SRI LANKA

Meeting People

English
Sinhala
yes
ow
no
nae-
thank you
sthuthiyi
you are welcome
sa-dha.ra.yen.piliganimu
please
karuna-ka.ra.la
excuse me
sama-wenna.
hello
hallo
goodbye
gihin ennam
Good morning
a-yubo-wan, suba. Udhae-sa.nak
Good night
a-yubo-wan, suba. Ra-thriyak
English
engreesi
What is your name?
oya-ge nama.Mokakdha?
Nice to meet you
hambu una eka loku sathutak
How are you?
kohomadha. Ithin?
good
hondha
bad
nara.ka

Directions

English
Sinhala
map
sithiya.ma
left
vama
right
dhakuna
straight on
kelin
far
dhura
near
langa

Methods of Transport

English
Sinhala
Where is...?
...kohe-dha?
How much is the fare?
ga-na. Keeya.dha?
ticket
tika.t
A ticket to..., please
karuna-ka.ra.la...ta. Tika.t ekak dhenna.
Where are you going?
kohe-dha. Yanne?
Where do you live?
oya-inne-kohe-dha?
train
ko-chchiya.
bus
bus eka
underground
umang ma-rga.ya (there is no metro in Sri Lanka)
airport
airport
train station
railway station
bus station
bus stand
departure
pitath weema
arrival
paemineema
parking
parking

Time

English
Sinhala
What time is it?
Ve-la-va. Keeya.dha?
today
adha
yesterday
eeye
tomorrow
heta

Accommodation

English
Sinhala
hotel
ho-ta.la.ya.
room
ka-ma.ra.ya.
reservation
reservation
Are there any vacancies?
adha. Raeta. Inna. Metha.na. Ida. Thiyena.wadha?
No vacancies
ka-ma.ra. Ekakwath nae
passport
passport eka

Shopping

English
Sinhala
How much does this cost?
Me-ke ga-na. Keeya.dha?
I will buy it
Mama. Me-ka. Ganna.wa-
I would like to buy...
Mata....Ganna o-nae-
Do you have...?
Oya- ga-wa...Thiyena.wadha?
open
aera.la-
closed
wahala-
postcard
postcard
stamps
mudhdha.ra
little
tikak
lot
godak
all
okkoma

Meals

English
Sinhala
breakfast
udhae- kae-ma
lunch
dhawal kaema
dinner
rae kae-ma
vegetarian
vegetarian
cheers!
Jaya. Ve-wa-!
The bill please
Karuna-ka.ra.la bila. Ge-nna.

Drinks

English
Sinhala
drink
beema
coffee
ko-pi
tea
the-
juice
isma
water
wathura
beer
beer
wine
wine

Food

English
Sinhala
meat
mas
fish
ma-lu
vegetable
ela.wa.lu
fruit
pala.thuru
potato
ala
salad
sala-dha
dessert
athurupasa

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