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A collection of some of themost useful phrases spoken in Sinhala by Dilshan Jayasinha of The Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog http://www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com Copyright 2013 JAY ONLINE ENTERPRISES, SARL. All Rights Reserved 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha I Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com 100 Essential Sinhala Phrases Copyright 2013 JAY ONLINE ENTERPRISES, SARL. All Rights Reserved A collection of some of the most useful phrases spoken in Sinhala by Dilshan Jayasinha of The Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this eBook is for informational purposes only. I am not a certified teacher in Sinhala. All information given in this eBook is based purely on my own experience and understanding of the Sinhala language and also based on my goal to simplify it to the reader to the extent of my capability. You should always seek theadviceofaprofessionalintheSinhalalinguisticsfieldbeforeactingonorexpressingsomething,especiallyinaprofessional context, that I have published or recommended. AllinformationappearinginthiseBookisthepropertyofJayOnlineEnterprises,SARL.Nopartofthispublicationshallbe reproduced, shared by email or otherwise, published on a website (either through direct copy & paste or manual reproduction), or sold in whole or in part in any form, without the prior written consent of the author. To request for such consent, please send an email to [email protected] to discuss it further.There are no web links contained in this guide from which I benefit financially. By reading this guide, you agree that myself or my company are not responsible for the success or failure of any decisions you take relating to any information presented in this eBook. 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha II Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com A MESSAGE FROM YOURS TRULY Hi,Thanks for signing up at my blog (or perhaps a friend of yours ignored the legal stuff on the previouspage and emailed you this eBook bad bad friend ). In any case, Im glad to have reached you. Confession: About the number of phrases in this book, well, there are actually more than a 100(closer to 150, I think). I just had no reason to not include those additional phrases. In any case, this is not a comprehensive collection of Sinhala phrases. That for me would be impossible.But even if it were possible, do you really have time for that? And even if you did, do you really need all that knowledge? I, for one, would answer a loud no and no for both and Im guessing (and maybe hoping?) its the same for you.So voila! Heres your free copy of some thoughtfully selected Sinhala phrases that I think is good enough for you to start with. Im a HUGE fan of simplifying things and not overloading the brain with information that is more than necessary. So, assuming that youre also someone who likes that lazy but smart approach, I hope youll find this simplified Sinhala phrase collection helpful. I look forward to keeping in touch with you through email and the comments section of my blog and assisting you in learning good enough Sinhala with the minimum needed effort.All the best and Ill see you soon, Dilshan Oh, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: [email protected] Seriously, Id be more than happy to help you out (or at least try). By the way, in case you got this copy without signing up..TellyouwhatOnceyouredonewiththebook,ifyouthinkithelpedyoumore thanyouexpected,thenpleasegotomyblogandsignuptoreceivemore freebies. Id love to have you onboard. But if it didnt really do much for you, then Im sorry it didnt work out, and well just forget about the whole thingDeal? