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Ask me out

 

Tony Lee

asked me out

the other night

and I said no.

 

You know he

is really

embarrassing

to be with.

 

The last time

I went out

to a party

with him,

he really got

into

a fight with

someone.

 

And

then he wouldn’t

leave the party,

even after

everyone else

left.

 

  

Meanings:

 

The –

(දි) ශබ්දකිරීම

 

 

Embarrass:

 

(v) 

අපහසුතාවයට පත් වෙනවා 

 

 

Even:

 

(adv)

වුවත්

 

 

Ask:

 

(v)

අසනව/

ඉල්ලනව

 

 

Really:

 

(adv)

සැබැවින්ම/

ඉඳුරා  

 

 

wouldn’t leave:

 

= (V)

සමුනොගෙන ඉන්න තිබුණා.

(නමුත් එසේ කළේ නෑ)

 

 

The research

Company:                  

 

I work for a market

research company. 

 

We do research for

companies that are

planning to develop

new products. 

 

I call people and ask

their questions about

the products they are

using now.

 

Sometimes I invite

people to come to

meetings.

 

We discuss plans for

new products with

then.

 

It’s pretty

interesting work.

 

I’ve been doing it for

nearly 15 years now,

and I’ve got no plans

to change jobs.

 

 

meanings:

 

Research :  

 

(Che)

පර්යේෂණ   

 

(n)

ගවේෂණය 

 

 

(Log)

චින්තන වස්තුව

 

 

company:

 

(Acc)

වෙළඳ සමාගම 

 

(Aes)

නළු පර්ෂදය  

 

 

(n)

රංචුව 

 

 

develop:

 

(v)

දියුණු වෙනවා 

 

  

product:

 

(n)

නිෂ්පාදනය  

 

 

 invite:

 

(v)

බුලත් දෙනවා               

 

(vt)

ආරධනා කරනවා/

කැඳවනවා

 

meeting:

 

(n)

සභාව/

සන්නිපාතය/

හමුවීම

 

discuss:

 

(v)

කතාවෙනවා  

 

(vt)

සාකච්චා කරනවා

වාද විවාද කරනවා

 

pretty:

 

(a)

සුරුබුහුටි

 

(adv)

හුඟක්/

තරමක්           

 

I’ve got no plans-

සැලසුම් මා ලඟ තිබිල නෑ      

 

I’ve been doing it –

මම කරකර ඉදල තියෙනවා.   

 

change:

 

(mat)

පරිවර්තනය

වෙනස්කිරීම 

 

Want to

get a pet :                      

 

I used to live

in a nice

apartment Downtown   

in a pretty interesting

neighborhood.                    

 

But the thing was,           

they wouldn’t

let you keep

a pet.

 

I really wanted to

get a cat.

 

So I moved to

a place

near the park

where you could

keep pets.

 

Meanings:

 

interesting 

 

(a)

සිත්ගන්නා /

ප්‍රයෝජනවත්         

 

 

Really wanted to

 

සැබැවින්ම උවමනා වෙනවා

  

I live near the park.

 

මම උද්‍යානය සමීපයේ පදිංචිව සිටිනවා.

 

Apartment:

 

(n)

මැදිරිය/

තනිකාමරය 

    

Downtown:

 

(n)

නගරයේ කඩමණ්ඩිය  

 

Nice

 

(a)

ප්‍රිය /

කදිම/

මනස්කාන්ත                     

 

Pretty:

 

(a)

චිත්තාකර්ෂණීය                     

 

(adv)

තරමක්      

 

Neighborhood:     

 

(n)

අවට පිහිටි ප්‍රදේශය       

 

wouldn't:

ඉඩනොදෙන්නේය 

(නමුත් එහෙම කළේ නැහැ) 

 

Use to:

 

(a)

ඇබ්බැහිවෙලා/

පුරුදුව සිටි 

  

Interesting

 

(a)

සිත්ගන්නා /

ප්‍රයෝජනවත් 

 

 

Really wanted to:

සැබැවින්ම උවමනා වෙනවා 

 

The airport:

 

The airport

is far away

from the city,

and

it’s a

pretty horrible

place

It’s

very crowded,       

and

there aren’t

many facilities.               

 

There you know,

like stores

or

restaurants.  

                                     

Anyway,

my flight was okay.

 

It was a bit bumpy,

but it left on time.

 

The food was awful,       

though, it was dry

and tasteless.             

 

However,

The service was

fantastic. 

 

meanings:

 

airport:

 

(n)

ගුවන් තොටුපළ 

 

away:

 

(a)

හුඟාක් එපිට/

ළඟනැති

 

(adv)

අහක/

බැහැර 

  

pretty horrible:

(adj)

මනස්කාන්ත භයිංකර/

ඝෝර/

දරුණු 

 

crowded:

 

(a)

ඉඩනැති/

ජනයා පිරුණු

 

aren’t- are not:

නොවෙත්                   

  

facilities:

 

(n)

ලෙහෙසිය/

පසුකම්

 

anyway:

 

(a)

කොයිහැටිවුවත්

 

 

flight:

 

(Eco)

පියසැරිය             

/ඉඟිලීම/

වේගවත්ගමන      

 

bumpy

 

(a)

සමතලී නොවූ 

left

 

(v)

