In this 2nd session of the Lazy But Smart Sinhala Podcast, we do our first Audio Tutorial together where I introduce you to some typical greetings & responses in Sinhala. (Before listening to this you might want to check out Session 01 first…) In this session I talk to you about :
- Some Basic personal pronouns in Sinhala
- A typical informal greeting
- How to respond to such a greeting
- The traditional formal greeting in Sinhala
And at the end of the session I’ll walk you through a sample dialogue between you and me and I’ll ask you some quick questions on the material we learned.
Key Sinhala Words and Phrases Used In This Session
Section 1: Basic Sinhala Personal Pronouns
Section 2: Typical Informal Greeting
|o∙yaa ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ? / ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ?||“How (are) you? / How (are you?)”|
|é∙yaa ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ?||“How (is) he/she?”|
|‘Ricky’ ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ?||“How (is) Ricky?”|
Section 3: Responding To An Informal Greeting
|ma∙mȧ hondhin in∙nȧ∙va||“I (am) fine”|
Section 4: Traditional Formal Greeting
|aa∙yu∙bō∙wan||(Traditional formal greeting. Lit: “May your lifespan be long”)|
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