Pronouns

Sinhala Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Sinhala Vocabulary
Culture Sinhala Phrases
Structure Sinhala Grammar

The 8th lesson contains the Sinhala pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general 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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in Sinhala

Pronouns Sinhala
Iමම
mama
Youඔබ
oba
Heඔහු
ohu
Sheඇය
æya
Weඅපි
api
You (plural)ඔබ
oba
Theyඔවුන්
ovun
I love youමම ඔයාට ආදරෙයි
mama oyāṭa ādareyi
She is beautifulඇය ලස්සනයි
æya lassanayi
They are dancingඔවුන් නටමින් ඉන්නවා
ovun naṭamin innavā
We are happyඅපි සතුටින්
api satuṭin

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Sinhala

Pronouns Sinhala
Meමා
Youඔබ
oba
Himඔහු
ohu
Herඇගේ
ægē
Usඅප
apa
You (plural)ඔබලා
obalā
Themඔවුන්
ovun
Can you call us?ඔබට පුළුවන්ද අපට කතා කරන්න?
obaṭa puḷuvanda apaṭa katā karanna?
Give me your phone numberමට ඔබේ දුරකථන අංකය දෙන්න
maṭa obē durakathana aṁkaya denna
I can give you my emailමට ඔබට මගේ ඊමේල් ලිපිනය දෙන්න පුළුවන්
maṭa obaṭa magē īmēl lipinaya denna puḷuvan
Tell him to call meඔහුට කියන්න මට කතා කරන්න කියලා
ohuṭa kiyanna maṭa katā karanna kiyalā

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Sinhala

Pronouns Sinhala
Myමගේ
magē
Yourඔබගේ
obagē
Hisඔහුගේ
ohugē
Herඇගේ
ægē
Ourඅපගේ
apagē
Your (plural)ඔබගේ
obagē
Theirඔවුන්ගේ
ovungē
His email is...ඔහුගේ ඊමේල් ලිපිනය ...
ohugē īmēl lipinaya ...
My phone number is...මගේ දුරකථන අංකය ...
magē durakathana aṁkaya ...
Our dream is to visit Spainඅපේ සිහිනය ස්පාඤ්ඤය බලන්නට යාමයි
apē sihinaya spāññaya balannaṭa yāmayi
Their country is beautifulමේ රට ලස්සනයි
mē raṭa lassanayi

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Sinhala

Pronouns Sinhala
Mineමගේ
magē
Yoursඔබේ
obē
Hisඔහුගේ
ohugē
Hersඇගේ
ægē
Oursඅපේ
apē
Yours (plural)ඔයාගෙ
oyāge
Theirsඔවුන්ගේ
ovungē
Is this pen yours?මේ පෑන ඔබේද?
mē pǣna obēda?
The book is mineමේ පොත මගේ
mē pota magē
The shoes are hersසපත්තු ඇගේ
sapattu ægē
Victory is oursදිනුම අපේ
dinuma apē

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Sinhala

Travel Sinhala
Airplaneඅහස්යානය/ අහස් යාත්‍රාව
ahasyānaya/ ahas yātrāva
Airportගුවන් තොටුපොල
guvan toṭupola
Busබස් රථය/ බස් එක
bas rathaya/ bas eka
Bus stationබස් නැවතුම් පොල
bas nævatum pola
Carකාර් රථය/ කාර් එක
kār rathaya/ kār eka
Flightගුවන් ගමන
guvan gamana
For businessබිස්නස් එකකට/ ව්‍යාපාරයක් සඳහා
bisnas ekakaṭa/ vyāpārayak san̆dahā
For pleasureවිනෝදය සඳහා
vinōdaya san̆dahā
Help Deskඋපකාරක ස්ථානය
upakāraka sthānaya
Hotelහෝටලය
hōṭalaya
Luggageගමන් බඩු
gaman baḍu
Parkingරථ ගාල/ කාර් පාක් එක
ratha gāla/ kār pāk eka
Passportගමන් බලපත්‍රය/ පාස්පෝට් එක
gaman balapatraya/ pāspōṭ eka
Reservationවෙන්කිරීම
venkirīma
Taxiකුළි රථය/ ටැක්සිය
kuḷi rathaya/ ṭæksiya
Ticketඅවසර පත්‍රය/ ටිකට් එක
avasara patraya/ ṭikaṭ eka
To travelගමන් යාමට
gaman yāmaṭa
Tourismසංචාරක කර්මාන්තය
saṁcāraka karmāntaya
Train (noun)දුම්රිය/ කෝච්චිය
dumriya/ kōcciya
Train stationදුම්රිය ස්ථානය/ ස්ටේෂම
dumriya sthānaya/ sṭēṣama
By trainකෝච්චියෙන්
kōcciyen
By carකාර් එකෙන්
kār eken
By busබස් එකෙන්
bas eken
By taxiකුලී රථයෙන්
kulī rathayen
By airplaneගුවන් යානයෙන්
guvan yānayen

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Daily Conversation in Sinhala

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Sinhala Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Sinhala

English Sinhala
Do you accept credit cards?ක්‍රෙඩිට් කාඩ් ගන්නවද?
kreḍiṭ kāḍ gannavada?
How much will it cost?ඒකෙ ගාන කීයද?
ēke gāna kīyada?
I have a reservationමම වෙන්කරගෙන තියෙනවා/ රිසව් කරගෙන තියෙනවා
mama venkaragena tiyenavā/ risav karagena tiyenavā
I'd like to rent a carමම කුලියට වාහනයක් ගන්න කැමතියි
mama kuliyaṭa vāhanayak ganna kæmatiyi
I'm here on business / on vacation.මම මෙහෙ ආවෙ බිස්නස් වලට/ විවේක ගැනීමට
mama mehe āve bisnas valaṭa/ vivēka gænīmaṭa
Is this seat taken?මේ ආසනයෙ කවුරුවත් ඉන්නවද?
mē āsanaye kavuruvat innavada?
It was nice meeting youඔයාව හමුවීම සතුටක්
oyāva hamuvīma satuṭak
Take this! (when giving something)මේක ගන්න!
mēka ganna!
Do you like it?ඔයා ඒකට කැමතිද?
oyā ēkaṭa kæmatida?
I really like it!මම ඇත්තෙන්ම ඒකට කැමතියි!
mama ættenma ēkaṭa kæmatiyi!
I'm just kiddingමම විහිළුවක් කළේ
mama vihiḷuvak kaḷē
I'm hungryමට බඩගිනියි
maṭa baḍaginiyi
I'm thirstyමට පිපාසෙයි
maṭa pipāseyi

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Sinhala about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Sinhala Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Sinhala homepage.

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