Free eBook: Sinhala Phrases

Free Ebook:

100 Lazy But Smart Sinhala Words & Phrases

This is one of the first eBooks I wrote… and for now, I’m happy to give it to you entirely FREE.

I have to admit, it took me a while to put this together. Longer and tougher than I thought. Not so much the production of it, but more the thinking and planning that went into it.

The main challenge was putting myself in the shoes of a non-native speaker like yourself to understand which Sinhala phrases will be:

  • most useful to you;
  • easiest to repeat;
  • easiest to be understood by the person you’re speaking with; and
  • the least intimidating

I also spent a bit of time focusing on how best to convey the pronunciation of these Sinhala phrases to you. The last thing I wanted to do was overload you with numerous weird characters and symbols. That can be so off-putting.

But considering the nuances in Sinhala pronunciation, it wasn’t possible to avoid it entirely either. So what I came up with was something in-between that hopefully gets the correct pronunciation across to you.

 

To receive a free copy instantly, enter your details below

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By the way, here are a couple of screenshots of some pages in my eBook:

Welcome page:

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Table of Contents page:

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Page from the Sinhala Phrases section:

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I hope you’ll find this book helpful and that you’ll be able to start using these Sinhala phrases immediately with ease.

I wish you all the best.

Dilshan

 

156 Responses to Free eBook: Sinhala Phrases

  1. rifai May 7, 2013 at 19:38 #

    c super !!! merci beaucoup :-)

  2. mayank May 7, 2013 at 20:12 #

    thanks dilshan…u rock |m|

  3. Jozeph June 29, 2013 at 09:49 #

    Mr, Dilshan

    Thank you very much for your effort of teaching and I really appreciate it

    How do I get the book?

    Please help me mister

    • Dilshan Jayasinha June 29, 2013 at 10:03 #

      Hello Jozeph,

      Firstly, please feel free to call me Dilshan (we’re friends now)

      Now, regarding the book: You should have received an email with the subject “Here’s your eBook and Video Transcripts from the Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog”.

      When you open this mail, you’ll see a link (somewhere in the middle of the mail – it should be in a blue colored font) which you need to click.

      This will take you to a page where you can download the book (right-click, choose “Save link as” or “Save as”, and save the files to a folder on your computer – and now you’ll have the book).

      Try this and if you still need help, don’t hesitate to let me know.

      Thanks for subscribing Jozeph!

      • Doina September 19, 2017 at 15:27 #

        Dear Dilshan,

        I also would like very much to receive your e-book.
        I have filled above my name and my e-mail but I have not received yet any e-mail.
        Please advise me what should I do.

        Thank you

        • Dilshan Jayasinha September 21, 2017 at 22:23 #

          Hi Doina, I’ve been told that you’ve now received the book. Is that correct?

  4. Bob Cook July 2, 2013 at 21:58 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    I have entered my details but did not recieve a copy of the e-book. Could you please help.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 3, 2013 at 09:30 #

      Yes, sure Bob.

      First, please note that you won’t receive the book by email; instead you will need to go to a specific page to download it on to your computer.

      To get to this page, please make sure you’ve followed the same guidelines I gave Jozeph above (see my reply right above your comment).

      Once you get to this page, you’ll see the link to my book 100 Essential Sinhala Phrases (in dark red font), on which you must right-click, and then choose “save link as” or “save as” and save it on to your computer – and now you’ve got your copy of the eBook.

      Let me know if this worked out.

  5. Sebastian July 18, 2013 at 13:55 #

    Ayubowan,

    No problems getting Your book.
    I hope that with Your help I’ll be able to learn some Sinhala.

    Thanks for the effort.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 18, 2013 at 14:05 #

      My pleasure, Sebastian. Thanks for the comment and talk soon.