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha III Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com NOW, ABOUT THESE PHRASES TYPE OF SINHALA USED The Sinhala used in this eBook is Spoken Sinhala only (typical day-to-day conversation type Sinhala). TYPE OF PHRASES Generally Ive chosen phrases for someone visiting Sri Lanka. But most of these can be also used when speaking to any Sinhala speaker (e.g. your wife, husband, father-in-law, etc.) POLITE WORDS I have not mentioned Please and Thank you in most phrases (to avoid repetition), but use them whenever you want. I will show you where to place them in a sentence. LITERAL TRANSLATIONS Whenever the meaning of the Sinhala phrase diverts significantly from the English phrase, I will also give you the literal translation ( ).using this colorSYNONYMS I have introduced synonyms (using ) only for words that arethis coloroften used interchangeably. BORROWED ENGLISH WORDS Often, for some words in spoken Sinhala, a derivative of the English word is used instead of the authentic Sinhala word for it. In such cases, Ive used the English borrowed word. (e.g., In this book ticket is {ticket-k} and not the real Sinhala word).INFORMAL vs. FORMAL YOU In this book, I have used the Sinhala equivalent of the informal you. This can be used even with a stranger in a day-to-day setting. However, Ill also give you the formal you so that it can be used when appropriate.SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, and SIMPLIFY! Out of the many different ways of saying a phrase, I have chosen the one I think is a) the most simple to repeat; b) often used and easily understood NOTES Wherever needed, I have included additional notes ( ) using this color 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha IV Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com Go back to Previous Page >> PRONUNCIATION GUIDE (FOR CHARACTERS USED IN THIS BOOK) aas inup as inaway aaas inarm as inapple as inant auwas inowl ayias ineye GROUP A as inend as inaim eeas ineel oas inonly as inopen ooas inooze ias inin uas input dhas inthen thas inthree das inbundle dhas inbundhle Other special characters GROUP E GROUP O GROUP I GROUP U 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha V Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com TABLE OF CONTENTS 100 Essential Sinhala Phrases Click on a category of your choice Phrases Personal Pronouns ........................................................ 1 Polite Words .................................................................. 1 Greetings & Responses .................................................. 2 Important Single Words & Short Phrases ...................... 2 Initial Introductions ....................................................... 5 Language Related .......................................................... 6 Emergency Expressions ................................................. 7 Toilet / Bathroom .......................................................... 9 Food & Drinks .............................................................. 10 Finding a Place ............................................................. 11 In a Taxi or Tuk-tuk .................................................. 13 Bus, Train, Flight ....................................................... 14 Accommodation .......................................................... 15 Shopping ..................................................................... 16 Love & Affection .......................................................... 17 Good Wishes ............................................................... 17 Useful Adjectives ......................................................... 17 Day, Week, Month, & Year .......................................... 18 Days of the Week ........................................................ 19 Months ........................................................................ 20 Numbers (0-10) ........................................................... 21 Email, Internet, and Mobiles ....................................... 22 Other Miscellaneous ................................................... 23 Bonus Material Bonus #1: Grouped according to phrase type .............. 24 Bonus #2: Vocabulary .................................................. 