Ah, the dawn of a new year.
That time of the year when you feel like you’ve got a brand new page to start on.
You’re pumped, you’ve got big plans, and you’ve got this sneaky suspicion that this next year is going to be YOUR year.
And with this enthusiasm, comes the genuine desire to spread this happiness by wishing your friends and family a happy new year.
But this year, there’s a difference (you’ve got big plans, remember?)
You’re thinking about making your wishes stand out from the rest by wishing some of them a happy new year in Sinhala. Their very own language! That’s going to be your first challenge for this year.
But how on earth are you going to do that?
… by learning it from yet another super-simple Lazy But Smart post by your favorite Sinhala blogger who has come to save the day.
That’s how :)
1. New Year Related Sinhala Words
The Word for NEW YEAR in Sinhala
|New Year||a∙luth auw∙rudh∙dhȧ|
Common New Year Related Sinhala Words
|New Year’s Eve||dhé∙sæm∙bȧr this ék vé∙ni dhaa1|
|January 1st||ja∙nȧ∙vaa∙ri pa∙lȧ∙vé∙ni dhaa|
1 There’s no specific Sinhala word for “New Year’s Eve”. Instead we say ‘dhé∙sæm∙bȧr this ék vé∙ni dhaa’ which means “December 31st”.
2 Like in most parts of the globe, fireworks are very common in Sri Lanka during this season. I’ve always been a scaredy cat when it came to fireworks and never lit any. My brother still teases me about it. What can I say, I’m quite fond of my fingers.
2. Wishing HAPPY NEW YEAR in Sinhala
|“Happy New Year!”||su∙bȧ a∙luth auw∙rudh∙dhak vḗ∙wa!|
|“Happy New Year to you and your family!”||o∙yaa∙tayi o∙yaa∙gé pauw∙lȧ∙tayi su∙bȧ a∙luth auw∙rudh∙dhak vḗ∙wa!3|
3 Like we saw in my Christmas in Sinhala post, this how you would wish someone familiar to you.
BONUS: New Year Sinhala Flashcards
Effortlessly Recap All The New Sinhala Words You Learned:
There are 4 Flash Cards in this set.
The cards are in no particular order. To shuffle the cards, refresh this page.
As usual, leave your questions & comments below and I’ll get back to you even if I’m already in holiday mode. But when you do, remember to check the ‘Notify’ box, ok?
And that’s it, folks! Hope you liked it. I’ll wrap up this post by simply wishing each and everyone of you:
“Happy New Year!”
Also, let me (and the rest of us Tribesters) know how you brought in the new year.