      • iron May 17, 2014 at 13:00 #

        hello.now .i m working in sirilanka,and,im from China.
        There are more than 90 sirilankan workers in our company,but most of them cant speak english ,and its very difficult to understand what they need or what they speak. in that case ,i want to learn simple words or scentences in sinhala,but it’s very hard for me to learn sinhala alphabet.so ….i need you help………

        • Dilshan Jayasinha May 19, 2014 at 13:17 #

          Hi Iron, welcome to the blog! Hope you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Happy to help. Good luck.

  6. Alvaro July 23, 2013 at 15:01 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Is this enough to receive the book? I can´t find any “sign up” box…

    Regards

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 23, 2013 at 15:46 #

      Hi, you’ll find a sign up box a little further up on this page right after the screenshots and right before the comments (the yellowish/orange button). Or you’ll find it in the sidebar of the home page.

  7. glenda August 25, 2013 at 19:48 #

    Hi Dilshan ,

    I’ve been trying to learn sinhala for the past 4 years but I never found a book that would help me to learn to speak Sinhala.
    I’m so happy that you have taken all the trouble and to share all your hard work to those people like me , who wants to learn so much.
    I’m looking forward to learn to speak sinhala which is thought by you.

    Thank you soooo much Dishan..
    God Bless everything you do..

    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 26, 2013 at 10:05 #

      Hi Glenda, thanks for the very nice comment. I’m happy that you appreciate my blog, but moreover I’m very happy about your enthusiasm to learn Sinhala and I’m glad I can help. Hope to talk to you soon. Thanks again for the nice words.

  8. Michael September 18, 2013 at 04:58 #

    Dilshan–I’ve registered to receive the ebook but never got the email with the link. I tried to register with a different email address and still didn’t get it. Is the link posted on your website?
    Thanks.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha September 18, 2013 at 11:09 #

      Hi Michael, I’ve just seen that you successfully registered so I guess you managed to find the link. Glad it’s all sorted out now.

  9. Katie November 14, 2013 at 06:49 #

    Hi, I am an American dating a guy from Sri Lanka who goes to my college. His friends comment on some of my Facebook posts in Sinhalese, and Google has no translations for me. I was wondering what the word “Perethaya” means in English. Your blog is a great way to learn Sinhalese especially since there are so few resources out there. Thanks so much!

    • Katie November 14, 2013 at 14:18 #

      Ha so my boyfriend told me what that word meant.. it wasn’t in reference to me so its fine :) Thanks again for your blog!

      • Dilshan Jayasinha November 14, 2013 at 14:49 #

        Hi Katie, sorry about not being able to answer you quicker. I wasn’t home the whole day.

        Phew, good that it wasn’t directed towards you :) It also saved me the awkwardness of saying “Erm..well….it means…”. :)

        So, as he may have told you, it refers to a greedy person. Another word (equally insulting) would be “kǣ∙dhȧ∙rȧ∙ya”.

        Similarly, “greed” (noun) could be “pé∙rḗ∙thȧ∙ka∙mȧ” or “kǣ∙dhȧ∙rȧ∙ka∙mȧ” (see the similarities with the above words?).

        Hope that adds to what you already found out. Sorry I couldn’t get back to you before. Thanks also for the super nice comments about my blog!

  10. Farancis December 19, 2013 at 07:38 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Just want to say thanks for putting up such a wonderful blog. I just came across recently and I am enjoying your lectures. Keep it up.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 21, 2013 at 11:00 #

      Hi Farancis,

      Thanks for your message. I love it when it when readers send me those “Just to thank you” messages. I appreciate it very much. Glad that you’re enjoying the material. Good luck with the rest of the Sinhala learning and talk to you soon.

  11. Thaniyo Bhikkhu December 24, 2013 at 14:34 #

    Hello

    It would great if I could receive some of the pdfs to get started. I am interested in learning Sinhala, since there is a very good chance I will be spending alot of time Sri lanka.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 24, 2013 at 19:20 #

      Hello Thaniyo Bhikku, welcome to my blog. To receive my ebook PDF, please submit your email address in the orange form above and click on “Sign me up and send me the eBook”. If for some reason your internet browser does not display this form (this has happened to one reader in the past), please go to the following page where you should be able to see it: http://www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com/join/. If you still cannot access it, please let me know by email and I’ll be happy to assist you further.

