Negation

Sinhala Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Sinhala which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Sinhala

Negation Sinhala
Noනැත
næta
Nothingකිසිත් නැත
kisit næta
Not yetතවම නැත
tavama næta
No oneකිසිවෙක් නැත
kisivek næta
No longerතවදුරටත් නැත
tavaduraṭat næta
Neverකිසිදා නැත
kisidā næta
Cannotනොහැකියි
nohækiyi
Should notනොකළ යුතුයි
nokaḷa yutuyi

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions 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 Negation in a Sentence

English Sinhala
Don't worry!කරදර වෙන්න එපා!
karadara venna epā!
I cannot remember the wordමට වචනය මතක නැහැ
maṭa vacanaya mataka næhæ
I do not speak Japaneseමම ජපන් කතා කරන්නේ නැහැ
mama japan katā karannē næhæ
I don't know!මම දන්නේ නෑ!
mama dannē nǣ!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetමම තවම ඉතාලි භාෂාවට දක්ෂ නැහැ
mama tavama itāli bhāṣāvaṭa dakṣa næhæ
I'm not interested!මම කැමති නැහැ!
mama kæmati næhæ!
No one here speaks Greekමෙහෙ කවුරුවත් ග්‍රීක කතා කරන්නේ නැහැ
mehe kavuruvat grīka katā karannē næhæ
No problem!ප්‍රශ්නයක් නෑ!
praśnayak nǣ!
This is not correctමේක වැරදියි
mēka væradiyi
This is wrongමේක වැරදියි
mēka væradiyi
We don't understandඅපට වැටහෙන්නේ නැහැ
apaṭa væṭahennē næhæ
You should not forget this wordඔයා මෙම වචනය අමතක නොකළ යුතුයි
oyā mema vacanaya amataka nokaḷa yutuyi

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Sinhala

Body Sinhala
Armබාහුව
bāhuva
Backපිට
piṭa
Chestපපුව
papuva
Earකණ
kaṇa
Eyeඇස
æsa
Faceමුහුණ
muhuṇa
Feetපාදය
pādaya
Fingersඇඟිලි
æn̆gili
Hairහිසකෙස්
hisakes
Handඅත
ata
Headහිස
hisa
Heartහදවත
hadavata
Legකකුල
kakula
Mouthකට
kaṭa
Neckබෙල්ල
bella
Noseනාසය
nāsaya
Shoulderඋරහිස
urahisa
Stomachබඩ
baḍa
Teethදත්
dat
Tongueදිව
diva

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Daily Conversation in Sinhala

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Sinhala

English Sinhala
He feels with his handඔහුට ඔහුගේ අතින් දැනෙනවා
ohuṭa ohugē atin dænenavā
I smell with my noseමට මගේ නාසයෙන් ගඳ-සුවඳ දැනෙනවා
maṭa magē nāsayen gan̆da-suvan̆da dænenavā
She has beautiful eyesඇයට ලස්සන ඇස් දෙකක් තියෙනවා
æyaṭa lassana æs dekak tiyenavā
She tastes with her tongueඇයට ඇගේ දිවෙන් රස දැනෙනවා
æyaṭa ægē diven rasa dænenavā
We see with our eyesඅපට අපේ ඇස් දෙකෙන් පෙනෙනවා
apaṭa apē æs deken penenavā
You hear with your earsඔබට ඔබේ දෙකනින් ඇසෙනවා
obaṭa obē dekanin æsenavā
How old are you?ඔයාගෙ වයස කීයද?
oyāge vayasa kīyada?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldමට අවුරුදු (විස්සක්, තිහක්...) වයසයි
maṭa avurudu (vissak, tihak...) vayasayi
Are you married?ඔයා බැඳලද?
oyā bæn̆dalada?
Do you have children?ඔයාට දරුවො ඉන්නවද?
oyāṭa daruvo innavada?
I have to goමම යන්න ඕනා
mama yanna ōnā
I will be right back!මම ඉක්මනින් ආපහු එන්නම්!
mama ikmanin āpahu ennam!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Sinhala about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.

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