Comparative

Sinhala Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Sinhala. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. 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.

Comparative Form in Sinhala

Comparative Sinhala
As... asවගේ...
vagē...
Tallerවඩා උස
vaḍā usa
Shorterවඩා මිටි
vaḍā miṭi
Youngerවඩා බාල
vaḍā bāla
Olderවඩා වැඩිමල්
vaḍā væḍimal
As tall as වගේ උසයි
vagē usayi
Taller thanට වඩා උසයි
ṭa vaḍā usayi
Shorter thanට වඩා මිටියි
ṭa vaḍā miṭiyi
More beautifulවඩා ලස්සනයි
vaḍā lassanayi
Less beautifulඅඩුවෙන් ලස්සනයි
aḍuven lassanayi
Most beautifulලස්සනම
lassanama
Happyසතුටුයි
satuṭuyi
Happierවඩා සතුටු
vaḍā satuṭu
Happiestසතුටුම
satuṭuma
You are happyඔබ සතුටින්
oba satuṭin
You are as happy as Mayaඔයා මායා වගේ සතුටින් ඉන්නවා
oyā māyā vagē satuṭin innavā
You are happier than Mayaඔයා මායාට වඩා සතුටින් ඉන්නවා
oyā māyāṭa vaḍā satuṭin innavā
You are the happiestසතුටින්ම ඉන්නෙ ඔයා තමයි
satuṭinma inne oyā tamayi
Goodහොඳ
hon̆da
Betterවඩා හොඳයි
vaḍā hon̆dayi
Bestහොඳම
hon̆dama
Badනරක
naraka
Worseවඩා නරක
vaḍā naraka
Worstනරකම
narakama

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Sinhala

Shopping Sinhala
Can you take less?මීට වඩා අඩුවෙන් ගන්න පුළුවනිද?
mīṭa vaḍā aḍuven ganna puḷuvanida?
Do you accept credit cards?ක්‍රෙඩිට් කාඩ් ගන්නවද?
kreḍiṭ kāḍ gannavada?
How much is this?මේක කීයද?
mēka kīyada?
I'm just lookingමම බලනවා විතරයි
mama balanavā vitarayi
Only cash please!සල්ලි වලට විතරයි
salli valaṭa vitarayi
This is too expensiveමේක බොහොම මිළ අධිකයි
mēka bohoma miḷa adhikayi
Cafeතේ කඩය
tē kaḍaya
Cashමුදල්/සල්ලි
mudal/salli
Cheapලාබ
lāba
Checkචෙක් එක/ චෙක් පත
cek eka/ cek pata
Cinemaසිනමා ශාලාව
sinamā śālāva
Credit cardක්‍රෙඩිට් කාඩ් එක/ (ණය පත)
kreḍiṭ kāḍ eka/ (ṇaya pata)
Expensiveමිල අධික
mila adhika
Gas stationඉන්ධන පිරවුම්හල
indhana piravumhala
Museumකෞතුකාගාරය
kautukāgāraya
Parkingවාහන නැවතුම
vāhana nævatuma
Pharmacyෆාමසිය
fāmasiya
Supermarketසුපිරි වෙළඳසැල
supiri veḷan̆dasæla

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Sinhala

Restaurant Sinhala
I'm vegetarianමම නිර්මාංශයි/ මම වෙජිටේරියන්
mama nirmāṁśayi/ mama vejiṭēriyan
It is very delicious!ඒක හරිම රසයි!
ēka harima rasayi!
May we have the check please!අපේ ගාන කොහොමද?
apē gāna kohomada?
The bill please!අපිට බිල දෙනවද!
apiṭa bila denavada!
Waiter / waitress!වේටර් / වේටර්වරිය!
vēṭar / vēṭarvariya!
What do you recommend? (to eat)ඔබ ක්නන කියන්නෙ මොනවද?
oba knana kiyanne monavada?
What's the name of this dish?මේ කෑම එකේ නම මොකද්ද?
mē kǣma ekē nama mokadda?
Where is there a good restaurant?කන්න හොඳ තැනක් තියෙන්නෙ කොහෙද?
kanna hon̆da tænak tiyenne koheda?
A cup ofකෝප්පයක්
kōppayak
A glass ofවීදුරුවක්
vīduruvak
Black pepperකළු ගම්මිරිස්
kaḷu gammiris
Breadපාන්
pān
Dessertඅතුරුපස
aturupasa
Foodආහාර
āhāra
Forkගෑරැප්පුව
gǣræppuva
Knifeපිහිය
pihiya
Menuමෙනූ එක/ කෑම වට්ටෝරුව
menū eka/ kǣma vaṭṭōruva
Napkinඅත පිස්නාව/ නැප්කින් එක
ata pisnāva/ næpkin eka
Plateපිඟාන
pin̆gāna
Saladසලාදය
salādaya
Saltලුණු
luṇu
Saltyලුණු මිශ්‍ර
luṇu miśra
Soupසුප් එක
sup eka
Spicyරසවත්
rasavat
Spoonහැන්ද
hænda
Sweetපැණිරස
pæṇirasa
Tableමේසය
mēsaya
Tip (money for the waiter)වේලාව (දින/මාස)
vēlāva (dina/māsa)
Waterවතුර/ ජලය
vatura/ jalaya

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