The 5th Sinhala lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.
Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Sinhala sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||ඔහු උසයි|
|She is tall||ඇය උසයි|
|He is a short man||ඔහු මිටි මිනිහෙක්|
ohu miṭi minihek
|She is a short woman||ඇය මිටි ගැහැණියක්|
æya miṭi gæhæṇiyak
|He is German||ඔහු ජර්මානු|
|She is German||ඇය ජර්මානු|
|Japanese men are friendly||ජපන් මිනිස්සු මිත්රශීලීයි|
japan minissu mitraśīlīyi
|Japanese women are friendly||ජපන් ගැහැණු මිත්රශීලීයි|
japan gæhæṇu mitraśīlīyi
If you have any questions, please contact me using the Sinhala contact form on the header above.
Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||ඔයා මගේ ඇඳුමට කැමතිද?|
oyā magē æn̆dumaṭa kæmatida?
|I lost my socks||මගේ මේස් නැතිවෙලා|
magē mēs nætivelā
|It looks good on you||ඒක ඔයාට ලස්සනයි|
ēka oyāṭa lassanayi
|She has a beautiful ring||ඇයට ලස්සන මුද්දක් තියෙනවා|
æyaṭa lassana muddak tiyenavā
|These pants (trousers) are long||මේ කලිසම් දිග වැඩියි|
mē kalisam diga væḍiyi
|These shoes are small||මේ සපත්තු පොඩියි|
mē sapattu poḍiyi
|Where are you from?||ඔයා ආවෙ කොහෙන්ද?|
oyā āve kohenda?
|I'm from the U.S||මම ආවෙ එක්සත් ජනපදයෙන්|
mama āve eksat janapadayen
|I'm American||මම ඇමරිකානුවෙක්|
|Where do you live?||ඔයා ජීවත් වෙන්නෙ කොහෙද?|
oyā jīvat venne koheda?
|I live in the U.S||මම ජීවත් වෙන්නෙ එක්සත් ජනපදයේ|
mama jīvat venne eksat janapadayē
|Do you like it here?||ඔයා මෙහෙට කැමතිද?|
oyā meheṭa kæmatida?
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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Sinhala about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.