  12. Muraj January 4, 2014 at 17:23 #

    you done a Great Job! keep it up…

  13. Deborah January 11, 2014 at 01:05 #

    Dilshan,

    Thank you SO much for this amazing site, book and tutorials!!! My sweet, wonderful, amazing boyfriend is from Sri Lanka, and I’ve been wanting to learn Sinhalese, but we couldn’t really come up with a good (easy) system for him to teach me. Then, I found your video tutorials in a Google search, and I feel like I struck gold!!! Your videos and phrase book are top-notch. In fact, they are so intuitive and easy to follow and understand that in only four days… FOUR DAYS!!!!… I went from knowing only three words: “kohomadha” “ame’ (mom)” and “babaa (baby)” to now comfortably using the phrases and vocabulary I learned (first three lessons so far plus a few things in the phrase book) and experimenting with them and testing things out on my boyfriend. For example, you taught how to add “dha” to the end to change it to a question, so I started asking questions like “Are you hungry?” “Do you want some water?”, etc., as well as other connections I’ve made on my own by seeing certain patterns. He was blown away with how much I have learned in such a short time, and I’m having so much fun and am so excited to learn more! I really do owe it all to you! Thank you SO SO much for the simple, super logical, easy-to-understand, high quality videos, audios and phrase book. I really hope you keep making more. I feel like my world just expanded exponentially, and I’m insatiably devouring everything you have here! On another note, I do have some questions about pronunciation from the phrase book, but I’ll send you an e-mail about that. Again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your work, Dilshan! You have no idea what a gift and godsend this is to me. For me, it’s not just about learning a little bit of Sinhalese, it’s an investment in my LIFE, and I’m so grateful to have it.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 15, 2014 at 17:41 #

      Deborah,

      Sincere thanks for such a heart-felt comment full of all those nice adjectives! It’s very humbling. Enough to keep me going till the end of the year! :) I really really appreciate it.

      You’ve obviously taken a liking to my approach and I’m glad. When putting everything together, I was aiming for it to be ‘intuitive’ and ‘logical’ for the reader so you can imagine how rewarding it was for me to see you use those exact same words.

      But having said that, FOUR days is a remarkable achievement by any standard! So let’s not overlook your effort in this whole story. I’m very impressed! If you might remember from my About Page, I did mention how one of my goals for you is to help you ‘improvise’ with whatever is presented on this blog and that’s exactly what you’ve done, especially by recognizing patterns and forming questions by yourself (by the way, let’s take a moment to recognize your poor boyfriend’s patience in answering all your questions. Sounds like an awesome guy :-)). Thrilled to hear that he’s also impressed by how much you’ve learned so quickly.

      Let me wrap up by saying that it’s always lovely to get feedback like yours. Words like “it’s an investment in my life” give me all the motivation I need to keep improving the quality of what I produce on this blog since I understand what it is being used for. So not only does your comment make me feel great (which in turn trickles down to the quality of future material) but it also in effect benefits the rest of the LBSS gang who will be reading that future material. So thank you again.

      I hope to stay in touch and follow your progress. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

      PS: I did receive your email about the pronunciation and will respond to you shortly.

  14. Alex April 5, 2014 at 07:29 #

    Hi Dilshan!

    Thanks so much. I’m a MUN delegate representing Sri Lanka. (In case you haven’t heard of MUN, it’s Model United Nations) I just want to get a few Sinhalese phrases into my speeches and this is gold! I subscribed to you on YouTube. Keep it up!

    Alex

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 24, 2014 at 21:01 #

      Hey Alex, glad that I could help out with the speeches. Hope they went off well. Talk to you again soon buddy.

