Sinhala Flash Cards

sinhala flash cardsThese interactive Sinhala Flash Cards are a quick and effortless way to refresh your memory on the words and phrases you learned in the blog posts.

(and when I say ‘quick’ I mean in just 3 minutes).

So make sure that you first watch read those blog posts before playing around with the Flash Cards. You’re probably going to use your time better that way….

Or you know what… just do what makes you happy.

Life’s too short to listen to some Sri Lankan guy you barely know…

Sinhala Flash CardsInstructions

Click on the image to see the easy-peasy instructions.

… and then start by selecting a set of flash cards from below.


Sinhala Flash Cards: Based on Blog Posts
























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54 Responses to Sinhala Flash Cards

  1. Savvas Savva October 13, 2013 at 10:21 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Amazing stuff! Your Sinhala web page has been a God-send!
    I have prepared some flash cards myself, but I have added the script in Sinhala letters too.
    The phonetic script can sometimes be more of an hinderance than a help as you can become too reliant on it. In reality, when you see Sinhala writing, it is never accompanied by English phonemes.
    Perhaps, you may consider adding Sinhala script in full so we can also see it’s proper spelling, and in turn, help us to advance in our reading and comprehension of this intriguing and exotic language.
    Keep up with your amazing website.!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 15, 2013 at 15:00 #

      Thanks for the kind words Savvas, it’s very flattering.

      Regarding your request to include the script, I’m afraid this is not something I am currently thinking of introducing to this blog right now. I’d like to keep the focus of this site is on ‘speaking’ Sinhala. At least for now. Nevertheless, I will think about what you asked and if I am able to garner some more interest from other readers, I might think about introducing the element of writing/reading too. Thanks again for your lovely message. Means a lot to me. All the best!

      • Saj Desilva October 29, 2013 at 14:31 #

        Your website is amazing! SO helpful! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

        • Dilshan Jayasinha October 29, 2013 at 17:54 #

          Thanks Saj, that’s a great comment. Made my day. You’re very welcome. I’m glad you find it helpful. Welcome to the blog and I hope to talk to you soon.

        • Olivier April 10, 2014 at 20:45 #

          So true!

    • Jilska June 23, 2018 at 20:35 #

      Hi Dilshan

      Please, could you tell me how to give directions from my workplace to the airport?
      I am a Sri Lankan who had an education in Sinhala yet I need to refresh my speaking and grammar.

  2. Shagerina Tilakasiri October 14, 2013 at 18:19 #

    Hi Dilshan! These flashcards are great and really helpful.

  3. Savvas Savva October 15, 2013 at 18:21 #

    I can appreciate your reasoning. I have taught some Sinhala myself in Cyprus. I wish I had your amazing website available back then. All my friends have been informed about your site and they are very excited.

    I teach English as a second language and have also had Sinhala students. My limited Sinhala certainly helped!

    Keep up the good work

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 16, 2013 at 12:23 #

      Thanks for telling your friends about it. That’s very much appreciated. All the best with your teaching. Happy I can help.

      • leonibel October 26, 2013 at 17:41 #

        hi mr,, dilshan,, these flashcards is great and very helpful,, specially for me… so i can read and learn if im not bussy,, thank u so much… i hope we have some more,, thanks again..

        • Dilshan Jayasinha October 29, 2013 at 18:40 #

          Hi Leonibel, thanks for your nice comment. I’m happy that you find the flash cards are helpful. Keep in touch and let me know how you are progressing with learning Sinhala. Good luck!

  4. Mama Eric November 27, 2013 at 11:06 #

    Hello Dilshan,

    Bohoma istooti.

    It’s very helpful to me , amazing stuff.
    Mama enjoying igenannava sinhala obgen blog.


    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 27, 2013 at 19:30 #

      Thanks Eric, I appreciate that. Hope to talk to you again soon. Take care.

