Sinhala Questions

If you're trying to learn Sinhala Questions which is also called Sinhanlese, check our courses about Questions and interrogative 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 Questions

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

Sinhala questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... Here are some examples:

English QuestionsSinhala Questions
Questionspraśna - ප්‍රශ්න
how?kohomada? - කොහොමද?
what?mokakda? - මොකක්ද?
who?kavūda? - කවුද?
why?æyi? - ඇයි?
where?kohida? - කොහිද?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Sinhala.

List of Questions in Sinhala

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

English QuestionsSinhala Questions
where is he?ohū kohida? - ඔහු කොහිද?
what is this?mē mokadda? - මේ මොකද්ද?
why are you sad?oba dūkvannē æyi? - ඔබ දුක්වන්නේ ඇයි?
how do you want to pay?oba gevanna kæmati kohomada? - ඔබ ගෙවන්න කැමති කොහොමද?
can I come?maṭa enna pūl̠ūvanda? - මට එන්න පුළුවන්ද?
is he sleeping?ohū nidida? - ඔහු නිදිද?
do you know me?oba māva dannavada? - ඔබ මාව දන්නවද?
do you have my book?magē pota oba l̠an̆ga tibenavada? - මගේ පොත ඔබ ළඟ තිබෙනවද?
how big is it?eya kotaram viśālada? - එය කොතරම් විශාලද?
can I help you?obaṭa sahaya vīmaṭa maṭa hækida? - ඔබට සහය වීමට මට හැකිද?
can you help me?maṭa sahaya vīmaṭa obaṭa hækida? - මට සහය වීමට ඔබට හැකිද?
do you speak English?obaṭa iṁgrīsi katā kal̠a hækida? - ඔබට ඉංග්‍රීසි කතා කළ හැකිද?
how far is this?meyaṭa kotaram dūrada? - මෙයට කොතරම් දුරද?
what time is it?dæn velāva kīyada? - දැන් වෙලාව කීයද?
how much is this?mehi mila kīyada? - මෙහි මිල කීයද?
what is your name?obē nama mokadda? - ඔබේ නම මොකද්ද?
where do you live?oba inne koheda? - ඔබ ඉන්නෙ කොහෙද?

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