Communicating in Sinhala
Sinhala Phrases for your vocabulary
Knowing a few phrases in the local dialect can transform your travel experiences in a positive direction.
Here are some Sinhala phrases to remember:
Hello - Kohomada
Thank you - Bohoma Isthutthi
How are you? - Kohomada?
How much is this? - Meka Keeyada?
Where is the temple? -Pansala koheda?
Where is the bus stand? - Bus stand eka koheda?
Can I take your photo? - Pinthuriyak gannada?
This food is too spicy- Kema sera vedi
I don’t feel well - Mata saneepa nehe
Do you have drinking water? - Bona vatura thiyanavada?
Where is the bathroom? - Bathroom eka koheda?
What time is it? - Velava keeyada?
Where is the telephone? - Telephone eka koheda?
What is the nearest Internet café? - Internet café ekakk langa thiyenavada?
At what time are we leaving? – Api keeyatada yanne?
Where is the railway station? – Railway station eka koheda?
Good morning – Suba udesanak Weva
Good bye – Gihin ennam
You are beautiful – oya hari lassanai
What is this? – meka mokakda?
This is too expensive – Meka ganang vedi
I need to go – Mata yanna oney
I don’t eat meat – Mama mas kanne nehe
Sri Lanka is beautiful – Sri Lankawa harima lassanai
It is too hot – Harima rassnei