  15. larry t hill May 11, 2014 at 16:14 #

    greetings Dilshan,
    i love this phrasebook, thanks for continuing to publish the best freely available resources on sinhala.

  16. Rupert June 7, 2014 at 14:07 #

    I am looking forward to “Learn to speak perfect Sinhala” WITH Sinhala script included! :-))

  17. Vaishali Khurma June 27, 2014 at 16:40 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    I dont realy know how to thank you for this wonderful way to learn sinhala. I find your notes so useful and helpfull in my day to day routine. i have already started using it with my husband and my inlaws . they are quite impressed . Actually my in laws are not here with me in Sri Lanka , so what i do is , i text them every now and thn , and last time wen i sent them a text , they were shocked and asked my hubby if he had helped me. and he said no he didnt help me , and they are totally surprised .. All Credit goes to you Dilshan . Thank you Thank you Thank you very much for helping me . you have done a great job Dilshan !! Bravo !!
    Hope some day i will be very fluent and will speak proper Sinhala as Sri Lankan nationals do.

    Take care ! Thank you once again again n again.

    Stay blessed ! Cheers !

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 6, 2014 at 18:05 #

      Hi Vaishali, what a wonderful comment!!! Thank you. And I apologize for taking this long to acknowledge it.

      I’m overjoyed that my blog has been helping you communicating (and shocking, haha) your husband and his family. That’s awesome! I’m so honored :)

      I’m sure if you keep at it, you’ll be speaking Sinhala like us locals do in no time :)

      Thank you again for a very thoughtful comment. It means a lot to me.

      All the very best to you, your husband, and his (completely surprised) family!

  18. Raghu Ram July 22, 2014 at 12:51 #

    Hi Dilshan!!

    Thank you so much for your efforts and I really appreciate for sparing your valuable time for us. i have gone through many sites but i haven’t found one… i am happy :) at least now i found yours..and we are able to pronounce properly through your videos tutorials…
    I’m looking forward to learn to speak at least some basic sinhala…

    Thank you very much for helping us.. :)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 22, 2014 at 19:23 #

      Hi Raghu, you’re very very welcome! I can almost “hear” the enthusiasm in your words, haha. Keep it up. I’m sure you’ll pick up the basics real quick with a drive like that. Please do keep me posted on your progress. Thank you again for an awesome comment! Talk to you again soon.

  19. Nilo August 8, 2014 at 06:32 #

    Sir ..
    I want ur books.. how can i get?
    i like to learn sinhala… plz help me sir..

    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 10, 2014 at 19:12 #

      Hi Nilo, thanks for the inquiry. But I have still not published any books. Will let you know if and when I do. Take care.

  20. Garrett August 17, 2014 at 18:36 #

    Thanks!

  21. Garrett August 18, 2014 at 09:44 #

    Can i please get the Ebook? Thanks!

  22. sonali October 2, 2014 at 11:03 #

    Hi sir.. your teaching method is good…

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 12:00 #

      Thanks Sonali. But please, don’t call me Sir, just call me Dilshan :)

  23. Firthous Jamaldeen November 19, 2014 at 09:01 #

    Hi, I am currently living in Botswana with family, I am planning to come to Sri Lanka and start a business, I speak very little sinhala since I born in Batticaloa. I found this site most useful to me. thanks for the site, please send me the e-book,

    Thank You,

  24. Eva November 25, 2014 at 13:57 #

    Thank U, Dilshan, for this ebook!!!! this is good help for me, coz I have hubby from Sri Lanka :))) Thank U!!!!

  25. Shri January 24, 2015 at 08:59 #

    Hi sir..

    I got your book.. I’m very happy. :) Thank you so much sir.. Keep it up..take care.

  26. jz February 7, 2015 at 04:56 #

    Hey there,
    I’ve subscribed but still unable to download the e-book!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 11, 2015 at 10:06 #

      Hi, I’ve checked and it shows that you have now received the ebook. If you still have any problems, let me know.

