Sinhala Nouns

Sinhala Nouns

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

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

Sinhala nouns are words used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or abstract ideas. Nouns are usually the most important part of vocabulary. Here are some examples:

English NounsSinhala Nouns
nounsnāma pada - නාම පද
my carmagē mōṭar rathaya - මගේ මෝටර් රථය
green carkol̠a pāṭa mōṭar rathaya - කොළ පාට මෝටර් රථය
three carsmōṭar ratha tūna - මෝටර් රථ තුන
car garagemōṭar ratha garājaya - මෝටර් රථ ගරාජය
outside the carmōṭar rathayen piṭa - මෝටර් රථයෙන් පිට

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

List of Nouns in Sinhala

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

English NounsSinhala Nouns
armbāhūva - බාහුව
backpiṭa - පිට
cheekskammūl - කම්මුල්
chestpapūva - පපුව
chinnikaṭa - නිකට
earkana - කන
elbowvælamiṭa - වැලමිට
eyeæsa - ඇස
facemūhūṇa - මුහුණ
fingeræn̆gilla - ඇඟිල්ල
fingersæn̆gili - ඇඟිලි
footaḍiya - අඩිය
hairkoṇḍaya - කොණ්ඩය
handata - අත
headol̠ūva - ඔළුව
hearthadavata - හදවත
kneedaṇahisa - දණහිස
legkakūla - කකුල
liptola - තොල
mouthkaṭa - කට
neckbella - බෙල්ල
nosenāsaya - නාසය
shoulderurahisa - උරහිස
stomachbaḍa - බඩ
teethdat - දත්
thighkalavaya - කලවය
throatugūra - උගුර
thumbmahapaṭa æn̆gilla - මහපට ඇඟිල්ල
toepayē æn̆gilla - පයේ ඇඟිල්ල
tonguediva - දිව
toothdata - දත

Nouns and Words have a very important role in Sinhala, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Sinhanlese Nouns, 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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