We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

english translated into sinhala symbols

Sydney, Australia
2 posts
Save Topic
english translated into sinhala symbols

I'm looking to get a tattoo written in Sinhala but I'd like to be 100% sure the translation is correct before i go ahead with it.

"Give without reason, love without cause" is the phrase and I've done some research and found this translation:

ඇන්න දෙනවා හැර භෙ ඇලුම් කරනවා හැර නඩුව

Would somebody please be able to confirm this translation or head me in the right direction if it's completely wrong?

Thanks

Kalutara, Sri Lanka
1 post
Save Reply
1. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Hi heather,

The Meaning is completely wrong

Brisbane
Level Contributor
2,111 posts
89 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Heather

As far as we [ self and native sinhala fluent other half ] can work out the words for give and love are there however others are missing. The last word there is naduwa which has a meaning associated with a court trial. Doesn't make sense.

Others who are more current with the new words that have been invented more recently may be able to add more.

Archi

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
2,333 posts
453 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Hi Heather,

Seems that the translation is wrong. Also, the above translation is not in simple Sinhalese, even it took me a while to understand what the real meaning of the above Sinhalese translation is. Therefore, pls get the words correct if you are getting a permanent tattoo.

Rgds,

Treshi.

Edited: 31 January 2013, 06:28
Sydney, Australia
2 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

thanks guys much appreciated. now to somehow find the right translation..

if any of you speak sinhalese and are able to translate it correctly that would be amazing.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
2,333 posts
453 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Hi Heather,

Actually, the above translation goes to somewhat the meaning of the phrase that you need but since this is not simple Sinhalese, it is very difficult to understand. I do speak Sinhalese but to find a rhythmic phrase as "Give without reason, love without cause" seems a tough one for me too...

Let me think...and get back to you later!!!

Rgds,

Treshi.

Antarctica
Level Contributor
512 posts
1 review
Save Reply
6. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

This should be pretty close. Not exact though, of course.

හේතු නොබලා දන් දෙන්න, අරමුනකින් තොරව ආදරය කරන්න.

different version:

දානය, ආදරය පුද කිරීමට හේතු කාරනා අවශ්‍ය නොවේ.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
2,333 posts
453 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Good one Scooby!!! the first one is better!!!

Level Contributor
22 posts
Save Reply
8. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

I too agree with the Scooby's first one.

or else,

in more poetic way (with the help of my mother, who did work as Sinhala language teacher at one time)

දෙනු නොසිතා කිසි කරුණක්

කරනු ආලය තොරව අරමුණක්

:)

Melbourne, Australia
2 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Heres the translation that I would choose:

දෙනු නොබලා හේතුවක්, ආලය නොබලා අරමුණක්

Phonetically:

dhe-nu no-ba-la hay-thu-wak, aala-ya no-ba-la ara-mu-nak

Its a play of words from the previous posts, so thanks go to them. I guess you will need to ask a few people that speak Sinhala what best suits the phrase you want.

Sheffield, United...
Level Contributor
3 posts
16 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: english translated into sinhala symbols

Sorry to but in on your post Heather but I'm also looking at having a tat in Sinhala.

It's my sons name "Oliver"

Any pointing in the right direction would be most gratefully appreciated

Get answers to your questions about Bentota
Recent Conversations