Adverbs

Sinhala Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

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

In this 18th lesson we will explore the Sinhala adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use 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.

Adverbs

In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs 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.

Adverbs List in Sinhala

Adverbs Sinhala
Alreadyදැනටමත්
dænaṭamat
Immediatelyක්ෂණිකවම
kṣaṇikavama
Last nightලැප්ටොප් එක
læpṭop eka
Laterමෑතකදි
mǣtakadi
Next weekලබන සතියෙ
labana satiye
Nowදැන්
dæn
Soonඉක්මණින්
ikmaṇin
Stillතවමත්
tavamat
This morningඅද උදෑසන
ada udǣsana
Todayඅද
ada
Tomorrowහෙට
heṭa
Tonightඅද රෑ
ada rǣ
Yesterdayඊයේ
īyē
Yetතවමත්
tavamat
Anywhereඕනෑම තැනක
ōnǣma tænaka
Everywhereහැම තැනම
hæma tænama
Hereමෙ‍තන
metana
Thereඅතන
atana
Almostමුළුමනින් පාහේ
muḷumanin pāhē
Aloneතනියම
taniyama
Carefullyප්‍රවේසමෙන්
pravēsamen
Quicklyවේගයෙන්
vēgayen
Reallyසැබවින්ම
sæbavinma
Slowlyහෙමින්
hemin
Togetherඑකට
ekaṭa
Veryඉතා
itā
Alwaysසැමවිට
sæmaviṭa
Neverකවදාවත් නැත
kavadāvat næta
Rarelyකලාතුරකින්
kalāturakin
Sometimesසමහර වෙලාවට
samahara velāvaṭa

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Sinhala sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Sinhala Adverbs in a Sentence

English Sinhala
Do you like it here?ඔයා මෙහෙට කැමතිද?
oyā meheṭa kæmatida?
See you later!පසුව හමුවෙමු!
pasuva hamuvemu!
Thank you very much!ඔබට බොහොම ස්තූතියි!
obaṭa bohoma stūtiyi!
I really like it!මම ඇත්තෙන්ම ඒකට කැමතියි!
mama ættenma ēkaṭa kæmatiyi!

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Sinhala

Animals Sinhala
Animalසතා
satā
Bearවලහා
valahā
Birdකුරුල්ලා
kurullā
Butterflyසමනලයා
samanalayā
Catබළලා
baḷalā
Cowඑළ හරකා
eḷa harakā
Dogබල්ලා
ballā
Donkeyබූරුවා
būruvā
Eagleරාජාලියා
rājāliyā
Elephantඅලියා
aliyā
Farmගොවිපල
govipala
Forestකැලය
kælaya
Goatඑළුවා
eḷuvā
Horseඅශ්වයා
aśvayā
Insectකෘමියා
kṛmiyā
Lionසිංහයා
siṁhayā
Monkeyවඳුරා
van̆durā
Mosquitoමදුරුවා
maduruvā
Mouseමීයා
mīyā
Rabbitහාවා
hāvā
Sheep (plural)බැටළුවා
bæṭaḷuvā
Snakeසර්පයා
sarpayā
Spiderමකුළුවා
makuḷuvā
Tigerකොටියා
koṭiyā

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Daily Conversation in Sinhala

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Sinhala

English Sinhala
Do you have any animals?ඔයාට සත්තු ඉන්නවද?
oyāṭa sattu innavada?
Do you sell dog food?ඔයා බල්ලන්ගෙ කෑඹ විකුණනවද?
oyā ballange kǣm̆ba vikuṇanavada?
I have a dogමට බල්ලෙක් ඉන්නවා
maṭa ballek innavā
Monkeys are funnyවඳුරෝ විහිළුකාරයෝ
van̆durō vihiḷukārayō
She likes catsඇය බළලුන්ට කැමතියි
æya baḷalunṭa kæmatiyi
Tigers are fastකොටියා වේගවත්
koṭiyā vēgavat
Badනරක
naraka
Happyසතුටුයි
satuṭuyi
Sadදුකයි
dukayi
Thank you!ඔබට ස්තූතියි!
obaṭa stūtiyi!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")ඔබව සාදරයෙන් පිළිගනිමු! (""ඔබට ස්තූතියි"" යන්නට ප්‍රතිචාර ලෙස)
obava sādarayen piḷiganimu! (""obaṭa stūtiyi"" yannaṭa praticāra lesa)
Have a nice day!සුභ දවසක් වේවා!
subha davasak vēvā!
Good night!සුභ රාත්‍රියක්!
subha rātriyak!
Have a good trip!සුභ ගමනක් වේවා!
subha gamanak vēvā!
It was nice talking to you!ඔහත් එක්ක කතා කිරීමට ලැබීම සතුටක්
ohat ekka katā kirīmaṭa læbīma satuṭak

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Sinhala. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

Congratulations! You finished your 18th lesson in Sinhala about adverbs, and animals. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Vocabulary. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.

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