At this, I really can’t think of one. I really enjoyed it and learned some new words, particularly, surprisingly some English names for Sinhala fruit names that I new already!! :). Actually, we’re both kind of right :) Yes, “kos” is jackfruit; But when the jackfruit ripens, we call it “varaka”. I’m happy that my blog is helping you connect better with your pupils. “Some fruits like rambutan look very good in desserts while others like passion fruit add an edge to sorbets,” says Gordon Galea, pastry chef at Andaz, Delhi. Exotic Premium fruits exporter..Thai, Chinese, Japanese Fresh Fruits exporter I too am not a big fan of boring grammar lessons so I suppose I try to do it in a way that is also interesting for me. - Santol makes a delicious preserve - peeled, quartered, and cooked in syrup. Glad to hear there were new words even for you. - High in carbohydrates, fair in iron, but low in calcium. Quality: I started a routine of reviewing the material every morning for 15 min and it is a nice start in the day. Also, although I knew we Sri Lankans couldn’t be the only ones who ate fruits with salt, pepper, and chilli, I’m glad to have this confirmed by you. durian is very yummy and we also have that in my country Philippines. Quality: This is lovely. Usage Frequency: 2 And if you have tasted any, then tell me which ones made you go “Mmmm” and which ones made you go “Blegh! “Sweet, very sweet”. Thanks for pointing it out and sorry for the delay in responding to this before. To me it is unique. Congratulations, nice piece of your efforts. Dilshan, my Sri Lankan bf and I were discussing this just yesterday and he explained geddiyah as being one unit of ‘something roundish’, geddies as more of the same. Thank you! They are useful in keeping abdominal cancer at bay. Hi Shirley, thanks for the kind words. The carbs, however, are not all the same and are usually a mix of complex carbohydrates (i.e., made of three or more bonded sugars) and … I’d love to see their faces when you start using the Sinhala words in your lessons. Usage Frequency: 1 Halve each and every boiled fruit crosswise so that each makes the two equal cup-like pieces. But you’re right, from the fruits mentioned, we typically mix salt, pepper, and chilli to mango, pineapple, ambarella, ceylon olive, jambu and raw wood-apple. Quality: And the WINNER is…,, Your Lazy But Smart Guide To The Sinhalese & Tamil New Year, “Ammata Siri! You can skip straight down to the Bonus Section if you want. By the way , have you tasted Lavulu and Donga? Glad you’re enjoying the the posts and the blog, you’re very welcome. I’d love to see their surprised smiling faces! This will be helpful for students and anyone who is looking to find the local names of fruits. That’s great to hear Jayamathan. Thanks Nilantha, very kind of you. Usage Frequency: 1 Never! Haha, yes, just as I said to Isabelle in the comment above, the wood-apple is not going to have mass appeal. jack fruits too. Thanks for the fruit names in Sinhala. Usage Frequency: 1 Longan is one of the most widely grown fruits in Kerala. Been looking for this for weeks….Help ! Contextual translation of "santol fruit" into Tagalog. Copyright © 2016 Jay Online (Private) Limited Terms Of Service & Refund Policy, Learn to speak "good enough" Sinhala with the minimum needed effort, Learn Sinhala | Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog, difference between “I want” & “I need” in Sinhala, “Can I, Should I, and Shall I in Sinhala”, The LBSS Tribe has spoken. That may even help me write the next blog post on this topic. Could You kindly Tell me about LAWALU fruit. The santol ("Sandoricum koetjape", syn. may i know the english name of ` sepadhilla / sethapilla ‘. Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2018-09-12 C empadek, Durian, Mangosteen, Longan, Maprang, Jaboticaba, Pulasan, Santol and Abiu—these are names of some exotic fruits that are native to Southeast Asian countries like China, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.. Many thanks.and speak to you soon. Sometimes “gé∙di∙yȧ” is also used to refer to a cyst or a boil on your body or the swelling bump that appears on your forehead after you’ve knocked it. Also, how come I don’t see your email address on my subscriber base? However, you will find all these exotic fruits being cultivated across Homegrown Biotech’s 70-acre nursery, on the banks of the Manimalayar river in Vizhikkathod village, … It is very sweet and tasty. Hi again Elisabeth, I just replied to your earlier comment above explaining the plural and singular. My favourite is probably mangosteen – when I hear the Sinhala name I think they’re talking about mangoes. There are two