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Sinhala phrasebook

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Sinhala (සිංහල) is the main language of Sri Lanka.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics[edit]

Hello. 
. (Aayu-bo-wan/Co-homo-dah )
How are you? 
 ? (Ko-ho-mada ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Hondai , sthoothiy )
What is your name? 
 ? (Oya ge nama mokhadha ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Magay Nama _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( Hamu veema gana sathu-tui)
Please. 
. (karu-nah-kara )
Thank you. 
. (Sthoothiy)
You're welcome. 
. (There isn't actually a word for this in Sinhala).
Yes. 
. (Ow - although it sounds more like the word 'owe' but quicker)
No. 
. (Na ) ( end sound like as Ant)
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (Samaa-ven-na )
Excuse me. (samaa wen-na
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. (Mata kanagaatuyi )
Goodbye 
. (aayubowan )
Goodbye (informal
. (gihin ennam or yannam )
I can't speak Sinhala [well]. 
[ ]. ( Mata Sinhala hondata ka-tha karanna baha)
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( Oyate Ingrisi ka-tha karanna pulu-wanda)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (Ingrisi katha karana kenek innawada ?)
Help! 
 ! (udhaw karanna)
Look out! 
 ! (balaa-genai !)
Good morning. 
. ( Suba uda-sanak )
Good evening. 
. (Suba sandyaawak )
Good night. 
. (Suba raat-riyak )
I don't understand. 
. (Mata terenne na )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( Vasi-kiliya kohedha ?)
I love you ("mama oyata adarei")
I want to go. 
. ("mata yanne ona")

Problems[edit]

What's this? (Me mokuk-da)

Numbers[edit]

එක (eka)
දෙක (deka)
තුන (tuna)
හතර (hathara)
පහ (paha)
හය (haya)
හත (hatha)
අට (ata)
නවය (namaya)
10 
දහය (dahaya)
20 
wis-sa
50 
panaha
100 
siiya
1000
dhaaha

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday 
(Sadudha)
Tuesday 
(Agaharuwada)
Wednesday 
(Badhada)
Thursday 
(Brahaspathinda)
Friday 
(Sikurada)
Saturday 
(Senasurada)
Sunday 
(Irida)

Months[edit]

January 
(janawari)
February 
(peberawari)
March 
(marthu)
April 
(apriel)
May 
(mai)
June 
(juni)
July 
(juli)
August 
(agosthu)
September 
(saptamber)
October 
(oktober)
November 
(november)
December 
(desamber)

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black 
(kalu)
white 
(sudu)
red 
(rathu)
blue 
(nil)
green 
(kola)
yellow 
(kaha)
pink 
(rosa)
brown 
(dumburu)
grey 
(alu)
purple 
(dahm)
pink 
(ros-uh)
orange 
(thambili)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

A Bus 
"Bas ekak"
A Train 
"koochchiyak"
The Bus 
"bas eka"
The Train 
"kochchiya"
Get in 
"naginna"
Get down 
"bahinna"
Give me a ticket to Colombo 
"mata kolabata tikat ekak dhenna"
What is this route number 
"me route number eka mokakdha ?"
Is this bus going to Colombo 
"me bas eka kolabata yanawadha ?"
Is this train stop at Colombo 
"me kochchiya kolaba nawathwanawadha ?"
Where is the bus stand 
"bas stand eka kohedha ?"
Where is the railway station 
"dhumriya pala koheda thiyenne " or " station eka kohedha thiyenne ? "
The conductor 
"kondhosthara"
Stop that bus 
"oya bas eka nawathwanna " or "oya bas ekata atha dhaanna "

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Money (Salli/Mudal) Balance(Ithuru) How much is this?(Meka kiyada?) Here is the money (Menna Salli) Where is my Balance?(ko mage ithuru?)

Eating[edit]

Kanwa

Bars[edit]

Give me a drink - "Mata Bonna Monawa Hari Dhenna"

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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