  27. jeremy February 11, 2015 at 04:32 #

    mr. dilshan.

    i’m so happy to know this website and want to say thanks.

    thank you so muxh for your effort to share what you have.

    i am planning to visit sri lanka soon, 13 feb.

    i joined already but couldn’t receive any answer until now.

    plz send me an e-mail and tell me the way to receive the e-book.

    have a nice day, dilshan.

    _()_

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 11, 2015 at 10:05 #

      Hi Jeremy, you’re welcome. Thanks for the positive feedback. I’ve checked and it appears that you have now received the ebook. If you still have any problems, let me know.

  28. gangatharan.r March 23, 2015 at 12:26 #

    hey dilshan
    I show your videos on you tube , really nice ,great job
    I like to have a copy of your book
    can you send it for me
    Thank you

  29. Charlene May 1, 2015 at 04:16 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    I subscribed to your website and got a confirmation mail. After I went to the link, I was confirmed but have not received an e-mail with the link to the e-book as yet. Please help.

    Thanks!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 1, 2015 at 06:36 #

      Hi Charlene, I just checked from my side and it seems that you’ve now got the email? Tell me if it’s not the case and we’ll sort it out somehow. I just woke up so I’m still a little groggy :)

  30. Kiara May 13, 2015 at 11:22 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Where can I enter my details to get the ebook?

    Thanks

  31. Cezar May 18, 2015 at 03:43 #

    Hello,

    Could you send me the book? Also, I was wondering if ‘gollo’ in ‘eyaa gollo’ means something on its own?

    Thanks,
    Cezar

  32. Nisha June 1, 2015 at 19:36 #

    Hey Dilshan,

    It was really a nice book. Thanks!

  33. Nisha June 1, 2015 at 19:37 #

    Hey Dilshan,

    It was really a nice book. You are doing an awesome job! Thanks!

  34. John Sherwin June 2, 2015 at 23:20 #

    Grateful to receive a copy of the phrase book. So far, your approach and the website look great. Well done!

  35. Tamara June 3, 2015 at 13:43 #

    I want tp prepare for a Sri Lanka trip.

  36. Thuvarakan June 16, 2015 at 06:29 #

    Thanks for sharing……

  37. Martin July 4, 2015 at 16:00 #

    Hello Dilshan,

    next year I will travel to Sri Lanka. I look for a good start to talk to people.

    Thank you!

    Martin

  38. Emily July 18, 2015 at 20:58 #

    This is such a great site! I only wish that you continue to add to it, although I know it must be a huge time commitment for you. Your videos and audio tutorials (as well as the 21 essential phrases) have been a great way to prepare for our trip to Sri Lanka this month. THANK YOU!!!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 21, 2015 at 17:33 #

      Thanks Emily! Very kind words, thanks. Have a great trip and when you get back, promise me you’ll tell me all about your Sinhala experiences?

  39. Samantha July 24, 2015 at 06:35 #

    Thanks for this! These phrases will be helpful for when I go back and visit family.

  40. Paul July 24, 2015 at 09:57 #

    is thoo thi (still at Ep 2) but i have 1 more week and a lot of time on planes to learn a few more basics for my trip to sri lanka) great videos! Thanks

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 27, 2015 at 15:20 #

      You’re welcome, buddy. Have a good trip to SL. Time and again remember to watch an in-flight movie too :)

  41. Enna July 24, 2015 at 15:41 #

    Hello,Dilshan!
    Nice to meet you! My name is Enna, from China, 24 years old. I have been Sri Lanka for two times. I love and I regard it as my second hometown.The local people are very friendly and polite.The wild life scenery is great. I made local friends when I first went to Sir Lanka.They are in Sigiriya.I met them again last month.I am buddhist too, and I want to learn culture of Sir Lanka deeply .Besides, I’d like to go there each year in the future without tour agency.So I want to learn Sinhala.But the language resource is very limited in our country.When I find your learning resourses,you know how happy I am. Hope for your help! Thank you very much. Best wishes.
    Enna.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 27, 2015 at 15:22 #

      Hi Enna, that’s a very sweet message, thank you! Happy to hear about your love for Sri Lanka. I totally understand what you mean. Thanks for the nice things you said about my blog too, happy that you like it.

