Sinhala Numbers

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

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

Sinhala cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Here are some examples:

English NumbersSinhala Numbers
numbersaṁka - අංක
oneeka - එක
twodeka - දෙක
threetūna - තුන
fourhatara - හතර
fivepaha - පහ
sixhaya - හය
sevenhata - හත
eightaṭa - අට
ninenavaya - නවය
tendahaya - දහය
elevenekol̠aha - එකොළහ
twelvedol̠aha - දොළහ
thirteendahatūna - දහතුන
fourteendahahatara - දහහතර
fifteenpahal̠ova - පහළොව
sixteendahasaya - දහසය
seventeendahahata - දහහත
eighteendahaaṭa - දහඅට
nineteendahanavaya - දහනවය
twentyvissa - විස්ස
hundredsiyaya - සියය
one thousanddahasa - දහස
millionmiliyanaya - මිලියනය

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Sinhala.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Sinhala

Sinhala Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Sinhala. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Sinhala vocabulary.

English NumbersSinhala Numbers
Ordinal Numbersveni lesa yedena aṁka - වෙනි ලෙස යෙදෙන අංක
firstpal̠aveni - පළවෙනි
seconddeveni - දෙවෙනි
thirdtūnveni - තුන්වෙනි
fourthsataraveni - සතරවෙනි
fifthpasveni - පස්වෙනි
sixthhayaveni - හයවෙනි
seventhhatveni - හත්වෙනි
eighthaṭaveni - අටවෙනි
ninthnavaveni - නවවෙනි
tenthdasaveni - දසවෙනි
eleventhekal̠osveni - එකළොස්වෙනි
twelfthdol̠osveni - දොළොස්වෙනි
thirteenthdahatūnveni - දහතුන්වෙනි
fourteenthdahahataraveni - දහහතරවෙනි
fifteenthpahal̠osveni - පහළොස්වෙනි
sixteenthdahasayaveni - දහසයවෙනි
seventeenthdahahatveni - දහහත්වෙනි
eighteenthdahaaṭaveni - දහඅටවෙනි
nineteenthdahanavaveni - දහනවවෙනි
twentiethvisiveni - විසිවෙනි
oncevarak - වරක්
twicedevarak - දෙවරක්

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Sinhala. Once you're done with the Sinhanlese Numbers, 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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