It may look like I’m having a seizure on this photo, but I assure you I’m not. Let me then explain why I look like a constipated Jim Carrey…
You see, when I sat down to write “Parts Of The Face In Sinhala”, I would’ve never guessed that the biggest difficulty would be finding a photo that shows all the main bits of the face (including the tongue, gums, teeth, etc.).
None of the stock photos were doing it for me so I had no choice but to turn to the one guy who (so far) has not let me down in times like this…
But as with most things that I jump into without thinking, I soon discovered that this wasn’t going to be that simple…
The first challenge came up when trying to show my tongue while also showing my teeth and gums. Go on, try it. After a few failed attempts I got so frustrated that, for the first in my life, I even started to respect Miley Cyrus who seems to do it so effortlessly.
The second and tougher challenge was, well…, to avoid looking like a complete buffoon. As the above photo shows, I didn’t quite overcome this. But trust me when I tell you that this was the most ‘elegant’ of the lot (gives you an idea of how the rest were).
Alright, make sure you first click the above photo to get a quick overview of the various parts of the face in Sinhala and then continue reading below for the pronunciation.
Parts of the Face in Sinhala
For the ease of reading this post (as well as remembering what you learn in this) I’ve sectioned it as follows:
- The word for FACE in Sinhala
- Eye-related Sinhala words
- Ear-related Sinhala words
- Nose-related Sinhala words
- Mouth-related Sinhala words
- Hair & facial hair in Sinhala
- Other parts of the face in Sinhala
Got it? Now, let’s start with the easiest, the word for FACE in Sinhala, and build up from there.
1. The Word For FACE In Sinhala
2. Eye-Related Sinhala Words
|– Eyes||– æs|
|– Eyebrows||– æs bæ∙mȧ|
|Eyelash||æs pil∙lȧ 2|
|– Eyelashes||– æs pi∙li 2|
|– Eyelids||– æs pi∙yȧ|
1 Sometimes, instead of ‘æ∙hæ’ you might also hear the word ‘æ∙sȧ’. It’s just another way of saying “eye”. ‘æ∙hæ’ is more often used when speaking.
2 Another word for “eyelash” is ‘æs pi∙haa∙tu∙wȧ’ (FYI, ‘pi∙haa∙tu∙wȧ’ means “feather”. Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?). The plural would be ‘æs pi∙haa∙tu’ (“eye lashes”).
3. Ear-Related Sinhala Words
|– Ears||– kan|
|– Earlobes||– kan pé∙thi|
4. Nose-Related Sinhala Words
|– Nostrils||– naas pu∙du|
5. Mouth-Related Sinhala Words
|Gums||vi∙dhu∙ru ma∙sȧ 3|
|– Teeth||– dhath|
|– Lips||– thol|
3 ‘ma∙sȧ’ = “meat/flesh”.
6. Hair & Facial Hair In Sinhala
|Mustache||u∙du ræwu∙lȧ 4|
4 You saw from the line above that ‘ræwu∙lȧ’ means “beard”. ‘u∙du’ comes from the word ‘u∙dȧ’ which means either “up” or “upper”. So, the Sinhala word for “mustache” literally translates as “upper beard”. Cool, huh?
7. Other Parts Of The Face In Sinhala
|– Cheeks||– kam∙mul|
|– Jaws||– ha∙ku|
That’s it. Hope you enjoyed yet another post brought to you by the good folks at Lazy But Smart Sinhala… (ahem, that would be me).
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