  42. Enna July 27, 2015 at 02:59 #

    Hello,Dilshan!
    I can’t creat a wordpress.How can I confirm my application is reality?

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 27, 2015 at 15:22 #

      Hi again, I didn’t quite understand your question. Explain again and I’ll try to help.

  43. NIVAN July 28, 2015 at 00:13 #

    Thanks a lot for your help ! Keep doing :)

  44. Enna July 28, 2015 at 04:14 #

    Hi,Dilshan!
    I received your eBook and download successfully! How happy I am! Thank you very much! I am going to share this website to my friends who need it.I will start to learn sinhala and hope to come Sri lanka in the next year! You are nice, budda will bless you!
    Enna

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 28, 2015 at 19:37 #

      Thanks for the generous words Enna and thanks for sharing this little blog of mine. I love how excited you sound! :)

  45. Pam Cramer July 28, 2015 at 23:19 #

    Hi Dilshan
    Please let me know how I can download your free book.

  46. Lakshman July 29, 2015 at 06:38 #

    Please help me to get the ebook,
    Thanks…

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 29, 2015 at 07:03 #

      Hi Lakshman, please see my response I’ve given just above to Pam. Let me know if you have any issues getting the book.

  47. carol July 31, 2015 at 20:19 #

    I would like to get a copy of your free ebook, i would like to learn singhalese.. pls..pls..pls.
    Thanks in advance

    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 1, 2015 at 09:33 #

      “Oh Carol… I am but a fool” (hope you know this song. Otherwise it looks like I’m insulting you)… there are 2 sign-up boxes on this current page but perhaps your browser is blocking them from being displayed. No worries, you can alternatively get the ebook by signing up here: http://www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com/join/. Let me know if it works?

  48. Li.charles October 24, 2015 at 15:57 #

    hello sir , you r doing a great thing, I got the the latest pdf book,thank u so much

  49. Maggy November 8, 2015 at 10:37 #

    Hey Dilshan, Thanks much for the ebook..Sthuthi :) Pretty Informative and simple.. Would keep referring to your book on my visit to SL this week.. So looking fwd to it.. Got it downloaded to my phone for quick ref as well. will share the word of your blog to friends!!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 9, 2015 at 19:55 #

      Thanks Maggy and sorry for the delay. Didn’t see this comment until now. Thanks for sharing with your friends.

  50. mijal November 24, 2015 at 01:39 #

    hi I’d like the phrase book, and to thank you for your tutorials!

  51. Sara December 7, 2015 at 23:51 #

    Hi Dilshan!
    Thank you very much!
    I want to learn Sinhala to can speack better with my lover (hi is from Sri Lanka, and he doesn’t speak good english :P).
    All the best!

  52. vijay December 10, 2015 at 18:52 #

    Hi Dilshan
    Thank you very much
    I want to learn Sinhala I willing to move bake to sri lanka
    It’s good for the all Sri Lankan people
    best Service

  53. Chai December 13, 2015 at 16:27 #

    A big thanks to you Dilshan! Im learning basic Sinhala in the easiest and smartest way. Its all because of you. More blogs please with audios. Kudos to you! God bless and more power.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 17, 2015 at 07:15 #

      You’re welcome, Chai. Thanks for the nice comment, happy to hear that you like my style.

  54. Mayuri December 20, 2015 at 01:40 #

    Hi Dilshan, I was trying to subscribe my seven year old son to your blog. But could not find where to enter his details. Above is his email address. please subscribe him to your list. thanks

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 21, 2015 at 07:37 #

      Hi Mayuri, on my end it shows that you have successfully subscribed him. The ebook link has also been sent to the specified email address. It probably has been filtered into the junk/spam folder. Please check and let me know?