26 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 1Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide PHRASES Personal Pronouns Basic personal pronouns Imam You (informal)oyaa You (formal)ob He/sheyaa Theyyaala Polite Words Main polite words Please karunaakrlaNote: You can place this almost anywhere in a sentence Thank you (very much) bohm isthoothiNote: Typically placed at the end of a sentence I am sorrysamaa vnn Excuse me samaa vnnNote: Typically placed at the start of a sentence 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 2Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Greetings & Responses Informal Greetings QHow are you?kohomdh? AIm fine, thank youhodhin innva, bohm isthoothi and you?oyaa kohomdh? HelloHello Formal Greetings Greetings! (formal) aayubwan!Lit: May your life span be long Good morning! sub!udhsnakNote: Good morning, Good evening, etc. are not generally used in conversation.afternoondhavaalyakevening! sndhvaknight! raathriyakGood-bye Good-bye gihilla nnamLit: I shall leave and return Important Single Words & Short Phrases Yes & No Yesowu Non 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 3Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide This & That Thismk Thatk Here & There Here mhSyn: mthn There hSyn: thn Come, Go, Wait, stay Come here nnmh Wait here innmhSyn: mthn Stay here innmh there hSyn: thn I want to gomat yann n I dont want to gomat yann n n to comenn to stay heremh inn Go there yannhtSyn: thnt The Wh words (and one H word) QWhat?mokakdh? QWhy?yi QWhen (on which day)? kavdhadh? Syn: koyi dhavsdh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 4Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide QWhen (at what time)? keeytdh? Syn: koyi vlaavtdh? QWhere? kohdh? Syn: kothndh? QWho?kauwdh? QWhich one (object)? kdh?mon Syn: koyi QWhich one (person)? kknaadh?monSyn: koyi QHow?kohomdh? Prepositions Before kalin Syn: isslla Afterpass Withkk Withoutnthuw Other useful single words (is) Goodhodhayi (is) Not goodhodh n (is) Badnarkayi Upud Downyat Leftvam Rightdhakun Entrancethul vn thn 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 5Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Exitliyt yan thn (is) Openrla (is) Closedvahala Nowdhn Initial Introductions Name QWhat is your name?oyaag nam mokakdh? QWho are you?oyaa kauwdh? AMy name is [Dilshan]mag nam [Dilshan] AMy family name is [Jayasinha] mag vaasgam [Jayasinha] Age QWhat is your age?oyaag vays keeydh? QWhen is your birthday? oyaag upan dhiny?kavdhadhSyn: koyi dhavsdh? Happy birthday!sub upan dhinyak vva! Country QWhere are you from?oyaa kohndh? QWhich country are you from? oyaa ratndh?monSyn: koyi QAre you from here?oyaa mhndh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 6Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide AI am from Sri Lankamam shree lankaavn Americamrikaavn Australiaostrliyaavn Canadakndaavn Englandnglanthyn Irelandayrlanthyn New Zealandnavseelanthyn Scotlandscotlanthyn South Africadhakunuaprikaavn NOTE: If your country is not on the list (how inconsiderate of me),email me the name of yourcountry to [email protected] (just click on the link) and Ill send youback the name in Sinhala & an audio clip of me pronouncing it. Language Related Do you speak English? QDo you speak English?oyaa ingreesi kathaa krnvadh? Does anyonekauwru hari You speak English welloyaa ingreesi hodht kathaa krnva Do you understand? QDo you understand?oyaat thrnvadh? AI understandmat thrnva 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 7Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide dont understandthrnn n understoodthruna I dont speak Sinhala I dont speak Sinhalamam sinhl kathaa krann n I speak a little Sinhalamam sinhl poddak kathaa krnva I understand a little Sinhalamat sinhl poddak thrnva I dont know how to say it in Sinhala mam k sinhln kiyann dhann n Other useful phrases QCould you speak a little more slowly? thaw poddak hmin kathaa krann puluwandh? QCould you repeat that?k aayith kiyann puluwandh? QCould you write it in English? k ingreesiyn liyla dhnn puluwandh? QHow do you say [] in Sinhala? [] sinhln kiyann kohomdh? Emergency Expressions Asking for help Help me!mat udhauw krann! QCan I use your phone?mat oyaag phone k paavichchi kranna puluwandh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 8Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Calling for additional assistance Call the police!polissiyt kathaakrann! a doctordhosthr knkut an ambulanceambulance kkt my embassymagembassy ktSyn: thaanaapthi kaaryaalyt the fire department fire brigadektSyn: gininivnhamudhaavt the hospitalisspirithaalyt Street robbery / pick-pocket Thief!hork! Stop! (stop moving / walking / running) navthinn! Stop him/her!yaav navaththann! I dont have any money with me mam gaav salli monvath n Dealing with someone bothering you Go away! yann!mhnSyn: mthnin Leave me