුනේ ජූලි මාසයේ|
mama ipadunē jūli māsayē
|I will visit you in August||මම ඔයාව අගෝස්තුවේදී හම්බවෙන්නම්|
mama oyāva agōstuvēdī hambavennam
|See you tomorrow!||හෙට හම්බවෙමු|
|Today is Monday||අද සඳුදා|
|Winter is very cold here||මෙහෙ සිසිර සෘතුව හරිම සීතලයි|
mehe sisira sṛtuva harima sītalayi
|Yesterday was Sunday||ඊයේ ඉරිදා|
|Are you married?||ඔයා බැඳලද?|
|I'm single||මම තනිකඩයි|
|Would you marry me?||ඔයා මාව බඳිනවද?|
oyā māva ban̆dinavada?
|Can I have your phone number?||මට ඔයාගෙ දුරකථන අංකය ගන්න පුළුවන්ද?|
maṭa oyāge durakathana aṁkaya ganna puḷuvanda?
|Can I have your email?||මට ඔයාගෙ ඊමේල් ලිපිනය ගන්න පුළුවන්ද?|
maṭa oyāge īmēl lipinaya ganna puḷuvanda?
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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Sinhala about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.