Sinhala Negation

If you're trying to learn Sinhala Negation which is also called Sinhanlese, check our courses about Negation and negative expressions... 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 Negation

Learning the Sinhala Negation 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 Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Sinhala.

Sinhala negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationSinhala Negation
Negation
Negationnæta yana arūt dena pada - නැත යන අරුත් දෙන පද
he is not hereohū mehi nomæta - ඔහු මෙහි නොමැත
that is not my bookmema pota magē noveyi - මෙම පොත මගේ නොවෙයි
do not enterætūlvanna epā - ඇතුල්වන්න එපා

Notice the structure of the Negation in Sinhala.

List of Negation in Sinhala

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Sinhala placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Sinhala vocabulary.

English NegationSinhala Negation
I don't speakmama katā nokarami - මම කතා නොකරමි
I don't writemama noliyami - මම නොලියමි
I don't drivemama nopadavami - මම නොපදවමි
I don't lovemama ādaraya nokarami - මම ආදරය නොකරමි
I don't givemama nodemi - මම නොදෙමි
I don't smilemama sinānovemi - මම සිනානොවෙමි
I don't takemama noganimi - මම නොගනිමි
he doesn't speakohū katā nokarayi - ඔහු කතා නොකරයි
he doesn't writemahū noliyayi - මහු නොලියයි
he doesn't driveohū nopadavayi - ඔහු නොපදවයි
he doesn't loveohū ādaraya nokarayi - ඔහු ආදරය නොකරයි
he doesn't giveohū nodeyi - ඔහු නොදෙයි
he doesn't smileohū sinānoveyi - ඔහු සිනානොවෙයි
he doesn't takeohū noganiyi - ඔහු නොගනියි
we don't speakapi katā nokaramū - අපි කතා නොකරමු
we don't writeapi noliyamū - අපි නොලියමු
we don't driveapi nopadavamū - අපි නොපදවමු
we don't loveapi ādaraya nokaramū - අපි ආදරය නොකරමු
we don't giveapi nodemū - අපි නොදෙමු
we don't smileapi sinā novemū - අපි සිනා නොවෙමු
we don't takeapi noganimū - අපි නොගනිමු

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Sinhala. Once you're done with the Sinhanlese Negation, 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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