alone!mat mag paaduw inn dhnn Dont touch me!maav allann paa Dont bother me!mat kardhr krann paa 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 9Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Other dangers Fire!ginnak! Health related QWhere is the closest hospital? lagm ispirithaaly thiynn?kohdhSyn: kothndh I urgently want a doctor!mat vahaam dhosthr knkv n an ambulanceambulance kak Im feeling sickmat saneep n tiredmahansi coldseethlayi hotrasnyi feverishun vag Im having a heart attack mat nvaheart attack kakSyn: hrdhaabaadhyak brain strokestroke kakSyn: hadhisiaabaadhyak My blood type is []mag l vargy [] Toilet / Bathroom Wanting to use the toilet QWhere is the toilet? vsikiliy thiynn?kohdhSyn: kothndh I want to go to the toiletmat vsikiliyt yann n 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 10Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Food & Drinks Main nouns Foodkm Drinksbeem Main food items Ricebath Breadpaan Meatmas Vegetableselvlu Fruitspalthuru Main drink items Watervathur Bottled waterbthal vathur Teath Coffeekpi Eating & drinking Im hungrymat badgini thirstythibahayi QDo you have any food?km monva hari thiynvadh? I want to eatmat kann n I dont want to eatmat kann n n 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 11Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide to drinkbonn some foodkmpoddakLit: a little bit some watervathurpoddakLit: a little bit QCould you give me something to eat? mat kann monva hari dhnn puluwandh? Give me something to eatmat kann monva hari dhnn something to drinkbonn monva hari some watervathur poddak a teathkak a coffeekpi kak the billbil QHave you eaten?oyaa kaaladh inn? The food is tastykm rahayi I dont want anything mat monvathn nSyn: paa Finding a Place Getting lost Im lost mat paar vrdhila Syn: mam athrmang vlaa Im looking for my friendmam mag yaaluvav hoynva 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 12Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Asking for the location of places QWhere is the hospital? ispirithaaly thiynn?kohdhSyn: kothndh the closest hospitallagm ispirithaaly the hotelhtly the restaurantkm kan thnSyn: restaurant k bus stopbus halt k train stationkchchi stshm airportairport kSyn: guwanthotupol QCan you show me how to get there? thnt yan hti mat pnnnvadh? Getting/giving directions Turn rightdhakunt hrnn leftvamt backaapahu On the right sidedhakunu pthth leftvam At the center (of something or someplace) mdh Go straight aheadklinm yann 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 13Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide In a Taxi or Tuk-tukFinding a taxi or tuk-tukQWhere can I get a taxi? mat taxi kak gann puluwan?kohndhSyn: kothnindh a tuk-tukthree wheeler kak The fare QHow much is it to go to []? []t yann keeydh? Too expensiveganang vdi QDoes this have a meter?mk meetryak thiynvadh? Instructions to the driver Take me to []maav []t gniyann Lets goyamu Go slowhmin yann fasthayi-yn carefullyparissmin therehtSyn: thnt straightklin straight aheadklinm Turn rightdhakunt hrnn leftvamt backaapahu 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 14Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Wait here innmhSyn: mthn therehSyn: thn a little / a momentpoddak for me (to return)mam nkan The change (balance money) QWhere is my change/balance? mag ithuru salli k? Keep the change/balanceithuru salli thiyaa gann Bus, Train, Flight Finding the bus stop, train station, and airport QWhere is the bus stop? bus halt k thiynn?kohdhSyn: kothndh the train stationkchchi stshm the airportairport kSyn: guwanthotupol QCan you show me how to get there? thnt yan hti mat pnnnvadh? Asking about the schedules QWhat time is the next bus? eelag bus k thiynn?keeytdhSyn: koyivlaavtdh QWhat time is the last bus? anthim bus k thiynn?keeytdhSyn: koyivlaavtdh trainkchchiy 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 15Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide flightflight k Asking about the destination QWhere does this bus go to? m bus k yann?kohtdhSyn: kothntdh trainkchchiy flightflight k Buying a ticket I want to buy a ticketmat ticket kak gann n a one-way ticketyann vithrak ticket kak a return ticket /round-trip ticket kakyannayi nnayiSyn: return Other related phrases Bon voyage / Have a nice trip! sub gamnak! Have a