different varieties within this fruits; and they are, the 'pink to red' variety and the 'yellow to golden'. Hi Dilshan, Thank you so much for the blogs. please keep on updating many verbs and phrases with all tenses. ... Tamil Nādu India +91 7305079485. You’re right that it’s got something very unique about it. Regarding grammar, even though I am not usually a big friend of grammar I am always really happy when I receive more exercises from you. Shall update when I do. Boil the santol fruit in enough water until loving. One big seed or numerous tiny seeds? You’ll notice that most of them use the English name for the sport. Have a great weekend. Has anyone corrected that passion fruit is vel dhodhang. Your friends are also right about the dhé∙hi. Please include these fruits too Lovi, Star fruit Naarang Sepadhilla Anoda ( Few for the momunt ). Do let me know how the vendors at the market react. e.g. Haha, guilty as charged :) it did sound a bit strange so thanks again! What the f*** did I just eat?!”. Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2018-08-18 Yeah, I’m awful like that…. For now, I can’t think of a better definition; I like it. Alligator pear is an alternate name…. :). I drank a wood-apple milk during my last stay in Sri Lanka and… I am not crazy about it. It has been created collecting TMs from the European Union and United Nations, and aligning the best domain-specific multilingual websites. Hi Noorul, I believe the English name is “Sapodilla”. Let me know, thanks buddy. However, why these words are used for saying “that’s nonsense”, I have no clue! There are other fruits growing in Sri Lanka which are not mentioned here. Where it starts to get confusing is when it is found in other contexts. Aw, sorry to hear about the crappy weather. Hi buddy, I did a quick google search and found this. Shows I have a lot of work to do on the language before I go! Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2018-12-18 Quality: Blessings and hugs from USA/UK LOL. Thanks for your contribution Cass! Thanks Siva. There’s no ambiguity that way. I really like the taste but getting past the smell is a challenge. While I was travelling by mini vans, the fellow passengers helped me with interpretation when paying my fare and some of the drivers spoke to me in English. I may be mistaken – I have not spoken Singhalese in over 30 years!! Usage Frequency: 1 Quality: Kævum gediya, aasmi gediya, aggala gediya,=sweetmeats. Very much helpful for all us. So all of these things are something roundish… Anyway, him explaining it to me like that made it make a lot more sense in my head. Folkloric Increasingly, for well-heeled Indian consumers, summer is the time to bite into expensive and exotic tropical fruit, which are not just being imported but now being grown in sizeable quantities all across Kerala and other regions such as Mangalore, Kutch, parts of Punjab, Himachal and Uttarakhand. In India, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the major producers of this fruit. All fruits are mostly made of carbohydrates, although calories in fruit can also come from fats and small amounts of protein. Anchaaru reminds me what we call achard, a fruit-based recipe or of vegetables wallowed in a sauce slightly salted with vinegar, oïl, ginger, chilli, spices and tumeric coming with our caris. Hi, I'm Dilshan and welcome to my blog! We're part of Translated, so if you ever need professional translation services, then go checkout our main site, Usage Frequency: 60, Usage Frequency: 1, Usage Frequency: 2. Nelli, thakkali. Wants-to-Know-it-All” or “Smarty-Pants”, and sometimes even called a “Wise-Ass Prick”. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Yes, you know how there are specialized detectives who reconnect adopted children with their biological parents? Anyway, as they say, “When life gives you lo∙ku dhé∙hi….”, hehe,.. thanks for this “overarchiever-stuff”, Dilshan – saved me to be very bored on a rainy, windy and cold European november-sunday… ;-). ‘mi∙dhi gé∙di∙yȧ’ = “the grape” (singular) ‘mi∙dhi gé∙di∙yak’ = “a grape” ‘mi∙dhi’ or ‘mi∙dhi gé∙di’ = “grapes”. I’m on my first steps of learning, maybe I’m just not smart enough to understand, however please explain the following: “I” means “mama” and “ma∙tȧ” means “to me” or “for me” as I have already learned from your previous posts (thanks again )))). I guess the same goes for the expression “my ass” :). Delicious. Name of local Indian fruits in English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. Before you sign up for anything, Click here to find out if this blog is right for you. You make learning fun (which of course it should be, one remembers something that makes them smile or giggle much more than that of a frown) and f course, such a good looking teacher you cannot go wrong :). (ma∙tȧ ō∙né = “I want”; kan∙nȧ = “to eat”). It means oranges on a creeper. I’m living in Sri Lanka since last year, just want to be able to speak with my neighbours and Singalees family. What is name of lobulated fruit in found in Sri Lanka, with a citrusy taste that is similar to Magasteen fruit ? Usage Frequency: 1 (Jaffna) People who read the comments would recognize me. Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2018-04-29 Since this blog is all about learning only what is necessary, let me save you some time and say that unless you’re going to visit Sri Lanka or you’re currently living there, you really don’t need to know the Sinhala names of the following fruits. I love fruits and I am amazed to learn how many fruits there are in Sri Lanka. These are some of my childhood beats :). Wow, amazing blog, I am a Sinhalese person but I forgot about the names of many fruits. Quality: Also, my friends have previously mentioned that lemon & lime are called the same – dehi, and to differentiate, they say loku dehi for lemon (big dehi) and poddy dehi for lime (small dehi?). Human translations with examples: பழம், பன்றி, கினி பழம், பிளம் பழம், துறவி பழம், kokum … I was wondering about plural – if I want to say ‘sour grapes’ for example. Usage Frequency: 1 Sorry I don’t, Suzette. Usage Frequency: 1 Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2018-06-21 India is second largest fruit producer in the ... Indian Hog Plum is known as Amberella,use for traditional medicine and grown in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. We say, for example “rambutangeddia”,”cherrygeddia” and mostly when referring to bread, “paangeddia”. Seriously, all joking and teasing aside, I’d be very interested to know if you’ve heard of or tasted any of the “exotic” ones. Thanks. And this is soooo helpfull. Haha, yeah now that you mentioned the song, I had to find it on YouTube too. So if you end up liking this post and finding it useful, don’t thank me, thank them. My Sri Lankan friends could’t explain to me this difference, but I’m sure that you can! I’m sure you know this already (but I’ll write it for the benefit of anyone else reading this): iti = “wax” olu = comes from the word ‘oluwa’ which means “head”. In fact I got a wide variety of comments and emails to this post which made me realize what different people considered “common” or “exotic” (which, like you said, depended on where they were from). ), I really don’t want to hear any comments like “I’m like sooo offended. There must be some rules when we should use “ma∙mȧ” and when “ma∙tȧ” or it is just the case that we need to remember and don’t try to understand? Fantastic post on Fruits. Some do not pay that much attention […] The scientific name of the santol include Melia koetjape Burm. was in December 2013. List of fruit names (Multilingual names for fruits). And for the record, I have tasted chalk (I mean not as a meal but when I was a kid). Quality: Thank you so much for your blog, I really enjoyed your posts and the last one about fruits too. Oh wow Peter, that’s a great collection of “gediya” words! Yes,I think your boyfriend got it right when he said “something roundish”. Usage Frequency: 2 A List Of 21 Tropical And Exotic Fruit Trees In Kerala 1) Bananas (Musa) Bananas (musa) are one of the best fruit trees in Kerala. Hi! Thank you so much for clearing this up!^^ It was a pretty good explanation as it is heh. However, why these words are used for saying “that’s nonsense”, I have no clue! i am learning not only sinhala but also standard English in your best site. Oh wow, really? so – ambul kesel, ratu kesel, seeni kesel… (this last one I have been told is the most delicious). Actually it’s “dham” which is the same word for the color purple. varaka is a sweet variety of jack fruit here, and we call it varikka chakka, the latter meaning jack fruit. The santol is a tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia. Which fruits did you think that only you guys had? I had no idea that you grew pomegranate in Italy and mind you, I’ve been to a couple of Italian cities too. I find the material again and again so well done that I cannot stop reviewing it. In Reunion island, we have a lot of “exotic” fruits in common (even lovi-lovi called ceylon gooseberry) and some have similar names (jam-rose/jambalac = jambu). You must have been one of those ‘’ to go to all the trouble of making this available. :). Yes, I have been termed “egghead” in my distant past…. In your lessons there are known words, there are words similar to those