How To Wish A Happy New Year In Sinhala

 

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?

 

Well…

… 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 :)

Let’s begin:

 

Outline Of This Post:

1. New Year Related Sinhala Words

  • The word for NEW YEAR in Sinhala
  • Common New Year related Sinhala words

2. Happy New Year Wishes

  • Wishing HAPPY NEW YEAR in Sinhala

BONUS: New Year Flashcards

  • Effortlessly recap all the new words you learned

 

 

1. New Year Related Sinhala Words

The Word for NEW YEAR in Sinhala

New Yeara∙luth   auw∙rudh∙dhȧ      

 

Common New Year Related Sinhala Words

New Year’s Evedhé∙sæm∙bȧr   this   ék   vé∙ni   dhaa1      
January 1stja∙nȧ∙vaa∙ri   pa∙lȧ∙vé∙ni   dhaa      
Firecrackersra∙thin∙ya2      

Notes:

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      

Notes:

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.

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve

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dhé∙sæm∙bȧr  this  ék  vé∙ni  dhaa

      

 

Taken from: Christmas in Sinhala

 

 

January 1st

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ja∙nȧ∙vaa∙ri  pa∙lȧ  vé∙ni  dhaa

      

 

Taken from: Christmas in Sinhala

 

 

New Year

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a∙luth  auw∙rudh∙dhȧ

      

 

Taken from: Christmas in Sinhala

 

 

Firecrackers

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ra∙thin∙ya

      

 

Taken from: Christmas in Sinhala

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.

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5 Responses to How To Wish A Happy New Year In Sinhala

  1. Tatiana December 31, 2017 at 22:20 #

    Happy and Prosperous New Year to You, Dilshan, and also to all your visitors and subscribers!

  2. Julie March 16, 2018 at 21:49 #

    Dilshan,
    the Singhalese New Year is slowly to see…
    What happened with the blog… you slowed down with new posts…?

    What are you doing?

    Your assembly might wait here for another post ;-)

    Hearty regards :-)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha March 25, 2018 at 12:37 #

      Hi Julie, my old buddy, my old pal :)

      I’m here. I’m very actively connected with my tribe who email me but have not been posting anything new since I’m building a couple of new products. But anyway, don’t you think there’s enough content on my site right now that even you haven’t finished reading :) You’ll find them here: http://www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com/sinhala-blog-grammar-vocabulary/

  3. Bayla April 14, 2018 at 03:52 #

    Dear Dilshan,
    Thank you so much for this!! I was trying to figure out how to wish my “Sri Lankan Family” (really just very good friends who hosted me last summer) Happy New Year when your email magically appeared. Thanks to you, I have sent them a video to wish them a Happy New Year.
    My other studies have not been going too well as I have many other activities occupying my time, but eventually I will try again to learn more Sinhala.
    Again, thanks for the great timing, and Happy New Year!

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