  55. Marcel Joller Kunz January 14, 2016 at 09:49 #

    Hi Darshan,
    Kohomadah, mage nama Marcel, mage rata Switzerlandya and In february 2015 I was in Sri Lanka for the first time, made friends and learnt quick, everyday new words, new sentences and I began to feel my heart opening. I started listening to your first five lessons, what helped me a lot. In february I’ll be back in Kandy and down south in tallalle and continue the contact to my new friends. A month ago, I knew a singhales men, you must know this is hard in Switzerland, we have many tamile refugees but sinhalese, no. So I’ve got my personal trainer at home, I’m lucky. Nevertheless I’ll continue with your teaching and hopefully, in about two year, I will be 65, I will retire and be able to make everydays conversation all around sri Lanka.
    Therefore I would like to get the e-book, don’t know exactly if this message is enough or I have to do more.
    Dilshan Thank you for your work and
    Namah ratna trayaya
    Marcel

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 15, 2016 at 08:25 #

      Hi Marcel, to get the ebook you need to submit your name and email in one of the sign-up boxes on this current page. But perhaps your browser is blocking them from being displayed. No worries, you can alternatively get the ebook by signing up here: http://www.lazybutsmartsinhala.com/join/. Let me know if it works?

  56. Marcel Joller Kunz January 15, 2016 at 13:27 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Thank you for caring,
    Everthing worked out. the book is with me now.
    Thanks a lot!
    One question: There are a only a few verbs I could find. Is there a reason for this ?
    Marcel

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 15, 2016 at 20:01 #

      Haha, Can’t squeeze everything into a book titled 100 words & phrases. That’s why.

  57. S. Tambinayagam January 30, 2016 at 06:16 #

    Hello Dilshan!
    I want to thank you for your e-book, it was so simple and quick to download it! My husband is sri Lankan but hardly speaks sinhala now as there is no one around us to converse with. We are flying to sri lanka in May with our child and this book is definitely going to help us communicate with the locals! I cannot wait =) Again thank you, for the time and effort you put into your website it is very much appreciated. Kind regards

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 1, 2016 at 23:24 #

      You’re very welcome. Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you’ve found everything smooth so far. Do keep me updated on your progress. Speak to you again before your trip.

  58. Amarasekera February 7, 2016 at 21:21 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    thank you work, very helfull!!!
    Can i get this book 100 Sihala phrases?

    Thank you again.

    Ewan SURIARACHCHI AMARASEKERA

  59. Frank Olajos February 25, 2016 at 05:25 #

    Looks very promising. I look forward to watching your video series and learning Sinhalese as I now work with Sri Lankans.

  60. Satika March 22, 2016 at 09:58 #

    Hi Dilshan, thank you so much for your tutorials. Actually I’m a Sri Lankan too. It’s just that at a very young age I transferred homes to another country and forgot Sinhala. Now I wanna learn it and you’re very helpfull. Bohoma isthoo thi! Could you also help me in learning the alphabet? Thank you very much.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 21, 2016 at 13:44 #

      Thanks for your nice comment Satika and sorry for the delay. About your question, I don’t use the alphabet on my blog but only in my paid products. All the best and thanks again for your message.

  61. Lei April 1, 2016 at 16:36 #

    Thank you for your generous commitment – very much enjoying the site and the content

  62. Azwar May 28, 2016 at 10:53 #

    i would like to buy a book . pleace tell me best way to do . which book

  63. Dominik May 28, 2016 at 22:29 #

    thanks a lot!

    • Dominik May 29, 2016 at 13:31 #

      didnt get a mail. would really love to get the book;)
      the tutorials already helped me a lot so far;)

      • Dominik May 29, 2016 at 13:32 #

        it worked now thanks!

