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Sinhala phrasebook

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

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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Basics

Hello. 
. (Aubowan )
Hello. (informal
. (Haa)
How are you? 
 ? (Kohomada oyata ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Huyndai , Esthoothie )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Magay Name _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( Hamo voona eka huyndai)
Please. 
. (karu-nah-kara )
Thank you. 
. (Bohama Sthuthie)
You're welcome. 
. (Estuthie )
Yes. 
. (Oh )
No. 
. (Nay )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (Sama-vin-nah )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. (Mata Sama-vin-nah )
Goodbye 
. (Samoo-ghana )
Goodbye (informal
. (Gih-hi-la enna )
I can't speak Sinhala [well]. 
[ ]. ( Mata Sinhala hyndata ka-tha karanna appa-ha-sui)
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( Oiyate English ka-tha karanna poolu-wunda)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! (O-dow)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( Suba udah-sanak )
Good evening. 
. (Suba sand-aa-vak )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Mata tay-rin-nay neh )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( Vasee-killea kohe-thu)

Problems

Numbers

එක (eka)
දෙක (deka)
තුන (tuna)
හතර (hathara)
පහ (paha)
හය (haya)
හත (hatha)
අට (ata)
නවය (namaya)
10 
දහය (dahaya)

20 : bisaya 50 : pachasaya

100 : sa 1000: hazara

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

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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