safe trip! parissmin gihilla nnLit: Go carefully/safely and return Accommodation Sleep I want to sleepmat nidhaa gann n I dont want to sleepmat nidhaa gann n n a place to sleepnidhaa gann thnak 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 16Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Finding a room Im looking for a place to stay mam inn thnak hoynva a hotelhtlyak QCan you show me how to get there? thnt yan hti mat pnnnvadh? QDo you have rooms?kaamr thiynvadh? QDo you have a room for me to stay in? mat inn kaamryak thiynvadh? QCould you give me a room?mat kaamryak dhnn puluwandh? QHow much is this room?m kaamry keeydh? Changing your room I want a different roommat vn kaamryak n Shopping Inquiring about the price QHow much is this?mk keeydh? This is too expensivemk ganang vdi QCan you give me a lower price? gaan adu krla dhnn puluwandh? Other useful phrases Im only just lookingmam nikan balnva vithrayi 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 17Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Love & Affection Main phrases I love youmam oyaat aadhryi likeaasayiSyn: kmthi Good Wishes Common good wishes Bon voyage / Have a nice trip! sub gamnak! Get well soon! saneep vnn!ikmningLit: quickly Good luck!jay vva! Happy birthday!sub upan dhinyak vva! Happy new year!sub aluth auwrudhdhak vva! Merry Christmas!sub naththlak vva! Useful Adjectives I am feeling coldmat seethlayi You are feeling coldoyaat seethlayi hotrasnyi tiredmahansi 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 18Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide happysanthsayi saddhukayi I am youngmam tharunayi You are youngoyaa tharunayioldvayskayi beautiful/good lookinglassnayi handsomekadvasam scaredbayayi Day, Week, Month, & Year Day Daydhavs Todayadh Yesterdayeey Tomorrowht Time of day This morningadh udh Yesterday morningeey udh Tomorrow morninght udh afternoondhaval 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 19Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide eveninghavsSyn: hndhv night (tonight)r Week, month, year Week sathiy Syn: sumaany Monthmaasy Yearauwrudhdh This week, month, year, etc. This week msathiySyn: sumaany This monthm maasy This yearm auwrudhdh Lastgiy NextlabnSyn: eelag Days of the Week Which day is it? QWhich day is it today?adh dhavs mokakdh? QWhich date is it today?adh dhiny mokakdh? is it tomorrowht was it yesterdayeey Days of the week 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 20Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Mondaysadhudha Tuesdayagharuwaadha Wednesdaybadhaadha Thursdaybrahaspthindha Fridaysikuraadha Saturdaysnsuraadha Sundayiridha Months Months (January - December) Januaryjanvaari Februarypbrvaari Marchmaarthu Aprilaprl Maymyi Junejuni Julyjooli Augustagsthu Septemberspthmbr Octoberokthmbr Novembernovmbr 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 21Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Decemberdhsmbr Numbers (0-10) Cardinal numbers (one, two, three,) Zero bindhuw One k Two dhk Three thun Four hathr Five pah Six hay Seven hath Eight at Nine namy Ten dhahay Ordinal numbers (first, second, third,) First palvni Second dhvni Third thun vni Fourth hathrvni Fifth pasvni 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 22Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Sixth hayvni Seventh hathvni Eighth atvni Nineth namvni Tenth dhahavni First, second, and third time First timepalvni sr Seconddh vni Thirdthun vni Last timeanthim sr Email, Internet, and Mobiles QWhere can I check my email? mat mag email balaa gann puluwan ?kohdhSyn: kothndh access the internet?internet k paavichchi krann My mobile phone has no signal/reception mag signal n mobile kSyn: cell phone k no more charge/batterycharge k ivrayi 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 23Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Other Miscellaneous QHow do I do this?mam mk krann kohomdh? QHow does this work?mk vdkrann kohomdh? Once again, thank you! I hope you found this eBook useful. I personally had a great time creating it. But before I say see you soon, could I please ask you to do the following? Send your responses to [email protected] (click on the link). I read every message that is sent to me so dont feel like youll be wasting your time.If you havent done already, please sign up for the mailing list at my blog. I hope to send you more free Sinhala learning tips and resources soon. I also will be launching some Premium products, and apart from my family and my girlfriend, I want you to be the next person to hear about it. Thanks for your support and I look forward to talking to you real soon,Dilshan

