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About Sinhala & Tamil Languages


Sinhala (or Sinhalese) is spoken by over 16 million people worldwide, primarily in Sri Lanka. It is an Indo-Aryan language and is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka. It is also spoken by Sri Lankan communities around the world.

Tamil, on the other hand, is spoken by over 80 million people worldwide, primarily in India and Sri Lanka. It is Dravidian language and is the official language of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India, and the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Both Sinhala and Tamil are official languages in Sri Lanka, and have a significant influence from Sanskrit language.

When it comes to grammar, Sinhala and Tamil have some differences. Sinhala has a subject-object-verb sentence structure, while Tamil follows a subject-object-verb or subject-verb-object sentence structure. Sinhala also has more complex verb forms compare to Tamil, which as a simpler verb system.

Additionally, the writing systems used by the two languages are also different. Sinhala uses a script called Sinhala Akuru, which is a syllabic alphabet system. On the other hand, Tamil uses the Tamil script, which is an Abugida writing system.

Despite these differences, both languages have some similarities as well. For instance, both languages use honorifics to show respect when addressing elders. In Tamil, the honorific suffix "-Avar" (அவர்) can be added to someone's name or title, while in Sinhala the honorific "mahattaya" (මහත්තය) is added. For example, instead of calling someone "Kumar" in Tamil, you might use “Kumar Avar" to show respect, and in Sinhala, instead of "Saman," you might use "Saman mahattaya".

In addition to their languages, Sri Lankan and Indian cultures share several similarities. These include showing respect for elders, celebrating festivals and special occasions, emphasizing education, wearing traditional clothing, and valuing hospitality and food. Tamil culture also has a rich history of literature, music, and dance, and Sinhala culture is known for its art, architecture, and Buddhism influence.

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    You can easily translate Sinhala words, sentences and phrases into corresponding Tamil.

    For E.g.

    Typing "සිංහල යනු ශබ්ද භාෂාවකි, එයින් අදහස් වන්නේ සෑම අකුරක්ම යම් ශබ්දයකට අනුරූප වන බවයි." in Sinhala will be converted into "சிங்களம் என்பது ஒரு ஒலிப்பு மொழி, அதாவது ஒவ்வொரு எழுத்தும் ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட ஒலிக்கு ஒத்திருக்கும்."

    You can also use this software as a dictionary to convert Sinhala to Tamil.

    For E.g.

    කරුණාව (karunava) meaning in Tamil will be "இரக்கம் (Irakkam)"
    ධෛර්යය (dhairyaya) meaning in Sinhala will be "தைரியம் (Tairiyam)"
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Greetings & Pleasantries, and Making Conversation Phrases

ලොව පුරා අනෙකුත් බොහෝ සංස්කෘතීන්වල මෙන්ම, සිංහල සංස්කෘතිය තුළද, මිනිසුන්ට ආචාර කිරීම සහ ප්‍රසන්න කිරීම ඔවුන්ගේ සමාජ චාරිත්‍රවල වැදගත් අංගයකි. කෙනෙකුගේ පැමිණීම පිළිගැනීම සහ ගෞරවය දැක්වීම වැනි කුඩා සංවාද සංවාදයක් සම්බන්ධතා ඇති කර ගැනීමට, සබඳතා ගොඩනඟා ගැනීමට සහ සංවාද වඩාත් විනෝදජනක කිරීමට උපකාරී වේ.

