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Greetings

 
Hello! හලෝ --- hallo!
hallo!Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) සුභ උදෑසනක් --- subha udesenak!
subha udesenak!Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) සුභ දවසක් --- subha davasak!
subha davasak!Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) සුභ සැන‍්දෑවක් --- subha sendewak!
subha sendewak!Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) සුභ රාත්‍රීයක් --- subha ratthriyak!
subha ratthriyak!Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) ගිහින් එන්නම් --- gihin ennam!
gihin ennam!Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) නැවත හමුවෙමු --- newatha hamuvemu!
newatha hamuvemu!Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes ඹවි --- ou
ouyes
no නැහැ --- nehe
neheno
maybe සමහරවිට --- samahara vitta
samahara vittamaybe
OK හරි --- hari
hariOK
Thank you! ස්තූතියි --- stutti!
stutti!Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) කරැණාකර --- krunakara!
krunakara!You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) සමාවෙන‍්න --- samawenna, ...
samawenna, ...Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) මට කණගාටුයි --- matta kanagaatui.
matta kanagaatui.I'm sorry. (m/f)
I (don't) have ... මට තියෙනවා / මට නැහැ --- matta tiyanawa ... / mata nehe ...
මට නැහැ
matta tiyanawa ...
mata nehe ...
I (don't) have ...
We (don't) have … අපිට තියෙනවා / අපිට නැහැ --- appitta tiyanawa ... / appita nehe ...
අපිට නැහැ
appitta tiyanawa ...
appita nehe ...
We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... මෙතන තියෙනවා / මෙතන නැහැ --- methana tiyanawa ... / methana nehe ...
මෙතන නැහැ
methana tiyanawa ...
methana nehe ...
There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... මගේ නම --- mageh namma ...
mageh namma ...My name is ...
I'm from ... මම එන‍්නේ --- mama enne ...
mama enne ...I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. මට අවුරුදු … වෙනවා --- matta aurudhu ... wenawa
matta aurudhu ... wenawaI'm ... years old.
I am (not) married. (m/f) මම විවාහකයි  / මම අවිවාහකයි --- mama viwaahakai / mama aviwaahakai.
මම අවිවාහකයි
mama viwaahakai
mama aviwaahakai.
I am (not) married. (m/f)
I'm (not) traveling alone. මම සංචාරය කරන්නේ තනියම / මම සංචාරය කරන්නේ තනියම නෙවෙයි --- mama sancharaya karanne thaniyama / mama sancharaya karanne thaniyama nowe.
මම සංචාරය කරන්නේ තනියම නෙවෙයි
mama sancharaya karanne thaniyama
mama sancharaya karanne thaniyama nowe.
I'm (not) traveling alone.
I'm traveling with ... මම සංචාරය කරන‍්නේ සමග --- mama sancharaya karanne samage ...
mama sancharaya karanne samage ...I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't understand that. (m/f) මට ඒක තේරෙන්නෙ නැහැ --- mata eka therenne nehe.
mata eka therenne nehe.I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) කතා කරනවද  --- katha karanawada ... ?
katha karanawada ... ?Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? මෙහේ කවුරුහරි කතාකරනවද ඒ භාෂාව --- mehe kauruhari kathakaranawada ... ?
mehe kauruhari kathakaranawada ... ?Does anyone here speak ... ?
English ඉංගීසි භාෂාව --- engriesi baschawa
engriesi baschawaEnglish
French ප්‍රංෂ භාෂාව --- pranscha baschawa
pranscha baschawaFrench
Could you write that down please. (m/f) කරුනාකර මේක ලියන්න --- karunakara meeka liyanna.
karunakara meeka liyanna.Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) කරුනාකර ඒක නැවත කියන්න  --- karunakara eka newatha kiyanna.
karunakara eka newatha kiyanna.Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. කරුනාකර පොඩ්ඩක් ඉන්න --- karunakara poddak inna.
karunakara poddak inna.Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
one එක --- ekka
ekkaone
two දෙක --- dekka
dekkatwo
three තුන --- thunna
thunnathree
four හතර --- hathara
hatharafour
five පහ --- paha
pahafive
six හය --- haya
hayasix
seven හත --- hatha
hathaseven
eight අට --- atta
attaeight
nine නවය --- nawaya
nawayanine
ten දහය --- dahaya
dahayaten
eleven එකොලහ --- ekollaha
ekollahaeleven
twelve දොලහ --- dollaha
dollahatwelve
thirteen දහතුන --- dahathuna
dahathunathirteen
fourteen දහහතර --- dahahathara
dahahatharafourteen
fifteen පහළව --- pahallowa
pahallowafifteen
sixteen දහසය --- dahasaya
dahasayasixteen
seventeen දහහත --- dahahatha
dahahathaseventeen
eighteen දහඅට --- dahaatta
dahaattaeighteen
nineteen දහනවය --- dahanawaya
dahanawayanineteen
twenty විස්ස --- vissa
vissatwenty
twenty-one විසිඑක --- vissieka
vissiekatwenty-one
thirty තිහ --- thiha
thihathirty
forty හතලිහ --- hathaliha
hathalihaforty
fifty පනහ --- panaha
panahafifty
sixty හැට --- hetta
hettasixty
seventy හැත්තෑව --- heththewa
heththewaseventy
eighty අසූව --- asuwa
asuwaeighty
ninety අනූව --- anuwa
anuwaninety
one hundred සීය --- seeya
seeyaone hundred
one thousand දහස --- dahasa
dahasaone thousand
one million ඵක මිලියනයක් --- eka miliyanayak
eka miliyanayakone million
some / a couple කූට්ටමක් --- kuhttamak
kuhttamaksome / a couple
 

 

 

 
 
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