1.Tell me why you want to learn Sinhala? Is it a spouse or partner you want to impress? The parents-in-law? Are you moving there? Just going on vacation?... Id love to hear your story. 2.Tell me what you would like me to write about on the blog? Something that will immediately be useful to you. 3.And finally (and I realize Ive already asked you a lot), if you know someone who might find my blog useful, please give your friend my website address www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com Be sure to check out the bonus material on the next pages 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 24Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide BONUS MATERIAL Bonus #1: Grouped according to phrase type The following is the same collection of phrases from the eBook that have beengrouped according to the type of phrase to make it more convenient for you. I want/dont want phrases (also equivalent to I need/dont need or Id like to/wouldnt like to) I want to eatmat kann n I dont want to eatmat kann n n eat some foodkmpoddakLit: a little bit drinkbonn drink some watervathurpoddakLit: a little bit sleepnidhaa gann a place to sleepnidhaa gann thnak goyann go to the toiletvsikiliyt yann comenn stay here innmhSyn: mthn buy a ticket ticket kak gann I dont want anything mat monvathn nSyn: paa 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 25Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Could you give me? type phrases (also equivalent to Could I have or May I have) QCould you give me something to eat? mat kann monva hari dhnn puluwandh? Give me something to eatmat kann monva hari dhnn something to drinkbonn monva hari some watervathur poddak a teathkak a coffeekpi kak a roomkaamryak the billbil QCould you speak a little more slowly? thaw poddak hming kathaa krann puluwandh? QCould you repeat that?k aayith kiyann puluwandh? QCould you write it in English? k ingreesiyn liyla dhnn puluwandh? Do you have? QDo you have rooms available? kaamr thiynvadh? QDo you have a room for me to stay in? mat inn kaamryak thiynvadh? QDo you have any food?km monva hari thiynvadh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 26Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Bonus #2: VocabularyThe following table lists the most important useful words that were used in thephrases of the eBook to assist you for quick reference.

A Afterpass Afternoondhaval Againaayith Agevays Airport airport k Syn: guwanthotupol (an)Ambulanceambulance kak Anyonekauwru hari Aprilaprl Augustagsthu B (is/are/am)Badnarkayi (is/are/am)Beautiful/good lookinglassnayi Before kalin Syn: isslla Billbil Birthdayupan dhiny Bloodl 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 27Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide (to)Botherkardhr krann Bottled waterbthal vathur Brain stroke stroke kak Syn: hadhisiaabaadhyak Breadpaan Busbus k Bus stopbus halt k (to)Buygann C (to)Callkathaakrann Can / is able topuluwan Carefullyparissmin Center (of something or someplace)mdh Change/balanceithuru salli Charge/battery (e.g. of a mobile phone)charge k (is/are/am)Closedvahala Closestlagm Coffeekpi (a)Coffeekpi kak (is/are/am)Coldseethlayi (to)Comenn Countryrat 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 28Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide D Datedhiny Daydhavs Decemberdhsmbr (a)Doctordhosthr knk Downyat (to)Drinkbonn Drinksbeem E (to)Eatkann Eatenkaala Eightat Eighthatvni Emailemail Embassy embassy k Syn: thaanaapthi kaaryaalyt Englishingreesi (in)Englishingreesiyn Entrancethul vn thn Evening havs Syn: hndhv Exitliyt yan thn 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 29Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Expensiveganang F Family namevaasgam Fasthayi-yn Februarypbrvaari (is/are/am)Feverishun vag Fifthpasvni Finehodhin innva, bohm isthoothi Firstpalvni Fivepah Flightflight k Foodkm For memat For youoyaat Fourhathr Fourthhathrvni Fridaysikuraadha Friendyaaluva From heremhn