  5. Jay November 29, 2013 at 23:04 #

    Hey Dilshan

    I’m looking for flash cards for basic human anatomy/body parts and objects around the home to teach my toddler and well, myself too! I hope they are on the way?? :) I’m having such fun using these flash cards and find them quite funny IE I have heard a lot of the phrases as a youngster and it does bring back great memories. I definitely found myself reminiscing about family / Srilankan holidays whilst reading them. Good on ya !

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 30, 2013 at 09:15 #

      Hi Jay,

      That’s great to hear that my material brings back memories from “back in the day”. It also is so rewarding to know that it’s helping toddlers such as yours to learn Sinhala. Thanks for telling me that.

      I’ve taken note of your request although to be honest I don’t know if it might happen sooner rather than later considering some other topics in the pipeline. Also at the same time I’m working on some paid learning products that I’ll be selling on the blog in the near future, so I’ve got a full plate now. But like i said, it’s been added to my “list”.

  6. Srigouthaman March 30, 2014 at 16:36 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    :) ur blog is really so great ! Thank u so much :)

    Tc gbu

  7. Olivier April 10, 2014 at 20:18 #

    This idea with the flash cards is pretty darn good. :)

    Best wishes from Germany!

  8. Amy Jayasuriya April 18, 2014 at 04:14 #

    Your website and YouTube videos are so wonderful! It is making teaching my daughters so much easier than I could do on my own. Thank you for all the work you have clearly put into this!!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 24, 2014 at 20:57 #

      Thank you Amy, that’s very nice of you to say. I’m also thrilled to know that I’m helping out with your daughters’ Sinhala learning. That’s great! :)

  9. Romaika May 23, 2014 at 05:38 #

    My boyfriend is from shrilanka.
    I know various foreign languages as I am philosophical writer and reader. But when I share some thing in this language he really get bold,.out, thank you for flash card it helped me to pronounce.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 23, 2014 at 06:17 #

      Hi Rome, thanks for your comment. It always make me happy to hear about other Sri Lankans getting bowled out when they hear their partners speaking Sinhala, haha. Keep up the great work and I wish you all the best. Do stay in touch. Best regards to your boyfriend too.

  10. Shirley V October 30, 2014 at 15:09 #

    The flashcards are great fun, any plans on making it so we can download them and make some actual cards. (Lazy writer LOL)

  11. Rai December 30, 2014 at 13:17 #

    Sinhala is so relative to Dhivehi (Maldivian).This makes it easier to learn Sinhala.For example,the Sinhala word for doing is karanava while we call it kuranee

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 13, 2015 at 16:39 #

      Hi Rai, that’s cool, I didn’t know that. I should have… considering I lived the first 5 years of my life in Malé (true story). But obviously, I can’t remember any of my Dhivehi.

  12. Rai December 30, 2014 at 13:19 #

    I also note that your blogs are very helpful.Is Thoo thi

  13. Hana January 9, 2015 at 03:38 #

    This site is amazing Dilshan! I’m a nursing student from Nava Seelanthaya about to do a 4 week hospital placement in Kandy and this has been awesome way to get prepared for talking to patients :) Thanks heaps keep up the great work

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 13, 2015 at 16:41 #

      You’re very welcome, my new friend from Nava Seelanthaya :) Good luck with your hospital placement. Do let me know how it goes, ok?

      • DhammikaLee January 21, 2015 at 01:58 #

        Thank you very much for your supplying me the very useful conversation for me to learn, I kept well and if I need I can take to learn. Thanks very much for your careful design lessons thanks very much!!!


  14. Flo May 13, 2015 at 22:39 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Could you please make a lesson for saying… “would you like”, I would like, Does he like?”
    Thanks a lot

  15. Dilani August 10, 2015 at 22:56 #

    Good JOb with the website! Please keep updating, I’m learning more from here than any other place. Bohoma isthoothi!!

