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Here you can find the translation of the 50 most important words and expressions into Sinhala.
If you are about to travel to Sri Lanka, this is exactly what you are looking for!
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  • How to say Hello! and Goodbye in Sinhala!
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  • How to say yes and no in Sinhala!
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Hello! හලෝ --- hallo!
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
no නැහැ --- nehe
maybe සමහරවිට --- samahara vitta
samahara vittamaybe
OK හරි --- hari
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 ...


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.


one එක --- ekka
two දෙක --- dekka
three තුන --- thunna
four හතර --- hathara
five පහ --- paha
six හය --- haya
seven හත --- hatha
eight අට --- atta
nine නවය --- nawaya
ten දහය --- dahaya
eleven එකොලහ --- ekollaha
twelve දොලහ --- dollaha
thirteen දහතුන --- dahathuna
fourteen දහහතර --- dahahathara
fifteen පහළව --- pahallowa
sixteen දහසය --- dahasaya
seventeen දහහත --- dahahatha
eighteen දහඅට --- dahaatta
nineteen දහනවය --- dahanawaya
twenty විස්ස --- vissa
twenty-one විසිඑක --- vissieka
thirty තිහ --- thiha
forty හතලිහ --- hathaliha
fifty පනහ --- panaha
sixty හැට --- hetta
seventy හැත්තෑව --- heththewa
eighty අසූව --- asuwa
ninety අනූව --- anuwa
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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