Lazy But Smart 5-Min Summary – Episode 1

Lazy But Smart Sinhala 5 Min Summary - Ep001

 

Lazy But Smart 5-Min Summary – Episode 1

 

Key Words and Phrases Summarized Under “One Roof”

 

Part 1 – Key Words:

ma∙mȧ“I”
o∙yaaInformal “you”
é∙yaa“he/she”
ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ?“How?”
hondhin in∙nȧ∙va“fine/well”
aa∙yu∙bō∙wan(Traditional formal greeting. Lit: “May your lifespan be long”)

 

Part 2 – Key Phrases:

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?”
ma∙mȧ hondhin in∙nȧ∙va“I (am) fine”

 

Part 3 – Key Takeaways:

  • o∙yaa is usually used on a friend, family member, or someone near your age. Informally, you could also use it on a stranger such shop staff, drivers, etc.
  • We use the same word to refer to both “he” and “she”, which is é∙yaa
  • In Sinhala, the equivalents of “are”, “am”, and “is” are not used often. This makes sentence construction easy-peasy…
  • You’re most likely to be greeted with aa∙yu∙bō∙wan in a touristic setting. You can simply respond with aa∙yu∙bō∙wan.

 

Now wasn’t that a convenient little recap? :)

Want to go even further, you “OVER-ACHIEVER”, you?.. :-)

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