සමුගත්තා/

පිටත්වුණා 

  

awful:

(a)

භය උපදවන       

 

(adj)

භයානක                          

 

though:

 

(adj)

කෙසේවුවත්/

එනමුත්

 

(adv)

වුවත්/

එහෙත්/

නමුත්       

 

tasteless -

 

(conj)

අශෝභන/

නීරස

 

service

 

(a)

තේවාව/

සේවය              

 

however-

 

(adv)

කොපමණ වුවත්/

කෙසේ වුවත්/

ඒ කෙසේ වෙතත්

එසේවුවත් /

එසේවුවහොත් 

  

fantastic

 

(Ind)

මායාවී/

අද්භූතජනක/

අරුමපුදුම සහිත

  

BONUS:

 

Pronunciation:

 

Vowel Sounds:

 

(a)

 

1.

 

dull,

 

 

blunt,

 

 

dusk,

 

grunt,

 

rusk, 

 

tusk,

 

glove,

 

monk,

 

rough,

 

flood.

 

2. 

 

pardon,

 

lough,

 

calm,

 

glance, 

 

grasp,

 

palm,

 

clerk,

 

hearth,

 

guard.

 

3. 

 

big,

 

bill,

 

bitch,

 

brick,

 

ditch,

 

hip,

 

lid,

 

mist,

 

prick,

 

rim,

 

shift,

 

wrist.

 

4.

 

tease,

 

speak,

 

greedy,

 

beast, 

 

dream,

 

lead,

 

peace,

 

meal,

 

chief,

 

niece.

 

5.

 

full,

 

should,

 

could,

 

foot,

 

wood.

 

6.

 

room,

 

drew,

 

tooth,

 

food,

 

noon,

 

moon,

 

rule,

 

truth,

 

lose,

 

move,

 

fruit.

 

 

(b)

 

1.

 

head,

 

friend,

 

jealous,

 

anyone,

 

debt,

 

says,

 

health,

 

meadow,

 

bury.

 

 

2.

 

happy,

 

scanty,

 

chat,

 

gang,

 

cash,

 

grand,

 

hatch,

 

wag.

 

 

3.

 

drop,

 

want,

 

possible,

 

prosperous,

 

forest,

 

offered,

 

shocked,

 

bottom,

 

promise,

 

fond,

  

knock,

 

mock,

 

rob, s

 

hone,

 

flock,

 

follow.

 

4.

 

All,

 

off,

 

court 

 

brought,

 

reward,

 

story, 

 

former,

 

dawn,

 

raw,

 

forty,

 

forward,

 

torch,

 

sword,

 

fault,

 

naughty,

 

broad,

 

board,

 

fourteen.

  

5.

 

a boy,

 

ago,

 

against,

 

beggar,

 

about,

 

attend,

 

aloud,

 

allow, 

 

6.

 

service,

 

hurt,

 

circle,

 

hermit,

 

certain,

 

dirty,

 

first,

 

work,

 

worm.

 

(c.)

 

1. 

 

one,

 

country,

 

young,

 

 struck,

 

lovely,

 

rush,

 

grudge,

 

dove,

 

 won,

 

front,

 

ton, 

 

blood,

 

wonder,

 

honey,

 

rough,

 

tough,

 

enough.

 

2.

 

far,

 

bark,

 

charming,

 

farm,

 

path,

 

sharp,

 

tar,

 

laugh,

 

aunt,

 

heart,

 

smart,

 

aren't,

 

card,

 

cast,

 

grasp,

 

grant,

 

shan't,

 

hearth.

 

3.

 

 

this,

 

spin, 

 

rick,

  

lift,

 

prince,

 

thick, 

 

bin,

 

brim,

 

cliff,

 

fit,

 

sick.

 

4.

 

feast,

 

sleep,

 

sweet,

 

wheel,

 

bee,

 

breed, 

 

geese,

 

weep,

 

dream,

 

heap,

 

field,

 

chief, 

 

cheese,

 

seek,

 

bean,

 

deal,

 

scene, s

 

hield.

 

5.

 

good, 

 

stood,

 

cook,

 

could,

 

would,

 

wolf.

 

6.

 

soon, 

 

grew,

 

through,

 

goose,

 

hoof,

 

shoot,

 

blew,

 

blue,

 

threw,

 

prove,

 

group,

 

root,

 

pool,

 

tooth,

 

truth,

 

rude,

 

brute,

 

zoo.

 

(d).  

 

1.

 

when,

 

pest,

 

best,

 

kept,

 

spread,

 

smell,

 

many,

 

leather,

 

feather.

 

2.

 

that,

 

fat,

 

rack,

 

pack,

 

cash,

 

match,

 

patch,

 

slap,

 

clap,

 

3.

 

crop,

 

strong,

 

long,

 

clock,

 

copy,

 

shone,

 

sorrow,

 

proper,

 

spot.

 

4.

 

all,

 

called,

 

dwarf,

 

morning,

 

according,

 

your,

 

lord,

 

torn,

 

worn.

 

5.

 

o'clock,

 

over,

 

,

 

letter,

 

income, 

 

alive,

 

aside,

 

agree,

 

torn,

 

worn.

  

6.

 

world,

 

l

 

earn,

 

turn,

 

further,

 

first,

 

hurt,

 

curd,

 

purse,

 

earn.

 

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