From where?kohndh? Fruitspalthuru 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 30Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide G (is/are/am)Goodhodhayi Greetings! (formal) aayubwan!Lit: May your life span be long (to)Getgann (to)Givedhnn (to)Goyann H (is/are/am)Handsomekadvasam (is/are/am)Happysanthsayi He/sheyaa Heart attack heart attack kak Syn: hrdhaabaadhyak HelloHello Helpudhauw Here mh Syn: mthn (to)Here mht Syn: mthnt Hospitalisspirithaaly (is/are/am)Hotrasnyi Hotelhtly (a)Hotelhtlyak How much?keeydh? How?kohomdh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 31Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide (is/are/am)Hungrybadgini I Imam Internetinternet k J Januaryjanvaari Julyjooli Junejuni K (to)Keepthiyaa gann L Last (e.g. bus, train, plane) anthim Syn: koyivlaavtdh Last/previous (e.g. week, month, year)giy Leftvam (to the)Leftvamt Likes aasayi Syn: kmthi (a)Littlepoddak (is/are/am)Looking forhoynva (is/are/am)Lookingbalnva (is/are/am)Lovingaadhryi (to)Let someone beinn dhnn 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 32Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide M Marchmaarthu Maymyi Memam Meatmas (a)Metermeetryak Mobile phone mobile kSyn: cell phone k Mondaysadhudha Monthmaasy Morningudh Mymag N Namenam (a)New yearaluth auwrudhdhak Next (e.g. bus, train, plane)eelag Next (e.g. week, month, year) labn Syn: eelag Nightr Ninenamy Ninethnamvni Non Not goodhodh n 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 33Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Novembernovmbr Nowdhn O Octoberokthmbr (is/are/am)Oldvayskayi Onek (a)One-way ticketyann vithrak ticket kak (is/are/am)Openrla P Phonephone k (a)Place to stayinn thnak (a)Placethnak Pleasekarunaakrla Policepolissiy Q Quicklyikmning R (a)Return ticket / round-trip ticket ticket kakyannayi nnayiSyn: return Restaurant km kan thn Syn: restaurant k Ricebath Rightdhakun 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 34Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide (to the)Rightdhakunt Roomkaamry (a)Roomkaamryak Roomskaamr S (is/are/am)Saddhukayi Saturdaysnsuraadha (is/are/am)Scaredbayayi Seconddhvni Septemberspthmbr Sevenhath Seventhhathvni (is/are/am)Sickmat saneep n Signal/reception (e.g of a mobile phone)signal Sinhalasinhl (in)Sinhalasinhln Sixhay Sixthhayvni Slowhmin Slowlyhmin (is/are/am)Speakingkathaa krnva 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 35Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide (to)Stayinn Stop (e.g. stop moving / walking / running) navthinn! Stop (e.g. stop something or someone)navaththann! Straight aheadklinm Sundayiridha (to)Saykiyann (to)Sleepnidhaa gann (to)Stay in (e.g. to stay in a hotel)inn T (a)Teathkak (a)Thiefhork (is/are/am)Tastyrahayi (is/are/am)Thirstythibahayi (is/are/am)Tiredmahansi (to)There ht Syn: thnt (a)Tuk-tukthree wheeler kak (a)Taxitaxi kak (a)Ticketticket kak Teath Tendhahay Tenthdhahavni 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 36Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Thanks isthoothiNote: Typically placed at the end of a sentence Thatk Train stationkchchi stshm There h Syn: thn Theyyaala Thirdthun vni This (e.g. this thing)mk Thism Threethun Thursdaybrahaspthindha Todayadh Toilet vsikiliy Tomorrowht Trainkchchiy Train stationkchchi stshm Tuesdayagharuwaadha Twodhk Type (e.g. a type of something; a kind)vargy (to)Take awaygniyann (to)Touchallann 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 37Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide U Understandthrnva Understoodthruna Upud Urgentlyvahaam (to)Usepaavichchi kranna V (a)Voyage/tripgamnak Vegetableselvlu W (a)What time? keeytdh? Syn: koyivlaavtdh Waitinn Wantn Watervathur Wednesdaybadhaadha Week sathiy Syn: sumaany What?mokakdh? When? (at what time?) keeytdh? Syn: koyi vlaavtdh? When? (on which day?) kavdhadh? Syn: koyi dhavsdh? Where? kohdh? Syn: kothndh? 100 Essential Sinhala PhrasesDilshan Jayasinha 38Go to www.lazybutsmartsinhala.comGo to Table of Contents Go to Pronunciation Guide Which one? (for an object) kdh?monSyn: koyi Which one? (for a person) kknaadh?monSyn: koyi Who?kauwdh? Why?yi Withkk Withoutnthuw (to)Waitinn X - Y (is/are/am)YoungtharunayiYearauwrudhdh Yesowu Yesterdayeey You (formal)ob You (informal)oyaa Youroyaag Z Zerobindhuw