Spices In Sinhala – Part 2: Everything *YOU* Wanted To Say About Spices

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In Part 1 of Spices in Sinhala, I asked *YOU* to send in all the spice-related phrases *YOU* could think that may come in handy.

(Make sure you read that post first, friend-o)

This is the collection of all those phrases, along with a bonus section which is an extract of some of my very own phrases I stole from my Premium Phrasebook.

I also thought it’d be fun to throw in the “behind-the-scenes-blooper photos” of when we took the above photo. You’ll find it somewhere in the middle of the post.

Alright, lot of new phrases to learn so let’s get this started >>>

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26 Sri Lankan Spices In Sinhala… And How Europe Made Me Eat Spicy Food

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Photo Credit: The one-and-only Mrs. Smart

 

When people usually say “I can’t eat spicy food”, they’re referring to food with a lot of spice, right?

Wrong.

Most often than not, they mean food with a lot of CHILLIES.

For example, turmeric is a spice. Put a lot of turmeric into a curry and no one will be able to eat it.

But for the sake of sticking with the herd, I’m also going to keep referring to food that is booby trapped with chillie as “spicy food”.

(and yeah, that’s how I spell “chillies”, no matter what the spell-checker says).

Before I give you the Sinhala names for 26 spices, here’s how my spice-tolerance level went from “decent” to way-above-average in the most unexpected place > > >

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81 Sinhala Words To Know On A Sri Lankan Beach – Part 2

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Still a free thinker. Still a shameless photo poser. Still an obnoxious douchebag

 

Here’s the 2nd Part of this big fat blog post that I had break into two.

(Click here for Part 1 in case you’ve been a little “too” lazy but smart to have read it before)

In this one, I’ve got more words for you… And I need your help with something too… >>>

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81 Sinhala Words To Know On A Sri Lankan Beach – Part 1

Free thinker. Shameless photo poser. Obnoxious douchebag

 

Please excuse that guy in the picture, for he knows not what he does…

Which is why he asks his wife to take pics of him posing like an A-grade A-hole.

Bless her for having the serenity to accept the things about her husband that she cannot change, the courage to change the things she can, and the patience to put up with all his vain nonsense.

(All these references… Does it show that I went to an all-boys Catholic school?)

Alright, enough. Let’s focus on the main reason you’re here:

To learn how to show off your Sinhala to locals when you’re on a Sri Lankan beach >>>

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Things You See In The Sky In Sinhala

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Right about now, most of you are vacationing somewhere for the summer, right?

(PS. Thanks to everyone who took the time off their holidays to say hi and share their holiday photos with me. Have fun!).

So if you find yourself lying on some beach or on the grass in a park and you look up at the sky, I want you to now be able to name what you see in Sinhala.

So let’s begin this “deceptively” light blog post… >>>

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The Verb “Go” | Sinhala Verb Basics

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“Go” can mean so many things, including (believe it or not) “using the bathroom”. But in this post, this is what I’ll mean when I say “Go”:

 

“Go” (verb):

Either to move or travel from one place to another (e.g. “I’m going to Sri Lanka”); or

To leave or depart from some place (e.g. “It’s late, I have to go”).

 

Now here’s how we’re going to learn the present, past, and future tense of “Go” in Sinhala >>>

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The Verb “Take” | Sinhala Verb Basics

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So here’s what I mean by “Take” in this post:

 

“Take” (verb):

Either to grasp something (e.g. “Take my hand”); or

To remove something or someone from a particular location (e.g. “Take the money from my wallet”); or

To consume something (e.g. “Take medicine”).

 

Now here’s how we’re going to learn the present, past, and future tense of “take” in Sinhala >>>

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30 Things In A Classroom In Sinhala – And How I Got My Ass Whooped… Literally

My 12-year school reunion where we decided to dress up in the old uniform. Just FYI, during actual school days, I didn’t look like a hairy overgrown freak.

 

I consider myself an old school guy. And I mean that kind of literally.

You see, I went to an old and very strict all-boys school in Colombo during an era where teachers were free to give you a beating to remember.

And despite poor little Dilshan being a good student, even he has got his ass whooped. Again, I mean that kind of literally.

So before we get into the Sinhala learning part, I thought I’d do something weirdly cathartic and share my favorite memory of one of those beatings >>>

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