Sinhala Articles

Sinhala Articles

If you're trying to learn Sinhala Articles which is also called Sinhanlese, check our courses about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Sinhala grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Sinhala. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Sinhala Articles

Learning the Sinhala Articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Sinhala language. But first we need to know what the role of Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Sinhala.

Sinhala articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesSinhala Articles
articlesavya pada - අව්‍ය පද
theN/A - N/A
aN/A - N/A
oneek - එක්
somesamahara - සමහර
fewætæm - ඇතැම්
the bookpota - පොත
the bookspot - පොත්
a bookpotak - පොතක්
one bookeka potak - එක පොතක්
some booksætæm pot - ඇතැම් පොත්
few bookspot kīpayak - පොත් කීපයක්

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Articles in Sinhala has a logical pattern. Locate the Articles above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Sinhanlese.

List of Articles in Sinhala

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Sinhala. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Sinhala vocabulary.

English VocabularySinhala Vocabulary
Foodāhāra - ආහාර
almondskoṭṭambā - කොට්ටම්බා
breadpān - පාන්
breakfastudē kǣma - උදේ කෑම
butterbaṭar - බටර්
candysūkiri - සූකිරි
cheesecīs - චීස්
chickenkūkūl mas - කුකුල් මස්
cuminsūdūrū - සූදුරු
dessertatūrūpasa - අතුරුපස
dinnerrātrī kǣma - රාත්‍රී කෑම
fishmāl̠ū - මාළු
fruitpalatūrū - පලතුරු
ice creamayis krīm - අයිස් ක්‍රීම්
lambbæṭal̠ū mas - බැටළු මස්
lemonleman - ලෙමන්
lunchdivā āhāraya - දිවා ආහාරය
mealbhōjanaya - භෝජනය
meatmas - මස්
ovenun̆dūna - උඳුන
peppergammiris - ගම්මිරිස්
plantspæla - පැල
porkūrūmas - ඌරුමස්
saladsalādaya - සලාදය
saltlūṇū - ලුණු
sandwichsænḍvic - සැන්ඩ්විච්
sausagesosējas - සොසේජස්
soupsūp - සුප්
sugarsīni - සීනි
supperrǣ kǣma - රෑ කෑම
turkeykal̠ūkūmmas - කළුකුම්මස්
appleæpal - ඇපල්
bananakesel - කෙසෙල්
orangesdoḍam - දොඩම්
peachespīc - පීච්
peanutraṭakajū - රටකජු
pearspeyārs - පෙයාර්ස්
pineappleannāsi - අන්නාසි
grapesmidi - මිදි
strawberriessṭrōberi - ස්ට්‍රෝබෙරි
vegetablesel̠avalū - එළවලු
carrotkæraṭ - කැරට්
cornbaḍa irin̆gū - බඩ ඉරිඟු
cucumberpipiññā - පිපිඤ්ඤා
garlicsūdūlūnū - සුදුලූනු
lettucesalāda kol̠a - සලාද කොළ
olivesoliv - ඔලිව්
onionsratū lūnū - රතු ලූනු
peppersgammiris - ගම්මිරිස්
potatoesala - අල
pumpkinvaṭṭakkā - වට්ටක්කා
beansbōṁci - බෝංචි
tomatoestakkāli - තක්කාලි

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Sinhala, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Sinhanlese Articles, you might want to check the rest of our Sinhala lessons here: Learn Sinhala. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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