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; I don't understand. :  . (''Mata terenne na '')
 
; I don't understand. :  . (''Mata terenne na '')
 
; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' Vasi-kiliya kohedha ?'')
 
; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' Vasi-kiliya kohedha ?'')
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; I love you ("mama oyata adarei")
  
 
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Revision as of 21:14, 26 November 2013

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

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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

Hello. 
. (Aayu-bo-wan )
How are you? 
 ? (Ko-ho-mada ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Hondai , sthoothiy )
What is your name? 
 ? (nama mokakdha ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Magay Nama _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( Hamu veema gana sathu-tui)
Please. 
. (karu-nah-kara )
Thank you. 
. (Sthoothiy)
You're welcome. 
. (saadharayen piligannawaa) ( not for use when some one say Thank you. )
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? 
 ? ( Oiyate English ka-tha karanna poolu-wanda)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (English katha karana kenek innawada ?)
Help! 
 ! (udhaw karanna)
Look out! 
 ! (balaa-gena !)
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")

Problems

What's this? (Me mokuk-da)

Numbers

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

Clock time

Duration

Days

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

Months

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

Colors

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

Bus and train

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

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

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

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

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