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Can I? Should I? and Shall I?…in Sinhala (Part 3/3)

Can Shall Should -P3-1This is the 3rd and FINAL part of the blog-post series “Can I? Should I? and Shall I?… in Sinhala”.

For those of you who haven’t yet read the previous parts, I suggest you first go through them by clicking on either Part 1 or Part 2 and then coming back here.

(Or else you’re going to be one confused little puppy).

For the rest of you, in order to make it as simple as possible, once again I’ll be using the same examples and same approach when discussing the final group in our list, which is The “Shall I?” Group.

And guess what? This one is the EASIEST group of all 3.

Home stretch now, people…Let’s go.

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Can I? Should I? and Shall I?…in Sinhala (Part 2/3)

Can Shall Should -P2-1This is the 2nd Part of the blog-post series “Can I? Should I? and Shall I?… in Sinhala”.

For those of you who haven’t yet read Part 1, I suggest you first take a look at it by clicking here and later returning to this post.

It’ll make your understanding that much better.

For the rest of you, in order to make it as simple as possible, I’ll be using the same examples and same approach when discussing the next group in our list, which is The “Should I?” Group.

Let’s go…

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Can I? Should I? and Shall I?…in Sinhala (Part 1/3)

Can Shall Should -P1-1What if I told you, that by the end of this 3-part blog post series, you’ll know how to structure each of the following 8 types of sentences?

  1. Can I…?
  2. Could I….?
  3. May I…?
  4. Should I…?
  5. Must I…?
  6. Do I have to…?
  7. Do I need to…?
  8. Shall I…?

…and what if I told you that with the short-cuts and tips I’ll give you, it’s going be a walk in the (Viharamahadevi) park for you?

Oh boy, have I got your attention now… :)

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Saying “I want” & “I need” in Sinhala – Isn’t it the same thing?

want sinhalaOne of my readers, who already has a good basic knowledge of Sinhala, recently asked me how to say “I need” instead of “I want”.

At first, the answer seemed quite straightforward to me: We use the same expression.

But just when I was about to send him my short reply, I understood that there is, in fact, a tricky nuance between the two expressions, which I completely missed!

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Sinhala Personal Pronouns – More than just your average “I” & “you”

sinhala personal pronounsSo far, the blog posts I’ve written have been on specific Sinhala phrases. So, for a change, I’m going to do a few on Sinhala vocabulary and wanted to start of with something very basic but important: Sinhala personal pronouns.

For those of you who have already watched Episode 1 of the Sinhala Video Tutorials, before you say “Boo Dilshan, old stuff, boooo!” and close your browser, not so fast, because I’ve put in some additional things about Sinhala personal pronouns that you didn’t see in the tutorials.

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