        • Dilshan Jayasinha May 30, 2016 at 11:18 #

          I love when things sort themselves out without me getting involved :)

  64. Arun June 8, 2016 at 09:33 #

    Dilshan, ( Big HI)

    I just cant enter my email address, the site doesnt show me a email entering bar.
    Would be great if you could email me the instructions.
    Thanks..

  65. Arun June 8, 2016 at 09:36 #

    OK, Sorted, for some reason your form bar ( where we enter email ) doesnt show up in Chrome, its working in explorer. Would be good to find out why.. Anyways time for me to learn sinhala !!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha June 8, 2016 at 09:48 #

      Thanks for bringing that to my notice, Arun. I had no idea there was such an issue. Did a quick search and read that chrome doesn’t yet support the advanced Javascript that the sign up forms use. Works fine with explorer and firefox. Anyway, shall keep my eyes open for an update on this. Enjoy the book.

  66. kamani August 20, 2016 at 10:21 #

    can I have the phrase book which is for free.how long does it take to just to manage spoken sinhala language?

  67. W. Senevi October 8, 2016 at 04:43 #

    Please send me a copy of 100 Lazy But Smart Sinhala Words & Phrases as soon as possible.

    Kind regards,

    Senevi.

  68. Anna October 15, 2016 at 14:15 #

    Signed up for book but haven’t got it. Can yiu send it to me please? Great videos. What I would have liked is a little more gap between you saying words/ expressions in Sinhala and going on to next expression so that I could try out phrase myself. I start to say it but then you’re on to next one…..
    However it’s very helpful and I just keep “winding” back.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 3, 2016 at 23:24 #

      Anna, I’ve checked it and seems like you’ve now been able to access the book. Also, thanks for the suggestion, I shall keep that in mind. Email me and keep me updated on your progress. Good luck.

  69. Daniela McClintock November 27, 2016 at 14:39 #

    i would love to receive your ebook to learn Sinhala for my upcoming trip to Sri Lanka

  70. daniel kulathungam January 26, 2017 at 23:28 #

    can I have the phrase book which is for free?
    thanks

  71. sumudu February 20, 2017 at 17:18 #

    how to download link.i cant get it.please help me.your programme is excellent.

  72. ABINAYAN March 8, 2017 at 08:53 #

    thank you very much ser becuse previous day i dont now singala but my girl friend is singala thats a reason i can lern singala thank you very much

  73. Ralibi April 9, 2017 at 08:37 #

    Thank you Dilshan. I admit, your tutorials (especially your video tutorials) help me so much. stoothi

  74. Nuwan April 15, 2017 at 11:28 #

    how to download link.i cant get it.please help me.your programme is excellent.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 18, 2017 at 15:52 #

      Hi buddy, I just checked and it looks like you’ve been able to use the link, right? Let me know if you’re still having a problem with it. Glad you like the programme.

  75. Kay May 11, 2017 at 06:57 #

    Just downloaded the book,thought it was a fake link,thank u much there Dilshan!will definately get back to ya!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 19, 2017 at 23:45 #

      Fake? With all the content I’ve packed into this site you still thought it was fake? Maaaan, I can’t win with you guys, whadda I gotta do more? :)

  76. fasalurrahman June 16, 2017 at 02:21 #

    please send an e book to study sinhala

  77. PEDAUGE September 6, 2017 at 02:40 #

    Good evening Dilshan,
    i am cicili, i love sri lanka after 5 trip. I download your book tonight, i hope i can understand english lesson for learning quickly sinhala language because my english is bad, only little level on the school. After 5 years i talk english with my sri lankans friends better day after day.
    We will see…..
    I learn the cardinal number, and first sinhala words for live day by day in family friends in mirissa, welligama, tangalle…
    Thank you so much for your book, is very good a good help for me.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha September 11, 2017 at 11:43 #

      Salut Cécile, don’t worry about your english. I understood everything.

      If it’s easier, you can always write to me in French. I lived in Monaco for 13 years so I understand French well.

      Thanks again for your comment. When is your next trip to Sri Lanka?

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