  16. acg September 18, 2015 at 09:39 #

    website’s super helpful, though i must agree with poster asking for optional viewing of script–while i am just starting out, i have studied many languages with scripts that were at first alien to me–russian, arabic, japanese, etc. and while one must ease a beginner into any learning process, i believe it is true one must also not make them dependent–at a certain level one should give the option, though without forcing, to see and understand these equivalents in the script form, to begin to create that link in the brain. language, even in speaking form, is a holistic process, and if one were to visit sri lanka for example, it would be important to be able to see the interplay between the written and spoken language in street signs, papers, etc. especially because there are not many good resources for writing online, you could once again corner that “market”, so to speak ;).

    anyway thanks for the well-formatted and instructive site.

    • Ivybenedicta October 13, 2015 at 16:13 #

      Dear Dilshan,

      Despite your heavy and busy schedule you wrote to me. I am so grateful to you and will make use of all this blessings from your website which is just so well presented so well pronounced and so easy to follow……most appreciated…
      I have told my sisters and brother to also follow this website and so I can have a speaking singhaha partner
      I have gone through the 5 lessons and the 21 phrases / sentences and they are excellent …..I have mastered it ….I have only managed to read through the 100…very quickly and also read some flash cards…….in time I will master more.
      Thank you once again .i pray that you keep well…. find satisfaction joy in your great work….God bless you ….fr.ivy

      • Dilshan Jayasinha December 25, 2015 at 14:24 #

        Thanks Ivybenedicta, your comments always make me feel great about myself. Thanks for telling others about my blog. I appreciate it.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 25, 2015 at 14:23 #

      Hi, thanks for the comment about the Sinhala script. My premium products do include the Sinhala script.

  17. Mirandi A March 24, 2016 at 04:38 #

    Your posts are fantastic! I finally found a website I can count on that can easily teach me Sinhala as I prepare to visit Sri Lanka! :D

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 21, 2016 at 13:46 #

      Thanks Mirandi and sorry for the delay. When’s your trip to SL planned?

  18. Marie May 3, 2016 at 18:31 #

    Woaw!! What a fantastic website!!! My fiancé is Sri Lankan and i have been trying to learn Sinhalese for some time but there is not many documents available to learn and the truth is, they are not at all interesting!! I’ll be visiting your website on a regular basis and perhaps soon I’ll become good enough to have a chat with my in laws!!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 14, 2016 at 11:25 #

      Sorry I didn’t see this comment until now. You and I have already exchanged a number of mails but just for the sake of formality, let me say my traditionla “Welcome to the blog!”. Speak again soon Marie.

  19. Cat September 28, 2016 at 06:45 #

    These flash cards are really great but do you think you would consider doing some more sentence based stuff? I really want to learn how to say some small sentences like good night or how was your day?. Just normal everyday conversation stuff.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 3, 2016 at 16:37 #

      Hi again Cat, did you mean you’d like to see more sentence-based stuff in the flashcards?

  20. Vanny October 21, 2016 at 19:40 #

    I am Brazilian and I don’t understand hardly anything english but I’m trying to learn more sinhala with you, I am very grateful for his initiative and generosity!

    God bless you!

  21. Harini Saranraj November 26, 2016 at 12:00 #

    Hi..awesome blog of yours. I surprised my hubby with few Sinhala phrases I learnt here. He was shocked with my pronunciations!!! Alas I only messed up a bit when I asked “Do I love you?” instead of “Do you love me?” Hahaha. Thanks a lot for your efforts in making up this blog. I am happy I was able to flatter my babaa ;)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 28, 2016 at 12:19 #

      Stories like this make me extremely happy, thanks for sharing this, Harini. Also, if my wife asked me “Do I love you?” that would probably make me sit up straight in my chair.

      If you’re up for flattering your baba further I’d recommend you check out my free ebook. You can get it here:

  22. Sakuntala September 3, 2017 at 19:34 #

    Sell me the flash cards, would u? I have no time to do this here…

    • Dilshan Jayasinha September 11, 2017 at 11:00 #

      I don’t sell flash cards. Come back when you have more time. All the best.

  23. Shirani December 7, 2017 at 10:54 #

    when signing up for your free e book it states subscription. what does that mean…. to me it says there is a payment
    to be made. please explain


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