Lazy But Smart 5-Min Summary – Episode 4

Lazy But Smart Sinhala 5 Min Summary - Ep004


Lazy But Smart 5-Min Summary – Episode 4


Key Words and Phrases Summarized – Coz these days, who has the time?


Part 1 – Key Words:

o∙yaa∙laInformal & Pural “you” (“you all” or “y’all”)
o∙bȧFormal “you”
o∙bȧ∙laFormal & Plural “you”
o∙yaa∙la∙géInformal & Pural “your”
o∙bȧ∙géFormal “your”
o∙bȧ∙la∙géFormal & Plural “your”
kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“How much?”



Part 2 – Key Phrases:

o∙yaa∙la   ko∙ho∙mȧ∙dhȧ?“How (are) you(pl)?”
a∙pi   hoňdhin   in∙nȧ∙va“We (are) fine”
o∙yaa∙la   os∙trḗ∙li∙yaa∙vén∙dhȧ?“(Are) you(pl) from Australia?”
o∙bȧ   os∙trḗ∙li∙yaa∙vén∙dhȧ?“(Are) you(fml) from Australia?”
o∙bȧ∙la   os∙trḗ∙li∙yaa∙vén∙dhȧ?“(Are) you(fml;pl) from Australia?”
o∙yaa∙la∙gé   ra∙tȧ   mo∙kak∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(pl) country?”
o∙bȧ∙gé   ra∙tȧ   mo∙kak∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(fml) country?”
o∙bȧ∙la∙gé   ra∙tȧ   mo∙kak∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(fml;pl) country?”
é∙yaa∙la   shree   lan∙kaa∙vén“They (are) from Sri Lanka”
a∙pḗ ra∙tȧ   shree   lan∙kaa∙vȧ“Our country (is) Sri Lanka”
é∙yaa∙la∙gé   ra∙tȧ   én∙gȧ∙lan∙thȧ∙yȧ“Their country (is) England”
o∙yaa∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) your age?”
é∙yaa∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) his/her age?”
ma∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) my age?”
o∙yaa∙la∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(pl) age?”
o∙bȧ∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(fml) age?”
o∙bȧ∙la∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) your(fml;pl) age?”
a∙pḗ   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) our age?”
‘Ricky’∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   kee∙yȧ∙dhȧ?“What (is) Ricky’s age?”
ma∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“My age (is) thirty”
o∙yaa∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“Your age (is) thirty”
o∙yaa∙la∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“Your(pl) age (is) thirty”
o∙bȧ∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“Your(fml) age (is) thirty”
o∙bȧ∙la∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“Your(fml;pl) age (is) thirty”
a∙pḗ   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   thi∙hayi“Our age (is) thirty”
ma∙gé   va∙yȧ∙sȧ   vis∙sayi“My age (is) twenty”



Random pic I took while having breakfast in Goa. A simple scenery that I won’t forget.


Part 3 – Key Takeaways:

  • ‘la’ indicates the plural for personal pronouns (e.g. ‘o∙yaa∙la’, ‘é∙yaa∙la’)
  • The Sinhala word for “they” (‘é∙yaa∙la’) is gender neutral, meaning that it could be either a group of males, female, or both
  • In spoken Sinhala you won’t need to use ‘o∙bȧ’ (formal “you”) that often
  • Note that in Sinhala “What is your age?” and “How old are you?” are both asked using the same words


Ok maybe… just maybe that took slightly longer than 5-mins. But I promise you, my intentions were good. Soweeeee….

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