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; Hello. :  . (''Ayu-bo-wan '')
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; Hello. :  . (''Aayu-bo-wan '')
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . (''Haa'')
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; How are you? :  ? (''Ko-ho-mada ?'')
 
; How are you? :  ? (''Ko-ho-mada ?'')
; Fine, thank you. :  . (''Hondai , Esthoothie '')
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; Fine, thank you. :  . (''Hondai , sthoothiy '')
; What is your name? :  ? (''nama mokad-da ?'')
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; What is your name? :  ? (''Oya ge nama mokhadha ?'')
 
; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  Magay Nama _____ .'')
 
; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  Magay Nama _____ .'')
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' Hamo veema sathu-tui)
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; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' Hamu veema gana sathu-tui)
 
; Please. :  . (''karu-nah-kara '')
 
; Please. :  . (''karu-nah-kara '')
; Thank you. :  . (''Bohama Sthuthie'')
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; Thank you. :  . (''Sthoothiy'')
; You're welcome. :  . (''Estuthie '')
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; You're welcome. :  . (There isn't actually a word for this in Sinhala).
; Yes. :  . (''Oh ''  -  although it sounds more like the word 'owe' but quicker)
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; Yes. :  . (''Ow ''  -  although it sounds more like the word 'owe' but quicker)
; No. :  . (''Nay '')
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; No. :  . (''Na '') ( end sound like as Ant)
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . (''Sama-vin-nah '')
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; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . (''Samaa-ven-na '')
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
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; Excuse me. (''samaa wen-na'') :  . ('' '')
; I'm sorry. :  . (''Mata Sama-vin-nah '')
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; I'm sorry. :  . (''Mata kanagaatuyi '')
; Goodbye :  . (''Samoo-ghana '')
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; Goodbye :  . (''aayubowan '')
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . (''Gih-hi-la enna '')
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; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . (''gihin ennam or yannam '')
 
; I can't speak ''Sinhala'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' Mata Sinhala hondata ka-tha karanna baha'')
 
; I can't speak ''Sinhala'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' Mata Sinhala hondata ka-tha karanna baha'')
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Oiyate English ka-tha karanna poolu-wunda'')
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; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Oyate Ingrisi ka-tha karanna pulu-wanda'')
; Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? (''English kata karana kenek innawada ?'')
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; Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? (''Ingrisi katha karana kenek innawada ?'')
; Help! :  ! (''O-dow'')
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; Help! :  ! (''udhaw karanna'')
; Look out! :  ! (''balaa-gena !'')
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; Look out! :  ! (''balaa-genai !'')
; Good morning. :  . ('' Suba udah-sanak '')
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; Good morning. :  . ('' Suba uda-sanak '')
; Good evening. :  . (''Suba sand-aa-vak '')
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; Good evening. :  . (''Suba sandyaawak '')
 
; Good night. :  . (''Suba raat-riyak '')
 
; Good night. :  . (''Suba raat-riyak '')
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
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; I don't understand. :  . (''Mata terenne na '')
; I don't understand. :  . (''Mata tay-rin-nay neh '')
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; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' Vasi-kiliya kohedha ?'')
; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' Vasee-killea kohe-thu'')
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; I love you ("mama oyata adarei")
  
 
===Problems===
 
===Problems===
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What's this?
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(Me mokuk-da)
  
 
===Numbers===
 
===Numbers===
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; 100 : siiya
 
; 100 : siiya
; 1000: dhaha
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; 1000: dhaaha
  
 
===Time===
 
===Time===
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====Bus and train====
 
====Bus and train====
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; A Bus : "Bas ekak"
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; A Train : "koochchiyak"
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; The Bus : "bas eka"
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; The Train : "kochchiya"
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; Get in : "naginna"
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; Get down : "bahinna"
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; Give me a ticket to Colombo : "mata kolabata tikat ekak dhenna"
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; What is this route number : "me route number eka mokakdha ?"
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; Is this bus going to Colombo : "me bas eka kolabata yanawadha ?"
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; Is this train stop at Colombo : "me kochchiya kolaba nawathwanawadha ?"
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; Where is the bus stand : "bas stand eka kohedha ?"
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; Where is the railway station : "dhumriya pala koheda thiyenne " or " station eka kohedha thiyenne ? "
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; The conductor : "kondhosthara"
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; Stop that bus : "oya bas eka nawathwanna " or "oya bas ekata atha dhaanna "
  
 
====Directions====
 
====Directions====
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===Bars===
 
===Bars===
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Give me a drink - "Mata Bonna Monawa Hari Dhenna"
  
 
===Shopping===
 
===Shopping===

Revision as of 22:07, 18 February 2014

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? 
 ? (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")

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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