Thanks Dilshan! , கரும் முதலைகள், பிராருகூ, அதாவது அராபைமா மீன் —இதுவரை கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டவற்றிலேயே மிகப் பெரிய நன்னீர் மீன்—ஆகியவை வாழ்கின்றன. My favorite animal has been and will always be the lion. Notice the similarities between some of them. Hey Sir! Wow….first time I’m seeing an amazing blog for sinhala learners..really fantastic.. Another reason you may be obsessed with lions: Sri Lankans believe themselves to be descendants of lions which is why there is a 2,500 year old Lion Staircase at Sigiriya. I think you’ve heard correctly, anyone related to tourism can speak and understand English, even a little, especially in Colombo. Cookies help us deliver our services. Now to come up with your sentence, it’s as easy as replacing the relevant animal in the following sentence: “I’m happy like a [name of animal]” = ma∙mȧ [name of animal] yék/ké∙nék va∙gḗ san∙thō∙sayi, FYI, va∙gḗ = “like”; san∙thō∙sayi = (am) happy, “I’m happy like a lion” = ma∙mȧ sin∙hȧ∙yék va∙gḗ san∙thō∙sayi “I’m happy like a parrot” = ma∙mȧ gi∙rȧ∙vék va∙gḗ san∙thō∙sayi “I’m happy like a penguin” = ma∙mȧ pén∙gwin ké∙nék va∙gḗ san∙thō∙sayi “I’m happy like a zebra” = ma∙mȧ see∙bra ké∙nék va∙gḗ san∙thō∙sayi. Before you sign up for anything, Click here to find out if this blog is right for you. Thanks Dilshan, I’ll go to the zoo at home and will run from one animal to the other to repeat the sinhala words :D as long as I know all … Lots of fun. Besides, the guy couldn’t even pronounce “Elephant” properly. What is the Tamil word for Otter. As a kid, he usually ate all his vegetables or finished all his homework only if he was bribed with a trip to the zoo. And great, now you’ve got me looking over my shoulder for thalagoyaas…:). Show or no show, I need to poop. Either way, I love this majestic creature and the respect he effortlessly commands. I remember giggling my little 5-year old tush off when one of the elephants decided to say “Screw this. You’re welcome. Ok, Let’s try to say “I am happy like a lion”: What we’ve done is we’ve taken the last syllable of sin∙hȧ∙ya (which is ‘yȧ’) and merged it with ‘ék’. Thanks, Dilshan! , கடல்நாய் (சீல்) காட்டுப் பன்றி, ஓநாய் போன்ற விலங்குகள் காணப்படுகின்றன. You forgot (very important when in Sri Lanka) Huna (gekko) and the large squirrel Dandu lena. Thanks Christina, and you’re welcome. The very key in gaining these things is having faith that this spirit animal is a guide sent by your guardian angels. I’m afraid the answer is not going to be so simple though, but you (and anyone else reading this) will learn something new about forming sentences; so it’s good you asked. Alligator. எறும்பு. Otter Tamil language is one of the famous and ancient Dravidian languages spoken by people in Tamil Nadu and the 5th most spoken language in India. Hi, I'm Dilshan and welcome to my blog! I listen to your pod cast on the way to work too .. This may lead some to wonder whether people who have to dive in, be better off wearing a hairy wet suit —one similar to that of the sea, போன்ற ஒரு நீச்சல் உடையைப் போட்டுக்கொண்டு, ஜில்லென்ற தண்ணீரில் நீச்சல் அடித்தால் எவ்வளவு சூப்பராக இருக்கும் என்று சிலர், Farther along, he points out the den of a pair of, Such endangered species as the freshwater, and the European mink —once a favorite of fashionable ladies—, அழியும் ஆபத்திலுள்ள உயிரினங்களான நன்னீர் நீர்நாயும் ஐரோப்பிய, வகையும் இவ்விடத்தில் வாழ்கின்றன; இந்தக் கீரியின் மயிர்த்தோலினால் ஆன மேலாடைகள் ஒருகாலத்தில் நவநாகரிக, became protected, their numbers increased, the sea urchins decreased, and the kelp forests. Or that’s how the story goes that my Sri Lankan boyfriend me when we visited. One of my readers, Myra, very kindly requested that I write a blog post on the names of animals in Sinhala. Perhaps try with a different browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer. And please just call me Dilshan (“Mr” is not necessary). A. Ant. 'ɑːtɚ, 'ɒtər, /ˈɑː.tɚ/, /ˈɒt.ə/; swims, its coat traps a layer of air close to its body. That kind of gobbledygook cannot be tolerated.