of Tamil as well as totally unknown words and phrases. The skin of the dried fruit is wrinkled and covered with a waxy film, sticky. juice which have to be an acquired taste! From: Machine Translation This is really important to me because I don’t eat coconut milk, fried food, or a lot of processed carbohydrates so I would mostly be eating fruit in Sri Lanka. The pupils are always delighted and very excited when I speak some Sinhala. Thanks for the comment, Fazeera. Some of those were unexpectedly new to me in any language including Tamil and English,never heard of or rather came across of, in life. Was it sweet, sour, bitter? Quality: The fruit has a strong scent and superior flavor than both jackfruit and cempadak. Quality: Never even saw it on a menu. Reference: Anonymous, Last Update: 2020-02-14 Thanks Dilshan, another helpful blog – and many of the comments also add to the understanding. It’s not that I was thinking that it was only my family, it’s just that I haven’t heard them refer to fruits by any other way, that’s the most convenient one for them I suppose, so I was kinda confused as to why it didn’t appear in the blog post~ Thanks so much for it again! Also fyi, “seeni” means “sugar”. Well, I reconnect my readers with weird looking fruits they saw in N.E. I’m very happy that Sinhala grammar is not so much difficult compared to Russian (my mother-language) and even compared to English grammar (those tenses, irregular verbs, hope you know))).. your question, this is an ongoing study that I’m doing. Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) is a fruit native to Southeast Asia.It grows in a tree that can reach up to 80 feet (27 meters) in height and thrives best in … some exotic foods listed I don’t know what it is but I will try it when I go sri lanka. Hi Dilshan Thanks for the recent up-dates on Hidden Sinhala phrases. I remember it well. “sour grapes” = æmbul mi∙dhi (but if you’re referring to the popular rhetoric “sour grapes”, I can’t say I’ve heard it in Sinhala, so it might not make sense if you just say it like that). For instance – ugu ressa, kabaranka, sabadilla, damson, billin, jam pera. The fruit also contains the digestive enzymes that clean your digestive tract relieving digestive problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation … The next time I use it I will amaze them by saying this is a mango or as you say in Sri Lanka amba. Apart from this, the other kinds of banana cultivated there are palayam kodan, nendra pazham, red banana, etc. Quality: Very interesting, thank you. Speak to you soon in the comments below. Ok then, last section folks, buckle up. :), “olu = comes from the word ‘oluwa’ which means “head”. Quality: While still on google images, I think lavulu looks familiar but I can’t say for sure if I’ve had it. I appreciate your encouragement. The tree can be grows upto 150 feet in height. Really appreciate your effort. Reference: Wikipedia, Last Update: 2019-01-08 When the fruits are caring, remove from water, drain and let cool it again. Will certainly do it but will see what responses I get to my question in my email (which you must have got by now) to decide if I do it next, ok? Most of the exotic fruits that you mentioned above, can be found in Malaysia too especially durian (My favourite! ) Cake gediya, (A cake), æs gediya ( an eye) , kala gediya,( a pot) vam gediya ( A mortar), hak gediya, ( a conch) . You’re encouraging, as always. Suggest a better translation By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. That’s interesting about the Malay words. nice….simple….very useful blog….DJ… really care for your fans….and think about them….. Quality: It’s just that ké∙hél (or ké∙hél∙kan) is more frequently used when speaking while the other, although it can be used when speaking, is generally reserved for written Sinhala. Glad that you enjoyed the post. Fruit considered astringent. And wood-apple, well, I don’t think everybody would agree with what you’ve heard. Quality: ☺️. Thanks for your input! :)… Don’t get me wrong, I too am guilty of giving answers like that to my girlfriend when I’m not in the chatty mood but I’d say the answer is not complete. Re. Cookies help us deliver our services. Well, with the somewhat *arrogant* title I chose for this post, I’d say mission accomplished, haha. A couple years ago I went to Vietnam and really enjoyed mangosteen, dried jack fruit, rambutan, lychee, and custard apple. I’m not too sure if Jambola is really the Grapefuit. Some additional fruit-related words (14 of them) and some phrases (I’m too lazy now to count how many) that you can start using right away. 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