Learn Sinhala

Basic words and sentences for learning Sinhala language.

I

Mama

He

Ohu

She

Aya

You

Oya

It

eya

This

Meka

That

Ema

A

eka

Come

Enna

Came

Awa

Will come

Ennam

Open

Arinna

Opened

Ariya

Will open

Ari

Sit

Edaganda

Sat

Edagatha

Will sit

Edagani

Walk

Awidinawa

Walked

Awidda

Will walk

Awidii

Eat

Kanna

Ate

Kawa

Will eat

Kai

Drink

Bonawa

Drank

Biwwa

Will drink

Boi

Win

Dinanna

Won

Dinuva

Will win

Dinai

Go

Yanna

Went

Giya

Will go

Yanawa

Run

Duvanna

Ran

Diwwa

Will run

Duwai

He eats an apple.

Ohu eka Apple Kanawa.

He ate an apple.

Ohu eka Apple Kawa.

I saw the film last week.

Mama giya sathiye citrapataya baluwa.

She came by bus yesterday.

Aya eye awe bus eke.

They went to the temple.

Egollo pansal giya.

He slept the whole night.

Ohu mulu rama nidi.

He wrote well in the examination.

Ohu vibagayata hodin liwa.

He has eaten.

Ohu kai.

He had eaten.

Ohu kawa.

He had gone.

Ohu giya.

He had come.

Ohu awa.

He will eat.

Ohu kanneya.

He will go.

Ohu yanava

He will come.

Oho evi.

What is your name?

Oyage nama mokakda?

What

Mokakda

Your

Oyage

Name

Nama

What did you do?

Oya Monada karanne?

What should I do?

Mama monada kiyane?

What can I do?

Mama Mona Karandada?

What are the questions?

Manada Prasna?

What were the questions?

Monawada thibuna prashna?

What is the last question?

Awasana prashnaya mokakda?

What is written in the letter?

Lipiye monada thibune?

What you had been told?

Oya monawada Kiwwe?

What will be the answer?

Pilithura mokak weida?

 

Why did you come?

Ai oya awe?

Why did you sleep?

Ai oya nidiyane?

Why did you tell him to go?

Ai ohuta yana kiwwe?

Why did he bring the bag?

Ai ohu bag ekak genawe?

Why did she pay the money?

ai aya Sali gewane?

Why did they sit there?

Ai aya ehe indagathe?

Why do you drive the car?

Ai oya car eka ellawwe?

Why are they late for the meeting?

Ai egollo rasveemata parakku?

How did you come?

Oya kohomada awe?

How did you sleep?

Oya kohomada nidagathe?

How did you drive?

Oya kohomada ellawe?

How did you write?

Oya kohomada liwe?

How many apples are there in your hand?

Oyage athe apple kiyak thiyanawada?

How many did you take?

Oya kiyak gathada?

How much money did he pay you?

Ohu obata kopamana salli gewwada?

How much distance to go?

Kochara durak yanda thiyanawada?

Which way did you come?

oba awe kumana margayatada.

Which is your favourite colour?

Obe kamathima pata kumakda?

In which room did you sleep?

Oya koi kamarayeda nida gathe?

Which story did you tell?

Koi kathawada oya kiwe?

Which is the sweetest fruit?

Mokakda rasama palathura?

Which is the best newspaper in Hindi?

Hindiyen ahi hodama patharaya mokakda?

Where did you come from?

Oya kohenda awe?

Where did you sleep?

Oya kohenda nidagathe?

Where is the managerís cabin?

Kalamanakaruge kamaraya mokakda?

Where should I go?

Mama kohetada yanda Oni?

Whom should I contact?

Kawada mama hambenda oni?

Is it a book?

Eya Potakda?

It is a book.

Eya Potak.

Is it the answer?

Eya pilitura da?

It is the answer.

Eya Piliturai.

Will you come with me?

Oya mageth ekka enawada?

I shall come with you.

Mama obath samaga endada?

Will you give me your pen?

Oya mata pana denawada?

Yes, of course.

Ow, aniwarayenma.

Do you love me?

Oya mata adareida?

Yes, I love you.

Ow, mama oyata adarei.

No, I donít love you.

Nae, mama oyata adare nae.

Can you give me your pen?

Oya mata oyage pana denawada?

Can you lift the box?

Oyata puluwanda pettiya geniyanda?

Can you write the exam?

Oyata vibhagaya liviya haekida?

Can you give me something to drink?

oyata Mata bonna yamak denna puluwanda?

Can anybody give me a pen to write?

Mata kawruhari panak denawada liyanda?

Did you have lunch?

Oya dawal kama kawada?

You come to my room after the exam.

Wibagayata passe oya mage kamarayata enna.

How are you?

Oyata kohomada?

I am fine.

Mama hondin.

 

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About Sinhala language: Sinhala also known as Sinhalese is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who are the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka. Sinhala is also spoken, as a second language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka. Sinhala is one of the official and national languages of Sri Lanka. (Reference: Wikipedia)

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