Hello. / Hi.
ආයුබෝවන්. / හායි.
(ayubovan. / hayi.)
வணக்கம். / வணக்கம்.
(Vanakkam. / Vanakkam.)
How are you?
ඔයාට කොහොම ද?
(oyata kohoma da?)
எப்படி இருக்கிறீர்கள்?
(Eppati irukkirirkal?)
I am fine. And you?
මම සනීපෙන්. එතකොට ඔයා?
(mama sanipen. etakota oya?)
நான் நன்றாக இருக்கிறேன். மற்றும் நீங்கள்?
(Nan nalamaka irukkiren. Marrum ninkal?)
What is your name?
ඔයාගේ නම කුමක් ද?
(oyage nama kumak da?)
உங்கள் பெயர் என்ன?
(Unkal peyar enna?)
My name is Aaditya.
මගේ නම ආදිත්‍ය.
(mage nama aditya.)
என் பெயர் ஆதித்யா.
(En peyar atitya.)
I am pleased to meet you.
ඔබව මුණගැසීම මට සතුටක්.
(obava munagaesima mata satutak.)
உங்களை சந்திப்பதில் மகிழ்ச்சி அடைகிறேன்.
(Unkalai cantippatil makilcci ataikiren.)
Thank you.
ඔයාට ස්තූතියි.
(oyata stutiyi.)
நன்றி.
(Nanri.)
You are welcome.
ඔයාව සාදරයෙන් පිළිගන්නවා.
(oyava sadarayen piligannava.)
நீங்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகிறீர்கள்.
(Ninkal varaverkappatukirirkal.)
Please.
කරුණාකර.
(karunakara.)
தயவு செய்து.
(Tayavu ceytu.)
Excuse me. / Sorry.
මට සමාවෙන්න. / සමාවන්න.
(mata samavenna. / samavanna.)
மன்னிக்கவும். / மன்னிக்கவும்.
(Mannikkavum. / Mannikkavum.)
Yes. / No.
ඔව්. / නැත.
(ov. / naeta.)
ஆம். / இல்லை.
(Am. / Illai.)
Good morning.
සුභ උදෑසනක්.
(subha udaesanak.)
காலை வணக்கம்.
(Kalai vanakkam.)
Good afternoon.
සුභ සන්ධ්යාවක්.
(subha sandhyavak.)
மதிய வணக்கம்.
(Matiya vanakkam.)
Good night.
සුභ රාත්රියක්.
(subha ratriyak.)
இனிய இரவு.
(Iniya iravu.)
See you later.
ඔයාව පසුව හමුවෙන්නම්.
(oyava pasuva hamuvennam.)
பிறகு பார்க்கலாம்.
(Piraku parkkalam.)
Goodbye.
ආයුබෝවන්.
(ayubovan.)
பிரியாவிடை.
(Piriyavitai.)
Today is a nice day, isn`t it?
අද ලස්සන දවසක් නේද?
(ada lassana davasak neda?)
இன்று ஒரு நல்ல நாள், இல்லையா?
(Inru oru nalla nal, illaiya?)
Where are you from?
ඔයා කොහේ සිට ද?
(oya kohe sita da?)
நீங்கள் எங்கிருந்து வருகிறீர்கள்?
(Ninkal enkiruntu varukirirkal?)
I am from …
මම එන්නේ …
(mama enne …)
நான் … சேர்ந்தவன்.
(Nan … cerntavan.)
Do you live here?
ඔබ මෙහි ජීවත් වෙනවාද?
(oba mehi jivat venavada?)
நீங்கள் இங்கு வசிக்கிறீர்களா?
(Ninkal inku vacikkirirkala?)
Do you like it here?
ඔබ මෙතනට කැමතිද?
(oba metanata kaematida?)
நீங்கள் இங்கே விரும்புகிறீர்களா?
(Ninkal inke virumpukirirkala?)
Yes, I like it here.
ඔව්, මම මෙතනට කැමතියි.
(ov, mama metanata kaematiyi.)
ஆம், நான் இங்கே விரும்புகிறேன்.
(Am, nan inke virumpukiren.)
How long are you here for?
ඔබ කොපමණ කාලයක් මෙහි සිටිනවාද?
(oba kopamana kalayak mehi sitinavada?)
நீங்கள் எவ்வளவு காலமாக இங்கு இருக்கிறீர்கள்?
(Ninkal evvalavu kalamaka inku irukkirirkal?)
I am here for three days / weeks.
මම දින තුනක් / සති තුනක් මෙහි සිටිමි.
(mama dina tunak / sati tunak mehi siṭimi.)
நான் இங்கே மூன்று நாட்கள் / வாரங்கள் இருக்கிறேன்.
(Nan inke munru natkal/ varankal irukkiren.)
Where are you going?
ඔයා කොහේද යන්නේ?
(oya koheda yanne?)
எங்கே போகிறாய்?
(Enke pokiray?)
I am going to …
මම යනවා …
(mama yanava …)
நான் … போகிறேன்
(Nan … pokiren)
How old are you?
ඔයාගේ වයස කීය ද?
(oyage vayasa kiya da?)
உங்கள் வயது என்ன?
(Unkal vayatu enna?)
I am … years old.
මට වයස අවුරුදු … යි.
(mata vayasa avurudu … yi.)
எனக்கு … வயது.
(Enakku … vayatu.)
What is your occupation?
ඔබේ රැකියාව කුමක්ද?
(obe raekiyava kumakda?)
உங்களுடைய தொழில் என்ன?
(Unkalutaiya tolil enna?)
I am an Electrician.
මම විදුලි කාර්මිකයෙක්.
(mama viduli karmikayek.)
நான் ஒரு எலக்ட்ரீஷியன்.
(Nan oru elaktrisiyan.)
I am a student.
මම ශිෂ්යයෙක්.
(mama sisyayek.)
நான் ஒரு மாணவன்.
(Nan oru manavan.)
I am retired.
මම විශ්රාමිකයි.
(mama visramikayi.)
நான் ஓய்வு பெற்றவன்.
(Nan oyvu perravan.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Transliteration and Translation?

Transliteration is a process of transferring similar-sounding words from one language to another. To give you an example, typing “Cinkalam ilankaiyin uttiyokapurva moliyakum“ will be transliterated into “சிங்களம் இலங்கையின் உத்தியோகபூர்வ மொழியாகும்“.

Whereas, translation is a process of converting the written word from one language to another. For E.g. converting text written from Sinhala to Tamil.

How does Sinhala to Tamil translation works?

Our online translation software uses Google, Microsoft, or Yandex to translate words, sentences, and phrases from Sinhala to Tamil. Once you input the text in Sinhala and click on the "Translate" button, our software sends a request to either of these platforms for translation.

The translation is performed by their backend systems that utilize advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, Web APIs, Big Data, and more to deliver higher quality translations. The response is then sent back to our software in Tamil.

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