Here’s what I mean by “Give”:
Now here’s how we’re going to learn the present, past, and future tense of “Give” in Sinhala >>>
Structure Of This Post
1. Present Tense
(i.e. Verbs that express a habit or fact. Something that you’d regularly do)
|don’t/doesn’t give||dhén∙né nǣ|
- I give this every year = ma∙mȧ hæ∙mȧ auw∙rudh∙dhȧ∙mȧ mḗ∙kȧ dhé∙nȧ∙va
- I don’t give this every year = ma∙mȧ hæ∙mȧ auw∙rudh∙dhȧ∙mȧ mḗ∙kȧ dhén∙né nǣ
(i.e. Verbs that express the action you’re doing at that specific moment)
|not giving||dhén∙né nǣ1|
1 In Sinhala, the Present Continuous Verb is IDENTICAL to the Simple Present Tense Verb
- I’m giving this now = ma∙mȧ dhæn mḗ∙kȧ dhé∙nȧ∙va
- I’m not giving this now = ma∙mȧ dhæn mḗ∙kȧ dhén∙né nǣ
2. Past Tense
|didn’t give||dhun∙né nǣ|
- I gave this last year = ma∙mȧ gi∙yȧ auw∙rudh∙dhé mḗ∙kȧ dhun∙na
- I didn’t give this last year = ma∙mȧ gi∙yȧ auw∙rudh∙dhé mḗ∙kȧ dhun∙né nǣ
3. Future Tense
Future Using Present Continuous
|not giving(FUT)||dhén∙né nǣ 2|
2 In Sinhala, we often use the Present Continuous Verb to express a future action. It is the context (e.g. “later”, “tomorrow”, “next week”) that will indicate that it’s in the future.
- I’m giving(FUT) this next year = ma∙mȧ é∙nȧ auw∙rudh∙dhé mḗ∙kȧ dhé∙nȧ∙va
- I’m not giving(FUT) this next year = ma∙mȧ é∙nȧ auw∙rudh∙dhé mḗ∙kȧ dhén∙né nǣ
And that’s all for the today, friend-o!
But before you start commenting below… Here’s a Lazy But Smart summary for you:
All You Need To Remember:
4. Final Quiz!
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(The same 8 questions as before but this time try to answer it by yourself BEFORE you "Click to View the Answer", ok?)
And voila! You now know the basics of the verb "Give" in Sinhala.
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