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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

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. 
. (Ayu-bo-wan )
Hello. (informal
. (Haa)
How are you? 
 ? (Ko-ho-mada ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Hondai , Esthoothie )
What is your name? 
 ? (nama mokad-da ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Magay Nama _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( Hamo veema sathu-tui)
Please. 
. (karu-nah-kara )
Thank you. 
. (Bohama Sthuthie)
You're welcome. 
. (Estuthie )
Yes. 
. (Oh - although it sounds more like the word 'owe' but quicker)
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 hondata ka-tha karanna baha)
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( Oiyate English ka-tha karanna poolu-wunda)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (English kata karana kenek innawada ?)
Help! 
 ! (O-dow)
Look out! 
 ! (balaa-gena !)
Good morning. 
. ( Suba udah-sanak )
Good evening. 
. (Suba sand-aa-vak )
Good night. 
. (Suba raat-riyak )
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 : wis-sa 50 : panaha

100 : siiya 1000: dhaha

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

Learning more

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